»Alumni

The graphic design alumni have gone on to do great things all over the United States and countries around the world. From running their own businesses, to working in-house at ad agencies and design firms, they cover the spectrum of design jobs. We do the best we can to keep up with them. Click on the links below to see where our former students have gone based on their program of study. Please check back often for updates.

+-2010 - Present

Zach Guenther, 2014: Graphic Artist, King Tide Creative

Alana Michaels, 2013: Junior Account Manager at Webydo

Lindsey Messenger: Junior Graphic Designer at Christopher Radko, NY

Susanna Davidov, 2013: Founder, Alora Diamond Co., Beverly Hills, CA

Roger Dumas, 2013: OSHIN Studio

Mike Gembarski, 2013: Currently a Graphic Designer at Ainsworth Design Group. Previously a freelance designer with clients all over the US, including Hank Blank, Young Company and Motor, as well as the charity Miracles for KidsHis work with these companies has ranged from website design, branding, and infographics, to slide-share presentations, and gala event branding for the #1 sought after philanthropy event in Orange County (Miracles for Kids). He also works as the creative director for his brother's mobile app start up MobileU, which is making good strides. He currently lives in Laguna Beach, and in his spare time enjoys photography, surfing, hiking, free diving, swimming or just simply being outside.

Logan Merriam, 2013: User Interface Designer at Patterns in Portland, OR.  

Ryan Mick, 2013: Creative Director at Humin, Inc. in Orange County, CA

Ariel Roth, 2013: Graphic Designer at Fandango and previously a Graphic Designer at ZEFR in Venice, CA.

Jenny Leicester Davis: Graphic Designer & Illustrator, JLeicester Design

Jin Furuya: Marketing Manager at Jetstar Airways, LLC which operates in the APAC region (Japan & Korea)

Logan Merriam: Visual Designer at Kinsa, NY

Breanna Rawding, 2012: Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator, Hope International University

Sabrina Davis, 2012: Fullbright Scholar Recipient & now Research Assistant at Knowledge Bank

Maria Reisinger, 2012: BNBuilders

Amber Hedrick: Junior Graphic Designer at Apex Energetics

Emilie Christ, 2012: Jr. Graphic Designer at Clever Creative in Venice CA. She is working on projects for Warner Brothers, Mattel, Hasbro to name a few.

Noah Fell, 2012: Content Production Specialist at GuideSpark and previously a Graphic Designer/Content Creator at Infinite Z.

Lisa Horn, 2012: Creative Director at Level Entertainment Group in Huntington Beach, CA.

Kristen Lee, 2012: Graphic Artist at Admit One Products, Inc

Kelsi Mathey, 2012: Graphic Designer at Brands Ignited in San Diego CA.

Rebecca Shead, 2012: Junior Designer at 160over90

Elliot Spaulding, 2012: Display Coordinator at Anthropologie.

Devin Valdivia, 2012: Freelance Illustrator at PIMCO

Anton Warketin, 2012: Co Founder and Designer at Cathod.tv

Emily Astbury, 2011: Graphic Designer/Production Artist at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. San Francisco Bay Area.

Danielle Atnip, 2011: Designer at Kneadle.

Jessica Becker, 2011: Graphic design and custom printing assistant at Jonathan Wright and Co.

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Simon Blockley, 2011: Designed the Dynasty Edition packaging for the video game NBA2k13 for US and international distribution, designed a typeface for Otis College of Art and Design.

Kristin Entringer, 2011: Freelance graphic designer

Amber Hedrick, 2011: Freelance graphic designer. Intern at DIT USA, Huntington Beach (2011)

Kristin Hinkley, 2011: Currently Graphic Designer and Online Marketing Coordinator at Album. Freelance production design at several OC corporations and creative firms including Specific Media-MySpace (Irvine), SDA Creative (Capo Beach), and INK (Irvine) in 2011. Spring 2012 full-time paid intern at AdamsMorioka (Bevery Hills). Freelance at HeilBrice Marketing Communications and Asics America (Irvine,) upon completion of Spring internship.

Ian Hutchison, 2011: Founder/Art Director at the OC Mafia.

Jhoanne Mecjia, 2011: Creative Director at Ashton Park Agency in Orange County, CA.

Kyle Pidot, 2011: Graphic designer at prAna Living.

Dana Quadri, 2011: In house designer at Neocell Corporation.

