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Design is diverse–Find your niche

A degree in design is versatile, practical, creative, exciting and challenging.

Design solves problems, creates culture and makes meaning. Designers have skills in communication, digital and hand making, strategy development and creative innovation. From remote work at home to the skyscrapers of the world’s largest cities, designers work everywhere and in every industry. A designer can be a self-employed entrepreneur, a collaborator at a design firm, or an in-house designer for a business. A designer can work in the corporate world, in sports, the arts, with non-profits, a small business and more.

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Broaden Your Skills

Can you envision creative ways to make a better world?

You’re in the right place! Books and websites, buildings and parks, logos and signs all depend on the vision of designers. Make your creative vision a reality with a design degree. Our curriculum is designed to develop the skills you'll need to succeed – you'll take courses in communication, English, studio art, graphic design and environmental design, among others.

About Design

Design Your Future

See what you can do to enhance your degree here at UW-Green Bay.

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Learn By Doing

Work in class as part of a design team to publish the Voyageur Magazine and the Sheepshead Review.

Gain Experience  

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Gain professional skills and build a portfolio of work – internships test your skills and help prepare you.

Get an Internship  

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Get Involved

UW-Green Bay is home to over 100 student organizations, including the Design Lounge and Art Agency.

Join a Club  

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Design Portfolios

Portfolios are required when applying for careers in the design field. Through studio practice, you'll build a design portfolio of relevant projects to showcase your skills.

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Explore Careers

No matter if you want a career in environmental or graphic design, careers are abundant, in-demand and rewarding. See Careers    

Graphic Design

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Brand Strategist
  • Website Designer
  • Advertising Manager
  • Package Designer

Environmental Design

  • Interior Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Urban Planner
  • Landscape Architect


Our program helps you build a portfolio, an essential feature for entering the professional world.


Design Studio

We supply you with updated technology and equipment so you're ready for a career in design.

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Compared to colleges across the state, UW-Green Bay is an affordable option for earning your design degree.

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Chris Livieri, Brand Designer, Mercury Marine

Professors Prepare & Inspire

"What I loved most about the Design program were the professors and their real-life experiences with design outside just the normal classroom setting. (My professors) were all great inspirations to myself going through the program, teaching me applicable skills, many of which I still use today. At the same time, they always made sure to keep me grounded and prepared in what to expect when I graduated."

Chris Livieri ‘10
Communication and the Arts—Graphic Design Major | Brand Designer, Mercury Marine

Alison Gates

Ask an Expert

Meet Alison Gates, professor here UW-Green Bay and our faculty mentor for design. She goes the extra mile to ensure students understand class material and get experience outside of class. If you have questions about our program, just ask!

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