Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders

Unite your design background with world-renowned managerial and leadership expertise

In 2008, AIGA and the Yale School of Management partnered to launch an executive program focused on business theory and practice for seasoned designers, creative and art directors, design managers, strategists, and more. For more than 10 years, participants have gained practical insights and inspiring perspectives, as well as a full-fledged network of colleagues working at the forefront of the design industry.

Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders

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PROGRAM DATES

July 21 - July 26, 2019

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Registration will close once the program reaches capacity.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

All meals and lodging included – see registration for details.
Location: Yale SOM Campus
Investment:
AIGA members: $9,750
Non-AIGA members: $10,400
Contact: Jenna Pettit
 

The Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders curriculum is designed to accomplish two goals: first, to instill a general competency in meeting the challenges of management; and second, to facilitate the creative leaders’ development of their own personal career aspirations. Instead of teaching management topics in separate, single-subject courses, Yale teaches core subjects in an integrated way, providing frameworks and concepts in a richer, more relevant context. The program is taught by experienced Yale Faculty who incorporate design-related industry examples into the coursework.

In one week, participants learn to apply their creative backgrounds in business, use strategic thinking to tackle opportunities, drive innovation for growth, and make high-impact marketing decisions based on behavioral economics insights. They develop soft skills to better influence, persuade, and negotiate with colleagues and clients. In addition, they acquire practical knowledge about intellectual property law, principles of entrepreneurship relevant to large organizations and to start-ups, and basic managerial accounting to understand the language of finance.

Graduates have come from some of the most highly regarded firms in the industry, such as Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, and MTV. The result: a distinctive Executive Education program that brings together the brightest minds in the industry with the unparalleled resources and expertise of Yale University. Participants leave with connection to this powerful network and the opportunity to return for a BPCL reunion event, Alumni Perspectives. The program is taught on campus at Yale SOM. A certificate of participation is awarded to participants upon program completion.

  • Who should attend

    Designed for mid-career or senior professionals, this program is ideal for designers looking to become better leaders, master strategy, navigate change, expand their network, or optimize their teams to drive growth. Averaging between 20-40 attendees a year, this experience is consistently ranked one of the most valuable experiences of participants’ careers.

  • Registration

    Program Costs

    Program fees cover the costs of tuition, course materials, private on-campus accommodations at The Study (a local boutique hotel), transportation between the hotel and class, and most meals.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants will need to submit:

    • A current résumé
    • A statement of intent explaining why you are applying to this program, how your experience has prepared you to enter this program, and how it will benefit you professionally.

    Both documents can be uploaded as either a PDF or word document to the application form. Professional achievement and organizational responsibility are the main criteria for admission. There are no previous formal education requirements for admission. Acceptance is subject to the approval of Yale faculty members and AIGA leaders. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received, and you can expect to be notified within 1-2 weeks from submitting a completed application.

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    If you have any questions about applying, please contact Jenna Pettit.

    Payment

    Upon acceptence a prompt for payment information will be sent. You must select invoice or credit card. If you select invoice, you will still have the option to pay by credit card later. Course materials are distributed once payment is received in full, and we recommend completing some pre-work before attending to get the most benefit from the experience.

    Tuition Assistance

    Tuition benefits are available for those from nonprofits or who are veterans. For more information about veteran financial aid options and eligibility please visit the Executive Education Veteran Benefits page. An 15-percent group rate is available to two or more people applying from the same company at the same time. Applications must be received on the same day to be reviewed together for the discount. There are no scholarship opportunities for this program. Special rates cannot be combined.

  • Curriculum

    Curated for design professionals in partnership with the Yale's School of Management, this sample schedule provides an overview of the topics covered in our week-long executive business certificate program. Session topics and teachers are subject to change.

  • Faculty & Practioners

    BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES FOR CREATIVE LEADERS FACULTY INCLUDE:

    Faculty and lecturers are subject to change.

    Jim Baron

    William S. Beinecke Professor of Management, Yale School of Management

     

    Professor Baron’s research interests include human resources; organizational design and behavior; social stratification and inequality; work, labor markets, and careers; economic sociology; and entrepreneurial companies.

    Before coming to SOM in 2006, he taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business from 1982-2006. At Stanford, he taught the MBA core course, Human Resource Management. He was co-director of the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies (SPEC), a large-scale longitudinal study of the organizational design, human resource management practices, and financial and non-financial performance measures of entrepreneurial firms in Silicon Valley. Papers based on the project appeared in leading disciplinary journals, and an overview of the project in California Management Review won the 2003 Accenture Award for making “the most important contribution to improving the practice of management.”

    He is the author, with Stanford economist David M. Kreps, of a textbook, Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). Baron is also a regular contributor to leading sociology and organization journals, such as the American Sociological Review and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research has also been published in influential journals in economics and social psychology.

    Norman-BartczakNorman Bartczak

    Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs,  Columbia  School of Public and International Affairs

     

    Norman Bartczak, is the founder (in 1985) of Financial Statement Investigation, Inc., a Boston-based company specializing in designing, developing and delivering executive education seminars. Dr. Bartczak is also a registered investment advisor and a founding partner (in 2002) of West End Advisors LLC (www.wea-llc.biz), a New York-based registered investment advisory firm which provides asset managers, financial advisors, and institutional investors with unique investment funds, trading advice, and portfolio analysis and risk assessment.

    Dr. Bartczak is a Lecturer in Discipline and full-time faculty member teaching at three of Columbia University’s graduate schools. He teaches in the MBA and EMBA programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business (since 1993). In 2000, he began teaching at the Columbia University Law School where he continues to instruct. He also teaches (since 2011) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Since 2008, Dr. Bartczak has been teaching in Yale University’s School of Management Executive Education Programs as well as a biannual program in accounting and finance at the University of Navarra in Spain.

    Professor Bartczak is the author or co-author of over 55 case studies at Harvard Business School and the author of more than 120 non-HBS case studies. He has written articles for both practitioner-oriented publications, Harvard Business Review, and academic journals, The Journal of Accounting Research.

    In 2003, Professor Bartczak received The Margaret Chandler Memorial Award for Commitment to Excellence from Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Programs graduating class in recognition of his contribution to the class. The award honors the high standards set by the late Professor Margaret K. Chandler. In 2010, Dr. Bartczak received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School.

    Daylian-CainDaylian Cain

    Senior Lecturer in Negotiations and Ethics, Yale School of Management

     

    Daylian Cain, is a tenure-track professor at the Yale School of Management. A former Canada Science Scholar, Dr. Cain holds a PhD and three master’s degrees, and served as the Russell Sage Fellow of Behavioral Economics at Harvard.

    A respected researcher, Dr. Cain has also won teaching awards at three universities (UNC-Chapel Hill, Carnegie Mellon, Yale), and was honored with a national “Master Teacher” award in 2012. He is a leading speaker on topics of C-suite decision making, such as negotiations, leadership, strategy, and governance–or, as he puts it, “why smart people do dumb things.”

    Zoe-ChanceZoë Chance

    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Yale School of Management

     

    Zoë Chance studies and teaches persuasion, focusing on tiny tweaks that help people lead richer, healthier, happier lives. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Scientific American, and Psychology Today.

    Turning knowledge into practice is a passion. Her research findings have been published in top academic journals like Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and in popular media like Harvard Business Review. She speaks in organizations and conferences around the world including TEDx, and her 4 Ps Framework for Behavior Change is the foundation for Google’s global food guidelines, helping 60,000 people make healthier choices every day. Mastering Influence and Persuasion, her MBA elective, is one of the most sought-after courses at Yale School of Management.

    Some career highlights prior to her engagement at Yale include managing a $200 million segment of Barbie, developing an executive education leadership program at Harvard, acting on stage and film, and starting a small business. She received a doctorate from Harvard, MBA from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degree from Haverford College. These days her favorite hobby is authoring her first book, Bad Influence.

