Student Participates in Pacific Press Internship

   Campus News | Posted on June 10, 2024

During the summer of 2023, bet365中文大学的学生Abigail Cancel通过视觉艺术系组织的实习,有机会与太平洋新闻出版协会合作, Communication & Design. 她设计了一系列儿童书籍,并为凤凰城举办的2023年北美地区教育工作者大会设计了一个展位, Arizona. 系主任丹尼尔·韦伯希望继续与太平洋出版社合作,并为VACD学生提供更多的实习机会.

“在bet365中文大学上大一之前,我没有任何平面设计经验, so essentially my entire graphic design journey has been here. It’s been a challenge, but a good one,” Cancel shares. As part of her graphic design major, 她修了一门编辑设计的课程,在那里她有机会为Envision杂志工作, 这是一份屡获殊荣的学生制作的杂志,由安德鲁大学的VACD创办.

This experience sparked her interest in book design and publishing, and Weber, who served as editor of Envision, reached out to Pacific Press on her behalf for an internship. During a Zoom interview that followed, Cancel与太平洋出版社的营销副总裁分享了她的作品. 她了解了团队期望的项目类型,并得到了一个职位. “It was very straightforward,” she explains, “我在实习期间的职责在第一次面试时就已经明确了.”

The internship took place at the Pacific Press headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, for about five weeks between June and July. 典型的一天是从集体崇拜开始的,然后是团队成员从事自己的项目或参加会议. Cancel的主要项目是设计一系列的十本儿童板书,使用了太平洋出版社先前系列的现有艺术品.

“这是我第一次设计儿童读物,也是太平洋出版社第一次为这个年龄段的年轻人出版书籍, so we took some notes on things like font and color choices, illustration types and placements, page sizes and shapes, all of that,” she says. 该团队还去了当地的一家书店,查看了与他们的系列相同年龄段的书籍的设计选择和风格.

In addition to working with her team, Cancel worked independently on the designs, editing the illustrations she was given to fit the series. 她首先为该系列的第一本书设计了两种不同风格的设计, after receiving approval and feedback from her team members, continued with the nine remaining books. “It felt like I was just a regular, if junior, member of the team starting out in the field for the first time, rather than a temporary intern,” she shares, 注意到她有自己的办公室工作,并被允许在主要由她负责的项目上发挥领导作用.

Cancel参与的另一个主要项目是为2023年NAD教育者大会设计太平洋出版社的展位. “The theme for the Pacific Press booth was ‘God’s Garden,’ so naturally we chose photos of plants for the signage we created,” she says. 这个项目使她能够与太平洋出版社的内部平面设计师密切合作,也发展了她在印刷和装裱方面的经验, 因为展台的海报比Cancel之前制作的任何海报都要大得多. “我在为不同类别选择的不同图片中为自己藏了几个小复活节彩蛋,这有点好玩,” she adds.

In addition to the convention booth and children’s board books, Cancel also worked on a stand-alone children’s chapter book, creating the cover illustration as well as interior details. “This internship, as well as my on-campus job at Andrews University Press, 对我来说,书籍设计和排版是我最感兴趣的方向,” says Cancel. 她表达了对讲故事的不同方面以及不同类型的书籍设计对读者的影响的热爱. For similar reasons, 她还对电子游戏设计感兴趣,并一直在学习漫画布局和字体.

取消将推荐实习与太平洋出版社的学生谁在平面设计领域的一些经验. 她赞扬了工作场所的尊重氛围和独立性, crediting it for helping develop confidence in her own abilities.

“太平洋出版社对招收更多视觉艺术专业的学生表达了浓厚的兴趣, Communication & Design program do internships with them,” says Weber, 阿比盖尔的知识和平面设计技能给他们留下了深刻的印象,他们希望有更多的bet365中文学生通过实习帮助他们.”

该校平面设计和摄影专业的学生参加了各种各样的实习, 包括惠而浦(Whirlpool)等公司办公室和强生劳霍夫(JohnsonRauhoff)等当地企业, a St. Joseph-based advertising agency. 学生们还在医疗保健机构如AdventHealth完成了实习. Weber explains, “我们要求每个主修平面设计或摄影的美术学士学位学生至少做一次实习,作为他们学术课程的一部分,并鼓励他们尽可能多做.”

During these internships, students are able to gain experience in corporate communication, graphic design, photography and public relations. They also provide opportunities to build connections, 扩大学生在他们的学习领域的网络,可以帮助他们毕业后找到工作. 学生可以通过VACD部门的教师找到可能的实习资源.

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