Native Long Islander Bethany Dill, a senior with a triple major in design, art history and marketing, was able to fully utilize her inherent talent and what she’s learned in classroom at a prestigious internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Dill was initially brought on by the museum as a visual merchandising intern, responsible for aiding in the design of store displays. While working on these displays, Dill’s skills and background in graphic design attracted the notice of her supervisors, and she proved herself worthy of assignments bigger than her original job description.
As the holiday season approached, Dill began working on many different projects, some of which required her to work closely with well-known designers. Her biggest project of the semester was an annual winter display for the holiday season. Dill was responsible for coming up with a snowflake layout that would leave visitors feeling like they were walking through a winter wonderland. After drafting and presenting her ideas to the design team, she got the okay to bring her designs to life. “I stayed late several nights and came in early to install my designs. It was amazing to see my designs slowly become a part of something bigger than myself,” Dill says of the experience.
Though Dill admits she was nervous at first of working at such a renowned institution, in just one semester she was able to accomplish more than she ever imagined she would. New challenges and experiences await her in the spring as she will continue to work for the institution as a social media and web design intern.
by Cassidy Lang ’17