    Emma-Seppälä Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

    Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Lecturer at Yale College

     

    Emma Seppälä is Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and is a Lecturer at Yale College. She is also Faculty Director of the Yale Executive Programs Women’s Leadership Program, and Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Seppälä is the author of  “The Happiness Track”. Her research focus includes positive leadership, happiness at work, social connection and well-being. Her articles have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Washington PostPsychologyBusiness InsiderForbes, and Scientific American Mind and she is a repeat guest on Good Morning America. Her research on yoga-based breathing for military veterans returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan was highlighted in the documentary Free the Mind.  She has a BA from Yale, MA from Columbia, and PhD from Stanford.

    K-SudhirK. Sudhir

    James L. Frank ’32 Professor of Private Enterprise and Management; Professor of Marketing & Director of the China India Insights Program, Yale School of Management

     

    K. Sudhir's research focuses on gaining market insights by analyzing consumer and firm actions through econometric modeling. As director of the China India Insights Program, he also specializes in research on consumers in emerging markets. He has consulted for Fortune 500 U.S. firms and Indian firms across many industries such as technology, financial services, entertainment, and retailing, specializing in analyzing their internal data to obtain actionable market insights. He leads the data-driven academic-industry research partnerships at the Yale Center for Customer Insights (YCCI).

    Professor Sudhir’s research has been honored with numerous best paper awards across all major quantitative marketing journals. Two of his papers were nominated among the top ten papers published in the last ten years in Marketing Science and Management Science for their Long-Term Impact over three consecutive years from 2009-2011. He has received the Little and Bass Best Paper Awards at Marketing Science and the Lehmann Award at the Journal of Marketing Research; and honorable mentions for the Wittink Award in Quantitative Marketing and Economics and Best Paper Award in International Journal of Research in Marketing. He has also been a finalist for the Paul Green Award at the Journal of Marketing Research.

    He currently serves as Senior Editor at Marketing Science. Prior to accepting the Senior Editor position, he served as an Associate Editor at Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He was also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Retailing.

    Bruce-TulganBruce Tulgan

    Founder & CEO, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

     

    Bruce Tulgan is the founder of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a research, training, and consulting firm in New Haven, Connecticut. He is internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on leadership and performance management in the workplace.

    Bruce is the author or co-author of 20 books, including his best-selling It’s Okay to Be the Boss, the classic Managing Generation X, his popular Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials, and The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems. His most recent book is Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent.

    Bruce’s work has been the subject of thousands of news stories around the world and he has written for The New York Times, USA Today, Training Magazine, HR Magazine, and The Harvard Business Review. Bruce also lectures regularly at business schools. Bruce holds a sixth degree black belt in Uechi-Ryu Karate, making him a Master in that style. His wife Debby Applegate won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her book The Most Famous Man in America, about the 19th century minister Henry Ward Beecher.

  • Testimonials

    The Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders course with AIGA has consistently been a life-changing experience for design professionals. Hear what some of our graduates had to say:

    “If you’re a designer who wants to understand how business works—for both you and your clients—this one week will change your life.” —Michael Bierut, Pentagram Design

    “This program was just perfect. I’ve made connections that will last a lifetime and useful skills I’ve already applied to my day-to-day professional life.” —John Militello, Google

    “I found the experience one of the most fulfilling and meaningful experiences of my professional and academic career.” —Debbie Millman, Sterling Brands

    “This is by far the most relevant and useful continuing education program I’ve ever taken. The professors were hand selected and their material was tailored specifically for our class.” —Jill Spaeth, Citizen Creative

    “This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from and be surrounded by some of the most brilliant, interesting and entertaining minds around. Thank you for a phenomenal experience.” —Tammy Taylor, Wells Fargo

    “Go! It’s five intense days that’ll improve the way you think and work for the rest of your career; you’ll feel smarter but leave wanting more. It’s mind-opening concepts and everyday applications—plus great people to learn with and from. And it’s essential information that you didn’t know you needed—and now can’t do without.” —Laurie Churchman, University of Pennsylvania

    “Attending the program literally changed my view of the relationship of design and business. It was one of the best investments I have made in my career and the new friendships are beyond measure.” —Ann Willoughby, Willoughby Design Group

    “It's a career changer. I came away with so much that will influence my thinking from here on out.” —Jason Ackley, Director, Design, Marketing Services, Morningstar Inc.

    “The program provided me with business-centric points of view and tools to help me think about design’s relationship to other disciplines.” —Randy J. Hunt, Creative Director, Etsy, Inc.

    “The ROI for this program will benefit our firm and clients for years to come. Learning how to understand fundamentals of accounting, negotiations, operations, and compliance may not sound creative—but through the lens of design the possibilities are exponential.” —Zack Shubkagel, Willoughby Design Group

    “I came away with a much deeper understanding of business concepts, strategic planning, competitive strategy, and finance. It’s hard to know what the best part was—the faculty, the fascinating exchange of ideas, the other attendees, the staff—the whole experience was tremendously rewarding. I’d go every year if I could.” —Janet DeDonato, Methodologie

    "Creative leaders will walk away inspired and highly educated on significant business tools and principles. The lectures blended hands-on activities, lively class participation, and practical case studies.” —Stephen Gay, Innovation Catalyst, Design Manager & Strategist, Intuit

    “This week was more than worth the time and money. I came back energized, with new ideas about how to think about our business and our clients’ businesses. Bring an open mind and don’t worry if you feel like you don’t know what to expect.” —James Bradley, Chase Design Group

    “This experience opened my eyes to untapped opportunities and solid ‘design thinking’ solutions to the challenges of bringing citizen-centered design into a large government bureaucracy-the IRS.” —John Jacobin, Internal Revenue Service

    “Terrific. The instruction was top-notch. The topics were on target and directly applicable to our roles in the design world. And best of all my colleagues in the program were a phenomenal group of people.” —Julie Baher, Citrix Systems

    “It was so closely tailored to the challenges and opportunities of creative professionals, the professors were outstanding and engaging, and the classmates were an incredible bunch of talented, passionate people.”—Emily Iles, Design Director, Pelopidas LLC

  • From application to graduation: the Business Perspectives experience from recent alumni

    From left: Alia Hassan of Blue State Digital, 2014 graduate; Randy J. Hunt of Artsy, 2014 graduate; Stacey Fatica of Arcadia Power, 2015 graduate

    There's a lot of thinking that goes into the decision to attend our Yale business certification. That's why we sat down with three recent alumni to ask them about why they applied, their program experience, and advice for future attendees.

    What inspired you to consider the Yale business certification program?

    Alia Hassan: I've been interested in the intersection of creativity and business for quite some time. In fact, it's why I ended up pursuing an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree—Bachelor of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and I studied communication design at the School of Design and policy and management at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I began my career as a designer and became the global director of design at Blue State Digital. As such, my responsibilities at work were becoming increasingly managerial and business-oriented, which I enjoyed and wanted to lean into.

    Randy J. Hunt: I was looking to connect with other design leaders, to learn about their challenges and how they've addressed them. I figured an academic environment would be a place to find like-minded people looking to share and learn. Turns out, that was true. And learning together is a great way to bond.

    Stacey Fatica: I found myself being involved in more and more executive-level meetings, and I needed to make the case for how design was relevant to long-term businesses goals. Yale enabled me to build that case and present it to key stakeholders.

    Did you have any fears before registering?

    Randy: Can I get the pre-work done? That was really the biggest concern in advance. Turned out it was really fun, though time-consuming. The pre-work was critical. If I hadn't done it, I would have been lacking context for several of the classes. They built on the pre-work and referred to the material in the case study readings.

    Was anything challenging about the program?

    Alia: Balancing thorough preparation for each session in order to get the most out of them with taking time to get to know my colleagues on a personal and professional level.

    Did anything surprise you?

    Stacey: I walked away from Yale with multiple resources—but the most important was a strong network of passionate design professionals that understands the value of design, an integral part of business.

    Can you remember a favorite learning moment?

    Alia: Going back to my interest in the intersection of creativity and business, I had always envisioned myself studying design during college, working in the field of design, and eventually expanding my toolkit by getting an M.B.A. Interests and plans change over time, but the program at Yale confirmed that that's actually still something I wanted to pursue. So I did! I graduated with an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School a couple of years after the program at Yale.

