Design Intern

LOCATION: Greenville


As Brains on Fire Design Intern, we expect you to be detail-oriented, visually-minded and comfortable juggling a full plate of multifaceted responsibilities. The position is part art, part science, and integral to client and team success.


There are several key attributes to this position. The ideal intern will:

  • Creatively solve (in a team atmosphere) communication problems for the world.
  • Develop concepts and execute design to the satisfaction of Brains on Fire and clients alike.
  • Create designs, logos, illustrations, layouts and mockups, etc. as needed for print and digital.
  • Comfortable using Adobe Creative Cloud (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign).
  • Create and execute designs based on existing client artwork and identity standards under the supervision of an Art Director/Creative Director.
  • Create mechanical artwork to required specs and coordinate with appropriate vendors as needed (photographers, service bureaus, illustrators, printers, web developers, app developers).
  • Provide specs and input/request production estimates from vendors.
  • Create and assist with client presentations.
  • Assist in the coordination of photo sessions, as needed.
  • Manage art files for clients.
  • Assist with digital file storage and organization.
  • Flex with the workday, as the hours can be non-traditional.
  • Be a team player, be willing to jump in across accounts when needed.
  • Love to think strategically about how to creatively grow brands.
  • Have a solid understanding of professional printing practices and standards.
  • Basic knowledge of motion design, AfterEffects or UI/UX is a plus.


  • For INTERN: Provide our interns with a real and applicable work life experience. We hope our interns interact with our amazing team members, make connections, find passions they want to pursue next and use their college and life skills with us.
  • For BOF: For our team to learn new skills and perspectives from a passionate and excited intern ready to collaborate and learn.



  • Be a good person. We like talented people. We hire talented, awesome people.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment. Be confident in your skills, but able and willing to check your ego at the door.
  • Don’t be an asshole. (We are zero tolerance when it comes to contemptuous personalities and people!)
  • Be able to build and maintain positive, productive relationships with clients and the internal Brains on Fire team. We’re in the people business. We believe building positive internal and external relationships makes us better employees, a stronger agency and happier people all around.
  • Demonstrate intelligent thinking, strong organizational skills and an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines. We’re a tight crew with a hefty client load. We can guarantee you’ll never be bored here, but you will need to know how to keep multiple plates spinning at the same time with a smile and a positive attitude.
  • Have a good understanding of professional printing practices and standards. Details matter. It’s as simple as that.
  • Continue to research, learn and share new practices that contribute to the betterment of our company and staff.
  • Understand how the web works and how our clients can utilize our web services to create more remarkable experiences for their end users.