Graphic Design Intern - Spring 2020

Santa Monica
Wanted for the Illumination Academy: creative vigilantes, visionaries, story tellers, and banana lovers. Join the company behind DESPICABLE ME, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, and SING. As an intern in the Illumination Academy you will take part in cross company learning, work alongside studio executives, and have a seat at the table in our latest endeavors. 
Illumination is seeking a Graphic Design Intern for the Spring 2020 semester to work closely with our Marketing team. If you are someone that enjoys being creative but understands the business behind the creativity then this is the internship for you!  


    • Stylize 3D characters into 2D vector art using existing parameters
    • Create internal and external media graphic materials
    • Design individual birthday cards for celebrity talent
    • Help designers and others in the department with presentations
    • Gather reference material for projects
    • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
    • Develop new design concepts, graphics, and layouts
    • Other tasks as assigned


    • Availability to work 20-40 hours per week
    • Must be available for a minimum of 12 weeks
    • Must be enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting school with a minimum GPA of a 3.0
    • Preferred major(s): Graphic Design or Illustration
    • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of Adobe Suite
    • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of typography, color, layout, and other design and production principles
    • Ability to take creative direction and incorporate feedback into revised work
Founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, Illumination is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. Recently honored by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, Illumination’s franchises include two of the top-six animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands have grossed more than $4.6 billion worldwide. Illumination is known for our memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance. We are always looking for exceptional talent to collaborate and create with.

Illumination's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Illumination will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.