Web Design Intern - Summer 2020 at Squarespace

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Squarespace is looking for an intern to join our Web Design Team in New York this summer. Our design team is at the foundation of every new project from designing award-winning templates and visualizing new product features, right through to concepting new design systems and products for our customers. We foster an entrepreneurial yet supportive environment where design defines us, ideas can come from anywhere, and execution is everything. 

We work with other product designers and engineering departments to create visual design paradigms for future iterations of Squarespace. An understanding of contemporary design is a necessity for designers working within this group. You will need to be driven and intrinsically motivated to identify areas of opportunity to design and prototype in an environment where experimentation is encouraged. 

This intern will report to a senior designer in our NYC headquarters.

Responsibilities

  • Research and design concepts for projects that are usable, beautiful, and marketable
  • Work collaboratively with other designers to tackle complex design problems
  • Work closely with developers during build processes
  • Work with stakeholders in other departments (product design, strategy, engineering, marketing) to understand business objectives and provide solutions through design
  • Understand user needs for varying expressibility and create design systems and features to help achieve them
  • Work collaboratively with our content studio to create beautiful visual content
  • Participate throughout a project’s entire creative process

Qualifications

  • Recent graduate (2019 or later) or enrolled student (December 2020 or Spring 2021 anticipated graduation) in a design program
  • Personal projects that display a high level of drive and passion for creativity and design in general, preferred
  • Ability to put yourself in the customer’s shoes and come up with ideas that are relevant and enticing
  • Affinity for consistency, color, typography, and a keen eye for subtle details
  • Knowledge of current trends in design and technology
  • Understanding of traditional graphic design principles and how they apply to contemporary digital design
  • An understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, browsers, and devices a plus 
  • While not required, the ability to write front-end code (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.) is appreciated

A portfolio of relevant design work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your knowledge of graphic design, ideally with a focus in digital design.

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 1,000 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases
    • PrestoDatabases

Location

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What are some social events your company does?

In the past we've had trivia nights, talent shows, and video game tournaments. My background is actually in theatre, so amazingly had the opportunity of taking to the microphone and hosting some of the events here.

Jose Paz

Community Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our team’s mission is to configure, integrate, automate, and report on all HR systems. This means we are constantly trying to do things no one has ever done before. Some of the challenges we regularly encounter are hacking together system integrations, implementing controls to ensure data integrity, and manual task automation for our users.

Paul

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As the Data Engineering team has grown, I've become a team lead and learning lots of new technologies, such as Postgres and Airflow.

Polina

Senior Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

The company holiday party is a pretty big social event. Each location has one and I’ve crashed three of the four parties in Ireland as well. At this point, if I don’t go to the Dublin holiday party, I might get messages asking if I’m okay.

Vishal

Team Lead, Product Support

What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

We take care of our employees in more ways than one. We offer competitive medical, dental, and vision for our employees and their dependents. We also offer up to 20 weeks of paid family leave (includes parental), daily gourmet lunches, and seasonal wellness programming, including meditation, yoga, and nutritionist sessions at the office. And so many snacks.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Time allotted for learning
All employees have full access to LinkedIn Learning.
Online course subscriptions available
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