Alumni Profiles

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Jimmy K. W. Chan Photo

Alumni / Jimmy K. W. Chan

Jimmy K.W. Chan defies the business mogul cliché: He’s more focused on creativity tha...

Nina Chanel Abney Photo

Alumni / Nina Chanel Abney

Nina Chanel Abney finds her swift success in the art world hard to believe. “My frien...

Baris Gokturk Photo

Alumni / Baris Gokturk

A native of Turkey, alumnus Baris Gokturk describes his experience at Parsons as “cos...

Andrea Ruggiero Photo

Alumni / Andrea Ruggiero

“Interdisciplinary” may be a design school buzzword right now, but for product design...

Jennifer de Klaver Photo

Alumni / Jennifer de Klaver

Jennifer de Klaver has covered a great deal of ground in her life and career thus far...

Jay Godfrey Photo

Alumni / Jay Godfrey

“I had no training. I’d never sewn a garment in my life. I didn’t know how to draw. B...

Grace Tsai Photo

Alumni / Grace Tsai

Sometimes there’s a small and simple way to tackle a large and complicated problem. F...

Natalya Sverjensky Photo

Alumni / Natalya Sverjensky

“I never dreamed that I’d be living in London,” says Baltimore native Natalya Sverjen...

Darlene Myrie Photo

Alumni / Darlene Myrie

“The good thing about the lighting program is that you can shape it to accommodate yo...

Josh Welber  and Wade Tinney Photo

Alumni / Josh Welber and Wade Tinney

Josh Welber and Wade Tinney think that playing games makes people smarter. "We believ...

Manuel Lima Photo

Alumni / Manuel Lima

"Parsons opened so many doors in my head," says Manuel Lima, an interaction designer,...

Duncan Tonatiuh  Smith Photo

Alumni / Duncan Tonatiuh Smith

Duncan Tonatiuh Smith came to Parsons to study design and liberal arts. As a graduati...

Natalia Allen Photo

Alumni / Natalia Allen

“When I was in school, I didn’t wait for things come to me. I went out of my way to g...

Hannes Steen Thornhammar Photo

Alumni / Hannes Steen Thornhammar

Management and collaboration are sometimes viewed as oxymorons, but for Design and Ma...

Yingyan Huang Photo

Alumni / Yingyan Huang

“I’m drawn to projects that involve education and learning,” says Yingyan Huang, who ...

Yasemin Emory Photo

Alumni / Yasemin Emory

After earning her AAS degree in Graphic Design, Yasemin Emory landed a coveted inte...

Janine MacMurray Photo

Alumni / Janine MacMurray

Janine MacMurray started her flourishing Manhattan-based company, AREA Interior Desig...

Ariel Newland Photo

Alumni / Ariel Newland

Ariel Newland firmly believes in play as a learning tool. "The best way to engage kid...

Michael Hoefler Photo

Alumni / Michael Hoefler

Michael Hoefler's interests range from painting and illustration to sculpture and jew...

Mark Salinas Photo

Alumni / Mark Salinas

Many creative people enjoy trying their hand at different media, but Mark Salinas is ...

LeighAnn Gill, Georgeana Ortiz, and Charlie Chiang Photo

Alumni / LeighAnn Gill, Georgeana Ortiz, and Charlie Chiang

For their senior thesis project, LeighAnn Gill and Georgeana Ortiz decided to design ...

Francesca DeMauro Photo

Alumni / Francesca DeMauro

“Parsons professors not only live and breathe the business; they’re willing to extend...

Ru Kuwahata Photo

Alumni / Ru Kuwahata

How do you stay connected to Parsons?

Stefan Caiafa Photo

Alumni / Stefan Caiafa

“Travel is in my blood,” says Stefan Caiafa, who has visited more than 60 countries a...

Ghenete  Zelleke  Photo

Alumni / Ghenete Zelleke

“I thought that as I progressed in my career, my interests would narrow,” says Ghenet...

Varathit Uthaisri Photo

Alumni / Varathit Uthaisri

Varathit Uthaisri, who goes by the name Tu+, was working as a motion graphics designe...

Joel Schumacher Photo

Alumni / Joel Schumacher

Like good orchestra conductors, successful filmmakers understand the parts they're me...

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