In the summer of 2013, I had the great opportunity to intern at McDonald’s Corporation in the Retail and Interiors department. As the sole graphic design intern in a sea of architects and interior designers, I was responsible for creating wall graphics for new and remodeled US restaurants.
I was given the lead on several unique projects. I designed a series of promotional postcards to highlight McDonald’s eco-friendly practices and LEED-certified restaurants. I also created floor design concepts for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum restaurant in Washington DC, the highest grossing McDonald’s in the country.
My internship taught me the inner workings of environmental design and strengthened my ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.