One might wonder what they’ll find when inquiring about a company with the word “mad” in its name.
Well, 2023 intern Keyah Madaris says she found much more than a summer gig to build her resume. In fact, she described the multidisciplinary design agency as a “community” where “creative minds collide” and “spontaneity” thrives.
“I find that the name is fitting. Every day someone has something new to contribute. Just the conversations alone are what makes Madhouse, Madhouse. It feels like a community, even a family, that has brought me little by little out of my comfort shell,” Keyah said.
When applying on the Ohio State University’s posting system Handshake, Keyah was unsure of what her next step would be. However, she said she was baited by the creative job posting and enthralled by the idea of joining the team after skimming a few projects.
Keyah credits the project BRAVE for sealing her interest and ultimately leading her to apply.
“The video that advocated for uplifting the Black community was beautifully filmed. As someone who is also African American, I found the video to be special and almost poetic,” she said.
Inspired by the chance to “meet her goals, sharpen her skills, and produce projects that matter” Keyah joined the team and her contributions have been an integral part of business this summer.
“Some internships limit what [interns] are allowed to contribute towards. Madhouse prepares their interns for working with real clients and providing real solutions,” Keyah said.
As a soon-to-be alumna of OSU with a degree in visual communication design and architectural studies, Keyah feels more prepared to tackle her goals after spending a summer with the Madhouse crew.