Your future is bright


Our alumni work at some of the top companies in the United States. We have a 100% placement rate for graduates who are actively seeking a job upon graduation. Check out some of the places our alumni are working:

  • AKQA, Washington DC
  • Amazon, Seattle WA
  • Atomic Object, Grand Rapids MI
  • Auxiliary Design, Grand Rapids MI
  • Bissell, Grand Rapids MI
  • Box, San Francisco CA
  • Brightly, Grand Rapids MI
  • Carnevale, Grand Rapids MI
  • Concept A, Spring Lake MI
  • DesignVox, Grand Rapids MI
  • Duo Security, Ann Arbor MI
  • Elevator Up, Grand Rapids MI
  • Frederick Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, MI
  • Gensler, San Francisco CA
  • Haworth, Holland MI
  • Herman Miller, Holland MI
  • HUGE, Atlanta GA
  • IBM, Austin TX
  • Massive Change Network, Evanston IL
  • Meijer, Grand Rapids MI
  • Microsoft, Redmond WA
  • Multiple, Chicago IL
  • Newell Brands, Kalamazoo MI
  • Oneupweb, Traverse City MI
  • Peopledesign, Grand Rapids MI
  • Plastiq, San Francisco CA
  • Square One Design, Grand Rapids MI
  • T.Rowe Price, Baltimore MD
  • OpenDigital, Grand Rapids MI
  • VML, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Whirlpool, Benton Harbor MI
  • Williams Group, Grand Rapids MI
Kaila Piepkow

Kaila Piepkow

At the young age of 23, Kaila started her own graphic design business Dox Design, a studio that specializes in the pet industry, which serves as her main venture today. 
Since Kaila’s debut as an entrepreneur, she has earned respect well beyond the Grand Rapids community as a reputable designer across many industries, but especially in the pet world. Outside of excelling in the design and branding space, Kaila has taken her expertise and applied it to other ventures as a way to share her love for design and the creative community. Volunteering as Host for the Grand Rapids Creative Mornings chapter and serving as a Graphic Design Instructor to inspire future designers.

As a student at Ferris and having "real life" experience of working with clients and managing budgets before I even graduated, I was well equipped with all the tools on the design and business side that helped set me up for success to run my own design business.