Recap: The Seattle ID Alumni + Friends Event

by New Idiom

Oh what a night! The Seattle ID Alumni + Friends event at Vessel on Friday, April 30th was enjoyed by many! Sponsorship from the school and Microsoft helped make this much appreciated downtown meet-up of thirty-four area design professionals possible. Of those, seventeen were ID alumni, and the other seventeen were close design friends with multiple connections to Chicago and our alma mater.  

We met and swapped stories with all types of alumni; those that just moved to the Seattle area and those that found love at ID years before. We even welcomed a newbie who will begin ID in the Fall. Also enjoyed was a surprise appearance from our earliest graduate (class of ‘94) in the region, and a brief hello from a former (during the 90’s) ID adjunct professor. Check out the slideshow to see who’s who in the Seattle design scene and look out for future events in the Northwest.


Amy + Andrew 

Companies that attended: Amazon, Artefact, Boeing, Cheskin, Gates  Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft  Corporation, NBBJ, New Edge + The Brewery, OBJX Studio, Razorfish, Otb  Solutions, Teague, Tingle Media, T-Mobile, University of Washington 

People not photographed: Divya Jindal ‘02 (Microsoft),  Joyce Chou (T-mobile), Kent Craver (Boeing), Mark Buchalter (NBBJ), Natalie Phillips-Hamblett (T-Mobile), Sarah Buhayar (Gates Foundation), Valerie Green (Teague), Winston Wang (T-Mobile) 

Alumni not able to attend: Kelly Franznick ‘96 (Blink Interactive), Linda Wagner ‘96 (Microsoft), Rob Moore ‘96 (Liberty Mutual), Tom Martino ‘96 (Microsoft)