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Interactive Visual Design Summer Internships

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Job Description
As a visual design intern with our Product Design team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on real software products with designers, user researchers, product managers and engineers.

This internship offers both practical experience as well as pay rate per hour. Rate will be discussed with qualified candidates. This is a 0 credit summer internship and requires anywhere from 20 to 40 hours per week.

Company Information
CA Technologies
http://ca.com

Company Description
CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments—from mainframe and physical to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments, enabling our customers to deliver more flexible IT services.

Our solutions help our customers gain a level of deep insight into and exceptional control over complex, mixed IT environments. It’s that level of insight and control that enables IT organizations to power business agility.

We try to balance intern tasks between what you already do well and what you need exposure to, but typical intern tasks include:
• Create visual design concepts for one or more of CA’s software products
• Produce hi-fidelity photoshop mockups and prepare graphics for web based software products
• Brainstorm with team about design and UI improvements, as well as new concepts
• Create looks consistent with other CA products – while pleasing our users
• Communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team and present ideas and designs effectively
• Work with GUI developers and Engineers to ensure visual design has been implemented correctly
• Participate in design challenges when time allows

Salary:
Hourly / rate discussed with qualified candidates

Job Location:
Suffolk County, LI, New York

Posting Date:
03/30/2011

Expiration Date:
7/22/2011

Special Skills Wanted
The five key things we are looking for in our interns are: creativity, visual design talent, innovation, enthusiasm and drive.
Minimum GPA, 3.00

Other Job Requirements:
You have excellent skills in graphic design, and an eye for typography, clean layout, purposeful color, and refined style. You must have a deep appreciation for simple, sleek, usable interfaces. Additionally you must:

•Currently be enrolled in a BA/BS, BFA, or MA/MS program in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, or a related design field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
•Possess strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and with a group
•Be a self-starter who truly cares about user experience
•Have proficiency with design tools including Adobe Photoshop
•Have awareness of front end technologies and their constraints
•Be available to work in our Islandia,NY office for 8-12 weeks with a minimum of 20 hours per week. We’re flexible with student schedules, but three to five days a week is what is needed.
•A sense of humor

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Najarian
One CA Plaza
Islandia, NY 11749
elizabeth.najarian@ca.com

Application Instructions
Please provide an online portfolio as well as a resume and cover letter.

Please include a response to the question below with your resume. We are looking for fun, inventive responses in either a written or visual format.

If you were a Mobile or iPad App, which App would you be and why?

Resumes should be submitted through your schools online system if available, send all else toelizabeth.najarian@ca.com with the subject of “Visual Design Intern for CA”.

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