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BFA, Graphic Design written by MATTHEW CORNWALL photographs courtesy of JERRY PEITZMAN


erry Peitzman is a graphic design student at SCAD Atlanta who had the amazing opportunity to join IBM as a software design intern this summer in Austin, Texas. IBM and SCAD have a partnership where representatives can come recruit straight from the school. Peitzman said, “Devin O’Bryan, IBM’s design internship lead, visited SCAD Atlanta to tell the students a little bit about what was going on at IBM Design. He also spoke specifically about their internship program called Maelstrom. I applied for the internship in spring quarter 2016 and started in June 2016.”

Peitzman recalls his internship experience fondly. While there, he was part of a collaborative environment that helped expand his design knowledge. “Being a part of IBM Design was one of the most eye opening and challenging experience of my life. I spent nine weeks in Austin, Texas with 14 other interns designing software and trying not to melt,” he recalled. Peitzman commented on his opportunity to work alongside the other design interns. “As a student, I rarely have to work on projects with other people but at IBM I worked side-by-side with an interdisciplinary team made up of visual designers,


Fall 2016  

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