Meet our Advertising Program Alumni

A degree in advertising has helped our graduates forge career paths across the creative and media economy as art directors, conceptual writers, producers, brand strategists, and media analysts. They’ve gone on to write scripts for video game companies, lead projects for sports teams and Hollywood filmmakers, and develop ads for globally influential brands. Check out what some of our graduates are up to now:

Three Clark Honors College graduates from SOJC's class of 2018 say their theses helped them launch successful careers in the advertising industry.
When Jacob Espinoza graduated from the SOJC with an advertising degree, he didn’t take the typical post-graduation route, but said it helped him find something unexpected he loves to do.
As part of an interview series with 100 creative directors, Mehringer talks about his creative process along with some specific challenges of making great work for others.
The double Duck found learning the brand responsibility approach to advertising and building the confidence to articulate big issues has given him a distinctive advantage in his career.
Ryan Kang developed his sports-photography eye at the UO. Now he’s getting all the angles as an NFL photographer.
A pair of SOJC alumni discovered a creative connection while pursuing their advertising degrees. Now they’re a professional dynamic duo at Wieden + Kennedy.
Rebecca Woolington and colleagues at the Tampa Bay Times won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting on the toxic business practices of a Florida lead smelter. But she got her start writing for the Daily Emerald.
Spencer Kupish makes advertising gold by infusing fun into complex ideas for Xbox. He also mentors SOJC students.
Advertising program alum Zaria Parvez is the “who” behind Duolingo’s mascot and TikTok sensation, Duo the owl.
Nicole Lee instantly felt at home on UO’s campus. The sensation repeated when the SOJC double-Duck landed her dream job at an international advertising agency.