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INTERNSHIP: Eyebeam Resident Dustyn Roberts

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Eyebeam resident Dustyn Roberts is looking for an intern to help with the artwork for her upcoming book – Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists – that’s being published by McGraw-Hill and scheduled to hit the shelves in fall 2010.

Skills required: Applicants must be very well versed in hand drawn illustrations as well as vector drawing software like Illustrator or Inkscape. I need someone who can take my thumbnail sketches and give the book artwork more personality than just simple line drawings – see example and some background here (http://tinyurl.com/ykgnl6c). Prior experience in book illustration, information graphics design, and/or instructional graphic design is a strong plus.

Skills desired: The other component to the book art is photographs of parts and mechanisms. Photography skills in color and black and white, as well the ability to manipulate images and add callouts, etc. are desired. The ideal candidate would also have simple video making and editing skills to support development of the book’s companion website, www.makingthingsmove.com.

This is an unpaid, part-time position for a minimum of three months. You must be able to commit to at least one day per week at Eyebeam and accommodate a weekly workload of 10-15 hours. Commuting costs and meals while at Eyebeam will be covered. All original artwork produced will be licensed under Creative Commons and attributed to you.

To apply, please send your resume, work samples of both hand and digital illustrations (attached or as links), and a description of why you want to work on Making Things Move at Eyebeam to dustyn AT eyebeam.org with the subject “making things move intern.”

More info: http://eyebeam.org/get-involved/calls/illustrationgraphic-design-intern

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