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

Sally Salkowski

I was in the first class to graduate in 1990 from FSU with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communications (before that it was only offered as a two year degree). A week after I left Big Rapids with my degree, I was on a plane to Europe with plans to see the world. I traveled, came home and started looking for work. I was hired in as a designer at Brillance Corp in Grand Haven MI and stayed there for a few years before I decided to freelance. After years of working on my own, I became interested in teaching so went back to school and earned a Masters Degree in Education. I started teaching Photoshop at M-Tech in Holland and Design at Baker College in Muskegon before getting hired full time at the Tech Center. For the last 20 years I have been teaching Graphic Design at the Careerline Tech Center in Holland MI. I also serve as adjunct faculty for Kendall College of Art and Design and Muskegon Community College. I love helping high school students develop their skills and talents, and channel their ideas into awesome design-and it’s never boring! I also work at Creatively Done Designs when I’m not teaching or traveling.

“ My Visual Communications degree from FSU prepared me for success in designing, freelancing and teaching because I learned how to think and solve creative problems”