Last Tuesday I arrived in my home country—Venezuela— for my graphic design internship at the Zulia Museum of Contemporary Art, which aims to improve the lives of the citizens by showcasing the work of local artists from low socioeconomic backgrounds and by organizing educational initiatives in the community to promote the importance of the arts. On Wednesday, I met with my supervisor to discuss some of the projects I am going to be working on. The next exhibit is scheduled to be ready by the end of the month, so I have started working on print and web publications to send out to the community while I look at the museum’s newsletter and website to gain a better understanding of their visual identity. Although they do not have a corporate identity manual, they have a set of parameters when it comes to the color palette, use of the logo and design elements.
I am mostly going to be working with Adobe Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator. However, my supervisor needs help setting up an HTML page with the schedule and program of the month, so I’ll be also working with Dreamweaver for this project. This week I visited the current exhibits with a more experienced intern who gave me a tour and explained the layout of the information/text panels and labels in the exhibits.
Although the people working in the graphic design department mostly focus on promoting current and future events and exhibits, they sometimes collaborate with the education department to advertise their different activities. In conclusion, there is plenty of graphic design work for different purposes and I look forward to learning about the work dynamics to complete it.
This is the ID I was given to be able to walk around the Museum freely