This year’s IxD Grad Show will follow a unique format!


On the evenings of June 7, 8, 9, 10 the Class of 2021 will present their work as part of a webinar and live Q&A. These presentations reflect a culmination of work produced by students during their time in the IxD program.

Grad Show Celebration

On Friday, June 11 from 5–6:00 p.m. the IxD program will host a Grad Show Celebration to formally honor the Class of 2021 and their accomplishments.

Webinar #1

Monday, June 7th, 7–8:30 p.m.

Student Presentations: Aaron Guhin, Gaby Castro, Julia Engfer, Marcelo Layera, Zephyr Swart

Moderator: Luke Johnson

: Guild Copeland, Co-Founder, Sisu, Inc.; David Grau, Director of Product Design UX/UI at Red Bull; Dee Foster, Experience Designer, Founder of Wheeler Dempsey

Webinar #2

Tuesday, June 8th, 7–8:30 p.m.

Student Presentations: Andrew Ma, Ava Arshadi, Casey Montz, Gizelle Hurtado, Ross Meredith

Moderator: Nicole Chan

Laura Pickel, Learning Experience Designer at Lyft; Alisa Olinova, Alisa Olinova Creative; Amanda Sanchez, UX Researcher at JPMorgan Chase

Webinar #3

Wednesday, June 9th, 7–8:30 p.m.

Student Presentations: Ami Kubota, Armel Patanian, Di Xu, Genevieve Johnson, Miguel Juteau

Moderator: Maxim Safioulline

Brooklyn Brown, Senior Product Designer at GitHub; Rana Chakrabarti, Head of Learning Experiences at SAP Academy for Engineering; Orhan Basak Ajredinovski, Co-founder of Playground vision

Webinar #4

Thursday, June 10th, 7–8:30 p.m.

Student Presentations: Christian Enriquez, Andrew Hemnes, Sara Pope, Omzee Pitchford Martinez, Will Gamez, Chase Nguyen

Moderator: Luke Johnson

Jill DaSilva, Founder, Head of Product Design at Digital Karma, LLC; A.J. Mody, UX Designer at Sound United

Grad Show Celebration!

Friday, June 11th, 5–6:00 p.m.

Moderator: Nicole Chan

Guest Speakers:

Kathryn E. Jeffery, Ph.D.
Santa Monica College

Matthew Manos, Founder, verynice. Editor-in-Chief, Reginald. Assistant Dean, USC Iovine and Young Academy. Chair, Mayor Garcetti’s Creative Advisory Board