My name is Rachel Jones and I’m from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. When I first came to Franklin and Marshall College I wanted to become an astronaut. Shortly after the first semester I realized that science and math were not for me and I switched to an art history major. During the summer before my junior year I was offered the position of Graphics Intern at the Phillips Museum of Art. I had never taken a class about design and knew nothing about working with InDesign or Photoshop. Bonnie Halloran (the previous graphics intern) showed me a few pointers and then I was left to learn the rest on my own. It has been a challenging but rewarding process working with a wide variety of artists and faculty members throughout my internship.
My most challenging project was working on the catalog for the Zorach: Paint & Spirit exhibition last fall. I had never worked on a project this big and it was great to learn new techniques and styles for designing layouts for larger books. This was also my favorite exhibition because the artwork was so beautiful and my class curated the show!
After I graduate I’ll be moving to Copenhagen, Denmark to experience Danish culture for an extended period of time. I hope to find a job working in a museum or an internship with a design firm. Eventually, I would like to go to school for graphic design. I really appreciate all the time that I’ve spent at the Phillips Museum because I would have never have had the opportunity to work in graphic design.
Rachel’s Portfolio can be viewed at http://www.behance.net/rachelkapisak