Category Archives: FAQ

Can I contact you for school research?

Please don’t send a list of questions for us to answer via email. As much as we would love to answer all questions that come our way, questions like “what is your design philosophy?” can be incredibly time consuming to answer. Please check out publications and books we’ve been in at your school library for more detailed information.
Here are a few articles that may help:
STEP Magazine article
Computer Arts Magazine article
Matiz article

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Can I get samples of your work, or a press kit, or marketing materials?

Unfortunately, we do not have materials we are able to send to students.

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Do you schedule portfolio reviews?

Occasionally. It’s extremely difficult for us to do many as we are only a handful of people. It really depends on how busy we are at the moment.

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Do you accept interns? And what is your review process?

Yes, we are always looking for a good intern. We don’t have a formal application process, we just view work samples and resumes, then schedule to meet or talk over the phone – time permitting. We look closely at work samples, but more importantly we look for a good fit personality-wise. If you’re interested, just send us a link to your work on-line (or send non-returnable samples), your resume, when you want to intern and what you expect from the experience. We try to respond to each inquiry, but it’s not always possible. If you choose to email samples in PDF format, please keep files under 2 MB. Anything larger will automatically be deleted.

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What do you look for in an intern?
  • A good design sense
  • Ability or willingness to illustrate
  • Moderate proficiency in required applications
  • Ability to handle criticism
  • Ability to handle criticism
  • Ability to handle criticism
  • Willingness to happily do non-design work
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to laugh convincingly at dumb jokes
  • High level of professionalism
  • Ability to handle criticism
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Do you pay your interns?

We prefer to work with your school so that you may earn credit. If that’s not possible, we pay a small stipend at the end of the internship based on the amount of time spent in the studio. We don’t do an hourly pay, and length of internships vary

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What type of projects do interns work on?

Interns work on the same things we do. Which means everything from taking out the garbage to designing logos for cool clients, to preparing files for production and cleaning the office for important meetings.

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Can we show the design work we do while interning at Modern Dog?

Yes!! We give full credit to interns for any design work they do while working at Modern Dog. The copyright of the work is retained with Modern Dog Design Company, but with our permission, and as long as the work is credited properly, you may show it in your portfolio. Work may also be shown digitally, as long as it’s for your own personal website or promotion. If you decide to intern here, you’ll get more specific information once you are hired.

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What kind of programs should I be familiar with if I want to work at Modern Dog?

Required programs: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. And if you know any html, css, javascript, php, mySql, or Flash, that’s a huge plus! Also, it’s extremely helpful if you have your own laptop (Mac of course!), as everyone in the office works on one and we don’t have spares hanging around. Unless you want to work on a 1998 G3.

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Can I call you regarding school research or for a portfolio review?

No. Since our studio is so small, unscheduled calls not relating to work can be difficult to deal with. The best thing to do is to contact us through email first.

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