A rigorous schedule of art and design classes at HWS prepared Molly Quinn ’20 for her internship with Fox News. The studio art major, with minors in media and society and art history, spent this past summer working in New York City with Fox’s College Associate Program, creating visual graphics for Fox News Channel and Fox Nation Comcast.
“As a Fox News College Associate, I was able to dive right in, gaining real-world work experience while working side-by-side with top news professionals in their Media Production Group, as a daily graphic artist,” she says.
At Fox, Quinn worked with an “extremely welcoming and talented team” to pitch design ideas for new shows on Fox Nation and create assets for various viewing platforms, such as walls and promos. “[They] were a diversion from my usual informal artistic style,” says Quinn. “However, I was able to add personal preferences to other projects, such as flyers, invitations and logos.”
Quinn says her class work at HWS provided her with the tools she needed to succeed in the world of professional broadcasting. “Studio art courses such as imaging, drawing, printmaking and painting, in addition to media and society courses that focused on advertising and film, have afforded me a liberal arts education which has broadened my perspective as a global citizen and ignited my curiosity as a creative thinker.”
She credits Professors of Art and Architecture Phillia Yi and Nicholas Ruth for inspiring and encouraging her creative growth as an artist and design professional. Quinn’s experience abroad, during a semester spent in Rome, Italy, also fostered her appreciation for the arts.
In addition, Quinn is an entrepreneur who creates hand-painted bags and other accessories for clients, and hopes to continue to hone her business skills with her handmade items after graduation, in addition to pursuing a career that uses both her educational and creative skills in the field of graphic design.
A founding member of Theta Phi Alpha, Quinn has also used her art skills in service to the Colleges, most recently by designing the T-shirt logo for the 2019 HWS Day of Service. This spring, she will intern with InHouse Graphic Design, Inc. in Geneva.