What is Startup Guide?
We’re a publishing and media company that helps entrepreneurs navigate and connect with different startup scenes across the world. We produce guidebooks and online content to in an effort to guide, empower and inspire people to start their own businesses, no matter where they are.
When Sissel Hansen founded Startup Guide in 2014, we started with the crazy idea of creating a print-business in the startup world. Many said it couldn’t be done, but today we have books in over 20 cities in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, including Berlin, Lisbon, London, Tel Aviv and New York City. There are several more currently in the pipeline, including our first books in Asia and Africa. Additionally, we recently launched startupguide.com, a website aiming to explore different types of content and reach a wider audience.
Our offices in Berlin and Lisbon double as physical stores showcasing our books, as well as indie magazines and gadgets produced by startups. We also just opened a new office and concept store in Copenhagen, which includes a workspace for young entrepreneurs to connect and workshop their projects together.
Exciting! And what exactly are you looking for?
Well, in the last two years we have grown from two people to 20 (plus numerous freelancers working on each book), and as the company has grown, so has the workload of our design team. With the expansion of our business to digital mediums, we’re in need of a talented and driven individual to help our Lisbon-based design team during this transition.
Ideally, you can offer some (if not all) of these skills:
Fluency in English (Portuguese is a plus!)
Degree/Experience in graphic design or web design
Clear understanding of UX principles and website development
Superb critical and creative design thinking
Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe suite
Experience with website development apps such as Webflow
Self-driven personality with the capacity to work independently
Passion for indie publishing
Familiarity with trends in startup product development
We would like to fill the position as soon as possible, and our expectation is that you’d work 40 hours a week for six months, with the possibility of receiving a full-time contract at the conclusion of the internship. We ultimately hire most of our interns, so if you prove yourself, there’s a real chance of being brought on full-time.
Don’t tick all the boxes? Don’t worry! This is an internship, after all, and it’s not just about having the hard skills needed to get the job done. What is most important to us is that you’re driven, eager to learn and unafraid to pitch your own ideas to your peers.
So what does the job entail?
The design team works both on our guidebooks and our digital channels. Though your role will focus mostly on the digital side of things, you will be introduced to the editorial process and learn what it’s like to a part of fast-paced publishing company.
You’ll be working closely with Joana, who oversees most of the digital design, to create content consistent with our company design language. In addition to the design team, you’ll coordinate with the marketing team to understand their needs and deliver visuals for emails, newsletters, banners, and social media posts.
In the coming months, we aim to achieve significant digital growth, so we expect you to be eager and willing to share your ideas on how best to build a beautiful website which accurately reflects our brand. Additionally, you’ll be working with our developers to identify bugs and ensure the website is functional and easy-to-use.
Here are a few of the other things we’ll count on you to do:
Conceptualize website page layouts (from inicial wireframes to final UI)
Develop mockups for testing
Produce visual content on different mediums (such as illustrations, typography, simple animations and photography)
We are a fast-company growing, which means our job descriptions frequently change and a lot needs to be figured out on the fly. We expect you to conduct research and solve problems independently, but you are always welcome to ask for advice or feedback from the team.
So let’s say I get the gig. What’s in it for me?
You get to be a part of a young, international team comprised of talented designers and brand-builders at a lively office in the Beato district of Lisbon. You’ll be paid €500 per month through Upwork, and also be a part of our quarterly company retreats. It’s our goal to further your personal development in a collaborative work environment, in which you can take on a broad scope of responsibilities and propose solutions.
Interested piqued! Where do I sign up?
Well, you made it this far, so we figured as much. Go ahead and send your CV and a cover letter, with “Digital Design Intern” in the subject line. Make sure to explain why you – and only you – are the right fit for this role, and be sure to share your portfolio with us, either via PDF or url.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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