    Randy: The operations workshop made me rethink how to approach processes and systems.

    Stacey: Bruce Tulgan's class on managing people from different generations was one of my favorite lectures at Yale. I was able to quickly take away frameworks for engaging, developing, and retaining my younger employees. His books “Not Everyone Gets A Trophy” and “The 27 Challenges Managers Face” have been a go-to resource ever since.

    What advice would you give to someone thinking about attending this program?

    Alia: The program is a big time, energy, and financial commitment. Be clear on what you're trying to get out of the program. Do you want to learn more about a specific topic? Form new connections with people in areas of specialization that differ from yours? Get a sense of whether you're actually interested in the business side of design in order to influence where you focus your energy back at work? Then sketch out a rough plan of how you might set yourself up to succeed in pursuing that goal at Yale. The program goes by really quickly, so this is one way to help make the most of it!

    Randy: Do the pre-work. It was really fun and enjoyable to engage with, and that allowed me to fully participate in the class discussions.

    Stacey: The Yale BPCL program is a bit pricey but 100 percent worth the investment in my career.

    Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders is back July 21–26, 2019. Deadline for applications is June 29. Apply today.

  • Alumni

    Graduates of the Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders program consistently rank it as one of the most valuable experiences in their professional development. In addition to accessing the brightest minds in business theory and practice, graduates leave with a full-fledged network of colleagues working at the forefront of the design industry.

    2018 graduates

    • Susan Augenbraun, Events Manager, AIGA, New York, NY
    • Liz Ball, Lead Product Designer, Capital One, Reston, VA
    • Jamie Baughman, Managing Producer, Google, Los Gatos, CA
    • Jacque Beamer, President & Chief Brand Strategist, BrandQuery LLC, Mount Vernon, WA
    • Kelly Bjork, Senior Design Director, IDEO, Chicago, IL
    • Fania Braaf, Brand Manager, RISE: A Real Estate Company, Valdosta, GA
    • Christine Cabansag, Design Program Manager, Sephora, San Francisco, CA
    • Andrea Cassar, Marketing Director, Divine Mercy University, Arlington, VA
    • Ciara Cordasco, JetBlue, Long Island City, NY
    • Kieran Daly, Principal, Winking Fish, Arlington, VA
    • Erik Davidson, Director, Brand and Design, Vulcan Inc., Seattle, WA
    • Jay DuBois, Leader - Capital Markets Design Team, Fannie Mae - CXD, Washington, DC
    • Kristen Dudish, Creative Director, The New York Times, New York, NY
    • Julia Finch, Associate Creative Director, Amazon, Seattle, WA
    • Sarah Foley, Senior Design Manager, Johnson & Johnson, New York, NY
    • Ariana Luz Fridman, Founder and Creative Director, Ariana Fridman Design, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Njoki Gitahi, Senior Design Lead, IDEO, New York, NY
    • Stephanie Halfen, Founder / CEO, SDH Studio Architecture + Design, North Miami Beach, FL
    • Hizam Haron, Senior Director, Brand Design, McKesson, San Francisco, CA
    • Fred Hart, Creative Director & Partner, Interact Boulder, Boulder, CO
    • Norel Hassan, Lead Product Designer, The New York Times, New York, NY
    • Kristine Johnson, Co-Founder / Chief Design Strategist, Cognition Studio Inc, Seattle, WA
    • Ann Kim, Director | Health & Well-being, IDEO, Cambridge, MA
    • Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, Associate Professor, Jefferson University, Jenkintown, PA
    • Lauren Kusmierczak, Senior Art Director, Omelet, Los Angeles,  CA
    • Thea Lorentzen, Senior Product Designer, The New York Times, New York, NY
    • Jenn Maer, Design Director, IDEO, Oakland, CA
    • Katie Potochney, Creative Director, Etsy, Brooklyn, NY
    • Lindsay Quinter, Strategist and Designer, ThoughtForm, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Beth Rakouskas, Design Director, Science, Washington, DC
    • Ruki Ravikumar, Director of Education, Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY
    • Oz Richter, UX Research & Design Team Leader, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Ramat Gan, Israel
    • Joe Schram, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, NC
    • Jen Sessums, Design Manager, CXD Creative Kitchen, FannieMae, Washington, DC
    • Orr Shtuhl, Product Design Lead, Wirecutter, New York, NY
    • Isabel Sierra Gomez de Leon, Creative Director, Bloomberg LP, New York, NY
    • Lona Vincent, Senior Manager, Johnson & Johnson, New York, NY
    • Erin Volbeda, Executive Director of Marketing, Encompass Health, Dallas, TX
    • Julianna Wolfe, Head of Creative Services, Golub Capital, Chicago, IL
    • Frances Yllana, Executive Creative Director, Imaginuity, Dallas, TX

    2017 graduates

    • Lawrence Abrahamson, Design Director, IDEO, New York, NY
    • Jessica Adams, Account Director/Program Manager, Aquent, Eastlake, OH 
    • Gregorio Amaro, Creative Director, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH
    • Kevin Barclay, Creative Director, NRDC, New York, NY
    • Rudy Berk, Director of User Experience, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scotssdale AZ
    • Nick Dupey, Design Director, IDEO,  Cambridge, MA 
    • Dinah Fried, Partner/Creative Director, Small Stuff, New York, NY
    • Bethany Friedricks, Creative Director, Cricket Design Works, Madison, WI
    • Heather Fulcher, Creative Director, McCarthy Holdings, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    • Monique Gamache, Design Director, WAX, Calgary, Alberta 
    • Maddie Gauthier, Senior Account Supervisor, WAX, Calgary, Alberta
    • Ryan Hines, New York Times Company, Long Island City, NY 
    • Paul Holliday, Senior Product Designer, Telenor, Oslo, Norway
    • Hilla Katki, Product Design Director, The New York Times Company, Brooklyn, NY
    • Dynin Khem, Head of Design, Agoda, Bangkok
    • Elizabeth Lamoglia, Account Strategist, BCG, New York, NY
    • Tracie Lee, Product Design Director,  The New York Times, Brooklyn, NY
    • Yu-ming Li, Lead Designer, Rhumbix, Fremont, CA
    • Rose Newton, Senior Design Team Lead and Manager, IBM Design, Austin, TX
    • Lauren Schultz, Membership Director, AIGA, New York, NY
    • Emmett Smith, Creative Director, National Geographic, Washington, DC
    • Heather Strelecki, Archives Director, AIGA, New York, NY
    • Jody Thomas, Experience Design Director, Capitol One, Falls Church, VA
    • Joby Thompson, Teacher, Maricopa High School, Maricopa, AZ
    • Mike Williams, Brand Identity and Design Director, AT&T, Decatur, GA
    • Amy Zuckerman Moll, Global Design Manager, Skadden, New York, NY

