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Ferris State University Graphic Design Students Attend Midwest UX Conference

December 11, 2019


Ferris State Graphic Design students recently had the opportunity to attend Midwest UX in Grand Rapids. This year’s theme was Reframing Reality, where designers should be challenged to look at problems and society from a different perspective. Focused around User Experience Design, students were able to speak and meet with professionals currently working in the field. Speakers also talked about the future of design, and how the profession will be shaped by a changing society.

Over 20 Ferris State alumni were in attendance, including Joe Johnston, Creative Director at Y Media Labs in Atlanta, Georgia. Johnston was a presenter at the conference and provided a chance for the students to learn more about service design.

Other Bulldogs in attendance include:

  1. Nic Mata, Ferris State
  2. Alison Popp, Ferris State
  3. Tim Powers, Ferris State
  4. Mike Hu, Ferris State
  5. Joe Johnston, Presenter, Service Design, Strategy, Customer/Employee experiences and digital products at Y Media Labs
  6. Brittaney Headings, Senior UX designer at Meijer
  7. Kyle Harris, Software Consultant & Designer at Atomic Object
  8. Joshua Vanderklip, UX Designer at DVS
  9. AJ Papin, Digital Experience Designer at OST
  10. Matt Smith, UX Design Consultant at OST (OST)
  11. Amanda Barnes, Contract UX & UI Designer at Amway
  12. Chelsea Marzean, User Experience Designer at EKKO Studios/Amway
  13. Hannah Winkler, Associate Designer at OST
  14. Mariah Shaltry UX designer Priority Health
  15. Aubree Berg, Lead UX/UI Designer at Our Daily Bread Ministries
  16. Alex Johnson, UX Designer at Meijer
  17. Maria Roelefs, UX Designer at OST
  18. Haley Hawes Troyer, UX Design Lead at Rapid Development Group
  19. Ashley Kasul Helminiak, Accessibility Lead at Rapid Development Group
  20. Brandon Knap, Senior Art Director at CQL
  21. Andrea Cordes, Digital Designer at Mindscape
  22. Emily Bode, Freelance Designer
  23. Eddie Johnson. Experience Designer at SDI Clarity
  24. Andrew Kudwa, UX Designer at Tekna, Inc.