The Visual Information Design program is here to serve Clemson faculty and students who need help with their visual projects. Whether you are creating a research poster, PowerPoint presentation or flyer, our interns can help you brainstorm ideas or learn to utilize new technology. VID offers thirty minute and hour long consultations. Schedule your appointment by clicking the link below. Before your appointment, take a look at our VID Policies to get a better idea of how our interns can help you.
Who We Are
Meet the VID Interns!
Hi, I’m Lily! I’m a junior graphic communications major. I’m from Myrtle Beach, S.C., but I was born and raised in Woodbridge, Va. I love to cook, sleep and design, especially food packaging. I’m looking forward to this semester as a part of the VID team!
I’m a sophomore architecture major from Aiken, S.C. I am the secretary and membership coordinator for Equity in Architecture and now an excited member of VID. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, swimming and listening to music.
Hi! I am a senior architecture major from Greenville, S.C., although I just recently moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. I am also president of the Clemson Women’s Club Soccer Team, and I ride my bike to Maine each year to raise money for cancer research!
I am an architecture major and an engineering minor. I am from Burlington, Conn., but I also spend time in Mount Pleasant, S.C. I enjoy painting, drawing and, more recently, digital creation in PhotoShop. I am excited to continue my creativity as a VID intern!
Become a VID Intern
Visual Information Design interns work with Clemson students, faculty and staff on their visual presentations. Interns receive training in multiple platforms to assist the widest audience possible.
VID Work Samples
Need help with your visual projects? Check out some of these resources created by our VID Interns!
VID Intern Reflections
Zain Surka (2020-2021)
Clemson in the School of Architecture, I have become more and more interested in graphic design. I was excited to see a new resource for students who wanted help with visual projects. My freshman year, I remember how tough it was to learn the basics of design on my own, so I wanted to share all that I have learned with students across disciplines.
Even though this semester was virtual, the experience was unmatched. Soon after starting the internship, I was able to learn more about how consultations work through the multitude of training sessions with my mentors. It was incredible to see how we can apply strategies used by writing centers in a design context. I also had no idea there was so much research completed on these topics. Additionally, the trainings exposed me to design concepts I was never formally taught. Through learning these, I am able to now apply them to my own work and adequately explain how they function to others. The consultations were a unique experience and taught me more than I ever expected. Most were with students with very little design background, so it was interesting to look at design from that perspective.
At the end of this semester I will be graduating, so unfortunately I will not be able to return to the Visual Information Design program. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with my team. It was amazing to get to look at design from multiple lenses. I am so thankful for Sarah, Charlotte, Dr. Bushnell and all of the interns for creating an amazing experience in my last semester at Clemson.
Kelsea Allen (2020-2021)
When I accepted this internship, I had no idea what it was going to be like. The concept of the Visual Information Design program was very exciting to me, as I think this application of consultation-based services in the context of design is extraordinarily useful; many people on campus can and will benefit from it. When I was interviewing for the position, I was told that the program was very new. I was expecting some level of chaos and disorganization to come with this, but that has not been the case at all. Thanks to the hard work done by Sarah and Charlotte, it is already a well-established program that we just need to tell everyone about. It is so exciting to be a part of the beginning of VID, and I am excited to see how much it grows over time.
I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience in this program; this led me to stay for a second semester when I had initially planned to only stay for one. I am majoring in graphic communications, and so many of the skills from my coursework have been applicable. I have made promotional and informational flyers, completed many hours of training, led consultations to guide classmates to their best designs, designed hallway posters for the Pearce Center and even designed the annual report. It is a really nice feeling to know that I can be relied on to handle such important projects. I have received so much support from Sarah,
Charlotte and the interns on my team. My confidence in my design skills has significantly increased since becoming a VID intern, and I have so many new projects in my portfolio that I am proud of as a result.
I wish that I had gotten to experience this internship in person, but everyone has done such a great job staying in touch that I have not felt disconnected. Overall, I have really enjoyed my time as a VID intern. I have gained so much valuable experience and have had a great time doing it. I am so grateful to everyone at the Pearce Center for allowing me this opportunity.