It’s been a great summer, working, learning, creating and, okay, an occasional coffee run. Ready to turn that internship into a full-time, in-house design job? Here’s what you can do to improve your odds in the time you have left.
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OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Janis is a graphic designer and photographer practicing in Los Angeles. She is currently a senior in Communication Arts. Through her work, Janis strives to challenge the conventions of what graphic design is and isn’t, and is continuing to discover the different ways this practice can live in our […]
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Juan Aranda is a junior communication design major with a minor in writing. He briefly flirted studying product design but couldn’t shake the pull that typography held and continues to hold over him. His mounting collection of books and magazines, and his dwindling checking account, can attest to this. Growing up, his […]
KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY Graphic Design was never on Audrey’s short list. It’s certainly not what she would have said if you had asked her what she wanted to do with her life. But with an engineer for a father, and a fine artist for a mother, it may have been inevitable all along. From creating […]
JEFFERSON Peter is a senior in the Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). He studied architecture before deciding to pursue his true interest in graphic design because he finds the depth and variety of graphic design more appealing. His favorite part about living in Philadelphia is the ease of […]
VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS (VCFA) Shruthi is the legitimate love-child of strategy and creativity. With more than 10 years of advertising experience, her background is as varied and diverse as the creative she produces. With a traditional design education, she brings together a variety of creative disciplines and experience — by which she is […]
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI (DAAP) I am currently a fourth year student studying Graphic Communication Design. I believe in a strong work ethic, and am prepared to put in the work to achieve my goals. I am thankful for having the opportunity to attend DAAP and to participate in the co-op program. I have had the […]
MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN (MIAD) Josie is a senior, majoring in Communication Graphic Design with a minor in writing, and is currently a graphic design intern at Scott Advertising. She has been creatively inclined ever since she can remember, but her passion for graphic design started in high school and she has been […]
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – CAMDEN Kelley is currently in her last semester and will soon graduate with a BA in Graphic Design and BS in Marketing. Fascinated by the psychology of marketing and visual language, she strives to create minimalistic designs with a bigger message. She has been involved with multiple internships in the design field […]
RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Tyler is a senior Graphic Design student. After growing up surrounding himself in creative projects, Tyler knew he wanted to pursue a career in art. It took him a while to settle into the right major but once he landed on Graphic Design, he found his home. Currently working […]
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN Diego is a graphic designer and photographer. He is two terms into his BFA in Graphic Design. Diego was first introduced to graphic design working on yearbook spreads in middle school, rapidly becoming design editor. He designed his local community college’s literary magazine for three years, working hard to put […]
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD) Cara is a graphic designer from Providence RI. She worked for Malcolm Grear Designers for five years before returning to Rhode Island School of Design as an MFA candidate. She likes hiking and is interested in the intersection of class solidarity and Juggalos. WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE […]
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN (PCA&D) Casey is currently studying for a degree in Graphic Design. She has known since middle school that she wanted to do something with computers and art. Early in high school, she took a design class and then she knew then that she wanted to become a graphic designer. […]
SESSIONS COLLEGE As I work predominantly in illustration, I had been eager to branch out into graphic design for a while. During the past few years digital illustration and visual communication have grown enormously, so I really wanted to get ahead and become a stronger designer. Having previously studied Illustration with Animation at the University […]
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS Noah is a half Polish/half Filipino native-born Baltimorean whose ethnic backgrounds inspire and motivate some of his projects. He’s extremely proud of his heritage and family ties. Noah has two older siblings who also have creative minds. This naturally led to a passion for the arts. A sports injury in high […]
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Emma is a junior studying graphic design and finance. Her design experience started at The Daily Orange, the independent student newspaper. She worked as a print designer for three semesters before moving to digital design projects. Now, she is digital editor managing the strategy of all The D.O.’s digital products including website, social […]
COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES I am currently in my third semester in Communication Design. I have always had a passion for design and attending the College for Creative Studies has helped me hone my skills! I am interested in all aspects of communication design and hope to find an internship for the summer of 2018, […]
THE NEW SCHOOL’S PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN Talia is pursuing her BFA in Communication Design. At Parsons, she works as Design Assistant to AIGA Medalist Lucille Tenazas, and has been a Research Assistant to MPS Director Brendan Griffiths. While an undergraduate, she served as TA in graduate-level classes for design and coding, and guest-instructed undergraduate […]
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS Never short of an opinion, Mariah has always been a very vocal, outgoing personality. The competitive, determined designer is often seduced by a challenge; never subscribing to the easy or more convenient path. She is driven by her passion and desire to make revolutionary change, finding unique solutions to conceptually complex […]
VIRGINIA TECH Charlotte is completing her victory lap and degree in Visual Communication Design in the School of Visual Arts. She is besotted with user experience design and has been fortunate enough to explore multiple concentrations through independent study, internships, and study abroad. She is confident that a good user experience is essential to everything […]
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT) Michelle has been inspired to create from a young age. She draws inspiration from observing the world around her and enjoys meeting new people. She has always dreamt of a career in which she can connect her love for thoughtful ideas, beautiful design, and people — and has found that […]
SHILLINGTON Megan is a graduate of the Shillington School of Design and holds a Certificate in Data Visualization from NYU. She has always been passionate about visual communication and storytelling, and took the leap to a career in graphic design after spending 10 years in human resources at an investment bank. Her experience in a […]
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI (DAAP) I am a senior and I want to make a difference with my design. I want to solve real world problems; to be involved in strategic initiatives and not just aesthetic improvement. I love the process of service design, of how strategy and research can lead to design and how design […]
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Morgan will graduate this spring with a BFA in Design. She is at the top of her class, and has received many merit and endowed scholarships. Throughout her studies, Morgan has been exposed to a wide variety of design tools and thinking. Incorporating these tools, and both analog and digital […]
JEFFERSON Zachary Faust is a senior in the Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). He is currently the President of the AIGA Student group and works diligently to help strengthen the student AIGA body. Although creativity is in his blood, he has a strong passion in science that led […]
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN (PCA&D) Patrick is a 23 year-old senior Graphic Design major. He loves brand design and being able to conceptualize an identity. Patrick is inspired by all the amazing work he sees while scouring Behance, magazines, and the many streets he’s traveled down. He enjoys listening to music while he […]
LAUREL FOSNIGHT WOODBURY UNIVERSITY Laurel is a senior working towards a BFA in Graphic Design. Originally from Wyoming, she moved to California to further her education in graphic design and pursue a career. Laurel did an internship in Wyoming with a marketing company called Flood Marketing and is now a contracted designer with them. Through […]
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – CAMDEN Ruben is a recent graduate in graphic design. Raised in a small town in Mexico, his interests include philosophy, art, woodworking and cooking. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a fine artist. He taught himself to paint, and studied architectural drawing. At age 18, he moved to the US where […]
AUBURN UNIVERSITY Will Givens is a senior at Auburn University, graduating in December of 2018 with a BFA in Graphic Design. Will is a perpetual learner and recovering perfectionist. Despite brief stints as an amateur cowboy and kitchen manager, he can most often be found reading, researching, or monopolizing professors’ office hours. The function of […]
TYLER SCHOOL OF ART I’m currently a second year MFA grad student studying Graphic & Interactive Design. Before coming back to school I was a full-time freelancer working with small businesses in Philly, New Jersey, Texas and California. Since coming back to school I’ve been enjoying self-authoring projects, cultivating illustration styles and collaborating with my […]
KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE My foundation in photography made it easy to transition from typography as message to typography as image, and provided me a strong compositional background. I started out amid the basics — compositions and color theory, photoshop and imagemaking — with no way to put them together. And then I found design. […]