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

Emily Bode

Emily Bode is a designer working in West Michigan with Herman Miller, Nucraft Furniture, and Amway after graduation. Ranging from print & web design to curating research-based workshops rooted in design thinking, Emily has found design to be the consistent guide in her career. Her design & lifestyle blog, Brave Girl, has been voted Top 100 Women Blogs to Follow on Feedspot & featured in Bella Grace Magazine at Barnes & Noble. She enjoys sharing her journey as a freelance designer with young creatives in the community.

"My design education at Ferris was the catalyst to my career. The skillset, discipline, and client projects that made up the curriculum created experience, knowledge, and confidence. The program shifts to the ever-changing needs of the industry and was a good reflection of "the real world" that made me feel a step ahead upon graduation."