Career Paths

CCA graduates have gone on to work at breakthrough design firms such as Digital Kitchen and fuseproject. They have created fashions for BCBG and transformed spaces for Banana Republic and Nike.

They have entered prestigious graduate programs at Yale, Columbia, and UCLA; designed bold graphics for MTV and VH1; exhibited at the MoMA and Venice Biennale; and earned rave reviews from Artforum, I.D. magazine, the New York Times, and BusinessWeek.

See Career Development for upcoming career-related events as well as the Career Toolkit and Alumni Career Resources offering career-management consultations, job listings, a general resource area, artist residency listings, and much more.

See Alumni Graduate Programs to review which programs CCA alumni have gone on to complete.

 

Alumni Career Paths

The following is a sampling of places where CCA alumni have gone on to work.

  • A.C.T.
  • Adobe Systems
  • Alterpop
  • Ammunition
  • Anshen + Allen
  • Apple
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  • Autodesk
  • Avenue A / Razorfish
  • Avila Design
  • Banana Republic
  • Bank of America
  • BCBG
  • Berkeley Art Museum, The
  • Bernard Tschumi Architects
  • BMW Group DesignworksUSA
  • Brayton Hughes Design Studios
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Chronicle Books
  • Clif Bar
  • Communication Arts magazine
  • Converse
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Crown Point Press
  • Curious Pictures
  • Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
  • Digital Kitchen
  • DKNY
  • Dreamworks
  • Dwell magazine
  • eBay
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Elixir Design
  • Exploratorium
  • Flad Architects
  • Frog Design
  • fuseproject
  • Gap
  • Gary Hutton Design
  • Gensler
  • Girls Incorporated of Alameda County
  • Gymboree
  • Henningson, Durham & Richardson
  • Industrial Light & Magic
  • Jensen & Macy Architects
  • Kala Art Institute
  • KQED
  • Landor Associates
  • Language in Common
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Leapfrog
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mulberry Neckwear
  • LucasArts
  • MBH Architects
  • Microsoft
  • Mine SF
  • MOCHA, Museum of Children’s Art
  • MTV
  • Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, The
  • Natural World Museum
  • NBC/Universal
  • Newsweek magazine
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • North Face, The
  • Pottery Barn
  • Oakland Museum of California, The
  • Old Navy
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Out of Site Youth Art Center
  • Paramount Digital Entertainment
  • Pentagram
  • Perkins Eastman Architects
  • Pfau Long Architecture
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Post Tool Design
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Surface magazine
  • Tippett Studio
  • Tolleson Design
  • Tom Eliot Fisch
  • UC Press
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Vanderbyl Design
  • Vanity Fair
  • Volume
  • Walker Art Museum
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Warner Bros.
  • Warner Brothers TV Animation
  • West Elm
  • Whole Foods
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Wired magazine
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • Yahoo!
  • Young & Rubicam
  • Zocalo