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Design Alumni

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Graduates from the Design Program at USF have a unique skill set that combines top notch technical skills with critical thinking and a deep understanding of social justice values.  Students often blend ideas from the Design major with the rich environment at USF, learning not just how to make things look beautiful, but how to combine design with Latin American Studies, International Studies, Gender Studies, Non-Profit Development, Sustainability, Business, and more. 

Our program introduces students to a broad foundation in Design history, theory, thinking, and production.  Students then choose to go in many directions based on their own interests.  For all of these reasons our graduates do not choose one single career path.  Our graduates work in design firms large and small, non-profits, as in-house designers, for start-ups, or starting their own business, some choose to go on to graduate school as well.

Some graduates have taken traditional design jobs at firms and organizations such as Princeton Architectural Press, Chronicle Books, Tattly, Minted, Apple, Inkling, Harper Collins, San Francisco Magazine, and many others. 

Others of our graduates have put their design skills to use work at places such as The Discovery Science Center in Orange County, Teach for America, The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, Project Open Hand, and many other organizations. 

Our graduates have gone to attend graduate school at New York University, Cal Arts, Pratt Institute, The Rhode Island School of Design, The International Center of Photography, The University of Texas at Austin, DePaul University, and others.