Nicole Santo, 2011: Visual Display/Graphic Designer at Wellen, LLC.

David Augustyn, 2010: Design Intern at Electric Visual

Jessica Becker, 2010: Graphic Design and Custom Printing Assistant at Jonathan Wright & Company

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Laura Brewer, 2010: Her latest work is featured on Behance.net.

Lauryn Bryant, 2010:  Marketing Communications Coordinator and Graphic Designer at Sunrise Company in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kelsey Chapman, 2010: Graphic Designer at Audigy Group Portland.

Allison Conners, 2010: Designed the "totally" bag for international surf company O'Neill. o'neill bag designed by Allison Conners

Kyle Floyd, 2010: Kyle landed a job at LF Sportswear, a girls' apparel company.

Amanda Giaramita, 2010: Graphic Designer at Cali and York.

Sarah Hahn, 2010: Marketing Art Director at Palm Springs Life Magazine.

Melissa Hoffman, 2010: Graphic Designer at the Learn To Be Foundation.

Kimmy Kirkwood, 2010: Kimmy was an intern at Tao Creative and at VOX + Associates. She is now the Marketing Director / Graphic Designer at Ricci Realty & North Hills Realty as well as the Graphic Designer at VOX + Associates.

Lindsey Messenger, 2010: Corporate/Media Relations internship at the PR and Marketing firm, PMK*BNC in West Hollywood, CA.

Jen B. Peters, 2010: Jen works for Mattson Creative in Irvine.

Madeline Pisaneschi, 2010: Part of the on air graphics team at the public television station KCTS 9 in Seattle, WA.

Ramona Rose, 2010: Graphic Designer at Modnique.

Rosario Rodriguez, 2009:Senior Production Artist, Smashbox Studios

Sarah Buczek, 2009: Senior graphic Designer, 2b bebe

+-2005 - 2009

Andrew Bain, 2009: Principle Designer at Andrew Bain Design. Designer for Swoop Magazine.

Sarah Buczek, 2009: Graphic Designer at Charlotte Russe clothing company in San Francisco, CA.

Shelby Hayden Craig, 2009: Creative at MediaCom Beyond Advertising at MediaCom Sydney Area, Australia.

Sarah Donahue, 2009: Created logo and website for Grampy Pat's Sourdough bread company.

Amanda Eisenberg, 2009: Designer for PhotoGraphic Creations, Assistant Web Designer for Odds On Records & Studios in Henderson, NV.

Ryan Huddleston, 2009. Graphic Designer at AFS Visual Communications.

Darren McArdel, 2009: Graphic Designer at Sonnyside Up.

Rosario Rodriquez, 2009: Graphic Designer at Castle Pacific Industries, Inc.

Kristen Adams, 2008: Graphic Designer and Model for Ellison.

Dwight Blair, 2008: Owner and Designer at Marvesa Creative Studio

Sarah Donahue, 2008: Sarah landed a job at a wholesale body jewelry company in downtown Los Angeles. One part of Sarah’s job is creating designs for plugs for gauged ears. Many of her designs will end up in Hot Topic, one of her company’s biggest buyers.

Jessica Jarvis, 2008: Designer at VDIO.

Melissa Koltz, 2008: Creative Director at Infuse Creative.

Gennifer Lewis, 2008: Web Marketing Specialist at Paul's TV.

Lilit (Novruzyan) Aleksanyan, 2007: Creative Coordinator for Screen Gems at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Freelance Graphic Designer at Design.

Brooke Dombroski, 2007: Creative Director at Crush Sunglasses, a Retail Marketing Specialist and Event Planner at Hurley, as well as freelance photographer.

Peter Fiek, 2007: Designer at Broadcom Inc.

Jin Furuya, 2007: Graphic Designer/Coordinator at CONNECT INC. Tokyo.

Lauren Godlove, 2007: Freelance Graphic Designer in the Greater LA Area.

Valerie Ito, 2007: Graphic Artist at Quicksilver

Melissa Loschy, 2007: Art Director at Nuts and Bolts Training Company.

Brooke Moore, 2007: Marcom Coordinator at Dell in Austin, TX.

Jeff Werner, 2007: Freelance Interactive Designer at Doner Advertising.

Erica (Fong) Cline, 2006: Works for San Francisco International Airport as the Airport Graphics Supervisor.

