School of Design Alumni

Since its inception in 2015, the School of Design has focused on collaboration, critical thinking, research, play, socio-cultural problem solving, and community. Our alumni are product designers, art directors, game developers, coders, artists, and experience designers.

Featured Alumni

Thomas Newsome 

Tom Newsome (BS Game Design '20)
Associate Technical Designer, Iron Galaxy Studios
DePaul’s Idea Realization Lab bolstered my hands-on skills and gave a greater appreciation for the vast amount of knowledge and talent that goes into making everyday things.

Octavia Mingerink 

Octavia Mingerink (BFA Graphic Design '16)
Founder, Pretty In Ink Press
My time at DePaul helped shape me as an artist in ways I could’ve never imagined. I had great professors who gave me words of wisdom and taught me practices I use today in my art.

Nina Keoborakot 

Nina Keoborakot (BS User Experience Design '19)
Sr. User Experience Designer, Pitney Bowes
The faculty in the School of Design made an outstanding difference during my undergrad experience in UxD. They led me to resources, research opportunities, and guided my career exploration. I felt confident that I would succeed as a UX Designer in the workforce.

More Notable Alumni

  • Maggie Acker, Art Director, MERGE (BFA Graphic Design ‘12)
  • Vince Anter, Founder and Producer, Amazon Prime’s V is for Vino (BS Human-Computer Interaction ‘10)
  • Andrew Belmonte, Product Designer, Dell Digital Design (MS Human-Computer Interaction ‘20, BS User Experience ‘18)
  • Katie Buckleitner, Associate Art Director, Cosmopolitan | Hearst (BFA Graphic Design ‘13)
  • Michael Cotton, Sr. Digital Designer, GrowthHit (BFA Graphic Design ‘16)
  • Mariana Domagalski, Sr. Associate Art Director, Capital One (Graphic Design, BFA ‘17)
  • Ciarra Garcez, Digital Designer, TULA Skincare (BFA Graphic Design ‘18)
  • Mele Hamasaki, Product Designer, Coinbase (MS Human-Computer Interaction ‘18, BS User Experience Design ‘17)
  • Scott Kehres, Sr. Product Designer, Ascent Global Logistics (Human-Computer Interaction, BS User Experience MS ‘18)
  • Taylor Marcel, Exhibitions Digital Project Manager, The Field Museum (BS User Experience Design ‘16)
  • Tori Meschino, Sr. Experience Designer, Bounteous (BS User Experience Design ‘17)
  • Josh Miller, Sr. Experience Designer, Digitas North America (BFA Graphic Design ‘18)
  • Jack Minogue, Senior Product Designer, Ford Motor Company
  • Jeremy Rieger, Designer, &Walsh (BFA Graphic Design ‘20)
  • Claire Rosas, Graphic Designer, Iris Worldwide (BFA Graphic Design ‘20)
  • Maddie Shiparski, Associate Product Designer, Kroger Technology (BS ‘19, MA ‘21)
  • Jules Simplicio, Design Engineering Lead, Mozilla (BFA Graphic Design ‘14)
  • Philip Tibitoski, Founder/President, Young Horses Inc. (BS Game Development ‘12)
  • Julia Vo, Sr. Product Designer, Paypal (BS User Experience Design ‘14)
  • Megan Villablanca, Technical Artist, Ubisoft (BS Game Development ‘18)
  • Chris Wade, Founder/Director, Luckshot Games, (BS Game Design ‘15)
  • Ryan Wiemeyer, Owner/Co-Founder and Designer, The Men Who Wear Many Hats; Founder, Indie City Collective (BS Game Development ‘09)
  • Will Wright, Art Director, 88 Brand Partners (BFA Graphic Design ‘19)
  • Tom Yu, UX Designer, Hypixel (BS User Experience Design ‘18)

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