An internship is an opportunity for students to work in their chosen profession while attending school in order to gain valuable knowledge and work experience.

Most often, interns are not paid for the work they do monetarily, but are instead rewarded by the sharing of knowledge, ideas, opportunities for their portfolio, networks and possibly a permanent job offer if the intern takes advantage of the opportunity to be a valuable employee.
Students in the Valencia Graphics Department are required to take an internship. Students cannot take an internship until they have passed GRA2182C Advanced Graphic Design II OR GRA2143 Advanced Web Page Design with a C or higher. Students probably won’t qualify for a Graphics Internship until their final two semesters enrolled.

You will not be able to register for an internship without following the steps outlined on our blog:

East Campus Lab Building 1 Room 213 

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various format paper cutters, board cutters, headphone check-out, loupe check-out, spray booth, viewing booth, light table, camera check-out, scanners, wacom tablet check-out and Cintiq monitors. All this in a friendly social working environment with a modern resources for students to browse and lounge while working on their laptops.

Phone: 407-582-2762           Visit for current hours and closed dates. Check before you drive.

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

West Campus Lab 3-150

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, headphone check-out, camera check-out, light table, scanners, loupe check-out, photo tent and wacom tablet check-out. Please be mindful if there are classes in session when using this lab by using only the computers in the back of the room.

Phone: 407-582-1592

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

Osceola Campus Lab 1-244

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, camera check-out, lights and light cube, media card readers, scanners, loupe check-out, Pantone swatch books, and wacom tablet check-out. Please be patient while we work on making lab improvements you’re going to love.

Phone 407-582-4953

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. might not be available for students in the lab.

Feel free to call, email or connect with us via the contact form! You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

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Student Juried Show Accepted Graphic’s and Digital Media Work 2016

by kpennino on April 5, 2016

Congratulations to the following students for having work accepted in the 2016 Annual Student Juried Exhibition! Want to know who won awards? Well, then you’ll just have to come to the show opening on Friday, April 15th, 2016 from 7pm – 8:30pm on the East Campus Anita S. Wooten Gallery in Building 3. Feel free to RSVP to the event in Facebook: and liberally share the event with your friends and family! All are welcome!

Student Juried Show Accepted Graphic’s and Digital Media Work 2016

Printed and 3-D Printed

  • Laura Judy – Hand-drawn type prints
  • Thalia Bunch – Typographic Journal
  • Tanoodej Anutarakul – Typography Book
  • Samantha Morales – Afros Book Cover
  • Ashton Dzialo – A to B Ad. Campaign
  • Rebekah Rigel – Bekah’s Branding
  • Mirysa A Robillard – Sweet Knead
  • Sarah Siddiqui – Home Illustration
  • Andy Hamer – Flat Face Fiction
  • Jason Miller – Type Poster, Univers
  • Christina Anzalone – Illuminati Coffee Package Design
  • Heather Hunsinger – Huli Hawaii Restaurant Finder
  • Heather Hunsinger – Coverly Smartphone Cases
  • Heather Hunsinger – What Are You Doing?
  • Heather Hunsinger – Lembrosia Lemonade
  • Ana Laura Pino Gallo – Olivia and Rick’s Wedding
  • Ana Laura Pino Gallo – TEMPLO
  • Ana Laura Pino Gallo – CARBON Barbecue Bar
  • Melissa Miller – Gentry’s BBQ Branding
  • Melissa Miller – Bohemian River Branding
  • Melissa Miller – Make it Grain Branding
  • Taylor Huff – Kino Branding
  • Taylor Huff – Deviant Branding
  • Taylor Huff – Phoenix Project: 3-Poster Series
  • Taylor Huff – HIP Infographic
  • Arliana Oraa – Parks & Rec. Seattle Branding
  • Arliana Oraa – Bonbon Confectionery Branding
  • Arliana Oraa – Oceano Shipping Int’l. Branding
  • Arliana Oraa – Bonbon Ad. Campaign
  • Arliana Oraa – Bodego Food Delivery App.
  • Aleitha Burton – Harbor House Stop Domestic Violence Campaign
  • Aleitha Burton – Max Brenner Ad Campaign
  • Aleitha Burton – Dahlia Bloom Dairy Farm Branding
  • Aleitha Burton – Baskerville Typeface Poster
  • Aleitha Burton – Typograpahy 101 Book
  • Joaris Manning – Infused Tea
  • Joaris Manning – The Art of Beer
  • Joey Morales – Nouveau Architecture Branding
  • Joey Morales – JLM Self Promo and Business Cards
  • Joey Morales – Crypt Zone Arcade Branding
  • Joey Morales – McKinley’s Barbershop
  • Janeza Dino – Wanted On Voyage CD Cover
  • Janeza Dino – Kafka on the Shore Book Cover
  • Janeza Dino – Type Book
  • Janeza Dino – Body Count (Lord of the Rings Illustration)


