AUK Student First to Intern in Sadu House Design Program
AUK senior graphic design student, Liyan Al-Essa, was recognized during the opening reception event at Sadu House. Al-Essa was among the first to participate in the SADI Studio Program aimed at encouraging innovation in the field of textile arts which she completed in collaboration with AUK’s Design Internship Program.
AUK Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Design Internship Program Coordinator, Marcella Kulchitsky, mentioned that the internship course is an integral part of the design core coursework whereby every graphic design major applies for and spends a semester working onsite at a local design business towards the fulfillment of their course requirements. “Currently, we have over 70 businesses who regularly participate in mentoring our design students and providing them with real-life experiences in design work. Our collaboration with the Sadu House is not new, but the inclusion into the SADI program is, and we are proud to have our student Liyan Al Essa to be the first to participate! Her work over the semester was to research, design, and collaborate with the Sadu House in developing the visual identity and branding of the studio and its components including the logo, banners, signage system, and every touchpoint of the brand.”
On her part, Liyan reflected on her experience by noting that it was challenging but rewarding. The AUK Bachelor of Arts program in Graphic Design offers numerous internships to enable students to gain first-hand experience in multiple fields within art and graphic design work.
AUK Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Design Internship Program Coordinator, Marcella Kulchitsky and AUK student Liyan Al-Essa