A Summer at Beyond Design

May 30, 2013

Helen, Jillian, Chloe, and Justin

We are excited to have multi-talented individuals from different schools and backgrounds join our team as summer interns! You can learn a little about each student below.

Justin is a junior at The Ohio State University and is pursuing a degree in Industrial Design.

“I chose to pursue Industrial Design out of a desire to create. I felt that through industrial design I could impact peoples everyday lives even if in only a very minor way, and ultimately have a lot of fun throughout the process.”

Chloe is from the northern Chicago area. Recently, she passed sophomore portfolio review at Purdue University, where she will be continuing studies in industrial design as a junior this fall.

“My love for design started at an early age. I was surrounded by art and design growing up with my mother being involved in fashion. I have dabbled in arts and crafts, fashion, and architecture. I knew I was going to do some type of design. I truly cannot see myself doing anything else. Industrial design seemed like the perfect fit because I can still apply modern aesthetics, while also having a functional and realistic use in the world.”

Chloe recently received an Honorable Mention from the 2013 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition for her design of the Capture Cane. You can read more on the competition and her concept here.

Jillian will be a senior this fall studying Industrial Design at UIC.

“I first found Industrial Design my freshman year in college and immediately loved it! It was great because it allowed me to be creative in a way that applied to everyday life. Every time I start a new project, regardless of what it is, I find myself excited about some aspect of the project. I see it as a problem that needs to be solved. I have always been drawn to challenges and design is something that I believe poses many.”

Helen is currently studying towards her MFA in industrial design at University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. Her work covers different areas varying from industrial design to interaction design. Her study area is focusing on exploring relations between design, human behavior and social anthropology.

“Design is about aesthetics, being honest, and also environmentally friendly. So is life.”

Our intern program focuses on teaching important design skills that will not only help the students when they return to school, but also when they seek out careers after graduation. We develop workshops based on what it is they want to improve on over the course of the summer. It’s a fun and challenging learning environment and we look forward to seeing how each one progresses over the next three months.

To apply for an internship at our studio, please send your resume and portfolio to

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