Sled Island Illustration/Graphic Design Request for Proposals + Opportunity!

We're on the lookout for talented folks to fill two posts to help the festival out with its graphic design needs. First up, we're looking for an illustrator or designer to create a series of graphic design elements that strengthen the festival's brand, which in the past has included everything from viking bunnies to instrument-fueled airplanes. Are you, or do you know someone who is creative, inspired and able to convey a powerful message in a thoughtful and fun way? Apply now!

Request for Proposals: Illustration and/or Graphic Design Elements

Submission Deadline: 4pm, February 22, 2013

Overview of Services
The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is seeking an individual to create a portfolio of graphic elements (i.e. illustrations and/or design, collage, photography, etc.) to work with and strengthen the festival’s current branding for the 2013 festival. The selected individual will work in partnership with the festival’s executive director and graphic design firm to complement the existing design elements already in place (logo, colours, layouts and lettering).

The illustration and/or graphic design elements will be used in the festival’s print and online marketing campaigns and be featured on

Proposals should include:
- An updated resume or overview of the applicant;
- A portfolio (or link to portfolio) featuring examples of past work. Examples of both artistic and corporate identity/branding work are encouraged;
- A list of past clientele.

Contact Information:
Inquiries and applications can be emailed or delivered to:
Maud Salvi –
Executive Director, Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
2206-A 4th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 1W9

Graphic Design Internship

Submission deadline: 4pm, February 22nd, 2013

As well, the festival has joined the SCIP (Serving Communities Internship Program) to offer a post-secondary student the chance to join the Sled Island team. We're seeking a creative and dedicated individual for the position of Graphic Design Intern. Working with the festival staff and the design team in place, the Graphic Design Intern will contribute to the production of the marketing campaign with tasks such as: ad design, poster/flyer design, web design and newsletter design. The successful applicant will share the Festival’s passion for presenting emerging music and arts and will be highly creative, self-motivated and with strong communication skills. This is a 5 month part-time internship. Interested candidates must apply through the SCIP website - Apply now!