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Designer Intern (September- 4 months) – IBM Consulting

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3d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


AI generated summary

  • You need experience with design tools, user-centered design principles, and strong communication skills. A background in HCI or Graphic Design is preferred. Must be eligible to work 4 months starting in September 2024.
  • You'll be designing world-class digital experiences, creating wireframes, conducting user research, collaborating with teams, creating visual concepts, and leading design workshops at IBM Consulting.

Off-cycle Internship



  • This position resides in Toronto and is a 4-month work term commencing in September 2024. It is mandatory that all applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies upon completion of the work-term.


  • Experience working with design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD), Sketch, InVision, as well as communication and workflow platforms like Slack, JIRA, Workfront
  • Understanding of the principles and methods for human-centered design including user research, rapid ideation and iteration, prototyping, and user testing.
  • Thorough, design-focused, and analytical with the capability to apply logic to solve problems
  • Background in Human-Computer Interaction / User Experience methodologies, Graphic Design, Visual art desired
  • Ability to communicate design approaches and complex situations clearly and simply (via voice, words, and pictures), listen actively, and convey difficult messages in a positive manner
  • Must be eligible to work 4 months starting in September 2024.
  • Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Professional or University-based design experience with a portfolio representing design artifacts and associated projects
  • A passion for innovative ideas, coupled with the ability to understand and assimilate different points of view
  • Possesses deep empathy for users and their needs, humility to recognize the limits of assumptions, and boldness in the conception of solutions.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • As a Designer Intern at IBM, you’ll focus on customer and employee strategies that explore opportunities to improve digital innovation, addressing user needs and designing world-class digital experiences. You’ll support to uncover user and business requirements in the context of the technical landscape through applying User Experience, Design Thinking, and Information Architecture methods. In your role, you may be responsible for:
  • UX and UI work such as: creating wireframes, visual interfaces and prototypes; annotating the wireframes; collaborating with other designers, researchers, consultants and developers; making sure the interaction is getting recorded and addressed correctly.
  • Conduct user research leveraging IBM Enterprise Design Thinking and do direct user research as part of managing a project
  • Supporting a Senior Designer on UX and UI production tasks, getting and incorporating the feedback, and working very closely with developers and testers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Visual Design work, such as creating delightful concepts and exploring art of the possible, creating mock-ups and prototypes from sketches and wireframes, working closely with clients, senior designers, front-end developers to implement dynamic human-centered digital solutions.
  • Create storyboards, layouts, impactful presentations, graphics, data visualizations, and other design artifacts in preparation for client meetings or product development.
  • Participate/lead in design workshops, incorporate input from multiple stakeholders, communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale, outline digital experiences screen by screen, working with front-end development teams.


Work type

Full time

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