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Switch is Looking for Interns

Job #1: (tech) We are looking for qualified and dedicated interns in the Silicon Valley area that can assist in design and preparation of soft circuit and interactive wearable technology garments for DIY workshops and show pieces. You will be assisting in the creation and design of interactive or technologically-enhanced fashions and fashion accessories that use conductive threads, fabrics, and sewable components. You can find out more about the designer and her work at www.alisonlewis.com .

Job #2: (fashion) We are looking for a qualified and dedicated intern for garment and accessory creation for fashion DIY workshops and custom designs for fashion shows. You will be assisting in the creation and design of interactive or technologically-enhanced fashions and fashion accessories that use conductive threads, fabrics, and sewable components. You can find out more about the designer and her work at www.alisonlewis.com

Job #1 Skills:

  • Electronic circuit design
  • Programming languages (C, C++, Processing, or Basic)
  • Arduino platform experience and knowlege
  • Interest in soft circuits and wearable technology
  • Database or wireless programming a plus
  • An understanding that simple is better is a plus
  • Interest in teaching others about the magic of electronics a plus

Job #2 Skills:

  • Diverse craft and making skills, including prototyping in fabric, paper, and/or textiles
  • Hand and machine sewing
  • Drafting and pattern makingMaterial and fabric resourcing with knowledge of local material houses and stores
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Familiar with various embroidery, dying, sampling, and construction techniques
  • Experience in using Adobe Creative Suite (illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) a plus
  • Costume or fashion and accessory design background a plus
  • Interest in fashion and technology or wearable technology a plus

 

Job functions (shared):

  • Material and fabric resourcing
  • Workshop and project preparation including sample creation, kit assembly, and pamphlet creation
  • Prototyping of garments, accessories, and interior projects
  • Assist in the creation of soft circuit booklet
  • Photography and documentation of project creation

 

Logistics:

  • The job is on location in Atherton, California
  • 10 – 15 hours a week, but individual work schedules vary based on your availability.
  • 4 month internships starting ASAP
  • Transportation stipend will be provided
  • Work in an awesome mansion with amazing entrepreneurial and creative people working to change the world
  • Email your resume and portfolio samples to a [at] iheartswitch [dot] com (no files over 200K please!) 

Comments

Hi Alison,

I just came across this today - are you still looking?

Thanks!
Victoria

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 01:34


ASAP, means as soon as I can get the right person, we are going to get started. Life is moving fast and wonderful here in Cali and some assistance is needed :)

Alison Lewis

Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 21:30


Applicants, please send your resume and any portfolio samples to "a [at] iheartswitch [dot] com"

Alison Lewis

Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 21:29


Where should we submit applications?

Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 20:36


Hey Alison!

What do you mean by ASAP?

Also the Job Skills are obviously switched :) (or not?)

Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 20:28