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Summer 2020 Internship Program - Photo Studio

CITY:  Columbus

Brand: Designer Brands
Req #: 90788 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Marketing


Job title: Product Services Intern

General Summary: The Product Services Intern will be responsible for curating a compelling collection of digital imagery that engages customers, achieves merchandizing and creative objectives, and elevates the brand. This is done through product photography, styling, retouching, color correction, and sizing of images to website-specific standards. This role partners with team leads to ensure product is accurately represented while adhering to established style guidelines. Responsible for site consistency, weekly site edits, and development of efficiencies. 

Reports to Supervisor, Digital Assets

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Photograph and Retouch a high volume of images with varying degrees of difficulty.
  • Preps, styles and photographs products for in a fully digital in-house studio.
  • Maintains image quality and consistency on
  • Manages day-to-day workflow/objectives to ensure tight deadlines are met.
  • Retouch vendor-provided and in-house product imagery.
  • Work includes cropping, masking, color correction, removal of styling tools, shadow creation and/or clean up.
  • Flex across all product categories, as needed, while retaining quality style guide standards.
  • Adheres to proper file naming and image protocol for upload and archiving while working in the digital asset management system.
  • Meets daily production goals and set imagery standards as noted in the Style Guide.
  • Complete daily entries of performance reporting
  • Ensures tight deadlines are met by partnering with Photography and Retouching leads for daily direction.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Familiarity with Canon cameras, Profoto lighting equipment, Lightroom, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficient retouching skills and knowledge of color correction in the RGB color space.
  • Proficient with Mac, Lightroom, Photoshop.
  • Ability to retouch to specific requirements while hitting daily baseline output.
  • Experience with commercial imagery.
  • Moderate proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft 365 programs.
  • Experience working with Adobe AEM (digital asset management) is a plus.
  • Experience with SharePoint functionalities a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with a process-oriented mindset.
  • Team player that is also comfortable working independently.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and work under pressure in a fast-paced and growing team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passion: We love what we do. We do it with passion, enthusiasm, and dedication.
  • Adaptability: Comfortable with ambiguity. Finds balance between organization needs, personal needs, and team needs. Resilient.
  • Self-Development: Demonstrates ongoing learning and self-development. Creates a cycle of continuous learning.
  • Manages Change: Effectively implements planned organizational change, communication strategies, collaboration in implementation, and monitoring success.
  • Examples of work required – photography + before and after showing retouching



Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to be on their feet 8+ hours a day if needed.


SETTING GOALS – Plans and organizes work efficiently with DSW’s mission as a compass.  Generates new ideas, supports change.  Continuously seeks new knowledge and uses new information effectively. 


WORKING WITH OTHERS – Listens to others and values opinions, promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect, appreciates the importance of diversity.  Builds effective relationships, relates well to others, delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner.  Is dedicated to working with business partners to exceed the expectations of the customer (internal and external).


GETTING RESULTS – Takes initiative, is personally accountable for work performance; targets and achieves results.  Simplifies and processes complex problems, understands underlying issues and addresses root causes, analyzes quantitative information and presents it in an effective way, seeks input from others and makes timely decisions.



Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 








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