    2016 graduates

    • Gonzalo Berro, Founder and CEO, Grupo Berro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Paul Bescher, Manager, Marketing and Brand, MGAC, Washingtton, DC
    • Cassandra Bucalo, Creative Director, Keratin Complex, Delray Beach, FL
    • Christine Cannon, Director of Business Development, C&G Partners, New York, NY
    • Mariana Cano, Designer, Pentagram, Austin, TX
    • Baird Clinkscales, Art Director, HAVAS | helia, Baltimore, MD
    • Linda Cobb, Creative Director, Bumpercrop Studio, Pasadena, CA
    • Amanda Danihels, Interactive Designer, Yahoo! Inc., Playa Vista, CA
    • Drew Davies, Owner / Designer, Oxide Design Co., Omaha, NE
    • Alex Demopoulos, Founder and Creative Director, Avendi, Washington, DC
    • Stephen de Zordo, President / Creative Director, Deckhand, San Francisco, CA
    • Christopher Faust, Kaiser Permanente, Aurora, CO
    • Jennifer Frenette, Visual Communication Director, Draper, Cambridge, MA
    • Vivian Ghazarian, Design Manager / Leader, Vanguard, Valley Forge, PA
    • JoJo Glick, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Johnson & Johnson, New York, NY
    • Larnie Higgins, President, Planet Studio LLC, Atlanta, GA
    • Dian Holton, Deputy Art Director, AARP Publications, Falls Church, VA
    • Leslie Kang, Associate Vice President, Design, Haven Life / Mass Mututal, Brooklyn, NY
    • Shawn Kenney, Senior Brand Designer, Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI
    • Anne Kerns, President, Anne Likes Red, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
    • Rochelle Kleinberg, Senior Manager, Healthcare Solutions, Johnson & Johnson, New York, NY
    • Brian LaRossa, Art Director, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY
    • Mat Lien, Creative Services Leader, Arizona Public Service, Phoenix, AZ
    • Brandon Lori, Art Director, New York, NY
    • Frank Marchese, Art Director, Digital Product Design, A&E Television Networks, New York, NY
    • Allan Margulies, Principal, QVI, New York, NY
    • Peggy Martin, Head of Design and Editorial, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
    • Alison Parker, Owner and Creative Director, Vervaine Design Studio, Harwich, MA
    • Anthony Ramondo, Vice President Executive Art Director, Penguin Random House, New York, NY
    • Maria Russell, Associate Creative Director, ÄKTA, Chicago, IL
    • Candace Schutt, Design Department Manager, Bannerville USA, Berwyn, IL
    • Jeff Shumway, Creative Director, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO
    • Juliana Slocum, Creative Lead, Auvenir, Toronto, ON
    • Carlos Soto, Senior Production Manager, Univision, Miami, FL
    • Santosh Subramanyam, Principal - Experience Design, MicroStrategy, Germantown, MD
    • Monina Velarde, Senior Designer, Hillary for America, Chicago, IL
    • Jared Watkins, Co-Founder, Engineering Director, Codigo, New York, NY
    • Jennifer Whitney, SVP Creative and Production Services, Aptus Heath, Deerfield, IL
    • Valerie Wilson, Corporate Communications Manager and Chief of Staff, Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
    • Susan Wittmer, Branch Chief, Office of Global Services, Herndon, VA
    • Shane Young, Creative Director, ADTRAN, Huntsville, AL
    • Catherine Zee-Poor, Associate Creative Director, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, New York, NY
    • Sarah Zogby, Creative Director, American Council on Education, Washington, DC

    2015 graduates

    • Ari Adler, Location Director, IDEO, Cambridge, MA
    • David Barnes, Creative Director, Great Gulf, Toronto, ON
    • Lindsey Beal, Graphic Designer / Production Manager, Osprey Packs, Dolores, CO
    • Kasia Bytnerowicz, Senior Design Director, Datto, Cambridge, MA
    • Sal Cilella, Group Experience Director, Razorfish, Chicago, IL
    • Ramon Colcer, Sr. XD Manager, Intuit, Mountain View, CA
    • Kristin Dankanich, Creative Director, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Valley Forge, PA
    • Mary Deelsnyder, President, Dee Design Company, St Paul, MN
    • Lauryn Fantano, Lead Product Interaction Designer, Under Armour, Ellicott City, MD
    • Stacey Fatica, Creative Director, Tenable Network Security, Columbia, MD
    • Kyra Foster, Director of Design Operations, Morningstar Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Kristin Girvin Redman, Owner, Cricket Design Works, Madison, WI
    • Soojin Lim, Design Strategist, Intuit, Mountain View, CA
    • Diamandia Lingos, Director, Creative Services, UFC GYM / UFC NEVADA, Las Vegas, NV
    • Claudine Litman, Partner, Design Discipline Lead, VSA Partners, Inc., New York City, NY
    • Christopher Massaro, Creative Director, Global Environments,Under Armour, Baltimore, MD
    • Allison McKeever, Pinpoint, Portland, OR
    • Renda Morton, Product Design Director, The New York Times, New York City, NY
    • Sara Mounier, Sr Corporate Communications Manager - Brand & Digital Communications, Sempra Energy, San Diego, CA
    • Mark Mullin, Mark Mullin Design, Jersey City, NJ
    • Liz Ott, Account Director, Threespot, Washington, DC
    • Robert Pietrzyk, Design Strategist, Unilever, Brooklyn, NY
    • Dorelle Rabinowitz, Design Strategist, Intuit, Santa Clara, CA 
    • Julie Sanfilippo, Design Manager, Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket, RI
    • Ronald Shapiro, Director, Design, San Francisco Travel, Oakland, CA 
    • Juan Sichon, Senior Product Design Manager, CBS Sports, Long Island City, NY
    • Mitch Sinclair, Design Director, IDEO, Cambridge, MA
    • Shawn Stewart, Sr. Brand Strategist, Kaiser Permanente, Fullerton, CA
    • Paula Sutton, Senior Director Brand & Design, TSYS, Columbus, GA
    • Danielle Theroux, Creative Director, Eastern Foundry, Washington, DC
    • Melissa Vivari, Creative Services Director, HMSHost, Bethesda, MD
    • Constance Watkins, Senior Designer, Vox Media, New York, NY
    • Rebecca Welles, Director of WW Brand & Design, Lenovo, Raleigh, NC

    2014 graduates

    • Jason Ackley, Director, Design, Marketing Services, Morningstar Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Renee Appert, Director, Brand Development, Meijer, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Richard Boynton, Founder & Chief Design Officer, Boynton & Co., Minneapolis, MN
    • Alissa Briggs, Senior UX Manager and Principal Designer, Intuit, Mountain View, CA
    • Erika Canfield, Visual Communications Manager, Pacific Market International, Seattle, WA
    • Kyara Castillo, Designer, Enterprises Marketing, Univision Communication Inc., Miami, FL
    • Michael Davis, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Tablet Tablet (TabletHotels.com), New York, NY
    • Steph Davis, Owner, DiguDesign, Rochester, NY
    • Courtney Garvin, Senior Designer, Son&Sons, Atlanta, GA
    • Stephen Gay, Innovation Catalyst, Design Manager & Strategist, Intuit, Redwood City, CA
    • Hilary Greenbaum, Brooklyn, NY
    • Alia Hassan, Director of Design, Blue State Digital, New York, NY
    • Gabriel Hernandez, Design + Interactive Director, GH Designs LLC, San Francisco, CA
    • Daniel Hill, Director - Product Development - Design, Pacific Market International, Seattle, WA
    • Kristina Huffman, Practice Manager, Global Creative Services, Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, Somerville, MA
    • Randy Hunt, Creative Director, Etsy, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
    • Emily Iles, Design Director, Pelopidas LLC, Saint Louis, MO
    • Jon Irick, Creative Director, Ziba Design, Portland, OR
    • Jennifer Kinon, Founding Partner, OCD | The Original Champions of Design, New York, NY
    • Sarah Lukachko, Senior Design Director, Forrester Research, Cambridge, MA
    • Joan Maloney, Studio 318, San Diego, CA
    • Bobby Martin, Co-founder, OCD | The Original Champions of Design, New York, NY
    • Jackie Roberto, Founding Partner/Creative Director, Madison Design Group, Covington, KY
    • Rita Sasges, Principle + Creative Director, Sasges Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada
    • Julie Savasky, Associate Partner, Pentagram, Austin, TX
    • Abigail Scholz, Design Manager, State Street Global Advisors, Boston, MA
    • Ginnie Smoliar, Manager of Visual Communications, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, PA
    • John Solaro, Principal Design Manager, Microsoft - Xbox Design, Kirkland, WA
    • Tony Stewart, Sr. Design Manager, Yahoo Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Derick Sumrall, Yardley, PA
    • Tori Thomas, Director of Publications and Design, Ensworth School, Nashville, TN
    • Alexandra Tuller, Principal, Drake Creative, Millbrook, NY
    • Marilka Velez, Senior Design Manager, BuySeasons, Milwaukee, WI
    • Evangeline Weber, Senior Art Director, Ambit Group, LLC, Reston, VA

