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)
Mid 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, Walmart
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, Sr. 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, Art Director, Cosmopolitan | Hearst (BFA Graphic Design ‘13)
  • Michael Cotton, Sr. UI/UX Web Designer, Salesloft (BFA Graphic Design ‘16)
  • Mariana Domagalski, Sr. Associate Art Director, Capital One (Graphic Design, BFA ‘17)
  • Monica Fan, Game Designer, Pipeworks Studios; Co-Founder/Chair, IGDA Neurodivergent in Game Development SIG (MFA Game Design ‘21)
  • Ciarra Garcez, Digital Designer, TULA Skincare (BFA Graphic Design ‘18)
  • Mele Hamasaki, Sr. 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)
  • Michelle Lega, Sr. Producer, Armor Games Studio (MFA Game Design ‘20)
  • Amy Maciejewski, Sr. UX Researcher & Designer, W.R. Berkley Corporation (BS User Experience Design ‘17)
  • Taylor Marcel, Digital Project Manager, Marcel Digital (BS User Experience Design ‘16)
  • Tori Meschino, Consultant, Slalom (BS User Experience Design ‘17)
  • Josh Miller, Lead Experience Designer, Digitas North America (BFA Graphic Design ‘18)
  • Jack Minogue, Lead Product Designer - Design Systems, Ford Motor Company (BFA Graphic Design ‘16)
  • Jeremy Rieger, Designer, &Walsh (BFA Graphic Design ‘20)
  • Kendall Roth, Art Director, Laughlin Constable (BFA Graphic Design ‘20)
  • Maddie Shiparski, Product Designer, Kroger Technology (BS ‘19, MA ‘21)
  • Evan Skorepa, Sr. UX Designer, KeyBank (BS User Experience Design ‘19)
  • Christian Solorzano, Sr. Product Designer, PwC (BFA Graphic Design ‘16)
  • Philip Tibitoski, Founder/President, Young Horses Inc. (BS Game Development ‘12)
  • Julia Vo, Lead Product Designer, DocuSign (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, Sr. Art Director, 88 Brand Partners (BFA Graphic Design ‘19)
  • Tom Yu, UX Designer, Hypixel (BS User Experience Design ‘18)

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