Web, Video, Motion Graphics, Digital

  • Tanice Arnold – Grave Digger Motiongraphics
  • Sarah Siddiqui – Hangry App. Design
  • Michael Mantia – Street Fighter Animation
  • Alena Tatum – Venue App.
  • Taylor Huff – Valiant Air Command Website
  • Carlos Paz – La Selva Video
  • Natalie Lauletta – Summit User Interface
  • Susi Rivera – RENE Website
  • Rebekah Rigel – Road Trip
  • Rebekah Rigel – Audubon Website
  • Aleitha Burton – Baskerville Type Poster Website
  • Aleitha Burton – Dahlia Bloom Sign-up Form Website
  • Aleitha Burton – Valiant Air Website
  • Brandon Chang – Portfolio Website
  • Brandon Chang – Web Directions
  • Brandon Chang – Indie Merch Store Website
  • Brandon Chang – Chimi King
  • Brandon Chang – Heat Beat Miami
  • Brandon Chang – Dr. Philips Center
  • Brandon Chang – Gigis

Winner List for the 2015 Graphic & Interactive Design Student Juried Show Awards

by kpennino on April 21, 2015

Below is the official list of graphic design, interactive design & digital media students who won awards in the 2015 Student Juried Show:

Form, Function and Error Free:  Stephanie de Sousa / Portfolio Website
Graphic Design Award: Jennifer Foreman / Wedding Design
Barbara Peterson Excellence in Design Award: Tara Paragian / JuJu Q Barbeque Campaign
In Memorial of Kevin M. Scarbrough; May This Award Satisfy His Ghost and Allow His Hellish Screams to End: Nhat Tran / Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Poster
Excellence in Typography Award (Print): Ana Laura Pino Gallo / Type book
Excellence in Typography Award (Web/Interactive): Taylor Huff / Scuba Website
Excellence in Design for Spot Color: Luis Argueta / Personal Brand
Dr. R. S. Grove Memorial Award in Illustration Purchase Award: José Estrada / Social Justice
For the Fun of It: Dahari Urena / It’s Tough Campaign
Best of Show: Dahari Urena / Yeah Yeah Yeahs Campaign
Close, But No Cigar, Best of Show: Laura Judy / A Stance on Standardized Tests
ACME “Now That’s Using Your Head” Award: José Estrada / Social Justice
Dean’s Purchase Award for Graphics: Lisa Yap / Disappearing / Coral Mining / Overfishing Series
One Hun Concept Award: Nhat Tran / FedEx Ad Campaign
Zumafu Foundation Award for Web Design: Taylor Huff / Scuba Website
Zumafu Foundation Award for Interactive Design: Brandon Chang / Portfolio Website
All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost Award: Dahari Urena / Furry Monsterz Campaign
Secret Society: I’m now a BDM with business cards:  Tara Paragian / Evil Twin Campaign
Being Legendary Award:  Tara Paragian / JuJu Q Barbeque Campaign
Social Responsibility Design Award: Nhat Tran / Rhino Equation
Valencia Digital Media Program Award, Best Digial Media Project: Elvis Olavarria / Story of My Life
The Dazzling Digital Illustration Award: Nhat Tran / Dami Wine
Damn! That’s Some Fine Body!: Austen Rebel / Omrade Catalog Poster
One Year Subscription to Skillshare: Valentina Salazar / Shelby Lanes
This Award is Better Than Jason Ellison’s Award: Dahari Urena / Orange Smokehouse
The “Officially That Guy” award for being too damn good: Valentina Salazar / Northern Pacific Railroad Campaign Poster
If I Had Wall Space I Would Buy It Award: Stephanie de Sousa / Naples Zoo Campaign Poster
If Websites Could Be Framed, I Would Frame It Award: Taylor Huff / GamePhile App Design

