Your future is bright


Our alumni work at some of the top companies in the United States. We have a 100% placement rate for graduates who are actively seeking a job upon graduation. Check out some of the places our alumni are working:

  • AKQA, Washington DC
  • Amazon, Seattle WA
  • Atomic Object, Grand Rapids MI
  • Auxiliary Design, Grand Rapids MI
  • Bissell, Grand Rapids MI
  • Box, San Francisco CA
  • Brightly, Grand Rapids MI
  • Carnevale, Grand Rapids MI
  • Concept A, Spring Lake MI
  • DesignVox, Grand Rapids MI
  • Duo Security, Ann Arbor MI
  • Elevator Up, Grand Rapids MI
  • Frederick Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, MI
  • Gensler, San Francisco CA
  • Haworth, Holland MI
  • Herman Miller, Holland MI
  • HUGE, Atlanta GA
  • IBM, Austin TX
  • Massive Change Network, Evanston IL
  • Meijer, Grand Rapids MI
  • Microsoft, Redmond WA
  • Multiple, Chicago IL
  • Newell Brands, Kalamazoo MI
  • Oneupweb, Traverse City MI
  • Peopledesign, Grand Rapids MI
  • Plastiq, San Francisco CA
  • Square One Design, Grand Rapids MI
  • T.Rowe Price, Baltimore MD
  • OpenDigital, Grand Rapids MI
  • VML, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Whirlpool, Benton Harbor MI
  • Williams Group, Grand Rapids MI

Kathleen Spangler

Post graduation, I landed my first "adult" job at a small design firm in Grosse Pointe Woods, where I continued my desire to be a junior graphic designer. This position allowed me to learn more about print design for larger editorials like Crane's Detroit Business, brochures, billboards, and other advertisements. They also specialized in branding materials for law firms and smaller business in the Metro Detroit area. A couple years later, I accepted a new graphic design position on the in-house marketing team at a company that develops and publishes PC Games and Software. Throughout the 8 years I have been here, I have been promoted 5 times, to my current position as the Marketing Operations Manager. In this position, I manage the entire marketing team (web developers, designers, copywriters) and community managers, along with running the major product announcements and releases.

"I have seen several portfolios over the years from designers, and none of them come close to comparing to the standard that Ferris held (and still holds) its students to. Colleagues and other professionals I have spoken to are continuously impressed with the curriculum Ferris requires from their design students and it definitely shows through come time to interview and present. I also think it is great that business classes are a requirement for our degree as they have played a huge part in my current position and future positions."