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Sydney Rondina Interns at Big Yellow Taxi Design Studio

Published July 25, 2018
From FSU Art BA ’18 Sydney Rondina:
“For the summer of 2018 I was lucky enough to receive an internship at a graphic design studio near my hometown, in New York City. Big Yellow Taxi Design Studio specializes in publishing, web design, video production and app development; which has allowed me to gain professional experience in more fields than I ever could have imagined. The studio accepting not only long-term, but short-term projects as well, has allowed me to jump head first into projects, working first-hand with clients to complete jobs to their satisfaction. A specific group we work with consistently is UNICEF, creating not only print publications but also video projects for all different facets of the company.
One of my main goals for the summer was to improve upon my video skills, whether that be in Adobe Premiere or After Effects, and I have been given ample opportunities to do so through multiple different projects I have been assigned. One specific video project I have been working on is a series of promotional videos for a cyber-security firm. I was so grateful to be given this responsibility and further my video production skills while stepping out of my comfort zone. Not only have I been an active part of the post-production work in this project, I was also able to be on set for the initial video shoot. This was by far my most memorable experience; being able to see all that goes into a video shoot first hand was an incredible opportunity.
Although video work has made up the bulk of the projects I have completed so far, I have greatly benefited from the print publications I have gotten to work on as well. All the print publications have been from varying sectors of UNICEF, such as Nutrition in EmergenciesChild Marriage, and many more. These publications are primarily for spreading information to current or possible stakeholders in order to encourage their assistance with these crucial causes.
This internship has given me the chance to experiment with multiple different mediums, all of which could lead me into a more specific career path. Being able to work closely with different platforms in a professional setting has allowed me to narrow my goals for my future in the art world. Although video work definitely has a much higher demand than print work, I still am more inclined to pursue a career in print and online publications due to my passion for design. I hope to possibly get involved in a graphic design internship for a magazine on campus during the fall and/or spring semester.”