2015 Annual Student Juried Show Selected Graphics and Digital Media Work

by kpennino on March 30, 2015

This year the Opening Reception is schedule to occur on Friday, April 17th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Anita S. Wooten Gallery located on the East Campus in Building 3. Students who have work selected should attend the Opening Reception so they can hear if their work has won any awards. The awards will be announced at the Opening Reception at 7:30pm! 

Below is the list of work selected by the GRA/DIG Judges to be in the 2015 Annual Student Juried Show (arranged in no particular order):

PRINT WORK (to be hung):
Jose Estrada – Social Justice Poster Series (3 hand-done oversize posters)
Nhat Tran -
Rhino Equation Poster
Astral (digital illustrations poster)
FedEx Ad Camapaign (3 parts)
Matilda’s On Park Rebrand Campaign Poster
Nightmare On Elm Street Movie Poster
Dami Wine Bottle Labels
Stephanie de Sousa -
Ferris & Son Concrete Campaign Poster
Naples Zoo Campaign Poster
InCtrl Conference Campaign Poster
Laura Judy -
Freshly Squeezed Goudy Poster
“A Stance on Standardized Tests” Poster
Melissa Miller -
Downtown Creative Village Poster & Book
CF Magazine
Dahari Urena -
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Campaign Poster
Furry Monsterz Campaign Poster
It’s Tough Campaign Poster
Orange Smokehouse Campaign Poster
Luis Argueta -
“Feel No Pain” linocut print/poster
Neoteric (personal brand poster)
Emily Santiago – Bonnie’s Burgers and Fries Campaign Poster
Rigor Mortis Skateboards Campaign Poster
Austen Rebel -
Anchor Harbor Branding Poster
Omrade Furniture Catalog Poster
Omrade Branding Campaign Poster
El Gran Taco Branding Campaign Poster
El Gran Taco Poster Campaign (3 parts)
Wicked Weather Brewery Packaging
Lisa Yap – Disappearing / Coral Mining / Overfishing Series
Carlos Santiago – Brujo Skateboards Campaign Poster
Valentina Salazar -
Northern Pacific Railroad Campaign Poster
Sweet Water Smiles Branding Campaign Poster
Le Créme Branding Campaign Poster
Shelby Lanes Branding Campaign Poster
Joseph Ortiz -
Lechon BBQ Branding Poster
Paper Route Campaign Poster
Tara Paragian -
JuJu Q Barbeque Branding Campaign Poster
Evil Twin Skateboards Branding Campaign Poster
Jennifer Foreman -
Simple Soap Branding Campaign Poster
Mystic Elixir Branding Campaign Poster
Wedding Design Branding Campaign Poster
Maria Raigosa – Lego Ad Campaign (3 parts)
Taylor Huff – Motorcycles Are Everywhere (block print poster)
Arliana Oraa – Tokyo Tourism Campaign (3 parts)
Rebekah Rigel – PGY Magazine
Ana Laura Peno Gallo – Lubalin Type Specimen Book

INTERACTIVE/WEB WORK (to be shown on a computer):
Elvis Olavarria – The Story of My Life
Brandon Chang -
Indie Merch Store Website
Portfolio Website
Stephanie de Sousa -
Windows Slideshow
Portfolio Website (
Taylor Huff -
GamePhile App Design
Online Scuba Website Redesign
Infusion Tea Website Redesign
Joseph Ortiz – Durrounik Website

Several Great Upcoming Events!

by kpennino on April 9, 2014

There are several upcoming events you should all have on your radar!

