Design Innovation Researcher and Software Evaluation Intern
Location: Ankara - Tepe Prime
Who We Are:
Based in San Francisco and Ankara, FileMap is a cutting-edge software startup developing a revolutionary file management and collaboration tool designed for designers and innovators. Our innovative user interface redefines efficiency, visually appealing and notably quicker than standard OS file managers or platforms like Google Drive. Comprised of a team of committed engineers and designers, we are fueled by our dedication to advancing design, education, and innovation via cutting-edge technologies.
Our primary user base includes architects, designers, innovators, R&D and engineering companies, and creative individuals across sectors. We continually strive to enhance the creative design process for both individuals and teams.
What We Seek:
We are seeking a talented architecture or design student interested in interning with our startup. We envision a collaboration that delves into experimental design methodologies, testing FileMap to invent unique ways of enhancing our software's relevance in the creative design process and its adaptation to various design workflows. We plan to investigate design methodologies like AI-based image and geometry generation, incorporation of new tools and methodologies in 2D and 3D CAD design workflows, real-time visualization with Unreal Engine, and various types of audio-visual design and storytelling methods. Ultimately, our goal is to expand our understanding of new design methodologies, tools, and the potential role of FileMap in the creative design process.
Required Skills and Experience:
We seek an architecture or design student proficient in tools such as Rhino, 3DsMax, Sketchup, Zbrush, Octane Render, Unreal Engine, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Figma, ChatGPT, and Midjourney. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an avid interest and proficiency in research related to emerging digital tools, methodologies, and workflows in the digital design space. They should not only adapt quickly and experiment with any new tool or process but also maintain a comprehensive approach across all digital tools in all creative industries.
Additional Desired Traits:
Extreme curiosity and a drive to explore new ideas.
High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
Keen observational skills regarding workflows.
Quick adaptation to new user interfaces, tools, and methodologies.
Ability to research across all creative fields and methodologies.
Passion for design and an experimental approach to life.
Rigor and innovative attitude.
Interest in an interdisciplinary approach, not constrained by domain-specific methods and mental frameworks.
Balancing perfectionism with prioritizing experimentation, iteration, and versioning, while still producing impeccable results.
Exceptional English speaking and writing skills.
A desire for philosophical exploration and intellectual growth.
What You Will Contribute:
Development of architecture/product design concepts and creation of alternative audio-visual materials in various formats.
Design execution using FileMap as the primary tool throughout the entire process.
Conducting comprehensive meta-research on design methods and workflows.
Exploration of how FileMap can be utilized in different design fields and workflows.
Identification and reporting of test results, bugs, and potential UX issues.
Generation of innovative ideas on how FileMap can enhance various design and creative processes.
Benefits to You:
Experience in a technology startup teeming with ambitious and talented individuals, providing not just a look into our technology development process but also our culture, drive, and philosophy. This role presents the opportunity to learn and contribute your unique perspective.
Potential for full-time or part-time employment following the internship.
Experience with a variety of tools, methodologies, and techniques that will stimulate your creative process.
The ability to use created materials for your personal portfolio.
Benefits to FileMap:
Your work and research will be prominently featured across our media channels.
Your hands-on experimentation and testing will provide invaluable insights into potential bugs and user experience challenges.
We look forward to your suggestions for new features and functionality enhancements through our engaging dialogues.
You will be paid for your work during the internship.
How to Apply:
Please share your portfolio with us.
A brief paragraph explaining why this opportunity intrigues you.