    2013 graduates

    • George Argyros, Partner/Vice President, Soulsight, Highland Park, IL
    • Julia Balfour, Owner, Julia Balfour, LLC, Lyme, CT
    • Ed Bennett, Design Director, Colle+McVoy, Minneapolis, MN
    • Shawn Broderick, Manager of Creative Services, Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA
    • Kate Broomhead, Creative Director, Circle One Marketing, Norwalk, CT
    • Herman Pi’ikea Clark, Director, Tokorau Institute of Indigenous Innovation, Whakatane, New Zealand
    • Janice Cornett, McKee Foods, Collegedale, TN
    • Alessandro d'Ansembourg, Director - Social Impact, Zago LLC, New York, NY
    • Whitney Daulton, Art Director, Nrha, Indianapolis, IN
    • Jennifer Dillan, Creative Director, Mercy Corps, Portland, OR
    • Edward Dodington, Design Director, PDR VisComm Team, Houston, TX
    • Deb Fiorella, Principal, Franke+Fiorella, Minneapolis, MN
    • Amy Graver, Principal, Elements, Branford, CT
    • Michael Hammond, Creative Director, Ubisoft, San Francisco, CA
    • Stefan Hartung, ECD, Kick, Minneapolis, MN
    • Sunya Hintz, Associate Creative Director, closerlook, Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Laura Janisse, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA
    • Elias Jones, Marketing Communications Manager, MicroAire Surgical Instruments, Charlottesville, VA
    • Rick Kaufman, Manager of Creative Services, Creative Director, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Ethan Mackin, Art Director, New York, NY
    • Andrew Maher, Leader, Digital Innovation, Arup, Melbourne, Australia
    • Alex Mavridoglou, The Hershey Company, Hershey, PA
    • Caroline Curtin McGah, Owner + Creative Director, Caroline McGah Design & Lovely Paper Things, Newport Beach, CA
    • Bret Meredith, Vice President, Semmer Goup, Minneapolis, MN
    • Gail Mitchell, Chair and Professor, Kennedy King College, Chicago, IL
    • Carola Ponce, Senior UI Designer, Intuit, San Francisco, CA
    • Jennifer Sall, Creative Director, MOM Brands, Minneapolis, MN
    • Sarah Struck, Creative/Communications Manager, Casa Dorinda, Santa Barbara, CA
    • Cory Tan, UI Design Manager, Intuit, San Francisco, CA
    • Milissa Tarquini, VP, Product Design & User Experience, Scripps Networks Interactive, New York, NY
    • Naomi Usher, Creative Director, Studio Usher, New York, NY
    • Sarah Williams, Partner, Creative, Beardwood&Co., New York, NY

    2012 graduates

    • Salem Al-Qassimi, Principal, Fikra Design Studio, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    • Mark Badger, Creative Director, Isobar North America, Watertown, MA
    • William Beachy, President, Go Media Inc., Cleveland, OH
    • Tina Benavides, Vice President - Creative Greeting Cards, American Greetings, Cleveland, OH
    • Ellen Bruss, Owner, EBD, Denver, CO
    • Anthony Bryant, Lead Supervisor Graphic Designer, MWH Global, Broomfield, CO
    • Angela Buchanico, Sr. Director, Creative and Integrated Marketing, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
    • Robin Colangelo, Director, Creative Services, White & Case, New York, NY
    • David Coven, Creative Director, Coven Creative, Phoenix, AZ
    • Alfred Dickson, Art Director, Nickeldeon, Brooklyn, NY
    • Marie Dow, Creative Producer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA
    • Lorena Durán, VP, International Creative Director, Christie's, New York, NY
    • Paul Eley, Director of Marketing & Communications, Director of Web Technology, tiag - The Informatics Applications Group, Reston, VA
    • Jonathan Georgopulos, Director of Global Web Design & Experience, LexisNexis, Malvern, PA
    • Grace Hong, Art Director, REVOLVEclothing.com, Buena Park, CA
    • Danielle Huthart, Founder & Director, Whitespace, Hong Kong, China
    • Alison Impey, Associate Art Director, Hachette Book Group USA, Brooklyn, NY
    • Brenda Jacklin, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI
    • Steven Keating, Creative Directing Manager, Performance, Puma, Belmont, MA
    • Zia Khan, Chief Creative Officer, Lucid Partners, Roswell, GA
    • Dwayne King, Design Strategist Pinpoint, Portland, OR
    • Stacey Korn, Visual Design Manager, Yahoo Inc., New York, NY
    • Mandy Lamb Meredith, Design Director, Widgets and Stone, Irondale, AL
    • Clara Lee, Creative Director, Pacific World Corporation, Lake Forest, CA
    • Dina Mastrodimos, Creative Director, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Brooklyn, NY
    • John O'Neill, Principal, Conduit Studios, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Dio Pouerie, President & CEO, Aquiline Group, Maitland, FL
    • Eileen Riestra, President, DYASTUDIO, INC, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Alberto Rigau, Creative Director, Estudio Interlinea, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Martin Ringlein, Co-Founder & Creative Director, nclud, Washington, DC
    • Jaron Rubenstein, President, Rubenstein Technology Group, New York, NY
    • Shani Sandy, Creative Director, S&P Capital IQ, Brooklyn, NY
    • Jill Spaeth, President & Director of Design, Citizen Creative, Fairfax, VA
    • Christopher Stern, Senior Director, Creative & Web Strategies, Akamai, Cambridge, MA
    • Molly Sullivan, Creative Director, Prime Therapeutics LLC, Eagan, MN
    • Christine Taylor, Creative Account Manager, Licensing, Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City, MO

    2011 graduates

    • Sherry Bastion, Web Creative Director, Lenovo, Morrisville, NC
    • David Bingham, Creative Director, Gap Inc., San Francisco, CA
    • Thomas Bingham, Marketing Officer, Director of Marketing, Kleberg Bank, Kingsville, TX
    • Lisa Boh, Creative Director, Pep, Cincinnati, OH
    • Michael Branson, Managing Partner, Pearlfisher, New York, NY
    • Bradley Brechin, Design and Copy Director, Gap, Inc., San Francisco, CA
    • Jennifer Cast, Art Director, Nickelodeon Preschool Brand Creative, Nickelodeon, New York, NY
    • William Colgrove, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Threespot Media, Washington, DC
    • Mads Kjøller Damkjær, Managing Partner & Creative Director, Goodmorning Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Daniel Donovan, Associate Creative Director, Digitas Health/Publicis Groupe, Philadelphia, PA
    • Oceania Eagan, Creative Director, Taphandles, Seattle, WA
    • Isabelle Englund-Geiger, Creative Director & Chief Operating Officer, Benz Communications, San Francisco, CA
    • Etienne Fang, Director of Consumer Strategy, Method Products, San Francisco, CA
    • Aimee Floto, Creative Director, Schawk Retail Marketing, Chicago, IL
    • Søren Xerxes Frahm, Founder and Partner, Artlinco A/S, Horsens,
    • Liane Fuji, Creative Director, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA
    • Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt, President, Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc., Saint Louis, MO
    • Jamie Mitchell, Assistant Creative Director, Bussolati Associates, Washington, DC
    • Mary Kemp Murray, President, HartungKemp, Minneapolis, MN
    • Marc L. Orton, Director Visual Communications, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Norfolk, VA
    • Pornprapha Phatanateacha, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, Doha, Qatar
    • Paul Pierson, Associate Principal, Carbone Smolan Agency, New York, NY
    • Robert Byriel Riedel, Founder and Partner, Artlinco A/S, Horsens,
    • Glenn Rogers, Senior Interactive Producer, Razorfish LLC, New York, NY
    • Laura Schwamb, Executive Director Global Design/Tom Ford, Estee Lauder, New York, NY
    • Zachary Shubkagel, Principal, Brand Experience, Willoughby Design Group, Kansas City, MO
    • Josh Silverman, President + Agent of Perspective, Schwadesign, Inc., Pawtucket, RI
    • Helen Stringer, Director of Male Grooming Design, Gillette, Boston, MA
    • James Talerico, Senior Vice President/Executive Creative Director, Heartbeat Ideas, New York, NY
    • Tammy R. Taylor, Brand Director, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA
    • Elizabeth Tunstall, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching, Swinburne University, Prahran, VIC,
    • David Vanden-Eynden, Principal, Partner, Calori & Vanden-Eynden, New York, NY
    • Dan Walter, Creative Director, Webb DeVlam, Chicago, IL
    • Sunny Yang, Senior Design Manager, LifeLock, Tempe, AZ