AIGA Orlando Drink & Draw Social:
At Stardust Coffee and Video, Thursday (tomorrow), April 10 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This is a fun social event. No need to drink or draw! Just show up and get to know your local creatives!  Info on this event can be found on their facebook page:

Annual 2014 Valencia Fine & Graphic Arts Student Juried Show:
At Valencia’s East Campus Anita S. Wooten Gallery (Building 3), Friday, April 18th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This is a family-friendly event with some finger food and some of the best graphic design and fine art you’ll see for some time! This event always draws a giant crowd! For more information, see our blog post about this upcoming event here:

Semesterly Portfolio Show ‘n’ Tell:
At Valencia’s West Campus in Building 2, Cafeteria Mezzanine Level (2nd floor), Thursday, April 24th from 5:30pm – 8pm. This is your chance to see what a finished Valencia Graphic & Interactive Design student portfolio looks like! It’s also a great chance to ask graduating students about their experiences. You’re encouraged to bring family and friends. This is a semesterly event, however, this year we went all out and we’ve changed the venue and added food!

AIGA Orlando SPOT Award Showcase: 
At the Orange Studio (1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL), Friday, April 25th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. AIGA’s annual SPOT Award Showcase will be a display of all work produced by the protégés of the AIGA ORLANDO MENTORSHIP 2014 program. Open to the public and creative community, all guests and spectators will vote on the best exhibits and pieces by placing a circle sticker (or spot!) next to it. They will also have a guest speaker for the evening sharing their inspiring work, talking about student success and giving insight into life after graduation. This will a spectacular evening that you don’t want to miss! DJ and food truck will be on site while the voting is taking place. For information about this eventj and to purchase tickets:

2014 Annual Student Juried Show Accepted Work

by kpennino on March 31, 2014

Congratulation to those Graphic & Interactive Design and Digital Media student whose work was accepted into the 2014 Annual Student Juried Fine & Graphic Art Show. Every year awards are given to exceptional work that was accepted into the show. To know to won an award, you should attend the show opening:

2014 Annual Student Juried Fine & Graphic Art Show
East Campus Building 3 Anita S. Wooten Gallery and Atrium
Friday, April 18th  from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Awards Ceremony in the Atrium at 7:30pm

Here is the list of Accepted Graphic Design/Interactive Design/Digital Media Work: 

Lauren Shafer: 

  • Apostle Clothing Shopping Bag
  • Something Blue Wedding Collateral
  • Donate for Life Branding


Adrianna Perrault: 

  • Leighline Irish Pub Branding
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Branding
  • Carbon Cycles Branding


Ruben Del Rio: 

  • Pledge Eternity Campaign
  • Save the Arts Campaign
  • You Are What You Eat (large poster)
  • Atoms for Peace Album Art Visualization
  • Calvin + Hobbes Flash Website
  • Jake’s Mailman Interactive Animation
  • Craigslist Redesign – 90 degrees Website
  • The Drunken Monkey Responsive Website
  • Marx and Lennin Footwear LLC Website
  • Print Squid Website
  • Designificationalism Website


Devin Jacoviello: 

  • Developing Chemicals Packaging
  • Monarch Motorcycle Posters (2)
  • Monarch Motorcycle Branding
  • Haymaker Typographic Posters (3)
  • Below Minimum Wage Ad Campaign (3)
  • Adelaide Guitar Branding
  • Kick Fix Sneaker Mobile App
  • Rough Riders BBQ Branding


Jennifer Pelham: 

  • The Tar Pit Smokehouse Branding
  • Royal Alexandria Railway Branding
  • Leutzinger Watch Co. Branding
  • Castor Peak Ski Equipment Branding (2)


Sarah Siddiqui: 

  • The Art of Type – Typography Book
  • Frozen Movie Poster
  • Bauhaus Poster


Christopher Reath: 

  • The Magic School Bus Brochure
  • Unfair Brand Posters (3)
  • Unfair Skateboards Branding
  • Avian Brothers Branding
  • Copeland Guitar Co. Branding
  • 3 Little Pigs Barbecue Pit Branding
  • Lauren & Nicholas Wedding Collateral


Sebastian Mejia: 

