We meet again Mr. Potato Head, for the third time, however, this time is a bit different--we’re both wearing masks. Hi, my name is Liv DeLuca and I’m currently a senior studying Industrial Design at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. I’m currently on my third co-op at Hasbro as a Digital Model Artist with the Model Shop, except this time around, my commute looks a little different.
As a Digital Artist Co-op, I’ve had the opportunity to make some pretty sweet digital renders using Keyshot for multiple different brands, like My Little Pony, Star Wars, Monopoly, and more! I was able to apply my own knowledge, and expand my skills with this software, by learning from others on this amazing team. I can now start charging my fellow students for Keyshot tutorials when I get back for my senior year! ….kidding.
When I look back on my three co-ops at Hasbro, I can’t help but smile. Smile because of all the memories I’ve made. The connections I have built over the 2 years, some over coffee with designers from all different brands. All the laughs I’ve had, some over crumbs of Knead Donuts on Wednesdays. But my biggest grin from ear to ear comes from seeing how much I’ve grown as a designer and a person.
I got to experience three different types of work through my co-ops, each one giving me an idea of what kind of work I want to be doing when I graduate. I couldn’t have asked for better co-op experiences—I knew after my first one, that this was where I wanted to be. As someone who loves to laugh and make others laugh, what’s more perfect than designing products to bring the happiness of play to kids and families?
Good things can come in fours, right? Hopefully see you again soon Hasbro!