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.
+ - 2014 - Present
Melanie Wells, 2016: Designer at One Hope
Codyanne Cornwell, 2016: Junior Designer IdeaHall
Sarah Pratt, 2016: FT Designer at Amenity Systems
Paige Kastner, 2016: Designer at Gravillis Inc.
Marie Fitch, 2016: Designer at Bring the Noise
Elizabeth Plumb, 2016: Designer Papyrus
Jake Kincaid, 2015: Designer at Landor
Greg Colosimo, 2015: Currently living in Venice working as Lead of Creative for Hawke Media, a fast growing digital ad agency in Santa Monica. Greg is producing more web development than he ever imagined, touching almost every piece of creativity as well as being active in developing operational processes.
Andrew Le, 2015: Graphic Designer at MachinaTek
Summer Woodward, 2015: Designer at Munchkin, Inc
Michele Jonas, Assistant Designer at Paper Crowns
Kelly Smith, 2015: Designer at Element Skateboards in Costa Mesa
Maneesh Sindu, 2015:Designer at Deloitte
Sasha Netchaev, 2015: junior graphic designer at Ditto.com
Kiera Hoefle, 2015: designer at Marine Lane, NYC
Tony Murphy, 2015: designer at Junior Art Director Square 1 Partners
Annie Unruh, 2015: Graphic Designer at T-Mobile
Brenna Butler, 2015: Emai marketing manager at Hanz de Fuko, LLC
Amanda DeFrancis, 2014: Account Coordinator at Houzz
Katheryn Ferons, 2014: Branding and Packaging at Disney Consumer Products
Candace Larson, 2014: Designer at SwimSpot
Deena Edwards, 2014: Digital Designer at WeWork
Diana Goldberg, 2014: Designer at Perspective: Branding
Katie Kland, 2014: Graphic Designer at Album Agency
Melissa Wilcox, 2014: Lead interactive designer at Zodiac Inflight Innovations
Rachel Becker, 2014: Graphic Designer/UX Designer
Wesley Eramo, 2014: Graphic Designer at Nativo Inc.
Zac Oransky, 2014: Graphic Designer at Boon Design
Zach Guenther, 2014: Graphic Artist, King Tide Creative
Amanda Norris, BFA in Graphic Design 2014, Graphic Designer at A7D Creative Group
+ - 2010 - 2013
Ivana Wong, 2013: Senior UX Designer at Staance, Inc.
Maria Reisinger, 2013: Marketing Coordinator at BNBuilders
Josh Sorosky, 2013: In Home Designer
Ashley Hawthorne, 2013: Web Designer at Urban Decay Cosmetics
Alana Michaels, 2013: Head of Training at Webydo.
Susanna Davidov, 2013: Founder, Alora Diamond Co., Beverly Hills, CA
Haley O'Brien, 2013: Technical Artist at Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
William A. Schoenfeld, 2013: Commercial Creative
Susanna Davidou, 2013: Alora Diamond Co.
Kara Scofield, 2013: Graphic Design Assistant at Shaun Barker MGMT, CA
Roger Dumas, 2013: Graphic Designer at 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 Kids. His 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: Product Designer at Noom Inc.
Katrina Alonso, 2013: Graphic Designer at the Engine is Red
Diana Odero, 2013: Associate Editor at UP! Magazine
Ryan Mick, 2013: Creative Director at Humin, Inc. in Orange County, CA
Ariel Roth, 2013: Graphic Designer at Fandango
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 Coordinator, Hope International University
Sabrina Davis, 2012: Fullbright Scholar Recipient & now Research Assistant at Knowledge Bank
Mischa Pouyavand, 2012: Senior Graphic Designer at OSN
Ivana Wong, 2012: Senior UX/UI Designer at Staance
Maria Reisinger, 2012: Marketing Coordinatory at BNBuilders
Amber Hedrick: Junior Graphic Designer at Apex Energetics
Katrina Chen, 2012: Senior Marketing & Communication Manager, House of AN
Rachel Morello, Graphic Design 2012, Art Director at Neighbor Agency in Los Angeles
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: Corporate Marketing Manager & Creative at YuMe
Lisa Horn, 2012: Creative Designer at scripsense.
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: Designer/Production Manager at 160over90
Keri Kubota, 2012: Graphic Designer and Photographer
Elliot Spaulding, 2012: Display Coordinator at Anthropologie.
