2021 Design Conference & Review

Online April 28–30, 2021


Companies are under increasing pressure to elevate their brands, leverage data insights, and create engaging content in places few have even considered. But how? It’s a question Mike Carnevale, Principal at CARNEVALE agency is continually exploring with clients. From advanced web and mobile apps to combinations of data visualization, extended reality, and connected devices, CARNEVALE agency build next-generation experiences that connect to current systems, giving organizations control over their content, and solve pressing business challenges.

For students entering the field design, the rules are changing faster than ever before. Mike will share insights on how the future depends on new graduates to drive innovation, creativity, opportunities and equity for companies, communities, and individuals.
This event is free to register. 30-minute talk with Q&A to follow.

Thursday, April 29
Alumni Conference

9:00am: Alumni Talks
Featured alumni give 15 minute talks on wide ranging topics. This event open to all students and alumni.

10:00am: Panel discussion
More featured alumni to discuss industry trends, advice, and lessons learned.

11:00am: Alumni Breakout Rooms
Roundtables hosted by featured alumni where students can bring questions about careers and their work. 

Katie Shimmin
Senior Art Director, Experience Design
Newell Brands, NY, NY

Ryan VanDyke
DesignOps Tools Manager
AWS/Amazon, Seattle, WA

Kyle Rice
Senior Designer
Rolling Stone Magazine, NY, NY

Andrew Dull
Principal Designer
Concept A Creative,
Spring Lake MI

Bethany Sonefeld
Design Manager
Cloudflare Inc., Austin, TX

Kyle Harris
Software Consultant & Designer
Atomic Object, Grand Rapids

Kaila Piepkow
Creative Director and Owner
Dox Design Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, April 30

Senior Portfolio Review

Breakout rooms for design professionals to meet graduating design students to give advice and make connection. You can come at any time, for as much time as you’d like to spend meeting with students.

Ally Brooks
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Emily Kellogg
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Megan Kleitch
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Téa Kruisenga
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Emmaline Morris
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Riley Rittenhouse
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Elizabeth Roethlisberger
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Alex Vandevooren
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