  • ADAGIO Men’s Dress Apparel Branding Branding
  • Hops & Dreams Brewing Co. Branding
  • Travel Germany Website
  • Cotton On Website/Apparel Site
  • Millennium Falcon Interactive Map
  • Habitat for Humanity Website


Taylor Huff: 

  • Rockstar Cupcake Lounge Packaging
  • Ethos Vegan Kitchen Presentation Digital Layout


Lynda Kusuma: 

  • Typography Book
  •  1st Book Style Guide


Ravish Patel: Zooda Skateboards

Austen Rebel: Pantone’s 50th Anniversary Campaign

Josef Ortiz: Ethios Coffee Packaging

Kira Rosa: Ship Wrecked Rum Packaging

Serena LynFatt: Eat, Sleep, TYPE – Typographic Book Design

Tibby Starks: Get the Facts About Greyhounds

Jason Valderrama-Urrego: Shepard Ad Campaign

Jason Cardenas: Sushiology Redesign Website


Unaccepted work should be picked up before the end of the semester in the East Campus lab in 1-215.



Graphic & Interactive Design Student Juried Show Award Winners

by kpennino on April 19, 2013

Below is a list of the 2013 Graphic & Interactive Design Student Juried Show Award Winners:

Robert Sena Web Design Award – Nadia Pedrosa; My Creative Process
Graphic Design Award – Bryant Taylor; MTV Ad Campaign
Barbara Peterson Excellence in Design Award – Carly Harms; Terras Gauda Wine Poster
Into the Darkness I Tread, Not With a Grimace, But a Grin – Jennifer Jewell; Step Into Darkness/Dark Army/Malus
Excellence in Typography Award (Print) – Sebastian Mejia; Shenandoah Growers Packaging
Excellence in Typography Award (Web/Interactive) – Nadia Pedrosa; My Creative Process
Best Spot Color Print Design – Amanda Shaw; The Shins Album Cover
Dr. R. S. Grove Memorial Award in Illustration – Andia S. Greenlee; Animal Farm Book Cover
For the Fun of It – Ruben Del Rio; Muto (stop motion)
The Finishing Touch Award – Sebastian Mejia; Shenandoah Growers Packaging
Best of Show - Jennifer Jewell; Self Branding/Portfolio
Dean’s Award for Graphics – Ruben Del Rio; Times Poster
If I Had Wall Space I Would Buy It Award – Jennifer Jewell; Self Branding/Portfolio
If I Had Wall Space I Would Buy It Award – Amanda Shaw; Times New Roman Poster
If I Had Wall Space I Would Buy It Award – Carly Harms; Terras Gauda Wine Poster
SAY IT LOUD! Campaign Concept Award – Moyaah Keener; Ms.
Excellence in Innovation, Execution & Creative Thinking – Jennifer Jewell; Self Branding/Portfolio
Zumafu Foundation Award for Web Design – Nadia Pedrosa; My Creative Process
Zumafu Foundation Award for Interactive Design – Huyen Lisa Nguyen; Listerine Campaign
PMS Award – Bryant Taylor; Do Something Ad Campaign

Students who were unable to attend the award ceremony and who won awards should stop by our East Campus Graphic Lab in 1-213 to pick up their award.

2013 Accepted Graphics Student Juried Work

by kpennino on March 26, 2013

Below is a list of the Graphic’s work that was selected by our jurors to be in the 2013 Annual Student Graphic & Fine Art Student Juried Show. To find out who won awards, you’ll need to attend the awards ceremony taking place the night of the show opening:

When: Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6:30pm – 9pm
Awards Ceremony: 7pm
Where: Valencia’s East Campus Anita S. Wooten Gallery (Building 3)