Hannah Cates, 2012: Marketing Coordinator at Vistage, Graphic Designer at Hannah Cates Design
Devin Valdivia, 2012: Freelance Illustrator at PIMCO
Bobby Evers, 2012: Junior Art Director
Ashley Oster, 2012: Visual Designer at Pacific Sunwear
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.
Kate Eglen, 2011: Art Director at Omelet
Jessica Becker, 2011: Graphic design and custom printing assistant at Jonathan Wright and Co.
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: Graphic designer at Apex Energetics
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.
Jhoanne Mecjia, 2011: Creative Director at Ashton Park Agency in Orange County, CA.
Kyle Pidot, 2011: Graphic designer at prAna Living.
Dana Quadri, 2011: Art Director at NeoCell
Nicole Santo, 2011: Visual Display/Graphic Designer at Wellen, LLC
Jessica Becker, 2011: Graphic Design at Mad Dogg Athletics
Kim Dworak, 2011: Graphic Designer
Alison Conners, 2010:Women's Textile Designer at Billabong
Marc Lu, 2010: Creative Brand Manager at Fanatic, Inc.
Lindsey Messenger, 2010: Graphic Designer, Corporate Communications, PVH, NYC
David Augustyn, 2010: Product Manager - Apparel & Accessories at Electric
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: Graphic Designer at La Jolla Group, LLC
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: Production Artist at McGarrah Jesse
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: Graphic Designer at PVH Corp., NY
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.
+ - 2005 - 2009
Mike Gembarski, 2009: Graphic Designer at Ainsworth design group.
Rosario Rodriguez, 2009:Senior Production Artist, Smashbox Studios.
Andrew Bain, 2009: Principle Designer at Andrew Bain Design. Designer for Swoop Magazine.
Sarah Buczek, 2009: Senior Graphic Designer at 2b bebe.
Jenny Leicester Davis, 2009: Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
Shelby Hayden Craig, 2009: Creative at MediaCom Beyond Advertising at MediaCom Sydney Area, Australia.
Sarah Donahue, 2009: Graphic Designer at Halftone bodyworks.
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.
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.
Darren McArdel, 2008:Jr. Art Director at Questus
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.
Gennifer Lewis, 2008: Web Marketing Specialist at Vans
Lilit Aleksanyan, 2007: Design Admin at Starbucks
Melissa Koltz, 2007: Owner of Loschy Designs
Brooke Moffett, 2007: Strategic Marketing Manager at Capital One.
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: Marketing Manager at Jetstart Airways.
Lauren Godlove, 2007: Freelance Graphic Designer in the Greater LA Area.
Valerie Ito, 2007: Graphic Artist at Quicksilver.
Melissa Loschy, 2007: Owns Loschy Designs and is a freelancer.
Brooke Moore, 2007: Marcom Coordinator at Dell in Austin, TX.
Jeff Werner, 2007: Freelance Interactive Designer at Doner Advertising.
Dwight Blair, 2006: Product Manger at Roland DGA
Erica (Fong) Cline, 2006: Works for San Francisco International Airport as the Airport Graphics Supervisor.
Leah Demeter, 2006: Designer at IBM Austin
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.
Lauren Butori, 2005: Senior Graphic Designer at Keeco, LLC.
Maren (Kelly) Chen, 2005: Freelance Graphic and Apparel Designer for Arrowmac
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.
+ - 2000 - 2004
Wendy Lee Oldfield, 2004: Designer at BDS Marketing, Inc.
Michael Hedman, 2004: Graphic Designer at Chapman Walters Intercoastal Corp.
Scott Sagud, 2004: Senior designer at Fox Head, Inc.
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.
Matthew Newman, 2004: Adjunct Professor at Golden West College
Joshua Gardner, 2003: Designer for Modal Digital Agency in Irvine, California.
Molly Hervey, GD Minor 2003: Senior Graphic Designer at DevicePharm.
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.
Joshua Gardner, 2003: Digital Art Directory at Wunderman in Los Angeles.
Alex Rinker, 2003: Senior Designer at Ted Perez + Associates.
Ian Swanson, 2003: Graphic Designer for Independent Trading Co.
Selita (Limtiaco) Tolentino, 2003: Graphic Designer at Lakeshore Learning Materials.
Natalie Casey, 2002: Graphic Designer 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: Art Director at HEILBrice
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.