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Executive Chef and Director of Operations, Green Plate Foods
Bachelor of Science, Culinary Management
The Art Institute of Houston, (2012)
Joe Pierzchajlo is an executive chef and director of operations for Green Plate Foods and helps create baked goods carried by Sysco and Whole Foods. Joe loves being in the kitchen and creating new products each week, and he says his education helped him become a better, more well-rounded cook.
Graphic Designer, Involve
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg, (2012)
Laura Cook is a graphic designer at the ad agency, Involve, where she works on brand identity, advertising, and package design. She earned the President’s Award at her graduation and says her education helped her become a confident designer.
Transportation Analyst, Target
Bachelor of Science, Fashion & Retail Management
The Art Institutes International Minnesota, (2011)
Maria works as a transportation analyst for Target, where she manages the freight flow from the vendor’s facility to her company’s distribution center. She serves at the liaison between vendors, carriers, and the merchant team. Maria enjoys working for Target because she says the opportunities within the company are endless. She loves working for a company that is willing to invest in her future and to further develop her strengths and opportunities—both professionally and personally.
Special Effects, Self-Employed
Bachelor of Science, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, (2006)
Jonathan Winbush has become a renowned figure — in Los Angeles and around the world — in both the design and animation side of motion.
Jonathan has created campaigns for My Little Pony, Warner Bros, Ellen, Nike, Red Bull, Jaguar, as well as making complete motion graphics packages for shows on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, BET, History, Netflix, National Geographic, and the CW. Jonathan’s work has been published in numerous magazines, and he was named one of Inferno Development's top 25 artists in Hollywood