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
Sarah Lockwood

Sarah Lockwood

As a Creative Director with more than 11 years of industry experience, Sarah leads a creative team of visual, ux, and motion designers, strategists, business analysts, product managers, copywriters, content strategists, and client business and IT development teams to imagine and create a better future through the creative application of art and science.

After working for a year as a designer at People Design in Grand Rapids, MI, Sarah has spent the past ten years at AKQA in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA developing strengths in creative leadership, user experience design, visual design, business and content strategy, and holistic creative direction of global digital ecosystems that span across all of a company’s digital channels and customer journeys.

Throughout her career, she has worked as a designer, ux designer, senior ux designer, ux director, associate creative director, and creative director. She's helped invent, create, design, and launch work for clients including Delta Air Lines, World Wildlife Fund, USPS, Ubisoft, Verizon Wireless, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, HON Furniture, and more.

"My journey started at the FSU Graphic Design program in 2009 to the creative director of a Fortune 100 client at AKQA in 2020."