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GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS PROJECTS

Be part of this private SME and learn about art and culture in Ecuador while improving your skills in photography, graphic design, illustration and painting.

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The project

With over 19 years of editorial experience, this publishing company has been focusing mainly on culture; publishing art, research, thematic and photography books in large format. Concerned about providing more and better services to the public and especially to artists and students of art branches, they have incorporated, since the year 2009, the area of digital photo printing in high resolution, offering personalized service with high quality standards. All of the company’s printing processes, paper and canvas are made of biodegradable materials, implementing responsible management to their concern.

Currently this company is expanding with the creation of an art shop in which, in addition of displaying and selling works of arts, reproductions and photography, along with framing service is also offered, responding to the client demands. There are 4 possible projects to work on for this company listed below.

Ecuadorian Andean landscape project: Intern will have the opportunity to go on regular trips to the Ecuadorian Andes. Its main objective is to create a group of Ecuadorian Andean landscape paintings in oil / acrylic using several techniques for reproduction on canvas or other means and to distribute them nationwide.

Children’s project: This project focuses on development of an illustration line focused on design for children, reproduced on canvas or other means and distribution nationwide. Its main objective is to create a line of 20 illustrations for children approved by the company to be reproduced on canvas or other means. The illustrations should be performed in various techniques: digital, drawings, paintings, collage or others.

Christmas project: Illustrations and paintings with Christmas motives with mixed proposals.  This project is ideal for people interested in visual arts and illustration. Its main objective is to create a line of 20 paintings using different techniques including digitals previous approved by Anaconda.

Photography: Interns will generate an image bank for different projects depending at the time they’ll arrive.  Some examples include landscapes, animals, vegetation, and textures.

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 2 months minimum.

 

 

Costs

2 weeks – $1360
1 month – $1830
2 months – $2770
3 months – $3710
Each extra week  – $235

Location details

Accomodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner

 

Requirements

Spanish level: Basic user A2. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

Mondays to Fridays

9:00 to 13:00 work with graphic design
13:00 to 14:00 lunch time
14:00 to 18:00 Intern will be developing the illustrations’ profiles based on previous research on market trends and fashion.

If you take Spanish classes:

It is necessary to have less working hours so you can study two hours for 3 days a week. This would be from 15:00 to 17:00.

Role of the volunteer

There are 4 possible projects to work on for this company:

Ecuadorian Andean landscape project: Intern will have the opportunity to go on regular trips to the Ecuadorian Andes.

Children’s project: This project focuses on development of an illustration line focused on design for children, reproduced on canvas or other means and distribution nationwide.

Christmas project: Illustrations and paintings with Christmas motives with mixed proposals.

Photography: Interns will generate an image bank for different projects depending at the time they’ll arrive. Some examples include landscapes, animals, vegetation, and textures.

Skills required

No special experience is required. However, the number one qualification is the willingness to learn and help.

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)

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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50

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Aiport pick-up/ drop-off

Ecua Explora staff ready to transport you

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Support 24 hours

On the ground Ecua Explora staff available

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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast

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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

Not Included

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $70 for day excursion upon arrival.
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.

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