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Students hear from a variety of guest speakers in both 458A and 458B.  Seasoned professionals as well as Strategic Design Fellow alumni expose students to best practices, emerging trends and what it is like to work in their respective fields. 

In addition, students have the opportunity to engage with Strategic Design Fellows alumni at networking events in DC/Baltimore and New York City.


  • UX/UI design – Deloitte, UserWorks, YouTube

  • The creative (design) brief – Wunderman

  • Branding – Choice Hotels, Hilton Hotels, BBDO

  • Branding, marketing and interactive agency – Spring13, NDG Communications

  • Radio – WTOP

  • SEO and paid search – Reach Local

  • Experiential marketing – RedPeg

  • Media – The Washington Post

  • WEB design – MindGrub

  • Using LinkedIn and online portfolios to find a job – LinkedIn

  • Creative - StoryFarm

  • Environmental graphics – Citizen-Common, Gallagher

  • Entrepreneurship in design/marketing field – Design Fellows alums

  • Retail design – Eden’s

  • Packaging – Pearlfisher

  • Product design – Lippincott, Urban Outfitters

  • Video – AdWeek, GreenBuzz Agency

  • Advertising –BBDO, Wunderman Thompson

Interested in speaking to our students?

Contact Mary Harms at

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