Career Chats is Career and Professional Development’s professional speaker series.

Career Chats give students access to top industry professionals who present on a variety of topics—from in-demand interaction design jobs to design research, from self-promotion to creating compelling narratives. Career and Professional Development invites speakers based on topics of current interest to students.


Recent Guest Speakers:

    • Brian Kralyevich, Vice President, User Experience Design, Amazon
      Steve Masterson, President, and Wojtek Bachleda, Designer, Kiska
      Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson
      Jeff Silva, Design Manager, Neil Sadler, 360 Brand, Johnson & Johnson
      Michael Carabetta, Creative Director, Chronicle Books
      Paul Frank, Artist and Designer
      Scott Meisse, Brand and Design Director, Ferroconcrete
      Yvette Roman, Photographer
      Sarah Baker, Director, Illustration and Artist Programs, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
      Jesse Lee Stout, Creative Director, Moment Factory (Los Angeles)
      Mark Smith, Creative Director of Special Projects, Nike
      Kelvin Chu, Creative Director, SY/Partners
      Kate McCoubrey, Senior Strategist, SY/Partners
      Orrin Shively, Senior Director, Art and Design, Disney Interactive Media Group
      Joel Camarena, Recruiter, Disney Professional Internships