Accepted Print/3D:
Amanda Shaw – Wisdom Poster
Amanda Shaw – Times New Roman Poster
Amanda Shaw – Experiment With Type
Amanda Shaw – Audio Punk Brand Style Guide
Amanda Shaw – Converse Rebrand
Amanda Shaw -  Luxury Transportation Brochure
Amanda Shaw – Fresh Pulp Brand Book/Package
Amanda Shaw – Gaslight Anthem Poster
Amanda Shaw – The Shins Album Cover
Robert Trevor Gaye – Kabel Font Poster
Robert Trevor Gaye – Creative Culture Packaging
Kristie D’Agostino – Bass Nectar
Kristie D’Agostino – Adopt a Best Friend
Kristie D’Agostino – Save the Turtles
Bry Schultz – Shadow Type STD
Bry Schultz – The Only True Knowledge is Knowing You Know Nothing
Ruben Del Rio – Times
Ruben Del Rio – Ego/Mirror
Ruben Del Rio -  a-b (FedEx)
Sebastian Mejia – Slow and Low BBQ Sauce
Sebastian Mejia – Shenandoah Growers Package Design
David Small – Bugatti Veyron
David Small – Pan Am Rebrand
David Small – Spy Center
Bryant Taylor – Urban Outfitters Style Guide
Bryant Taylor – Do Something Ads
Bryant Taylor – MTV Ads
Carly Harms – Dandelion Wine
Carly Harms – Univers Typography Poster
Carly Harms – Terras Gauda Wine Poster
Carly Harms – Globe Longboarding Brochure
Carly Harms – Gaslight Anthem Ads and Merchandise
Jennifer Jewell – Self Branding/Portfolio
Jennifer Jewell – Step Into Darkness / Dark Army / Malus
Huyen Lisa Nguyen – Game. Set. Match. Midtown Athletic Club
Huyen Lisa Nguyen – Before You Speak
Matthew Westerman – Wisdom Poster
Crystalyn Burns – From Heart, to Limb, to Pen
Kira Rosa – *it Happens
Amy Fuhlbruck – Dont Save Me
Andia S. Greenlee – Animal Farm Book Cover
Kira Rosa – Punks Not Dead
Serena Y. Lyn Fatt – Everglades Project Stationary Design
Jennifer Atwell – Spark Digital Corporate Identity
Sarah Siddiqui – Just Desserts Stationary Design
Moyaah S. Keener – Ms.
Tara Paragian – Spark Digital Corporate Identity Package
Ruben Del Rio – Muto
Ruben Del Rio – of Montreal Website
Nadia Pedrosa – My Creative Process
Nadia Pedrosa – Fruictice





2013 Orlando Student ADDY Awards

by kpennino on February 20, 2013

Congratulations to Valencia Graphics Students who won Student ADDY Awards this year!: 

Sung Wonpitaksiri (shown below) (GOLD STUDENT ADDY for her Lowe’s: Evolve advertising campaign done in Professor, Garrett Burtoft’s course):

Stacy Frank (shown below)(SILVER STUDENT ADDY for her AIGA Blue Ridge 2012 Poster Clash “Leadership” poster done in Professor, Kristy Pennino’s course):

Shayla Cannady (shown below)(SILVER STUDENT ADDY for her Genesis Project corporate identity stationery package done in Christine Dupont’s course):

All student and professional winners can be found here:

Many Kudos for Valencia Graphics Students!

by kpennino on July 11, 2012

My apologies in advance – this post is VERY long overdo! Valencia Graphics students have been very busy winning awards the past couple of months!

To start, Jenny Plucinsky was awarded a National Student Silver ADDY Award this year for her poster shown below:

Next, Zuleika Arroyo was awarded a Silver Medal in the International Conqueror Typographic Games poster competition for her poster shown below:

Stacy Frank also placed in the Conqueror Typographic Games poster competition with a Bronze Medal for her work below:

To add to Stacy and Zuleika’s accomplishments in this competition, jurors made their voice heard but selecting Jeffrey Chery’s poster for commendation by displaying it in their awards/launch event held at Colette in Paris:

Finally, Nichawan “Sung” Wongpitaksiri is current a semi-finalist in round 2 of the international 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Send some good karma her way in hopes she makes it as a finalist in the competition for her work below:

Valencia Places in AIGA Blue Ridge Poster Clash!

by kpennino on April 17, 2012

Congratulations to Valencia Graphics student, Zuleika Arroyo-Rosa, for placing 2nd in the 2012 AIGA Blue Ridge Poster Clash competition!