Design Development Program Intern - Savannah College of Art & Design

  • Company: Capital One
  • Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Posted: August 24, 2016
  • Reference ID: R9631
McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Design Development Program Intern - Savannah College of Art & Design

As an Intern on the Digital Design team, you will work closely with other designers, strategists, developers, product managers, and business analysts to further our understanding of how people interact with their money – you will identify opportunities for change, advocate for the needs of our customers, support design from empathy to iteration, and help deliver human-centered solutions to over 65-million customers.


Design Interns at Capital One have a passion for solving complex problems. They are human-centered in their approach to design and feel comfortable advocating for user needs. They are curious and demonstrate a passion for learning. They are capable of generating ideas and prototyping concepts that are anchored in research insights, subject knowledge, technology requirements, and business goals. They have an exuberant passion for the power of strategic design and an “anything is possible” mind set. They take pride in their work and yet they have a humble approach. They are able to contribute as a designer from end-to-end on projects, which means they are comfortable as researchers, strategists, and designers. They employ design thinking methods to uncover insights that help inform design decisions. They are excellent communicators and feel comfortable presenting their work in front of others.

Practice Design

  • Build empathy for the people you’re designing for through participation in human-centered research;
  • Advocate for and be the voice of the customer in our design and development process;
  • Collaborate with business analysts, product managers, and other designers on research, strategy, ideation, design, and testing of new product concepts;
  • Present research findings and design concepts with various audience types from sophisticated design experts to non-designers;
  • Exercise our values of humanity, simplicity, and ingenuity throughout your work;
  • Translate user needs, style guides, technology and business requirements into elegant design solutions;


  • Work alongside talented designers, product managers, and developers;
  • Attend trainings on emerging technologies and trends;
  • Participate as a fully empowered member of a diverse and passionate team, including other interns from design, development, and product management.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interaction Design, Communication Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science (with Human-Computer Interaction focus), or another design-related field or closely related discipline;
  • Working knowledge of human-centered design principles (e.g. Design Thinking);
  • Portfolio of UX/UI design work that demonstrates experience working on projects from empathy to iteration;
  • Storytelling skills with an ability to weave key insights into a compelling narrative and present to diverse audiences;
  • Problem-solving skills with an ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions;
  • Experience with standard digital design tools (e.g. Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq, Axure, etc.);
  • Bonus: rapid prototyping using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript;
  • Bonus: interest in service design with experience using service design methods;


  • A challenging role on an awesome team;
  • Mentorship with industry-leading designers;
  • Executive speaker series;
  • Regular networking opportunities with peers and executives;

Come join us!

Basic Qualifications:

  • You will obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher between December 2017 and August 2018
  • You are a current student or alumni of SCAD

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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