Illustrations interns create hand-drawn illustrations to accompany articles in the Daily Bruin newspaper. Illustrators receive art requests from editor staff from various newspaper sections, such as news, sports, arts and entertainment, and opinion. We welcome creative artists from all majors who have a passion for art and experience with creating works in either traditional or digital media. We will provide training in digital art software such as Adobe Photoshop. Working as an illustration intern will provide valuable work experience, an opportunity to improve communication skills, as well as plenty of finished works suitable for an art portfolio.
Examples of work created by our current and past illustrations team can be found at the Daily Bruin website and the following links:
If you have any questions regarding the illustrations intern position or the application, feel free to email the Illustrations Director, Harish Balasubramani, at the following:
Attach a Portfolio - Preferably a PDF file of a collection of your own work. Provide at least 3 different works, but feel free to add more. If you have a website portfolio/instagram/tumblr/etc paste a link in the next question.
Select the art software that you are familiar with. If you select "Other", feel free to mention what program you use in the next question.
What is your experience with illustration, and how would you describe your art style? What kind of illustrations are you most comfortable creating? What are your personal goals, and is art or illustration a part of it?
Create a sample illustration for the following story idea: “A minor earthquake has forced the closure of the Bruin Plate dining hall indefinitely.“ You are free to interpret the story however you like.
Describe your concept and thought process behind your illustration sample from the previous question.
Select a newspaper illustration you like by any artist, and describe the purpose of the illustration in relation to the article it is accompanying and how this illustration is effective. (If the illustration is in print, please attach a photo you took of it in the next question. If it is digital and viewable without subscription leave the link at the end of this response)
Upload the newspaper illustration you chose for the previous question.
What role does illustration have in journalism? Why do you think illustrations is especially important to the Daily Bruin, and how do you think your personal work will benefit the Daily Bruin?
How long does it usually take you to complete one illustration?
How many illustrations would you be able to contribute each month during the school year?
This application closed on Sept. 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
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