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OUR ALUMNI ARE SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONALS IN BUSINESS

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

Joe Johnston

Shortly after graduating I found myself at Crowe Chizek, now Crowe Horwath, working on web and interactive experiences. I was at Crowe for 8 years. Moved over to a small boutique agency (Knowhere) working on interactive and embedded experiences, Pre-iPhone. Created and designed several Infotainment experiences for the North American Auto Shows and JCI. I was at Knowhere for about 2 years. Took a role with a Denver based company, Universal Mind to grow the User Experience team. They were a software agency working on mostly B2B software, lots of Adobe products. I was a UX team of 1 for about 1yr ½ grew the UX team to about 35 people and create a studio in Grand Rapids. Worked on several projects ranging from Data Visualization projects for Safeway to iPad app experiences for Sony Music. Won a Webby award for Innovation while at Universal Mind. I was at Universal Mind for 8 years. Had the opportunity to take an exciting role as Group Director of UX at Huge in Atlanta. Had the chance to work on large digital products and experiences from Lowes, Capital One and UPS. Had a team of 14 UX people and lead a larger 45 person Creative team. I was at Huge for 1yr ½. Had another Interesting opportunity to work with a company called Sparks Grove, the experience design division of a larger consulting firm North Highland. I came on board to help grow and create the Experience and Service Design team. I’ve also been leading the Design Thinking culture for our clients. I’ve been working on experience design projects with Coke, TIAA, Freddie Mac, Suntrust, & Wells Fargo.

"One thing that has been extremely important was the focus not only on the creative thinking but the supporting business side of the curriculum. It’s been one the biggest advantages I’ve had over other designers. The strategic thinking has added another level to my career and has contributed to the success I’ve had."