Are you passionate about art and journalism and hoping to contribute to the UCLA community in a meaningful and impactful way? Becoming an illustrator at the Daily Bruin may be the perfect opportunity for you!
Illustration interns are responsible for creating artwork that supplement articles published in the Daily Bruin newspaper. As members of the multimedia section, illustrators are tasked with receiving art requests from the paper’s written sections of news, sports, opinion, arts and entertainment, and Quad, the Daily Bruin’s online blog. Illustrators also contribute to the paper’s quarterly arts magazine, PRIME, and collaborate with other departments on both larger ventures and smaller projects, such as web headers and layouts or merchandise.
The Daily Bruin offers illustrators the opportunity to contribute to one of the most highly acclaimed college newspapers and refine their artistic progress and skillset. The newspaper also offers valuable work experience in journalism, media, and communications.
Students from all majors and artistic backgrounds who are experienced with either traditional or digital mediums are highly encouraged to apply for this position. We will provide training in various digital art programs.
Several samples of standalone illustrations that have been done by Daily Bruin illustrators can be found here: http://dailybruin.com/category/illo/
If you have any questions regarding the illustration intern position or application process, feel free to email the Illustrations Director, Nicole Anisgard Parra, at the following:
Applications are due Friday, January 11th at 11:59 p.m!
Are you currently applying to any other sections of the Daily Bruin?
Select all art programs from below that you are familiar with.
If you select other, feel free to mention what program you personally use in the box below.
How did you hear about the Daily Bruin and the Illustrations intern position?
What is your experience with illustration, and how would you describe your art style? What kind of illustrations are you most comfortable with creating and why? What are your personal goals, and is art or illustration a part of it?
What role do you believe illustrations have in a newspaper, when other media such as photos and informative charts could instead be a supplement to an article? Please explain.
Select a newspaper or news source illustration you find appealing or effective, and explain why that illustration is effective in accompanying the article it is published with. Attach a link to the article if the piece is viewable without subscription. If in print, please attach a photo.
How long does it typically take you to complete an illustration?
Approximately how many illustrations would you be able to contribute per month this quarter?
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very unlikely and 5 being highly likely, how likely would you be willing to work on special projects? This includes content for special editions of the paper, as well as pieces created in collaboration with other sections.
Finally, please attach a portfolio of your own artistic work- a PDF file or document is highly preferred. Provide at minimum 3 different completed works, but feel free to add more! With each work, please add a short description of what the work was created for/if it was personal art/why you chose to include it in the portfolio/etc. If you have a website/Instagram/Tumblr/etc with your art feel free to share a link in the description below. Try to do your best to highlight your unique style or your specialties as an illustrator!
This application closed on Jan. 11, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
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