We are no longer accepting applications for our next cohort. Check back this summer for more details on our Fall 2018 class.
As a Design Apprentice, you'll work alongside Viget's Design team and our wide range of clients.
Designers at Viget create award-winning digital products and experiences. Designers work with cross-disciplinary teammates to understand business problems and conceptualize solutions that have meaningful impact.
You’ll provide design support on various client projects, joining client meetings to experience client presentations and design consultations. You’ll also participate in exploration and applied design exercises, and join recurring design meetings to expand your knowledge and foster creativity. Throughout the program, you'll meet regularly with your Mentor to discuss your progress.
- The Design Apprenticeship will be offered in all our locations in 2018: Falls Church, VA; Durham, NC; Boulder, CO.
- The apprenticeship lasts 10 weeks.
- Apprentices are expected to work 40 hours/week (9-5, M-F, but we can be flexible).
- Total compensation of $6,000.
- Relocation is not provided.
- You must have the permanent, legal right to work in the US. We do not sponsor visas.
About You (you may not be all of these things yet, and that's okay!):
You’re driven and a self-starter. You have a portfolio of work or relevant side projects, extracurriculars, experiments, or explorations.
You’re creative and take things beyond surface level solutions. You do the kind of work that makes someone say “I wish I’d thought of that.” You’re aware of trends enough to stay ahead of things considered trendy.
You’re curious. Puzzles intrigue you because you love problem-solving. You’re analytical and seek to understand how things are made and function. You have original ideas and experiment with new methods.
You’re courageous. You’re not afraid to challenge conventions, establish a viewpoint, or take a stand.
You’re good at explaining things and are articulate. You write concisely and pay attention to details. You’re persuasive and pitch ideas convincingly.
You have sophisticated taste. You’re able to explain what’s good, what isn’t, and why.
You’re a humble person with notable integrity. You’re respectful and use discretion when it comes to differing viewpoints.
You’re hard-working and put in the time. You’re resilient to unfavorable feedback and seek to understand it. You’re relentless when it comes to making things as good as they can possibly be.
You have good awareness of the current digital landscape and familiarity with both existing and emerging tools. You’re as technical as you are creative.
You bring something extra and unique to the team dynamic whether it’s experience, knowledge, or ideas. You’re a cultural add — more so than a cultural fit.
What You'll Learn:
Conducting Lightweight Research and Identifying Useful Results
Brainstorming and Articulating Ideas as a Team
Identifying Core Problems and Goals
Creating Deliverables that Successfully Convey Ideas and Recommendations
Identifying Key Insights About Business Problems
Developing Strategic Solutions Driven by Insight
Taking an Idea from Concept to Execution
Using Sketching to Clearly Communicate Final Executions
Receiving and Applying Feedback/Critique
Refining and Improving an Executional Idea