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Product Development Intern (Summer 2019)

Company Overview

The Bradford Group is a world leader in direct marketing and provider of limited-edition collectibles, gifts, home décor, and jewelry. Founded in 1973, we have an unyielding commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service which has helped us become one of the premier direct marketing companies in today’s international economy. 

Job Summary

We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing a career in the product development field who are seeking hands-on experience. The Product Development Intern will be responsible for assisting Product Development teams with concepting new products and preparing those concepts for presentation to the company. Ideal candidates should possess strong traditional artistic and illustration skills, as well as demonstrated experience using Adobe Photoshop. This is a full-time, paid internship.

Responsibilities and Duties

 

  • Assisting product development managers in concepting and developing product series
  • Preparing product for presentation to the company
  • Mock-ups, sculpture critiques, photo manipulation, and rough concept drawings
  • Research and other administrative project management task

Qualifications and Skills

 

  • BA, BFA, MA, or MFA, in progress or completed with a major in Art, Fine Art, Illustration, or Fashion Design, or another art-related field is required
  • Experience in a clerical and/or art/craft environment is a major plus
  • Must possess excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Must be detailed-oriented
  • Knowledge of MAC/PC including MS Office and Adobe Photo Shop is required; familiarity with Illustrator and/or databases (such as File Maker Pro) is helpful

What we offer

  • Paid internship ($15/hr)
  • Network and build relationships with peersIntern events, lunches, outings and more
  • Professional development and training including career tips, executive leadership and change management
  • Creative work environment

 

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact Adem Tahiri at 847.581.8529 or adem.tahiri@bgeltd.com.

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