Career Connections

What Are PLU Alumni Doing With Their Majors?

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Art & Design

A PLU education can lead many places by equipping you with invaluable experiences and excellent intellectual skills. Your future career may or may not directly relate to your major. Check out what alumni are doing with their major and begin to explore the possibilities.

ClassJob TitleEmployerState
20051st Grade TeacherCheritan ElementaryWA
20042nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyTX
20092nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyWA
2002Ad ConsultantIns. CommunicatorOR
2012ArchitectureUniversity of Illinois ChicagoWA
1995Art EducatorShoreline Public SchoolsWA
1996Art TeacherBethel School District #403ID
2005Art TeacherConcordia Lutheran SchoolWA
2001Art Teacher, Liberty High SchoolIssaquah School DistrictWA
1999Art TherapistBrien CenterNY
2003Art Therapist and TeacherGately AcademyOR
1997ArtistSelf EmployedWA
2000Artist / TeacherSeattle School DistrictWA
1998Artist / Ice SculptorSelf EmployedWA
1998Artist / OpticianNorrgard's Optik / Perrywinkle Ink.WA
2006Assistant TeacherKindercareWA
1999Associate WebmasterNew Tech Web Inc. (Kent, WA)FL
2003Bugle Magazine Graphic DesignerRocky Mountain Elk FoundationMT
2003Chief Diva Makeup Artist, Entrepreneur, AuthorSmashing Divas Makeup Artistry Studio (Seattle, WA)WA
2011Client Service RepresentativeQuote WizardWA
1995Commercial FishermanFV Kaia Marie FisheriesAE
1995Commercial RealtorColliers InternationalOR
2000CommissionerAlaska Department of Fish and GameAK
2003Coordinator of Academic AdvisingNorthern Virginia Community CollegeDC
1995Creative Director / PrincipalHighpoint SolutionsWA
2010Customer Service AssociateKing's Books Inc.OR
2005Design and Production Specialist, Print & Copy Services, Tech ServicesUniversity of Puget SoundWA
2012Design InternVOX GlobalVA
2011DesignerJackson Fish MarketWA
1999Director of Creative ServicesRivals.comWA
1995Director / ConsultantVipingo International
2004Docent Program CoordinatorSeattle Art MuseumWA
1999DoctorFlinders Medical Center
2009EducatorBroadway Center for the ArtsWA
2000Exhibitor ServicesThe Freeman CompanyCA
1999Experience and Interface DirectorHorton Munson HoldingsOR
1995Family TherapistPierce County Juvenile CourtWA
2008Forestry TechUnited States Forest ServiceMT
2009Free-Lance DesignerTennesier Design and MarketingWA
2009Free-lance PhotographerJasoncomerford.comWA
2011Free-lance PhotographerMighty-O DonutsWA
2012Gallery AssistantFriesen AbmeyerWA
2011Gonyea ManagerPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2000Graduate & Research AssistantUniversity Of FloridaTN
1995Graduate Student in Library of ScienceUniversity of TexasWA
2000Graduate StudentWashington State UniversityWA
2009Graphic ArtistGraphic Design SolutionsWA
2007Graphic DesignerAssociation of Washington School of PrincipalsWA
1996Graphic DesignerCostco WholesaleWA
2003Graphic DesignerCountry CasualWA
2006Graphic DesignerEscalated DesignWA
2001Graphic DesignerGene Juarez Salons & SpasWA
1996Graphic DesignerICOM AmericaWA
2006Graphic DesignerPierce TransitOR
2007Graphic DesignerPierce TransitWA
1996Graphic DesignerRachel Arbogast Graphic DesignWA
1999Graphic DesignerRavenworksWA
2006Graphic DesignerSound PublishingWA
2010Graphic DesignerTacoma BikeWA
2000Graphic Designer, OwnerMary Holste DesignWA
2003Graphic Designer / Sculptor / Art DirectorTom Torrens Sculpture DesignWA
2010Guest ServicesBellevue Arts MuseumWA
1996Info TechnologyTote VisionWA
1996Interior DecoratorTim's Carpet and InteriorsOR
2009Intern / AssistantIlliad GalleryNY
2011Internet Home ConsultingLennar Real EstateAZ
1995Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistShaney Watters, MA, LMFTCA
2007Managing EditorNorwegian American FoundationAK
2000Marketing AssistantCascade Christian SchoolCA
2007Marketing CoordinatorKPFF Consulting EngineersWA
1996Marketing Manager / Graphic DesignsJ.L. Darling Corp.WA
2002Master Teacher for DyslexicsHiGradeWA
2002Meeting PlannerLarkspur HospitalityWA
2001Marketing Design ManagerLease Crutcher LewisWA
2004NursingManner CareND
2009Office AssistantLakewood HardwareWA
2012Office AssistantSnorkel Hot TubsWA
2009Office ManagerHansen DentistryWA
1995OrchardistAntoine OrchardsWA
2005OwnerMetro HairWA
2007Owner, Cafe and WholesaleMolly's SaladsWA
2000Owner, Graphic DesignerEagle Printing Graphic DesignAZ
2009Owner / Graphic Designer / PhotographerAS Design and PhotographyID
1996Owner / Office ManagerPhotographicsWA
2003Painter / WatercoloristSelf EmployedCA
1999PastorHoly Spirit Lutheran ChurchWI
2001PilotAmeriFlight (Cargo Carrier)WA
2001Police OfficerAuburn Police DepartmentWA
2004Principal, OwnerLive Good Design, LLCMA
1995Principal / Creative DirectorID GraphicsOR
2005Private ArtistSelf EmployedCO
1996Processing RepresentativeWashington MutualWA
2003Program CoordinatorMercy Medical CenterOR
1996Project ManagerManagement Recruiters Inc.WA
2002Project ManagerWestern Tile & MarbleWA
2003Publisher's AssistantParenting PressWA
1998RealtorPrudential Now RealtyWA
1995RecreationTacoma Metro ParksWA
2004Restaurant Owner & ArtistRachel M. WilliamsNY
2005RN - Staff / SupervisorGood SamaritanWA
2001SalesTaylor PublishingWA
2009Scenic PainterFreelance (at various schools)WA
2001Scientific Illustration - Main IllustratorNational Arbor Day FoundationNE
2011Seasonal Recovery AssociateMacy's Inc.WA
2002Secretary / ApprenticeTsunami TattooWA
1995Sign Maker / PerformerBaritone VocalistWA
1999Singer / SongwriterLint Trap RecordsWA
2003Special Education TeacherRedmond, WAWA
2001Special Education TeacherLake Washington School DistrictWA
2002Store ManagerShanghai Community International School
2012Street TeamEntercom SeattleWA
2002Student MFA DesignUniversity of Gothenburg
1995TeacherBethel Public SchoolsWA
2006TeacherClover Park School DistrictWA
2000TeacherLarchmount ElementaryWA
2005TeacherMcCall School DistrictID
2000Teacher / Art & PhotographyOrting School DistrictWA
2002Teacher / MissionaryGlobal Missions Lutheran ChurchWA
2002TeachingPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2007University Gallery TechnicianPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1996VeterinarianBluemountain Veterinary HospitalMT
2007Video ProducerNational Outdoor Leadership SchoolWA
2007VideographerSelf EmployedWA
2005Web DesignerAAA (Bellevue) WashingtonWA
1999Web Designer/Graphic DesignerLabor ReadyWA