Autumn Schabert, 2006: Worked as an Account Manager at Agency Services at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online.

Melissa Simonian, 2006: Senior Designer and acting Art Director at Filter Magazine in Los Angeles, CA.

Stephanie Witherspoon, 2006: Owner & Lead Designer at Alterna.tif.

Sara Burke, 2005: Senior designer at Perfectholiday design, won a category in The 2012 Communication Arts Design Annual (a prominent international design competition). The Andrew Southam Portrait book, which will appear in Design Annual 53, the September/October 2012 issue of Communication Arts.

Laurern Butori, 2005: JLead Textile Graphic Designer at Simply She, San Francisco Bay Area.

Maren Kelly, 2005: Freelance Graphic Designer for Fox Racing Inc. in Irvine California since May 2010.

Maria Garcia, 2005: Freelance Designer/Animator who currently works for Lifetime Networks and The CW.

Paul Sweeney, 2005: Front-end Web Developer at Atomic Online.

Jenny Leicester, 2009: Production Coordinator for C&T Publishing.

+-2000 - 2004

Michael Hedman, 2004: Graphic Designer at Chapman Walters Intercoastal Corp.

Scott Sagud, 2004: Working as the Men's Top Designer for Levi Strauss & Co.

Wendy Oldfield, 2004: Art Director/Designer at Brainyard, coauthor and designer of two books on creativity, a recent How Conference speaker a, and Owner and Principal at Vekay Design.

Matt Parker, 2004: Creative Director at Album Creative Studios since 2002.

Darla Vietti, 2004: Owner & Designer at Darla Marie Designs.

Joshua Gardner, 2003: Designer for Modal Digital Agency in Irvine, California.

Molly Hervey, GD Minor 2003: Art Director PSB Integrated Marketing.

Elizabeth (Lewis) Hodson, 2003: Art Director at Hungry Girl, Inc.

Margaret Minnis, 2003: Worked at Portland Development Commission in Oregon creating brochures, newsletters, booklets, event invitations and signage. Afterwards she created logos and designed web pages, direct mailings and advertising programs for Western Golf Properties in Lake Forest, California. Most recently Margaret worked for Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.

Matther Newman, 2003: Chief Creative Officer / Partner at Mad Menace Entertainment, LLC. Owner at Sunscience Studios.

Erin Fry Patterson, 2003: Working at Quicksilver Hang Ten in Hunington Beach, California. Erin recently started her own greek life apparel line: The Greek Supply.

Alex Rinker, 2003: Senior Designer at Ted Perez + Associates.

Ian Swanson, 2003: Graphic Designer for Surfrider Foundation.

Selita (Limtiaco) Tolentino, 2003: Graphic Designer at Lakeshore Learning Materials.

Natalie Casey, 2002: Graphic Desiner and Brand Management at Princess Cruises since 2009. Graphic Designer for Orange County Performing Arts Center (2005-2009).

Erin Morinaka, 2002: Graphic Designer at California Scents. Senior Graphic Designer at Kiku Jewelry (2009-2012). Art Director at Motta Advertising (2007-2009).

Lindsey Nielsen, 2002: Graphic Designer at Fluidmaster, Inc.

Lucas Cobb, 2002: - Quality Control (Art Director) Officer for Blackbaud, Inc. along with being the design principle for Guide Creative.

Natalie Casey, 2001: Graphic Designer for Chapman University, Pacific Coast Companies, NeoDesign and Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Michael Hain, 2001: Senior Designer at Zther Interactive.

Adrienne Ricker, 2001: Works at Modal Digital Agency as Associate Creative Director and has been working in the interactive design industry for over 10 years.

+-1990 - 2000

Stefan Mumaw, 1996: is the Creative Director and Purveyor of All That Rocks for Reign, a Kansas City-based ad agency that has worked with clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Silpada, Coca-Cola and Sony. Before writing Chasing the Monster Idea, he co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind with Wendy Lee Oldfield, and also penned Redesigning Websites and Simple Websites. Stefan has spoken at numerous creative industry gatherings over the years, written a smattering of articles for HOW Magazine, Step-by-Step Magazine and Dynamic Graphics, contributes to a number of creativity-focused blogs and been known to embarrass himself and those around him if given the opportunity.

Parath Chadha, 1999: Principal at Design Coalescence where they build online and offline brand marketing for a variety of different verticals.

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