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TCU design graduates have established a long tradition of fulfilling and successful careers in the creative industry. Our graduates work in design studios; advertising agencies; corporate design departments; magazine, newspaper and book publishing all over the United States and the world.

In most cases, creative professionals have the potential to double their starting salary in five to seven years. We encourage our graduates to stay connected through our active alumni network and to take advantage of the impressive resources offered by the TCU Center for Career and Professional Development.

Connext is an annual, on-campus event where graphic design students are matched up to interview with prospective employers in the region for internships and permanent employment.


Maggie Simmons Alumni Spotlight

Maggie Simmons

BFA Graphic Design
Artist Brand Director + Graphic Designer at Musicbed

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Laura Hicklin

BFA Graphic Design, 2013
Senior Graphic Designer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Tyler Kitchens

BFA Graphic Design, 2007
Creative Director at Tracy Locke

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See a sampling of where TCU graphic design graduates go after they graduate:

Lauren King: Designer, Loyalkaspar, New York City, NY

Liz Mamey: Designer, Deep Focus, New York City, NY

Kristen Keiser: Designer, Pentagram, Austin, TX

Laura Hicklin: Graphic designer, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Ryan Harvey: Senior graphic designer, Warren Douglas Advertising, Fort Worth, TX

Katie Honeycutt: Graphic designer, Switch Creative Group, Dallas, TX

Catie Conlon: Designer, SWOON, Dallas, TX

Nathan Sharp: Senior visual designer, Twilio, San Francisco, CA

Ky Lewis: Senior art director, Commerce House, Dallas, TX

Nicole Chavez: Art director, T3, Austin, TX

Julie Adkerson: Art director, The Marketing Arm, Dallas, TX

Kaitlin Lewis: Graphic designer, Rattleback, Columbus, OH

Emmy Davis: Designer, Adcetera, Houston, TX

Tyler Kitchens: Creative director, TracyLocke, Dallas, TX

Jayr Sotelo: Director of motion graphics, The Richards Group, Dallas, TX

Justin Childress: Creative director, Partner, Switch Creative Group, Dallas, TX

Stefan Reddick: Creative director, 70fkt, Dallas, TX

Luiz Baptista: Creative director, Social Design, Fort Worth, TX

Kim Thwaits: Assistant art director, The Magazine at Pace Communications, Dallas, TX

Josh Childs: Product manager, OpenMarkets, Chicago, IL

David Elizalde: Associate creative director, Warren Douglas Advertising, Fort Worth, TX

Charles Howlett: Senior designer, Schaefer Advertising Company, Fort Worth, TX

Paul Miller: Creative director, Ardent Creative, Fort Worth, TX

Brett Yanoski: Web designer/front-end developer, Creative Director, Smile Savvy, Mansfield, TX

Mary Daniels: Art director, Ascend Concepts, Fort Worth, TX

Dana Robinson: Senior graphic designer, The Vital Design Group, Southlake, TX

Nicole Nandrasy: Content design specialist, Brinker International, Dallas, TX

Polly Mullens: Account manager/graphic designer, Ardent Creative, Fort Worth, TX

Shannon Johnson: Senior graphic designer, ClubCorp, Dallas, TX


Career Services

You’ll have access to a career consultant who works with fine arts students. This person’s expertise working with arts majors is a clear advantage for you. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant, who will assess and analyze what you need most. Whether you’re crafting a speech or preparing for a job interview, your career consultant is there on the sidelines — pushing you into the game.

Melanie Coulson
Career Consultant to the College of Fine Arts

For more information about job opportunities, please visit:

Center for Career & Professional Development