2017 Design Career Fair & Portfolio Review Event

Get ready for the first annual IU Design Career Fair & Portfolio Review event,
November 30 – December 1, 2017 at Indiana University Bloomington.

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Event Overview

Session 1: Prepare | Portfolio & Professionalism Prep Session

Thursday, November 30 | 5 – 5:45pm | Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Kick off the Design Career Fair by joining us for this prep session, happening just before the Design Employer Small Group Sessions. Career coaches from the Walter Center for Career Achievement will be providing guidance and advising so you can put your best foot forward and showcase your design work throughout the remainder of the event. You bring your questions – we’ll bring the pizza. Together we’ll make sure you’re all set for the Design Career Fair and Portfolio Review sessions. Plan to stay for the Design Employer Spotlights, which will begin at 6pm (also in the Frangipani Room).

Session 2: Design Employer Small Group Sessions

Thursday, November 30 | 6 – 8pm | Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Connect with design firms and employers who are targeting students studying graphic design, web design, interior design, architecture, and fashion design. This session offers an opportunity to network with representatives from 15 design firms whose career and internship opportunities span the globe. Students will meet in small groups with designers who work in their chosen field. After 10 minutes, you’ll have the opportunity to rotate to another table to network with another company.

This event is open to all students who are interested in pursuing a career in design. We’ll have pizza and drinks and you do not need to RSVP to attend (though it is helpful). Be sure to also sign up for a portfolio review session with these participating companies (see below).

Session 3: Individual Portfolio Reviews

Friday, December 1 | 9 – 12pm | Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for portfolio review sessions with participating employers. You’ll have an opportunity to showcase your design work in one-on-one appointments with design firms in your preferred discipline. We encourage you to sign up for as many portfolio review sessions as you’d like!

Participating Design Employers

Cook Medical
Bloomington, Indiana
What makes Cook Medical special is our people. It’s the people we work for and the people we work with. With nearly 2,500 employees serving 135 countries, opportunities at Cook are boundless. As a global company based in Bloomington, Cook has a variety of design, visual art, and marketing opportunities available.

Cook Medical is a gold partner for this event. To learn more about the wide range of design and digital career and internship opportunities at Cook, be sure to read this blog highlighting their design roles.

