Join the Tolleson Team

Graphic Design Intern

Tolleson is looking for a Graphic Design Intern to work part-time in our Sausalito and Oakland studios for Summer 2024. If selected, you’ll work collaboratively and creatively with the Tolleson team. You’ll be exposed to as many aspects of our process as possible over the course of your internship and gain experience in the following areas: Design best practices, understanding client needs, and receiving and incorporating feedback from the design team.

The ideal candidate has a strong creative eye and visualization skills and has the ability to work across a range of mediums, from print to motion, packaging to digital experiences, and everything in between. We’re looking for someone with a strong understanding of design who already has a body of successful work in their student portfolio.

As an intern at Tolleson, you can expect to do a lot of listening, observing and iterating with a team of strong designers and photographers. You’ll be appointed a design mentor to help acclimate you to the studio. The mentor is available at all times for questions, feedback, and advice; you’ll report directly to them throughout the internship.

All Intern candidates must:

• be extremely organized and detail-oriented
• be passionate about their craft
• demonstrate a clear point of view with regards to design
• show strong communication skills
• be interested and open to both digital and print design
• play nicely with others (Tolleson has a very team-oriented culture)
• be willing to take direction and incorporate feedback
• display an avid attention to detail
• have excellent Adobe CS skills (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign)
• Figma experience
• animation skills a plus

Internship Details:

• Part-time position (3-days a week)
• 3 months, around June to August
• Hourly pay
• On-Site (Sausalito or Oakland)

Application Details:
• Deadline for applications is May 3rd
• Interviews for candidates is between April 22 to May 5
• Selections will be made by May 10th.
Application Requirements
• Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
• Must be a California resident.

About Tolleson:

Tolleson is a full-service creative agency based in Sausalito and Oakland. For 40 years, we’ve been in the business of creating, maintaining and evolving brands. We work with clients big and small, new and old, in industries ranging from farming to fashion.

The studio is driven by the belief that the best work is rooted in clear thinking and rich storytelling, culminating in brand experiences that connect on a deeply personal level. At heart, we are problem-solvers, able to make sense of complexity and take stock of the possibilities. No matter the discipline, we deliver the highest quality creative thinking and visual executions at every stage of a project.

When you work at Tolleson you will join a team of people who love what they do. We take our work seriously, but always keep the mood light. We are a collaborative bunch, always looking to have fun as well as a good laugh. In addition to nurturing a spirited and supportive environment, we offer a great benefits package and competitive pay.