Career Opportunities

Learn more about how KCAD's specialized degree programs translate creativity into career opportunity.


Art History

Alumni working as:
  • Architectural Historians
  • Curators
  • Historic Preservationists
Alumni working at: 
  • Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO)
  • Sasaki Urban Studio (Watertown, MA)
  • Henningson, Durham, Richardson, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

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Collaborative Design

Alumni working as:
  • User Experience Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Information Architects

Alumni working at: 
  • Stickley Furniture (Manlius, NY)
  • Steelcase (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Open Systems Technologies (Grand Rapids, MI)



Digital Art and Design

Alumni working as:
  • Animators
  • Motion Designers
  • Graphic User Interface Designers

Alumni working at: 
  • Disney Animation Television (Glendale, CA)
  • Google (Mountain View, CA)
  • EPIC Games (Raleigh, NC)

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Alumni working as:
  • Professional Artists
  • Art Directors
  • Entrepreneurs

Alumni working at: 
  • Supergenius Studio (Oregon City, OR)
  • All My Relations Art (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Samuel Brave Manufacturing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)

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Fashion Studies

Alumni working as:
  • Fashion Designers
  • Trend Researchers
  • Patternmakers

Alumni working at: 
  • Dior (New York, NY)
  • SILKYTEX (Seol, South Korea)
  • Fruit of the Loom (Bowling Green, KY)

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Graphic Design

Alumni working as:
  • Graphic Designers
  • Art Directors
  • Web Designers

Alumni working at: 
  • Nike (Beaverton, OR)
  • Microsoft (Redmond, WA)
  • Netflix (Los Gatos, CA)

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Alumni working as:
  • Professional Illustrators
  • Storyboard Artists
  • Creative Directors

Alumni working at: 
  • Hallmark Cards (Kansas City, MO)
  • BERLINE (Detroit, MI)
  • SolasInk (Kingston, Jamaica)

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Interior Design

Alumni working as:
  • Residential Designers
  • Hospitality Designers
  • Retail Designers

Alumni working at: 
  • Gensler (New York, NY)
  • Target Corporate (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Forum Studio (Chicago, IL)

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Alumni working as:
  • Professional Artists
  • Educators
  • Entrepreneurs

Alumni working at: 
  • Culture Works (Holland, MI)
  • Golden Apple Art Residency (Bar Harbor, ME)
  • Baldwin Wallace University (Borea, OH)

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Alumni working as:
  • Fashion Photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • Wedding/Portrait/Lifestyle Photographers

Alumni working at: 
  • Larissa Cleveland Photography (San Francisco, CA)
  • Andrew Maguire Photography (Breckenridge, CO)
  • Zulily (Seattle, WA)

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Product Design

Alumni working as:
  • Industrial Designers
  • Furniture Designers
  • Metals and Jewelry Designers

Alumni working at: 
  • Rubbermaid (Atlanta, GA)
  • Whirlpool (Benton Harbor, MI)
  • Vladimir Kagan Design Group (New York, NY)

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Sculpture and Functional Art

Alumni working as:
  • Professional Artists
  • Woodworkers
  • Entrepreneurs

Alumni working at: 
  • McNoll Center for Art and Innovation (Charlotte, NC)
  • Fidler Furniture Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Art Confidant (Hoboken, NJ)