AAKS is looking for a Design Assistant Intern to join our team in Ghana! The Design Assistant Intern will assist with all our day to day studio activities including design, creation of our hand woven bags, quality control and graphic design work to name a few. He/She will gain an invaluable experience with the logistics of running a small international company while learning about the fields of design, production, marketing and international development.

About the Job: 

  • Contribute in the design and development of our seasonal collections, researching into our creative brief, identifying key trends, creating inspirational mood boards and innovative ideas.

  • Have experience in computer skills such as Adobe Programs to be able to do all design work, technical drawings etc.

  • Have a good partnership and contributing to our product development team to make sure our products look well finished and beautiful before shipping it to our final costumer. This may sometimes include sewing and adding other finishing touches. 

  • Take part in all our social media management from photoshoot of our products to creating new post ideas for our social media feeds.

About you: 

  • Fashion/Textile/Product/Graphic Design Student or Graduate

  • Knowledge and passion for contemporary fashion design, trends, basketry, branding and hand made products

  • Knowledge and interest in Africa, women’s empowerment and artisans.

  • Strong organisational skills, project management and attention to detail.

  • High energy team player with willingness to pitch in when needed.

  • Crafty-ness a big plus!

  • Ability to adapt to new cultures and simple living conditions. 

  • Computer Skills Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

Dates: 3 - 6 months (February through December 2019)

Application Instructions: To apply, please email with: (a) name of specific job title in the subject line (b) your CV, (c) a thoughtful cover letter.

Please note that this is an unpaid position. School credit can be arranged upon request.