Designing a career unlike any other
Kara Summerly’s graphic design major has led to employment in what she terms “a corporate world of play.”
After completing her sophomore internship with toy manufacturer Hasbro, Inc. and her senior internship with Boston advertising agency The Fantastical, Summerly accepted a full-time position as a graphic designer with Hasbro. According to Summerly, each of her internships has given her a different perspective on the design world. Her work with artists and copywriters for Fantastical clients complemented the in-house, corporate experience she had at Hasbro. She drew on her internship experiences for her senior thesis, redesigning the boxes, boards, and cards for games such as Monopoly and Taboo to make them more appealing as party games for older audiences. So far, Hasbro is receptive to her idea, but time will tell, Summerly explains, if nostalgia for the original designs will win out.