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Career Chats: Insights into Creative Professions

Career Chats, CPD’s professional speaker series, gives students access to top industry professionals who present on a variety of topics, from the state of the interaction design industry, to design research, creating compelling narratives, self-promotion advice, and more. CPD invites speakers based on topics of current interest to students.

For a full schedule, visit our page on inside.artcenter.edu.

Career Chat Guest Speakers:

Fall 2014:
Harald Belker Freelance Automotive & Entertainment Designer
Ball Nogues Studio Benjamin Ball, Architect & Co-Founder
Tectonic Bill Flora, Principal

Summer 2014:
Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Gorden Wagener, Head of Design
Originate Joe Maloney, Vice President, Product & Design Joe Harte, Business Evangelist

Spring 2014:
Adobe Michael Gough, VP of Product Experience
Apple Dan Marusich, Director, iTunes Interactive & Video Yanira Rodriguez, University Relations
Digital Kitchen Alaa Mendili, Creative Director Tai Hubbert, Recruitment & Outreach
Chrysler Tim Anness, Director, Advance Design Winnie Cheung, Design Manager Nick Malachowski, Advance Concept Design Manager Lisa Hornung, Placement Manager
IDEO Denise Burchell, Senior Interaction Designer ,Magen McAfee, Recruiting
Reebok Laura Lydon, Creative Operations Coordinator ;Lauren Dixon, Design Operations Coordinator


Program Participants

Speakers have included:

  • 180; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Abercrombie & Fitch; Columbus, Ohio
  • Adidas; Portland, Oregon
  • Airstream; Jackson Center, Ohio
  • American Greetings; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Anshen + Allen Architects; San Francisco, California
  • Apple; Cupertino, California
  • Applied Minds; Glendale, California
  • Aquarium of the Pacific; Long Beach, California
  • Aria Group; Irvine, California
  • Arnold; Boston, Massachusetts & New York, New York
  • ASC; Southgate, Michigan
  • Astro; Palo Alto, California
  • Avery Dennison; Pasadena, California
  • B-Reel; Venice, California
  • Big Stage; South Pasadena, California
  • Blind; Santa Monica, California
  • BMW Group/DesignworksUSA; Newbury Park, California
  • Boombang; Los Angeles, California
  • Boyd Communications; Los Angeles, California
  • Bradshaw International; Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • BRC Imagination Arts; Burbank, California
  • Callison Architecture; Seattle, Washington
  • Careers for Social Impact; Adlai Wertman
  • Cartoon Network; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Clean Agency; Pasadena, California
  • Clif Bar; Berkeley, California
  • Colors Materials & Trends Exploration Laboratory (CMTEL); Panel Discussion
  • Colourmovie; Los Angeles, California
  • Communication Arts; Boulder, Colorado
  • Concept Design Productions; Monrovia, California
  • Continuum; Boston, Massachusetts
  • Country Music Television; Nashville, Tennessee
  • Crispin Porter Bogusky; Boulder, Colorado
  • Curry Design; Los Angeles, California
  • Dave Muyres — Sustainable Mobility; Los Angeles, California
  • David Shannon — Illustrator; Los Angeles, California
  • designafairs USA; Mountain View, California
  • Diana Koenigsberg Photography; Los Angeles, California 
  • Disney Consumer Products; Burbank, California
  • Disney Destinations Marketing; Glendale, California
  • Display Boys; Irvine, California
  • DNA Studios; Los Angeles, California
  • Doremus; New York, New York
  • DreamWorks Animation; Glendale, California
  • DreamWorks SKG; Glendale, California
  • East/West Literary Agency; Santa Monica, California
  • Edgar Arceneaux — Artist; Pasadena, California
  • Electronic Arts; Los Angeles, California
  • Estylo; Los Angeles, California
  • Fisker Coachbuild; Irvine, California
  • Fitch; Ohio & California
  • Focus Features; Universal City, California 
  • Ford Motor Co.; Irvine, California
  • Fox Networks; Los Angeles, California
  • Fox Sports; Los Angeles, California
  • Friend & Johnson; San Francisco, California
  • frogdesign; San Francisco, California & Seattle, Washington
  • Gad Shaanan Design; Montreal, Canada & San Diego, California
  • Gee + Chung Design; San Francisco, California
  • Gensler; Santa Monica, California
  • George P. Johnson Company; Torrance, California
  • Globo TV Networks; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • GOOD; West Hollywood, California
  • Ground Zero; Los Angeles, California
  • Guest Informant; Woodland Hills, California
  • Gulfstream Aerospace; Savannah, Georgia
  • Hallmark Cards; Kansas City, Missouri
  • Harcourt Brace; San Diego, California
  • Herbst Lazar Bell; Lake Forest, California & Chicago, Illinois
  • Hunt Design Associates; Pasadena, California
  • Hyperion Books for Children; New York, New York
  • Idealab; Pasadena, California
  • IDEO Product Development; San Francisco, California
  • Imaginary Forces; Hollywood, California
  • Industrial Light & Magic; San Rafael, California
  • Intervisual Books; Santa Monica, California
  • J.D. Power & Associates; Westlake Village, California
  • Jakob Trollback & Company; New York, New York
  • Jennifer Steinkamp — Artist; Los Angeles, California
  • JKL Components; Pasadena, California
  • Johnson Controls; Holland, Michigan
  • Johnson & Johnson; New York, New York
  • Keck-Craig; Pasadena, California
  • Kelton Research; Rochester, Minnesota
  • KILLSPENCER; Los Angeles, California
  • Klasky Csupo; Hollywood, California
  • Koplin Del Rio Gallery; Culver City, California
  • Landor Associates; Washington & California
  • LDM Technologies; Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • LeBasse Projects; Culver City, California
  • Lego Systems; Billund, Denmark
  • Let There Be Dragons; Los Angeles, California
  • LinkedIn, Mountain View, California
  • Los Angeles Magazine; Los Angeles, California
  • Louey/Rubino Design Group; Santa Monica, California
  • Lucasarts; San Francisco, California
  • Lucasfilm Animation; San Francisco, California
  • Lunar; Palo Alto, California
  • Mattel; El Segundo, California
  • MCG Architecture; Pasadena, California
  • Metadesign; San Francisco, California
  • Michael Osborne Design; San Francisco, California
  • Microsoft; Redmond, Washington
  • Mike Murphy - Animation Director; Los Angeles, California
  • Movado Group; Paramus, New Jersey
  • MTV Networks; New York, New York
  • NBBJ; Marina del Rey, California
  • NBC Entertainment; Burbank, California
  • Nestle; Vevey, Switzerland
  • Net Impact; San Francisco, California
  • Neutrogena; Los Angeles, California
  • New Balance, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • NFL Properties; New York, New York
  • Nike; Beaverton, Oregon
  • nonobject; Palo Alto, California
  • NSA; Fort Meade, Maryland
  • 02 Studios; Thousand Oaks, California
  • Oddworld Inhabitants; San Francisco, California
  • Oishi; Los Angeles, California
  • Patagonia; Ventura, California
  • Paul Keye & Partners; Los Angeles, California
  • PDI; Palo Alto, California
  • Pentagram; San Francisco, California
  • P&G (Procter & Gamble); Marysville, Ohio
  • Pixar; Emeryville, California
  • Phuuz Entertainment; Universal City, California
  • Polaris industries; Medina, Minnesota
  • Professional Organizations (AIGA, APDA, IDSA, SEGD, SILA)
  • Razorfish; Los Angeles, California
  • Reebok; Stoughton, Massachusetts
  • Rhythm & Hues Studios; Los Angeles, California
  • RKS Design; Thousand Oaks, California
  • Roz Goldfarb Associates; New York, New York
  • RTKL Associates; Los Angeles, California
  • RTT; Pasadena, California
  • Saatchi & Saatchi LA; Los Angeles, California
  • Salomon Huerta — Artist; Los Angeles, California
  • SEW; Los Angeles, California
  • Sherpa Technologies — Compulsion; Pacific Palisades, California
  • SHR Perceptual Management; Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sid Lee; Montreal, Quebec
  • Smart Design; New York, New York
  • Social Entrepreneurship; Mateo Neri & Bobby Chang
  • Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
  • Sony Design Center; San Francisco, California
  • Sotto Studios; Los Angeles, California
  • Source; Chicago, Illinois
  • Storyboards; Venice, California
  • Target Corporation; Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Target Stores; Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TBWA/Chiat/Day; Playa del Rey, California
  • Teague; Seattle, Washington
  • Teague Product Studio; Redmond, Washington
  • Tesla Motors, Hawthorne, California
  • The Coca-Cola Company; Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Franklin Mint; Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
  • The_Groop; Los Angeles, California
  • The Hettema Group; Pasadena, California
  • The Phelps Group; Santa Monica, California
  • The Richards Group; Dallas, Texas
  • The Understanding Business; San Francisco, California
  • The Understanding Lab; New York, New York
  • Thomson Consumer Electronics; Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tokyopop; Los Angeles, California
  • Tool of North America; Los Angeles, California
  • Troika Design Group; Hollywood, California
  • Turner Duckworth; San Francisco, California
  • Twisthink; Holland, Michigan
  • Universal Studios; Universal City, California
  • Virgin Records; Beverly Hills, California
  • VIVmag; Westlake Village, California
  • Vode; Sonoma, California
  • Volkswagen of America; Simi Valley, California
  • Walt Disney Feature Animation; California/Florida
  • Walt Disney Imagineering; Glendale, California
  • Weber Shandwick;  Los Angeles, California
  • WEST: Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine; Los Angeles, California
  • West Office Exhibition Design; Oakland, California
  • WET Design; Sun Valley, California
  • Whiskytree; San Rafael, California
  • Wieden & Kennedy; Oregon & Japan
  • WongDoody; Culver City, California
  • Working in the Digital Space — The Insider's View; Panel Discussion
  • Young & Rubicam; New York, New York
  • Ziba Design; Portland Oregon

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