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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
Bethany Sonefeld

Bethany Sonefeld

Bethany began her career at IBM as a User Experience Designer working on their enterprise platform product, IBM Cloud. Shortly after, she joined the newly formed Carbon Design System team, who built and maintained the component library, documentation website, and design kit for hundreds of IBM products. Carbon was chosen as winner for the Winter 2017 HOW In-House Design Awards, along with being featured in Smashing Magazine’s Design Systems book. After IBM, Bethany joined RetailMeNot as a Senior Product Designer, where she pioneered the accessibility group to ensure the company's product suite was WCAG compliant and meeting accessibility standards.

Bethany has spoken at UX Pin’s Virtual Summit and was invited to speak at Design Systems London this past November. She will be speaking at Austin Design Week this Fall about the responsibility designers have to create ethical tech. Currently, Bethany is helping to build a better internet as a Senior Product Designer at Cloudflare.

"The Design Program at Ferris State provided the fundamental skills I needed to thrive in a fast-paced environment like the tech industry. Given that the Design Program is based out of the School of Business, I was able to deeply understand design from a business perspective, which stood out amongst many Fine Arts degrees."