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Communication Design: Success

MIAD graduates are individuals whose lifelong passions have become lifelong careers. Many MIAD alumni have pursued directly related to their academic program, while others have taken their culmination of skills in many areas and them to interdisciplinary projects and professional opportunities. For many of our graduates, their degree has led them to places they never expected, and they have redefined the role of artist or designer to contemporary society.

Explore this small sampling of the many paths our graduates have followed.


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Common Job Titles

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Advertising Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Package Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Animator
  • Film Artist
  • Game Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Storyboard Illustrator

Types of Projects and Work

  • Advertisements
  • Brochures
  • Business cards
  • Clothing graphics
  • Greeting cards
  • Letterhead
  • Logos
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Packaging
  • Posters
  • Signage
  • Typography
  • Animation
  • CD-ROMs
  • Games
  • Multimedia
  • Special effects
  • Storyboards
  • Television commercials
  • Videos
  • Web sites

Types of Businesses Hiring

  • Advertising agencies
  • Apparel design
  • Audio/visual services
  • Corporations
  • Graphic design firms/studios
  • Manufacturers
  • Marketing firms
  • Package design firms
  • Audio/visual service
  • Design firm
  • Digital effects
  • Film
  • Gaming
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Software
  • Special effects
  • Video production

Examples of Businesses that MIAD graduates are employed at or own

Boelter + Lincoln
advertising agency; marketing

BVK/McDonald
advertising agency

Celtic Advertising
advertising agency

Core Creative, Inc.
advertising, marketing, public relations

Cramer-Krasselt Company
advertising agency

Estee Lauder; New York City
manufacturer, cosmetic

Fermi Accelerator Laboratory; Batavia, Illinois
government, high energy physics laboratory

H2D Inc.
design studio, graphic

Hanson Dodge Creative
graphic design firm

Harley-Davidson Motor Company
manufacturer, motorcycles

Hoffman York
advertising agency

Holoubek Inc.
apparel design and printing / silk screening

Huffy Sports
manufacturer, sporting goods

Integre' Advertising By Design
advertising

Jacobson Rost
advertising agency

Johnson Wax Professional
manufacturer

Kimberly Clark Corporation
manufacturer; consumer paper products

Kohl's Corporation
corporation, retail

Kohnke Hanneken Advertising, Inc.
advertising agency

Laughlin/Constable Inc.
advertising & public relations agency

Leo Burnett; Chicago
broadcast television, advertising

Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
financial institution, bank

Metavante Corporation
financial data processing and software

Nike Inc.; Beaverton, Oregon
manufacturer; athletic apparel

Nonbox/Eisner
advertising agency

Northwestern Mutual Life
insurance corporation

Pleasant Company
manufacturer; toys, doll specialty

Potawatomi Bingo Casino
casino, entertainment

Purple Onion
audio/visual services, visual effects

Rockwell Automation
electronic automation solutions and products

Sargento Foods, Inc.
food manufacturer and marketer

The Mark Travel Corporation
tour operator of travel

The West Bend Company
manufacturing; small electric appliances

Sony Interactive Studios; Boulder, Colorado
Interactive / video game design

Strive Media Institute
nonprofit organization, teaching youth

Triad Communications
marketing communications firm

Versant
advertising agency

Young & Rubicam; Chicago
advertising agency

Zentropy; New York City
corporation; equity benefits

Zizzo Group Advertising
advertising agency; print and broadcast

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