Graphic Design Intern

Job
from Mercado Global
Closing date: 21 Apr 2022

About Mercado Global:

Mercado Global is a social enterprise with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Guatemala. By providing business development support and connecting artisan cooperatives to sales opportunities in the U.S. on an unprecedented scale, Mercado Global is helping its partner artisans to be a source of change in global sourcing practices. Each Mercado Global collection starts with a journey to the highlands of Guatemala where our designers partner with indigenous women artisans to develop unique pieces that combine Mayan craftsmanship with modern design. From one of the most marginalized populations in the world, our partner artisans are rising to become leaders in their communities and are sending their children to school, often for the first time.

Position Overview:

Reporting to and working predominantly with the Creative Director and Senior Marketing Associate, the Marketing and Graphics Intern will support in the development of sales and marketing material for key accounts such as J Crew, Calypso St. Barth, and Anthropologie. The Graphic Design intern will also assist in the development of fundraising and press material, as well as contribute ideas/design brand specific content to develop social media strategies across the organization. This internship provides current and recent college graduates with the opportunity to develop key skills and experience in the fashion world while also directly helping artisans in Guatemala develop income opportunities. This position requires a three-month minimum commitment and involves collaborative work with our experienced production and design team, Guatemala and U.S. based staff, and the talented women artisans we serve in Guatemala.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing Coordinator in maintaining brand aesthetic through design, graphics, and packaging

  • Update website with new graphics, products and other content

  • Assist in photography across the business – product photography, community visits, etc.

  • Work with design team to create content for social media

  • Participation in brainstorms and concept development

Key Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphics, or Design is required

  • Highly proficient in Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Enthusiasm for Mercado Global’s mission and products

  • Spanish verbal and written proficiency preferred, but not required

  • Prior international work experience a plus, but not required

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@mercadoglobal.org