Sep 22, 2022

Visual Communications Design Intern – Summer 2023

  • Radio Flyer
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Intern Design

Job Description

While most people know us best for the beloved little red wagon, Radio Flyer is always dreaming up FUNomenal new ways to deliver joy to families by introducing new products every year. Radio Flyer is a recognized leader in the toy industry, headquartered in Chicago. From go-karts and scooters to kids’ bikes and the Lithium-Ion Tesla Model S for Kids, our Chicago-based team innovates in every product category we enter and we are looking for talented individuals to join our award-winning team!  

For over a century, Radio Flyer has served as the first set of wheels for generations of kids. We have helped inspire creative play as wagons transformed into rocket ships, race cars and airplanes, transporting children anywhere they imagined. Now, with over a billion Radio Flyer wheels on the road, we have introduced our biggest innovation for all the kids at heart - Flyer is a line of electric bikes and scooters, our first ever product line created for adult riders. 

Radio Flyer has consistently been recognized as a top workplace nationally and locally. Our team has received numerous awards over the years including Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Chicago Innovation Awards, People Magazine’s Companies that Care, the Daily Herald’s Best Places to Work in Illinois, and Vault Top 50 Intern Programs nationwide. Robert Pasin, Chief Wagon Officer and grandson of company founder Antonio Pasin, was recently recognized as a Top CEO of 2021 on Glassdoor. Radio Flyer is also proud to have been named a top workplace for women, minorities, and LGBTQ+ community members over the years by Crain’s, Daily Herald and Vault.                              

At Radio Flyer, we welcome and appreciate all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We are committed to a culture that embraces feedback, collaboration, and innovation to achieve great results and drive business growth. At Radio Flyer we live by the Little Red Rule, “Every time we touch people’s lives, they will feel FUNomenal!” 

Opportunity:

The Visual Communications Design Intern will play a key role in the continued growth and success of the company. This is a paid opportunity. Working with the Brand Communications team your specific responsibilities include: 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Design visuals for digital promotion of the Radio Flyer brand and products, including social media channels and retail partners
  • Assist at product photo and video shoots
  • Design material for internal customers, including company meetings and events
  • UI/UX design for the Radio Flyer brand and ecommerce sites
  • Design packaging artwork within brand guidelines for Radio Flyer products

Qualifications: 

  • The ideal candidate would be a college junior or senior, majoring in Graphic Design or Visual Communications with a 3.0+ GPA
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Experience with Adobe After Effects, Adobe XD, and Adobe Dreamweaver is a plus
  • Creative, hands-on and results oriented; need a strong ability to prioritize objectives and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working both independently and collaboratively
  • Capacity to understand graphic trends, recommend design direction, and update designs based on feedback

Above all, the individual must commit to our values: 

FUNatical Customer Service 

Live with Integrity 

Yes I Can 

Excellence in Everything 

Responsible for Success

 

We are looking for people who live our values and support our vision and mission!

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current employees, as well as all newly hired employees. Radio Flyer will consider accommodations for disability and religious based reasons as required by law.

Please apply online at www.radioflyer.com/careers

Experience Level

Intern

Education Required

Currently a college junior or senior, majoring in Graphic Design or Visual Communications with a 3.0+ GPA

Required Experience

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects, Adobe XD
  • Creative, hands-on and results oriented; need a strong ability to prioritize objectives and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working both independently and collaboratively
  • Capacity to understand graphic trends, recommend design direction, and update designs based on feedback

Security Clearance Required

No

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