May 3, 2013
Author: Kayla Cropper
Two GAID graduating MFA students, Emily Colburn and Lydia Nichols, have been awarded a prestigious fellowship from Chronicle Books in San Francisco.
“I applied for this fellowship because working for Chronicle Books would be a dream of mine,” Colburn said. “They create beautiful, contemporary and playful books/products.”
Nichols will be their Children’s Design Fellow, while Colburn will be their Marketing Design Fellow. At first, Colburn applied to be in the Food & Drink department because of her love for food.
“They saw my application and recommended me for the Marketing position, which I’m thrilled about!” Colburn said.
There were only five total fellow positions available this year, so they had to be very competitive.
“I had to submit a printed profile, a statement and a resume,” Colburn said. “I created a book with all my recent graduate work.”