Chicago, Illinois
Kaleidoscope is an independent brand consultancy with a global reach. Specializing in industrial design, branding, and packaging design, our teams connect insights with strategy, design and prototyping to deliver integrated solutions with speed and agility. Kaleidoscope has several locations around the world, with a headquarters in Chicago. They focus on print, packing and branding design services and will be looking for talented candidates to fill internship positions.
Global Cloud
Cincinnati, Ohio
Since 1997 Global Cloud has been solving interactive challenges for businesses of every size. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, our mission is to “improve lives through web software and services” and we see that through every day. Global Cloud has internship and career opportunities available for graphic and web designers, as well as back-end web developers.
Multiple, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
We’re a strategic design firm. We help people imagine, name, visualize, establish, position, market, energize and grow their businesses, organizations, products and services. Our clients look to us for creative brand communication solutions that project their strongest attributes and competitive advantages. We’ve helped a diverse range of clients—from startups to leading educational institutions to the Fortune 500—create strategic brand communication designed to catalyze intentional change. Multiple is a strategic design firm founded in part by an IU alumnus. They will be targeting candidates for internship or potential entry-level design opportunities.
Felt Creative Co.
Bloomington, Indiana
Felt Creative is a design-driven marketing and branding agency located in Bloomington, Indiana – the heart of the Midwest. We help brands embrace the innovation of Facebook Messenger in order to craft a unique, personalized experience that engages users in a whole new way. We’re looking for talented candidates for internship and potential entry-level positions starting in the summer.
Indianapolis, Indiana
RHB is a marketing and design consultancy serving higher education. We provide clarity and confidence for higher education marketing. RHB is creative, energetic, spirited and committed to giving our clients our best. Are you RHB material? We’re always interested in talking with people who share our passion for higher education.
Kimball International
Jasper, Indiana
Kimball International creates design driven, innovative furnishings sold through our family of brands. Our diverse portfolio offers solutions for the workplace, learning, healing, and hospitality environments. Dedicated to our Guiding Principles, our values and integrity are evidenced by public recognition as a highly trusted company and an employer of choice. As one of the largest employers in Indiana, Kimball is a certified “Great Place to Work“. Opportunities at Kimball range from internships to full-time positions, spanning a myriad of fields including graphic design, interior design, and architecture.
IU Communications
Bloomington, Indiana
IU Communications is a full-service creative, news, media, and tech agency for all things IU. Our creative services include media planning and market research to fine-tune your marketing strategy. We also have writers, designers, and web developers who are ready to take on your next project. IU Communications has a robust team of graphic and web designers, as well as other creative roles.
Hanapin Marketing
Bloomington, Indiana
Hanapin is the only pay-per-click (PPC) focused marketing agency that delivers on the dynamic goals of global brands. Our people evolve with the ever-changing demands of the marketing industry. We work hard, laugh a lot, and grow as a team every day. Hanapin doesn’t hire for design roles as their focus is solely on marketing. However, our Graphic Design coordinator is a studio art alumnus and will provide design critiques and share about opportunities at Hanapin for students interested in marketing careers & internships.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Motionwear is a leading supplier of dancewear, gymnastics, team, and cheer apparel world-wide. Today, those same qualities remain the core foundation upon which Motionwear products are crafted. Fit, comfort, fashion, and value are the core foundations upon which Motionwear products are crafted. Motionwear hires across several design disciplines, including fashion design, technical illustration, and graphic design.
Oliver Winery
Bloomington, Indiana
We’re not afraid to have our heads in the clouds. You could even say dreaming big is what Oliver Winery does best. What started as a hobby back in the 1960s, has grown Oliver Winery into an employee-owned company and one of the largest wineries east of the Mississippi. Our philosophy, however, remains the same. We believe that all styles of wine deserve the highest craft and respect. Oliver Winery is a Bloomington-based operation that offers internships and career opportunities for graphic designers.
Ratio Architects
Indianapolis, Indiana
RATIO is a multidisciplinary design practice offering services in architecture, preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and graphic design. Since our founding in 1982, the firm has partnered with a diverse list of clients and gained a wealth of experience in the education, community, life sciences, workplace, lifestyle and cultural marketplaces. RATIO is recruiting for internship and potential entry-level opportunities.
Studio 11 Design
Dallas, Texas
As a boutique interior design firm in Dallas Texas, Studio 11 Design thrives on building relationships in order to create exactly what you want: We’ll take your goals and build results. We’ll take your vision and give it life. We’ll embrace your dream and make it real. Studio 11 Design is always looking for creative, ambitious and unique minds with a passion for the interior design world.
Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (BDMD)Indianapolis, Indiana
Our practice of architecture, planning, landscape architecture and interior design is grounded on the concept of providing our clients Leadership + Design®. We design with purpose, aiming to create places and spaces that hold meaning for our clients, the users of our designs, and the public. We design places and spaces that are timelessly beautiful, highly functional, and economical within our clients’ budget. BDMD is has a variety of opportunities available in interior design and architecture.
Mitsch Design
Carmel, Indiana
Our Mitsch Design team members use both sides of their brains. Creatively they cut the edge, raise the bar, and they’re not afraid to color outside the lines. Logically they are business savvy and know the importance of ROI, space efficiencies, building codes, work flow and timelines. Right and left brain thinkers…it’s a beautiful combination. Mitsch Design is based in Carmel, Indiana and is looking for talent in interior design and architecture.
Axis Architecture + Interiors
Indianapolis, Indiana
Axis Architecture + Interiors delivers results with a balance of architecture and interior design. Our philosophy of collaboration and cooperation allows us to form successful partnerships with our clients, enabling us to deliver lasting results. At Axis, we work in an open environment, welcoming new ideas and the shared practice of our craft. With extensive experience and an eye on the future of design, our firm has been the proud recipient of multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at both the state and local level. Axis Architecture is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and is looking for talent in interior design and architecture.
Charlotte, North Carolina
We set trends through our merchandise and, more importantly, through the way we work. At Belk you will find a positive, inclusive, vibrant and fast-paced environment where you have access to all the tools and resources necessary to be effective in your job. At Belk we believe that Southern isn’t just a place, it’s an attitude, a state of mind and a way of doing business that has made our company and associates so successful over the years. It´s what makes us unique; it´s what makes us Belk. Come work with a great team of people and enjoy the security and stability of a solid, established company who is committed to its values for over 125 years! Above all else, here you’ll find opportunities to make huge impact.