Giving Garden is a local Davis startup with a big, global mission to grow communities around food and food around communities. We are focused on building local food and gardening communities with the help of technology. We specifically want to bring food knowledge and produce sharing into the 21st century with all the data and tools that are at our generations fingertips.
To do this, we launched our first local food and social gardening app in beta during the Summer of 2017 and are looking for interns to help us reach the communities we’ll be serving, including Davis and Sacramento. The app will use crowdsourced data to help gardeners grow the right foods based on their location and community, will enable gardeners and local food lovers to give and get extra home-grown produce, and it will grow communities around food, through profiles, knowledge-exchange and social tools. You can learn more about the app, the company and the founding team at GivingGarden.io.
More about the role:
As a Communications Design Intern you will be working directly with the CEO, who has experience growing products and communities at companies like Xbox, YouTube and Flipboard. You will also work with our lead designer who has created compelling designs for several local organizations. We are looking for someone to help us develop a visual illustrative style to educate our community on the Giving Garden product. Illustrations developed will be used in the app, on our website, and on social media sites. We’d love to hear from those really interested in applying their illustration and design skills, building out a portfolio and getting hands on experiences. If you love design and illustration, are interested in learning about and crafting a brand visual ID, and have a creative streak, please consider applying!
Your hours will be very flexible: 5-10 hours a week, with 1 regular meeting bi-weekly (once every 2 weeks) and communication between meetings will be handled via email and Slack.
This is an unpaid internship, but you’ll get hands on experience, continual mentorship and advice on career paths and growth, and valuable connections and experiences that will help you on your path to an awesome career.
To apply, please send a resume/CV, a link to your portfolio or example designs and/or illustrations you have done and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org