We are on the hunt for about six interns to work with us on the next issue of Ligature Journal.

What would you be doing?

You will spend one day per week in our studio for up to 16 weeks (up to about 150 hours) taking a bunch of articles and turning them into a full magazine. You will literally start with a blank page and will develop and refine all aspects of the design and illustration of the publication. Then you follow it through the pre-press process and on to the printer (yes, a press check and printshop tour is included).


Shoot us a portfolio showcasing your skills. It is essential that the portfolio be no more than FIVE RELEVANT PROJECTS.

This MUST be submitted by 5pm Friday 19th MARCH 2021 to Felix Oppen.

Interviews will be conducted the following week. We may also ask you to perform a series of tasks to enable us to judge certain skill levels that you will need.


What do you get?

An insight into the publishing industry,

Practical experience of the constraints and structure of magazines,

A chance to enhance your skills in style guides, layout template and their application to long-form design,

The opportunity to develop your skills in designing in response to content of a text, through the application of typography, photography and/or illustration,

An understanding of how to marry a fixed style guide and specific design response to a text,

Increased competency in relevant software tools,

An introduction into the function and environment of an active design studio,

Experience in the publication design process from the brief, through the pre-press processes, to the printing and distribution of a commercial product.

It is essential that the portfolio be no more than FIVE RELEVANT PROJECTS.

To make the internship worthwhile for you, you:

WILL be able to demonstrate competence in the tools required, i.e. Adobe Creative Cloud,

WILL understand the cooperative nature of the design process in complex projects such as a magazine,

WILL be able to take direction and work in a team,

WILL have skills in typography, and photography or illustration,

SHOULD have an interest in design and the wider world in general,

SHOULD be prepared to show initiative,

SHOULD have a passion for editorial design,

SHOULD have a passion for print design.

We assume that you will have your own computer and up to date Adobe CC.

It will also help if you have read the odd magazine and have good understanding of written English.