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Career Opportunities

Our graduates push design in new directions within a context of cultural and technological change.

Our graduates have the agility and skills to bring design to diverse situations, from scientific research labs to futurist think tanks, from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and nonprofits to leading corporations and design studios. Here are a few of the titles that our alumni currently hold:

Adjunct Professor, Interaction Design
Blogger and Author
Community Design Liaison
Creative Director
Creative Technologist
Design Analyst
Design Director
Digital Creative Director
Entrepreneur and Inventor
Founder and Creative Director
Human-centered Design Researcher
Interaction and Visual Designer
Interaction Designer/Magician (HTC Magic Lab)
Interactive Environments Lead
Media Artist
Non-traditional Creative
PhD Candidate
Professor, Multimedia Design
Senior Manager Brand Identity Strategy
Senior Researcher, User Experience
Senior UX Designer
UX Designer

Placement trends we have seen in the last four years*:

Communication technology research or innovation units: Samsung Research, Microsoft Research, Nokia Research, HTC Magic Lab, Google Creative Lab, T-Mobile Innovation Lab, Yahoo! Research, Intel Research

Non-conventional contexts: Jet Propulsion Lab/NASA, United Nations, UNICEF's Tech4Dev, Inkling, Synn Labs, Kaiser Innovation Center

Independent practices and start-ups: design studios, entrepreneurial ventures, app development, residencies, film festivals, conferences, media art exhibitions, galleries and performances

Academia: full-time and part-time teaching, second masters or PhDs.

Innovation groups within advertising and media companies: Chiat/Day, Wieden+Kennedy, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Yu+Co, Artefact, Troika Design Group, McCann

Design research, interaction, and UX design in major design firms: IDEO, Frog Design, Smart Design, Continuum, 8 Inc.


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