    2010 graduates

    • Julie Baher, Director, Product Design, Citrix Systems, Santa Clara, CA
    • Brian D. Beaver, Vice President, Creative Services, Sony Electronics, Inc., San Diego, CA
    • Faz Besharatian, Design Director, AARP, Washington, DC
    • Robin Bilardello, Senior Art Director, Harper Collins, New York, NY
    • Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Chicago, IL
    • Monica Bussolati, President and Creative Director, Bussolati, Washington, DC
    • J.R. Albert Curley, National Graphic Design Geographies Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Los Angeles, CA
    • George DeMet, CEO, Palantir.net, Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Viet Do, Associate Creative Director, Little & Company, Minneapolis, MN
    • William Drenttel, Creative Director, Winterhouse, Falls Village, CT
    • Tiffany Farriss, President, Palantir.Net, Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Lisa Flosznik, Creative Director, Adobe Systems, San Jose, CA
    • Kathleen Holmes, Mobile Design Studio Director, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA
    • Hani Hong, Director of Marketing, Shutterstock, Inc., New York, NY
    • Rob Hugel, Design Director, Cengage Learning, Belmont, CA
    • John Jacobin, IRS Design Manager, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
    • Kenna Kay, VP/Creative Director, TV Land - MTV Networks Entertainment Group, New York, NY
    • Somi Kim, Global Creative Director, Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles, CA
    • Julie Koch-Beinke, President/Partner, Alternatives, New York, NY
    • Mike Kruzeniski, Senior Experience Design Lead, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
    • Kim Landgraf, Graphic Design Manager, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, DC
    • Jenifer Lehker, Senior Designer, Lippincott, New York, NY
    • Jake McCabe, Global Creative Director, Coty Prestige, New York, NY
    • John Michael Militello, Creative Services Group Manager, Google, New York, NY
    • Margie Miller, Creative Director, Harlequin Enterprises, Toronto, ON
    • Jim Misener, Principal/Managing Director, 50,000feet, Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Tori W. Orr, Technical Communications Manager, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA
    • Jae Pum Park, Principal Creative Director, Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA
    • Scott Power, Senior Brand Strategist, Kaiser Permanente, Burbank, CA
    • Richard Shear, Principal, The Shear Partnership, Norwalk, CT
    • Melissa Smith-Hazen, Director Strategic Design, Ahold USA, Quincy, MA
    • Michael Smuga, Studio Director, Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA
    • Pam Upton, Executive Creative Director, Bank of America, Wilmington, DE
    • Jessica Muñiz Witmer, Senior Web Designer, The Washington Post, Silver Spring, MD
    • Monika Wolf, Principal Creative Director, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

    2008 graduates

    • Allison Bucchere, Vice President + Creative Director, AOL, Dulles, VA
    • Tim Cahill, VP of Marketing, Tornier, Stafford, TX
    • Neil Chaudhari, Creative Director, Parnter, Propane Studio LLC, San Francisco, CA
    • Jake Cheney, Creative Director, Howrey LLP, Washington, DC
    • Kevin Chiu, Global Creative Director, IBM, New York, NY
    • Donna David, Chairperson, Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, New York, NY
    • Alison Fairbanks, Associate Creative Director, Alison Fairbanks, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
    • Lee W. Ferrell, Creative Director, buySAFE, Inc, Arlington, VA
    • Michael Frank, Creative Director, New York, NY
    • David Gallone, Principal, Hue Brand Group, Providence, RI
    • Doug Grimmett, Creative Director, Primal Screen, Atlanta, GA
    • Nicole Hamam, Art Director, Bremmer & Goris Communications, Alexandria, VA
    • Stephen Herring, Vice President, Herring Design, Houston, TX
    • D.B. Holston, Director of Design, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
    • Diane Klein, Managing Director, ESI Design, New York, NY
    • Alon Koppel, Creative Director, FusionLab, Inc., New York, NY
    • James Lewis, Creative Director, Henderson Shapiro, Roswell, GA
    • Ken Martin, Chief Creative Officer, BLITZ, Los Angeles, CA
    • Miles Mazzie, Sussman/Prejza & Co., Inc., Los Angeles, CA
    • Jonathan Opp, Manager, Brand Communications and Design, Red Hat, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
    • Dmitry Paperny, Creative Director, Time Inc Interactive, New York, NY
    • Liz Reitman, Principal, ReitDesign, Inc., New York, NY
    • Roberta Ronsivalle, Managing Director, Mucca Design, Corp., New York, NY
    • Ben Roth, Partner/Owner, Brew SDC, New York, NY
    • Paul Rustand, Design Director, Widgets & Stone, Chattanooga, TN
    • William Santry, Associate Creative Director, RTCRM, Washington, DC
    • Erica Smith, Circular Creative Manager, CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, RI
    • Geoff Suvalko, Creative Director, Designworks Auckland, New Zealand,
    • Robert Swan, VP, Executive Creative Director, Laga, Northbrook, IL
    • Bernardo Torres, Art Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Brooklyn, NY
    • Juliana J. Tsai, Associate Director, Creative Solutions, Yahoo! Inc., San Francisco, CA

    2007 graduates

    • Allison Abbott, Interactive Art Director, Comcast Interactive Media, Philadelphia, PA
    • Duane Alexander, Global Brand Director, Williams Lea, New York, NY
    • Anthony Amidei, Director, Product Design, Entertainment, Yahoo!, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
    • Luiz A. Andrade, Image Design Director, Motorola, Chicago, IL
    • Veejay Archary, Black, Brand, Strategy & Design, Johannesburg, Gauteng
    • Ava Barbour, President, Barbour Design, Inc., New York, NY
    • Barbara Brown, President, BBM&D, Ventura, CA
    • Josh Brusin, Concept Creative Director, Draft FCB, Chicago, IL
    • Kevin Budelmann, Principal, BBK Studio, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Robert J. Calvano, User Experience Design Director, Oxygen Media, New York, NY
    • Elan Cole, Global Creative Director, Johnson & Johnson, New York, NY
    • Todd Crosland, CEO/ECD, c3design, Tokyo,
    • Peter Duffin, Director of Creative Services, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
    • Angela Fung, Program Director, Avenue A|Razorfish, Brooklyn, NY
    • Antonio M Garcia, Jr., New Business Development, Firebelly Design, Chicago, IL
    • David W Gay, III, Associate Creative Director, Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group, Winter Garden, FL
    • Chris Grams, New Kind, Raleigh, NC
    • Lynne L. Grigg, President/Chief Creative Officer, The Designory, Long Beach, CA
    • Stanley Hainsworth, Tether Inc., Seattle, WA
    • Ken Hanson, CEO, Hanson Dodge Creative, Milwaukee, WI
    • Alexandra Hardin, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mc Lean, VA
    • Susan Hewitt, Principal/Creative, Hopper Hewitt, Brooklyn, NY
    • Aimee Lynne Hughes, Senior Designer, White Plains, NY
    • Thomas Hull, Principal, Rigsby Hull, Houston, TX
    • Martin Kace, Founder & CEO, Empax, Inc., New York, NY
    • Yang Kim, Principal, Peopledesign, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Dorte Krogh Anderson, CEO, Graphic Design, Krogh&Co Designagency, Copenhagen, DK
    • Jason Lancaster, Art Director, ESPN magazine, New York, NY
    • Ulrich Lange, Senior Creative Director, The Designory, Long Beach, CA
    • Andrea Leon-Grossmann, Art Director, Doug Mockett & Co., Manhattan Beach, CA
    • Frank Macaulay, Product Innovation Leader, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
    • Carl Magnusson, CGM Design, LLC, New York, NY
    • Laurel Malenke, Owner/Principal/Creative Director, Malenke|Barnhart, Denver, CO
    • Kirt Martin, Principal Industrial Design Manager, Turnstone A Steelcase Company, Caledonia, MI
    • Christine Mau, Associate Director - Packaging Graphics, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Neenah, WI
    • Douglas Maynard, Vice President, Creative, Legal Arts Group, San Diego, CA
    • Weston McWhorter, Director, Valentino Creative Services, New Orleans, LA
    • D. Scott Miller, Global Innovation Design Manager - P&G Beauty, Procter & Gamble, Lebanon, OH
    • Kasey O'Leary-Massey, Creative Director, The Sports Club/LA, Los Angeles, CA
    • Andrea Pellegrino, Director of Strategic Alliances, Worldstudio, New York, NY
    • E. Christina Persson, Senior Solutions Designer, Autodesk Inc, Bedford, NH
    • Chris Philpot, Design Director, American Airlines Publishing, Fort Worth, TX
    • Douglas Powell, Principal and Director of Creative Development, HealthSimple, Minneapolis, MN
    • Jill Robertson, Principal, Office, San Francisco, CA
    • Michele Ronsen, Vp Creative Director, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA
    • Mike Schacherer, Little & Company, Minneapolis, MN
    • Elise Scott, Owner + Creative Director, nitrocreative, LLC, Washington, DC
    • Laura Shore, Senior Vice President Communications, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc, Cohoes, NY
    • Todd Simmons, Head of Design (EDC), Wolff Olins / State, New York, NY
    • Jennifer Smith, Creative Director, SunGard, Wayne, PA
    • Mark T. Smith, Owner, MTSNYC INC, Fairfax, VA
    • Jill M. Stephens, Vice President, Client Services, Baker Brand Communications, Santa Monica, CA
    • Norm Ung, Chief Creative Officer, Marketing Design, DZN, AGI Media, Los Angeles, CA
    • Ron Vandenberg, Chief Creative Officer, Berkeley Merchant, Berkeley, CA
    • Philip VanDusen, Vice President of Graphics and Packaging, Old Navy, San Francisco, CA
    • Brad Wilkerson, Director of New Media, Patterson Graham, Memphis, TN
    • Carrie Beth Wood, Creative Director, Google, New York, NY
    • Ira Yoffe, VP/Creative Director, PARADE Magazine, New York, NY

