Shopify is hiring a

Design Intern - Winter 2018

Montréal, Canada
We welcome design interns from all backgrounds, whether you’re a student leveling up or a professional transitioning from another industry. A portfolio is considered a great asset but not a requirement for the internship. The winter internship is a paid work term and will run January 8th - April 27th 2018.

Applications will be accepted up until 5PM EST on Thursday October 5th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis mid October-November 1st.

Who we are:

We are a team of 60+ designers and our products are used by over 500k merchants every day. These entrepreneurs and small to large business owners rely on Shopify to provide them with the tools they need to run their business. Creating beautiful products includes identifying the right problems, performing research, prototyping solutions, and shipping features... sometimes all in the same week. The Shopify design internship program is an opportunity for new designers to take ownership over their projects and collaborate with other creatives, UX researchers, engineers, on a multi-disciplinary team.

You will:

* Be paired with a dedicated mentor who is committed to supporting your success and growing your skills through consistent feedback

*Pick up the tricks of the trade by working closely with highly-skilled designers
Learn how to approach complex problems and design elegant solutions

*Be an active part of every stage of the design process: from idea to research, building, shipping, and launch

You have:

*The ability to clearly present your point of view, express ideas, and accept feedback

*A passion for unpacking and solving complex problems

*A soft spot for the end user - advocating for them in all areas of your work is core to what you do

*Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch

Before hitting "Apply"

Help us learn more about you! Please write a cover letter and address it to Mr. Gatsby; there's no need to make it formal, let your personality shine through! 
Along with your portfolio, please also complete the following design challenge:

Design Challenge Winter 2018

Wrap up your project and portfolio in a ZIP file labelled and include it with your application. In this ZIP file, please do not include anything with personally identifying information (photo, fullname, etc). Our designers will be assessing your task submission anonymously, so it is important that you follow this step!

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