Unpaid Internships are also available. The duties would
be similar to the Graphic Design Assistant. Generally these internships are filled with Communication Design students; however, if you are in another major but would like to intern here, please contact Kaylene Waite at 716-878-6676 or


A graphics student mounting a poster onto foamcoreGraphic Design Assistant

Job Description:

Graphics serves as the primary design and large format printing area at Buffalo State. 
We design and produce items such as:

• large format posters & banners

• flyers, postcards, & bookmarks

• brochures & programs

• logos

• laminations

• mounting onto foam core

• adhesive vinyl cut lettering


Our student workers will provide design and print assistance to faculty, staff, and students. They work directly with clients to discuss design jobs and offer suggestions about the best way to handle their needs. The student workers need to be aware of job deadlines and due to the limited number of work hours, occasionally jobs are finished by another designer. Ability to work well with others, and to work quickly on occasion is as important as the applicant’s design ability and digital imaging knowledge.

Preferred Requirements:

• Communication Design student (or similar)

• Experience working in Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat)

• Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher)

• Excellent oral communication skills

• Good problem solving skills


Due to the high quantity of job requests, student workers are a key component to making sure that work is finished in a timely manner.  Promptness, common sense, dependability and responsibility are very important qualities for all of our workers. The hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Interested students should contact Kaylene Waite, Senior Graphic & Web Designer, at 716-878-6676.
An online portfolio and resumé can be emailed to waitekd@buffalostate.edu.


Each semester I generally employ two graphic design assistants (must be in the Communication Design program) as well as 2-3 work-study students. The work-study positions are for any students but they must be organized, precise with their work, and know measurements.

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