Are you a student who is sincerely passionate about art and is hoping to contribute to the UCLA campus in a meaningful and long-lasting way? Becoming an illustrator at the Daily Bruin may be the perfect opportunity for you!
Illustration interns create hand-drawn artwork that supplements articles published by the Daily Bruin newspaper. As integral members of the DB multimedia team, illustrators respond to art requests from the editorial staff of the newspaper's content sections: news, sports, opinion, and arts and entertainment. Beyond this, illustrators contribute to the paper's quarterly magazine, PRIME, and collaborate with its other departments for projects such as website layouts and t-shirt designs.
Students from all majors and artistic backgrounds who are experienced in either traditional or digital mediums are encouraged to apply for this position. Comprehensive training in digital art software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop) for both photo editing and digital art will be provided to all hired illustrators in the fall.
The Daily Bruin enables its illustrators to refine their artistic process while obtaining valuable work experience in an exciting journalistic landscape which values, first and foremost, excellent communication. To become an illustrator for the Daily Bruin is also to be afforded the privilege of contributing exclusively to one of the nation's most acclaimed college newspapers.
Here are some examples of work created by our current and past illustration team. More examples can be found on the Daily Bruin website:
If you have any questions regarding the illustration intern position or the application, feel free to email the Illustrations Director, Juliette Le Saint, 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.
Please double check that the file you submit
Online portfolio link (if applicable):
If you have an online portfolio, please provide a link in this text box.
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, and what does art/illustration mean to you?
Create a sample illustration for the following story idea: “In an effort to relieve students of their midterms-induced stress, Paws for a Purpose invited students to their puppy stress-relief faire in the Bruin Plaza earlier this week. In an unexpected turn of a events, all 100 of the dogs were set loose, prompting the indefinite postponement of midterms. Reports are stating that the students are now engaged in a campus-wide dog-catching competition. They've dubbed it 'Pokédogs.'" You are free to interpret the story however you like.
Briefly describe the thought process behind your illustration sample from the previous question.
Select a newspaper or journal illustration you like by any artist, and describe the purpose of the illustration in relation to the article it is accompanying. Why is this illustration so 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?
Illustrate your alter ego. This doesn't have to be fancy. You can be as funny or as serious about this as you want. Heck, if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for to finally tell the world who you really are deep down inside, go for it.