Alumni

Our graduates have the agility and skills to bring design to diverse situations, from scientific research labs to futurist think tanks, from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and nonprofits to leading corporations and design studios. Visit our Alumni site to learn more.

Here are a few of the titles that our alumni currently hold:

Associate Professor, Interaction Design
Author
Community Design Liaison
Creative Director
Creative Technologist
Design Analyst
Design Director

Digital Creative Director
Entrepreneur and Inventor
Founder and Creative Director
Human-centered Design Researcher
Interaction and Visual Designer
Interaction Designer/Magician
Interactive Environments Lead

Media Artist
Non-traditional Creative
PhD Candidate
Professor, Multimedia Design
Senior Manager Brand Identity Strategy
Senior UX Designer
UX Designer

Placement trends we have seen in recent years:

Communication technology research or innovation units:
Samsung Research, Microsoft Research, HTC Magic Lab, Google Creative Lab, T-Mobile Innovation Lab, Yahoo! Research, Intel Research, IBM

Non-conventional contexts:
Jet Propulsion Lab/NASA, United Nations, UNICEF’s Tech4Dev, Inkling, Synn Labs, Kaiser Innovation Center, Bloomberg, Dahlberg, City of Los Angeles, ESRI

Independent practices and start-ups:
Design studios, entrepreneurial ventures, app development, residencies, film festivals, conferences, media art exhibitions, galleries and performances

Academia—teaching and PhDs:
MIT, UCSD, UCLA, Parsons The New School for Design, Hongik University, Mingchuan University, SVA, BYU, ArtCenter College of Design, Iowa State University, Cal State Long Beach, Auckland University of Technology, Kaywon University, Santa Monica City College

Innovation groups within advertising and media companies:
Chiat/Day, Wieden+Kennedy, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Yu+Co, Artefact, Troika Design Group, McCann

Innovation groups within global consulting firms:
Ernst & Young, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Price Waterhouse Cooper

Design research, interaction, and UX design in major design firms:
IDEO, Frog Design, Smart Design, Continuum, 8 Inc., 5D Worldbuilding