Meet Our Alumni

Our 50,000-plus Academy alumni are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in art and design today. From award-winning ad campaigns and blockbuster games, to top grossing movies and innovative architectural designs, their work can be found in every corner of the globe. Here’s a small sampling of some of their recent accomplishments.

BFA Animation & Visual Effects / Animation Director at Digital Domain

Jan Philip Cramer

Avatar, Deadpool, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Homecoming: Jan Philip Cramer’s impressive professional career includes some of the highest-grossing feature films ever made. If you think luck had anything to do with his success in the animation industry, Cramer will be quick to set you straight. “No matter who you are, you have to put in the time,” says Cramer. “Do the work, and greatness will come.”

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Jason Sperling

MFA School of Advertising, Executive Creative Director for Reality Labs at Facebook

Jason Sperling is both driven and humble. His passion for doing meaningful work has made him one of the bright creative lights in the advertising world—and in worlds well beyond. The award-winning ad phenom, author, philanthropist, Tedx Speaker, Distinguished Alumni Award winner, and AdWeek list-maker believes that, “what makes you great is not luxuriating in your own successes, but using the successes of others to push you to do even better.”

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A Fashion Journalism Story: Styling People with Disabilities

BFA Industrial Design / CEO & ECD at Enlisted Design

Beau Oyler

Beau Oyler is a passionate design entrepreneur. His designs have received every major design award including Red Dot, Spark, IDEA, TheDieline, Wired Editor’s Choice, Best of Show at Dwell on Design, and more. His designs are defined by their beauty, intuitiveness, and usefulness. They are pleasing to the eye and a joy to use, and they impact people in tangible, lasting, and positive ways. Watch the video to see what makes Beau tick.

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