IBM Design UK Internships
When IBM Design was established in 2012, we began a journey to transform how IBM conceives, builds, and delivers products and services to our users around the world.
Our talented designers work side-by-side with developers and clients in modern collaborative spaces. We're also part of a global community – with over 40 studios across the world – making us one of the largest creative forces on the planet.
We're hiring interns at 2 of our UK studios
- Your internship will run for 12 months and be based at either our Hursley studio (near Winchester), or our Southbank studio (in central London).
- Work alongside industry-leading designers and grow your craft in 4 key areas: User Experience Design, Visual Design, User Research, Front-end Development
- UX Design is about exploring ideas at lower fidelity, thinking through and outlining the way a user will experience an IBM offering. In the early stages of a design, UX Designers will work with insights gained by User Researchers to cover paper and whiteboards with quick sketches; later on they get further into the details of flow and interaction using tools like Sketch, InVision or Adobe XD.
- Visual Design focusses on high fidelity, defining and maintaining the look of IBM products. Visual Desingers collaborate with their team to understand the way a user will interact with a product, then craft the final interfaces, using a toolkit of imaging, typography, layout and style. They use tools like Sketch, Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Design Research provides insight into our users for the benefit of the whole design team. To do this, Researchers use tools like interviews, workshops, feedback sessions, surveys and studies. They then summarise and report back what they learn so that the team can create better designs. They talk directly to users, and help the team figure out how to test and validate designs.
- Front-end Development is about creating designs through code. Front-end Developers (FEDs) figure out how to deliver precise design elements into a final product, and they also prototype ideas at lower fidelity. Their toolkit can be whatever they prefer to use, but common choices include SCSS, Angluar, React and other web frameworks.
- £1,000 sign-on bonus
- London living allowance if based at Southbank