Moore graduates make up nearly 200 years of groundbreaking creatives, from the first woman to design a postage stamp to Project Runway winners, Emmy Award–winning costume designers, and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers. They are shaping new fields like gaming, animation and special-needs art education. They are entrepreneurs with successful independent design studios and creative companies. The world needs Moore alumni.

We make space and open opportunity for the kind of inclusive talent and new vision that employers want and successful creative entrepreneurs need. This is why 97% of Moore 2021 graduates are in employed or in graduate school one year after graduation, with 95% working in their field of study.

"At Moore, I was just an art student, evaluated for the work I was producing, and not for my gender or orientation. It wasn’t until I got to graduate school that I realized men who made art were often taken more seriously for doing so. Moore gave me a glimpse of a world where there were no societal barriers. It gave me the confidence to navigate the world and my work without reservation, even in my gendered body."

—JANET BIGGS '81, 2018 Guggenheim Fellow for Creative Arts

* Employment percentage is based on an 82% survey response rate


Moore alumni are superheroes in the fields of art and design and beyond, with inspiring stories and a host of talent and skills honed during their time at Moore. Get to know a few of our Alumni Heroes:
Katie Woods ’18 Animation & Game Arts Hero

Katie Woods ’18 is an Animation & Game Arts alum, part of the program’s second-ever graduating class. Since her time at Moore she has worked as a motion designer, first for Viasat in San Deigo, CA, and now for Brazen Animation.

Read her story here
Michelle Angela Ortiz ’00 Fine Arts Hero

Fine Arts alum Michelle Angela Ortiz ’00 is a visual artist, skilled muralist, filmmaker and community arts educator. Her latest project, “Our Market,” focuses on supporting the vendors, business owners, and neighbors of the 9th Street Market, which has been the artist’s home for 40+ years and where her mother worked for over two decades.

Read her story here
Karyn Jimenez-Elliott ’03 Graphic Design Hero

Graphic Design alum Karyn Jimenez-Elliott ’03 has been an associate professor of graphic design at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI for the last 15 years. She is also actively engaged in the design industry, with a client list that ranges from political organizations and international companies to local small businesses. Her passion for social impact is evident in the projects she takes on, and she often finds herself designing in response to current events as a way to process them.

Read her story here

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How to Give Back

Giving back is one of the many ways we encourage you to stay connected to the wider Moore community. As alums, you have a firsthand understanding of what makes the Moore experience so special, and worth supporting. No matter how you choose you give, you're making a direct and meaningful impact.