Friday, April 27, 2012

Corradetti Glass Studio


When I was a first semester Junior I started working at Corradetti Glass Studio in Baltimore, MD as an intern. Anthony Coradetti, the owner of the shop, gave me a few basic demonstrations of what he would like to have me do for him, though I already had most of the knowledge and skills to do the tasks asked of me since I have worked in other glass studios before this internship. Throughout the internship my responsibilities did not change much, though there were a few tasks that were new to me.
Photo by Arianne Teeple

For the most part, I assisted him with his production days, where we would create multiple forms out of a mold for several hours at a time. It is interesting to see how one can produce multiple vessels, cups and bowls in one day, but at times the work was monotonous.

On the positive side, occasionally Anthony would ask me to cold work custom ordered pieces. Cold working glass is when you apply finishing touches to the surface of the glass. This included using machines such as the belt sander, dremel tool, or sand blaster to etch the surface. I really appreciated this kind of work because it gave me the opportunity to have full control to get the job done.

The most beneficial part of working at Corradetti Glass Studio was during the public workshops. Occasionally people would pay to come in and create their own souvenir as well as learn a little bit about how glassblowing works. This was a good experience for me because it exposed me to the social environment that coexists with running a studio. I enjoyed explaining what was going on in the studio, how the machines work and specifically what I was doing. It was a good way to practice socializing with people that are unfamiliar with the process.

-Dylan Negri

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baltimore Grand Prix



I am a Senior Interaction Design + Art Major with a Graphic Design Concentration. Over the summer of 2011, I was one of three Graphic Design Interns for the Inaugural 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix. Baltimore was the host site for the three-day “festival of speed” September 2-4 that included both the IZOD IndyCar race series and the American Le Mans race series. I found the internship on www.micanetwork.com and submitted my resume, cover letter and portfolio website to the contact listed in the job posting. Elizabeth Davidson, the Vice President of Marketing at the Baltimore Grand Prix, requested I have an on-site interview downtown, and I was hired on the spot!

At the Baltimore Grand Prix, I worked alongside Elizabeth Davidson and the marketing team to advertise and promote the inaugural race by designing promotional materials that included a trailer wrap, an aerial sky banner that flew over Ocean City, Maryland, charity ball tickets, armed forces flyers and vouchers, print and web advertisements, and a variety of other design projects. While the exciting opportunities were endless, I am most proud of the trailer wrap design project because my large-scale design traveled to a variety of locations and accompanied the show car for special promotional events.


Interning at the Baltimore Grand Prix was better than expected, and I most value the event promoting experience I received while working in this fast-pasted motorsports industry position. I boosted communication skills while talking to merchandisers and printing companies, and formed excellent professional contacts I plan on staying in touch with throughout my career. Above all, I grew as a designer and artist. Being a graphic design intern with this company has further confirmed my eagerness to work within the motorsports industry, and this experience has allowed me to get a jump start to do just that. 

-Tricia Baugher


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Summer Internship in Texas


Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH)

Houston, Tx


MOCAH Museum of Cultural Arts Houston http://mocah.org/

Hi All,

My name is Anda Brown, and I'm a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) in MICA's Office of Career Development.  Just landed a summer internship with MOCAH and finished filling out my Learning Contract via MICAnetwork.

Check out this article about MOCAH's founder, Reginal Adams
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/01/masterminds_winners_2011.php

So Excited!! Let me know what you are up to this summer MICAns!