Graduates of the Department of Art and Design discover that their education here prepared them for diverse and enriching careers. We have alumni who have chosen to compete in leading cultural and economic centers like New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and London, while others are creatively contributing to their civic and spiritual communities across the state of Texas. Many alumni work in the disciplines in which they were trained (Architecture and Interior Design, Graphic Design, and the Fine Arts), yet others have used the creativity and problem-solving skills honed during their time here to launch new ventures and establish unique careers and opportunities. Here are just a few of our alumni who lead by design…

Architecture and Interior Design  


Aleksandra Vucic-Flores (’09)

  • Master of Architecture, University of Texas San Antonio; Certified in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Project Designer, Carson Design Associates

Dustin Sizemore (’05)

  • Master of Interior Architecture, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • Principal, Stonebridge Design and Architecture, Abilene, TX


Talmadge Smith (’98)

  • Master of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Principal/Design, Page, Austin, TX


Graphic Design  


Jordan Bell (’12)

  • MA in Typeface Design, University of Reading, UK
  • Hoefler & Co., New York, NY

Erin Holland, (’07)

  • Image Production Manager, Museum of Modern Art Design Store, New York, NY (need to follow to view)


Rosemary Gutierrez (’07)

  • Graphic Designer, Dallas Museum of Art



Brent Couchman (’05)

  • Moniker, San Francisco, CA


Jacob Ristau (’00)

  • MFA in Graphic Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Professor of Visual Communication, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Fine Arts  


Jay Hendrick, (’12)

  • MFA Painting candidate and Adjunct Instructor at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Allen Smith (’09)

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • Art Teacher, Logos Charter School, Medford, OR
  • 2014 Oregon Rookie Art Educator of the Year



Ty Pownall (’06)

  • MFA Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
  • Assistant Professor of Fine Art and Studio Art Program Coordinator, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA



Brandon Phillips, (’05)

  • MFA in Ceramics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Adjunct Instructor at Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, TX

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