The Green Monster is a landmark known far and wide among Massachusetts residents and Northeastern students. For many, working at the 109 year-old stadium is a dream and combined Graphic Design and Marketing major Anna Rychlik made that dream a reality.
Anna is currently on co-op with the Boston Red Sox for the second time as a junior graphic designer. One of the projects she works on is #wallpaperwednesday where she creates wallpapers for their social media channels giving her the opportunity to try out new sports designs, styles and techniques. From developing pitch decks, reports, social media, signage, advertisements and more, Anna is always working on something new with the Red Sox.
Her favorite part of working for the Red Sox is the people she works with and the team that supports her. One of those team members include former Husky and Graphic Design major Nick Sciarratta. At the start of her co-op she didn’t have experience with sports design and is grateful for the opportunity to learn from such a robust team.
This year, Northeastern will be holding their Commencement Ceremonies at Fenway Park and many people are eagerly working to make those days a smashing success. Specifically on the creative team, Anna and others have been creating maps and signage to help guide attendees around the ballpark.
It is because of these unique experiences Anna has been afforded that she chose to attend Northeastern. “I had the opportunity to do N.U.in in Sydney my first semester, and from there I kept finding the most incredible ways to explore my major and find my place on campus,” explained Anna. She felt the design program at Northeastern would allow her experiences she wouldn’t find anywhere else.
“Being a combined major has allowed me to find so many incredible opportunities for getting involved with student organizations on campus, I could not recommend either of these enough!” said Anna. “I love how well the two parts of my major complement each other, and being able to study these two things has led me to such incredible experiences on campus and beyond,” she added.
Back on Northeastern’s campus, Anna is completing her role as Co-Director of WISE (the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship on campus) and also served as VP Design for the organization. She has also spent multiple semesters as a designer for Scout, Northeastern’s student-led design studio.
“I truly could not have asked for a better four years at Northeastern so far. I am moving to San Francisco in the fall for my third and final co-op, and can’t wait to be back on campus for my last semester in the spring!” concluded Anna.