Sam, High School internship – Art and Design

Sam is currently the Creative Director at Overtone Studios, a cross-platform, gaming communications app for voice and chat technology. In high school, Sam was a talented artist and wanted to learn about potential art careers. We established an internship for him at Mystic Scenic Studios, a set design company whose clients included Walt Disney Studios and the Boston Ballet.

After Newton South High School, Sam went on to Cornell majoring in art with a BFA and continued on for his Masters Degree at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts graduate program in Interactive Telecommunications.

Sam’s Career Path-Cornell College of Architecture, Art and Planning, NYU Tisch School for the Arts/ Interactive Telecommunications, Interactive Designer at R/GA, an interactive advertising firm in NYC, Art Director at Atlantic Records, Design Director at Wayfair’s Joss and Main, Senior Designer at Trip Advisor.

In our internship program, for students who have a specific talent, we advise parents to encourage their child to “take that talent and run with it!” There are so many career opportunities in the arts and career exploration is crucial.

Just as Sam discovered, surprises often happen:

“That summer high school internship exposed me to so many possibilities that I hadn’t thought of in terms of career. I learned about storyboards and art direction, industrial design, architectural models and cad design. It made me realize that my interests in art actually related to technology.”

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