Careers and Alumni

Success Stories

Mike Kubinski - Graphic Design


Mike is the founder and creator or CLE Clothing. Mike's design and business acumen was recognized in 2015 with the presentation of the Best Brand Award by Go Media's Best of the Best Design Awards. CLE Clothing has won multiple awards including: Best Cleveland T-Shirt - Cleveland Magazine (2009, 2012-14), Best of the Best - Cleveland Magazine (2014), Best Place to Buy a Piece of Cleveland - Scene (2015) and many others. With locations in Downtown and University Circle, CLE Clothing is an example of what happens when great design converges with strong business knowledge.

Jill Pietrocini – Interior Design

Principal Designer, Fluff Interior Design

“I love it when a plan comes together and when a client gets to see how all of the things we chose together (with the addition of some fun surprises) create a space that is THEIRS!”

Jessica Sheneman – Graphic Design

Every artist doubts themselves, but literally the moment I stepped out of my car I met my very first friend and we walked together to class. After that we had a group and we all leaned on and learned from each other through the two years. Even after we stepped out of school we still ask and search for each others support. I happen to think the people I’ve met while at VMCAD was the best thing I’ve gained. It helped me be confident in myself and because of that I believe it made me work harder on everything I've created.

Amanda Hawkins - Fashion Merchandising

When I started at VMCAD I was so nervous because I didn't know what to expect from my classes. After I finished my first week, I was confident that I had chosen the right school. The teachers were hands on, the classes were small and everything just clicked from the start.

Brian Weltman - Interior Design

Creative Director at Retail Habitats

“To thine own self be true.”

– William Shakespeare –

Allan Geiger - Graphic Design


As a graduate of VMCAD's Graphic Design program. Allan's dedication and hard work led him to his dream of working in Nashville at Big Machine Record Label with Grammy Award winning artists. Allan is also the creator of Relax Max Apparel, an independent brand inspired by rock n roll and love for motorcycles and vintage art.

Cody Morrill - Graphic Design

VMCAD prepared me for the working world, whether your a freelancer or part of something bigger the things I've learned here will keep me prepared for what’s to come in my future.

Lindsay Orin - Fashion Merchandising


"The best part of VMCAD is how the instructors and faculty truly care about the students and our success, and really take the time to get to know everyone individually.  I like knowing that even after graduating and as I begin my career I have a support system at VMCAD to help me along the way and share my accomplishments with."

Lindsay currently works for Prada in New York City.

Jenna Jursinski - Fashion Merchandising

VMCAD gave me the tools and knowledge I needed in order to start my career in Fashion!

Anna Meyer - Graphic Design

When I started at VMCAD I had no idea the kind of impact this small little school would have on my life. I can't imagine where I would be without the people I have met and the experiences I have had.

Sarah Weaver - Interior Design

The instructors treat you as colleagues, pushing you to be your best, yet they are there to teach and provide you with assistance whenever you ask. The other students provide a healthy, competitive environment. VMCAD's campus building is a wonderful work environment.