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Graduate Employment

ArtCenter’s Career and Professional Development office provides an array of programs that help students and alumni navigate their career paths.

Places of Employment

According to our most recent Graduate Employment Survey*, the following companies are among those that hired our 2016 graduates.

  • 3Q Digital
  • Amazon
  • Apple Inc.
  • ArtCenter College of Design
  • Art Machine
  • Astek
  • athenahealth
  • BCG Digital Ventures
  • Best Choice Products
  • Black & White Design
  • BLT Communications
  • BlueJeans Network
  • Calty Design Research (Toyota)
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Interactive
  • Chase Design Group
  • Continuum
  • Creative Circle
  • Disney Games and Interactive Experiences
  • Droga5
  • Element Packaging
  • Elephant
  • Empty Set
  • Feldspar Studios
  • First Republic Bank
  • FKA Studio
  • FKC International
  • Folklor
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Forever 21
  • The Foundry
  • Fujitsu Ten
  • G+ Gulla Jonsdottir Design
  • George P. Johnson
  • Goodby Silverstein & Partners
  • Google, Inc.
  • Gooten Inc
  • Green Stone
  • HauteLook
  • Highsnobiety
  • Honda R&D
  • Hylink Digital Solutions
  • Hyundai America Technical Center (Huyndai Design)
  • IBM
  • IDEO
  • Ilan Dei Venice
  • Integral Aerospace
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The Judson Studios
  • Kastner & Partners
  • Katrien van der Schueren
  • La Luz de Jesus Gallery
  • Landscape
  • Lifescript
  • Main Street Hub
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Mayor of Los Angeles (Great Streets Initiative)
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Milk Studios
  • Moonbear Studios
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • New Masters Academy
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nissan Motor Company
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pastilla Institute
  • Pelican Design
  • Pelican Products
  • Plantioxidants
  • Plantronics
  • The Quarto Group
  • Rasa PIctures, LLC
  • RealPage
  • Regner Godoy
  • Respawn Entertainment
  • Riot Games
  • Rough Draft Studios
  • Samsung Research America
  • Scorewize, Inc.
  • Semaphore Brand Solutions
  • Sens Projects
  • Shift Design Studio
  • Shutterstock Custom
  • Skechers USA
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Skyrocket Toys
  • Snap Inc.
  • Snapchat
  • Sporting Club
  • Springboard
  • Station Digital Media
  • Stone Fox Swim
  • Strike Industries
  • Subaru Research & Development
  • SYPartners
  • Taschen
  • Tesla, Inc.
  • Tom Wood Auto Group
  • Troika Design Group
  • UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts
  • United States Federal Government
  • University of Phoenix
  • Urban626
  • Vans
  • Vantage Entertainment
  • Veterinary Naturals
  • WearRus Inc.
  • Winter Design Studio
  • Zodax
  • Zoopar Pets

Position Title

Our most recent Graduate Employment Survey* also indicates the wide array of jobs held by our 2016 graduates. In addition to starting their own businesses or freelance practice, job titles include:

  • 3D Designer
  • 3D Experience Designer
  • Advanced Exterior Designer
  • Animator
  • Artist in Residence
  • Assistant Designer
  • Assistant to Director
  • Associate Concept Artist
  • Associate UX Designer/Researcher
  • Automotive Designer
  • Background Designer
  • Background Painter
  • Clay Sculptor
  • Colorist
  • Communications Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Content Creator
  • Copy and Print Specialist
  • Creative Associate
  • Creative Specialist
  • Creative Strategist
  • Creative Technologist
  • Design Consultant
  • Design Manager
  • Design Researcher
  • Design Strategist
  • Designer
  • Designer and Illustrator
  • Digital Asset Coordinator
  • Digital Technician
  • Director
  • Director (Online Content)
  • Editor and Sound Designer
  • Experience Designer
  • Film Editor
  • Game Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Interior Architectural Assistant
  • Interior Designer
  • Junior Art Director
  • Junior Color/Material Specialist
  • Junior Designer
  • Key Frame Illustrator
  • Lead Designer
  • Lead Illustrator
  • Makeup Artist
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Photo Assistant
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Associate
  • Senior Analyst
  • Senior Designer
  • Service Designer
  • Sketch Artist
  • Staff Engineer
  • Strategic Designer
  • Surface Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • User Interface Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Virtual Reality Artist
  • Visual Associate
  • Visual Designer

*Data for Place of Employment and Job Title sourced from the Annual Graduate Employment Survey distributed to 1-Year Out graduates from the classes of Spring, Summer and Fall 2016 (bachelors recipient response rate 49.5% and masters recipient response rate 56.8%). Based on responses of graduates indicating a primary status of “Working full-time” or “Working part-time” one year post-graduation who provided a Position Title and Employer Name for Employment-Single Positions and Employment-Multiple Positions. For Job Placement Rates please visit ArtCenter at a Glance.