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