Parker Metcalf ('21, B.F.A., Communication Design: Graphic Design, minor in Art History) has been awarded a rare and highly competitive, paid six-month journey through the World's Greatest Internship, WGI. As one of only four selected from approximately 500 applications, Metcalf will intern for six months at three design firms from his base in Dallas working remotely with designers in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, London, and New York City.
This year, WGI received applications from 29 countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S.
"Mental curator turned creator — I am a graphic designer who is passionate about solving problems through beautiful and useful solutions," says Metcalf, who was a Gold Award winner at the Graphis New Talent Competition 2021 for his Eris Brand campaign and a 2018 recipient of the Clampitt Paper Scholarship for his outstanding sophomore portfolio.
The WGI team works to bridge the gap between the best emerging creative talent and the most innovative companies large and small to enable connections between people who care about culture and the business of creativity.