Meet ArtWorks’ newest intern, Henry Lindeman. Henry is as University of Cincinnati DAAP student completing a co-op with ArtWorks as part of his degree.
Tell us about yourself.
I am 21 and currently attend the University of Cincinnati for Graphics Communication Design.
You were an ArtWorks Youth Apprentices. Which projects have you worked on?
I have worked with ArtWorks as a Youth Apprentice on three different projects in the past. I first worked on a project making multi-media paintings for the Ronald McDonald House. I worked on two different murals after that, Dreaming Blues featuring Mamie Smith, and most recently Visionary Reality Threshold by Saya Woolfalk.
How did your ArtWorks Apprenticeship help you?
ArtWorks helped to show me that there are employment opportunities for artists, and it helped me choose to pursue a career in graphic design. For my last co-op I worked with Art Beyond Boundaries and I had a lot of fun designing their event posters. I am excited to possibly do similar work for ArtWorks.
Why did you pick this opportunity?
I chose to work here because of the positive experiences I have had working for ArtWorks in the past. I really enjoyed all of the projects that I have worked on and I am excited to give back to the organization in some way. In fact it is one of the things I am most excited about. I am also excited to somehow leave my mark on ArtWorks graphic design.
What are your future career goals?
When I graduate I hope to find a job in design doing work for an organization I care about.
ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 190 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorksCincinnati.org