    2006 graduates

    • Alex Arie - ID Manager/Design Strategist - Sony Design - Santa Monica, CA
    • Michael Bierut - Partner - Pentagram Design - New York, NY
    • Jen Bilik - Owner/Creative Director - Knock Knock - Venice, CA
    • James Bradley - President - Chase Design Group - Los Angeles, CA
    • Paul Carew - Creative Director - Oliver Russell - Boise, ID
    • Joseph Cecere - Creative Director - Little & Company - Minneapolis, MN
    • Maurice Conti - Creative Director - Autodesk, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
    • Cecilia Cortes - Associate Director of Design & Production - Society of Nuclear Medicine - Reston, VA
    • Liz Danzico - Director of Experience Strategy - AIGA - New York, NY
    • Janet DeDonato - Principal - Methodologie, Inc. - Seattle, WA
    • Brian James Erickson - Designer + Founder - ID Fabrika Moscow - Moscow,
    • Shelley Evenson - Associate Professor - Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
    • Christopher P. Garvin - Director of Multimedia - The University of the Arts - Philadelphia, PA
    • James Gripp - Principal/CEO - Legal Arts Group - San Diego, CA
    • Jenifer Gulvik - Creative Director - Houlihan's Restaurant Inc - Leawood, KS
    • Marcus Hewitt - Partner/Chief Creative Director - Sterling Brands - New York, NY
    • Edward Kensinger - Creative Director - Siemens Corp - Iselin, NJ
    • Liz Koetsch - Principal - Studio-e - Concord, MA
    • Karen Koziatek - Creative Director - BrainLAB - Westchester, IL
    • Ed Krug - Vice President, Consulting - Aquent - New York, NY
    • Kellyann Lamb - President - Visual Resource - San Francisco, CA
    • Michael Lejeune - Creative Director - Metro Design Studio - Los Angeles, CA
    • Shayne Mackey - Vice President, Creative Director - Legal Arts Group - Philadelphia, PA
    • Marcia Minter - Vice President & Creative Director - L.L. Bean Co., Inc. - Freeport, ME
    • Max Nelson - Creative Director/Art Director - Wachovia - Charlotte, NC
    • Manuel Olmo-Rodriguez - Director - Olmo Creative Source - San Juan,
    • Jessica Orkin - SVP, Business Development & Marketing - Carpenter Group - New York, NY
    • Amanda Otter - Art Director - Threespot Media - Albuquerque, NM
    • Elizabeth Pastor - Co-Founder, Director of Understanding - The Understanding Lab - New York, NY
    • Elicia Putnam - Principal - The Shop - Bend, OR
    • Susan Saroff - Director, Global Design - Disney Publishing Worldwide - Burbank, CA
    • David Schuemann - Owner, Creative Director - CF NAPA - Napa, CA
    • Brigette Sullivan - Creative Services Manager - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina - Durham, NC
    • Lise Vejse Klint - Architect & Designer, President of Danish Designers - Trademarkers.dk / Danish Designers - Copenhagen, DK
    • Jean-Laurent Vilon - Owner/Chief Creative Director - Safran - Chicago, IL
    • Jeremy Vinson - Design Director - Enterprise IG - Hong Kong,
    • Michael James Walsh - Art Director - Visual Arts Press, School of Visual Arts - New York, NY
    • Ryan Warren - Solutions Consultant - Exact Target - Indianapolis, IN
    • Craig Welsh - Principal - Go Welsh! - Lancaster, PA
    • Brett Wickens - VP Exec Creative Director - MetaDesign - San Francisco, CA
    • Scott Williams - Chief Creative Officer - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide - White Plains, NY

    2005 graduates

    • Kristian Andersen - President - Kristian Andersen + Associates - Indianapolis, IN
    • David C. Baker - Principal - ReCourses, Inc. - Nashville, TN
    • Bonnie Barnes - Owner - Bonnie Barnes Visionary - Jacksonville Beach, FL
    • Gaby Brink - Principal - Templin Brink Design - San Francisco, CA
    • Kay Brophy - Creative Director - Brophy - Detroit, MI
    • David Burney - VP Corporate Communications - Red Hat - Raleigh, NC
    • Adrainne De Loia - Creative Director - Emusic - Brooklyn, NY
    • Bob Domenz - President - Avenue - Chicago, IL
    • Sally Douglas - President - Kaldor Design Group Limited - Vancouver, BC
    • Terri Barel Eisenberg - Manager, Graphic Design - Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. - Watertown, MA
    • Kimberly Elam - Department Chair - Ringling School of Art & Design - Sarasota, FL
    • Kevin Farnham - CEO - Method - San Francisco, CA
    • Gerry Frank - President and Creative Director - Frank Strategic Marketing - Ellicott City, MD
    • Chris Froeter - Principal - Froeter Design Company - Chicago, IL
    • Minda Gralnek - Vice President/Creative Director - Target - Minneapolis, MN
    • Sally Grisedale - Senior Director - Yahoo! Inc - Sunnyvale, CA
    • Basia Grocholski - Principal - 280: Design - New York, NY
    • Tim Hartford - President - Hartford Design, Inc. - Chicago, IL
    • Brian Hatcher - Director, Office of Publications - Loyola College in Maryland - Baltimore, MD
    • Jim Hauptman - Creative Director and Managing Editor - L.L. Bean, Inc. - Freeport, ME
    • Cheryl Heller - Principal - Heller Communications Inc. - New York, NY
    • Brian Hock - President - Brian Hock Design - Cincinnati, OH
    • Michael Hodgson - Partner - Ph.D - Santa Monica, CA
    • Peter Kuhn - Area Manager - Aquent, Inc. - New York, NY
    • Dean Kujala - Partner - KUBE Communication Design Inc - Vancouver, BC
    • Matthew Matousek - Creative Development Manager - Onvoy, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
    • Denise McCall - Owner - McCall Design - Media, PA
    • Gary McCavitt - Creative Director - Cisco Systems, Inc. - San Jose, CA
    • Karen McGrane - Executive Director, User Experience - Razorfish - New York, NY
    • Gabriela Mirensky - Director, Competitions and Exhibitions - AIGA - New York, NY
    • Thomas Mueller - Creative Director, Designer - StudioTM - New York, NY
    • Steven P. Ryan - Associate Partner - VSA Partners, Inc. - Chicago, IL
    • Jacqueline Sallon - Director - Jackie Sallon Associates - London, England
    • John Lyle Sanford - Creative Director - Real Networks - Seattle, WA
    • Kristin Seeberger - Group Manager, Corp. Creative - T. Rowe Price & Assoc., Inc. - Owings Mills, MD
    • Juhan Sonin - Design Group Manager - MITRE - Bedford, MA
    • Robert Steinbugler - Manager Strategic Design - IBM Corporation - Raleigh, NC
    • J Jill Teeples - Art Director - 1-800-Dentist - Los Angeles, CA
    • Joel Templin - Principal - Templin Brink Design - San Francisco, CA
    • Maria Verastegui - Art Director - Acorda Therapeutics - Hawthorne, NY
    • David Williams - Managing Director - Morningstar Inc. - Chicago, IL
    • Tim Wilson - Systems Director - Studio/lab - Chicago, IL

