Brittany Brown ’11 (illustration)
Posted 04.01.11 by MICA communications
Found internship ...
through the Career Board. I had just finished an internship with Hearst and Seventeen Magazine so I was itching to get more magazine experience.
I want to work for a magazine when I graduate and the more experience you have, the better.
I assisted the art director with anything needed, which included designing advertorials that go in the magazine, finishing promotional materials, and photo research.
I picked up a lot of publication design skills while I was there as well as how the marketing side of a magazine is run. There is just as much graphic design that goes into promotion that is seen by a small group as much as what is actually published in the actual magazine. Everything is about extending the brand as much as possible.
Between my internship at Seventeen and Ladies' Home Journal, I think I am fully prepared for an art assistant job at a publication after graduation. Doing this internship further solidified my job path and helped to inform part of my senior thesis. I was really lucky to have this opportunity.