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The Unforgettable Summer Internship

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Studio Art major Danny Nouri joined the Digital Arts & Media BDP (BDP) in his third semester at UT Austin. For his Connecting Experience, Danny completed an internship with Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, California during the summer of 2012. He was awarded a Connecting Experience scholarship for this experience. Danny will graduate in fall of 2013 and plans to return to California to seek job opportunities in the entertainment industry.

When planning my Connecting Experience, I knew I wanted to travel somewhere other than Texas, and I wanted to do something pertaining to graphic design. After researching different programs and businesses, I knew I wanted to spend my summer at Sony Pictures Entertainment. It is a very successful company with a very beautiful lot and I knew I could make many connections that would benefit me in my future career endeavors.

The department that I worked for was responsible for working closely with the Marketing, Publicity, and Sales Department to produce print materials for use by Sony Pictures Television. I worked along side Production Managers and Art Directors using a variety of computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and SlideRocket to develop collateral including posters, email blasts, drink coasters, belly bands, post-it notes, and magazine advertisements. Some of the properties I worked on were Breaking Bad, The Amazing Spider-Man, Community, Men at Work, Shark T