    2004 graduates

    • David M. Annunziato - DM.2 - Edgewater, NJ
    • Jennifer Arden - Product Designer - Intralinks, Inc. - New York, NY
    • Sabah Ashraf - Director, Business Development - Frog Design - New York, NY
    • Irene Au - VP, User Experience - Yahoo! Inc. - Palo Alto, CA
    • Sherra M. Bell - Creative Know-Who, LLC - Atlanta, GA
    • James Biber - Partner - Pentagram Design - New York, NY
    • Diane L.C. Chen - Design Manager - Procter & Gamble - Cincinnati, OH
    • Gregory Collins - Design Group Manager - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina - Durham, NC
    • Dennis Crowe - Vehicle SF - San Francisco, CA
    • Tamara Dowd - Creative Director - HZDG - Rockville, MD
    • Jeffrey Fabian - Principal - KINETIK, Inc. - Washington, DC
    • Robert Fabricant - Creative Director - Frog Design - New York, NY
    • Theresa Fitzgerald - Creative Director - Nickelodeon - Brooklyn, NY
    • Jesse H. Gordon - Manager - Discovery Communications Inc. - Silver Spring, MD
    • Lori Gorshe - Manager - Medtronic, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
    • Seth L Guge - Principal - Guge - Algonquin, IL
    • Sylvie Hamel - Manager, Brand Management - UPS - Atlanta, GA
    • Michael Hendrix - VP Brand Design - Tricycle - Chattanooga, TN
    • Byron Holmes - Booz Allen Hamilton - Dallas, TX
    • Christina Jackson - Brand Manager - Aquent, Inc. - Boston, MA
    • Jeffrey Keyton - Senior Vice President - MTV On Air Design, Off Air Creative - New York, NY
    • Margaret McCormack - Design Strategist - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Arlington, MA
    • Mary A. Mitchell - Principal/Owner - Mitchell Design - San Rafael, CA
    • John Michael Pugsley - President - John Michael Pugsley Design - Burbank, CA
    • John Lyle Sanford - Creative Director - Real Networks - Seattle, WA
    • Jon Schleuning - Director of Marketing - Pentagram Design - San Francisco, CA
    • Stephen Shackleford - The Vanguard Group D-20 - Malvern, PA
    • Amy Lynn Shipley Sisolak - Director - Mountain Christian Church - Joppa, MD
    • Joseph Stitzlein - Design Director - Landor Associates - Cincinnati, OH
    • Jane Tilka - Tilka Design - Minneapolis, MN
    • Tammy Vaserstein - New York, NY
    • Christopher Vice - Chair, Department of Visual Communication Design - Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University - Indianapolis, IN
    • David Wharton - Art Director, Nintendo Online - Nintendo of America, Inc. - Redmond, WA
    • Alec Wiggin - President - Aabalone [red] - Darien, CT
    • Gail Wiggin - Ignition Director - Aabalone [red] - Darien, CT
    • Denise Wood - AIGA - New York, NY

    2003 graduates

    • Sean Adams - Partner - AdamsMorioka, Inc. - Beverly Hills, CA
    • Stephen Beshara - President - Vista, Inc. - Atlanta, GA
    • Zane Carter - President - Carter Cosgrove + Company - Alexandria, VA
    • Tom Cawthon - Cox Target Media - Largo, FL
    • Laurie Churchman - Assistant Professor - University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
    • Barbara Cohen - Cohen & Company - Atlanta, GA
    • Brian T. Collins - Executive Creative Director - Ogilvy & Mather - New York, NY
    • Lynda Decker - Owner - Decker Design, Inc. - New York, NY
    • Greg Galle - Managing Partner - C2, LLC - San Francisco, CA
    • Michael Gericke - Pentagram Design - New York, NY
    • David Gibson - Two Twelve Associates, Inc. - New York, NY
    • Judy Glenzer - Miro Design - Pasadena, CA
    • Bill Grant - President - Grant Design Collaborative - Canton, GA
    • Richard Grefe - Executive Director - AIGA - Darien, CT
    • Steve Hartman - President - Creativille, Inc. - St. Louis, MO
    • Drew Hodges - Creative Director - Spot Design - New York, NY
    • Richelle Huff - Vice President - Larsen - Minneapolis, MN
    • Katherine Jones - Principal and Founder - Milkshake Media - Austin, TX
    • Sebastian Kaupert - Euro RSCG Worldwide - New York, NY
    • David D. Lambertsen - BHI Corporation - Chicago, IL
    • Marcia Lausen - Principal - Studio/lab - Chicago, IL
    • MaeLin Levine - Partner/Designer - Visual Asylum - San Diego, CA
    • Tod Martin - President - EAI - Atlanta, GA
    • Douglas May - May & Co. - Dallas, TX
    • William McDowell - Founder - Plan-A, LLC. - Evanston, IL
    • Debbie Millman - Managing Partner - The Sterling Group - New York, NY
    • Clement Mok - The Office of Clement Mok - San Francisco, CA
    • Noreen Morioka - Partner - AdamsMorioka, Inc. - Beverly Hills, CA
    • Nelida Nassar - Nassar Design - Brookline, MA
    • Mariana Nunez - President - Ají Pintao - Miami, FL
    • Bennett Peji - Bennett Peji Design - San Diego, CA
    • Jodi Riviera - CEO - Riviera/Van Beers - San Francisco, CA
    • Peter Scherrer - designer - studio mousetrap - Los Angeles, CA
    • Sam Shelton - Principal - KINETIK, Inc. - Washington, DC
    • Karen Skunta - President - Karen Skunta & Company - Cleveland, OH
    • Howard C. Smith - Smith Strategic - Arlington, VA
    • Leslie Smolan - Owner - Carbone Smolan Agency - New York, NY
    • Brent Steele - VP Marketing - Stampin' Up! Inc. - Sandy, UT
    • Gong Szeto - Partner - Szeto Partners Ventures - Taos, NM
    • Vineet Thapar - Memphis, TN
    • Robin Tooms - Savage Design Group, Inc. - Houston, TX
    • Manuel Toscano - Partner, Project Director - Zago Design, Inc. - New York, NY
    • Ann Willoughby - President - Willoughby Design Group - Kansas City, MO
    • Christine Woertink - DirecTV - El Segundo, CA
    • Margaret Youngblood - Identity and Branding - Banana Republic - San Francisco, CA
    • John Zapolski - Vice President, Customer Experience Research - Management Innovation Group - Sunnyvale, CA
    • Michael Zito - President - ON3 Marketing & Design, LLC - Stanford, CT
    • Jeff Zwerner - President - Factor Design, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

    Graduates are invited to participate in "Business Perspectives for Alumni," an exclusive chance to update and refine their business and design leadership in a complementary, advanced program at Yale School of Management.