Bridging the gap between design education and the creative industry.

At Alumi, we connect design students with alumni mentors to allow students to have an easier time transitioning to the creative industry.
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Alumni Mentors


Design Students


Events and counting

Our Mentors

We connect art & design students with the people who have the most relatable experience - alumni who are working in the creative industry!
Become an “Alumi” today, join the flexible mentorship activities, discover talents for your next hire, or connect with other creative professionals!
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Our Events

We host events regularly to better prepare students go into the industry. It ranges from how to networking to getting feedback on portfolios. We also invite our mentors to share experience on how they started their career. If you are interested to speak at an event, shot us an email
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Speed Connecting vol.3

Sept 13, 2022
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How to get scholarships

Feb 24, 2022
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Alumni Talk - Patrick Christie

June 24, 2022
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Speed Connecting! vol.2

Jan 29, 2022
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Networking like a designer

March 15, 2022

Our Team

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Michelle Yao (she/her)

Marketing & Partnership Lead
Michelle started the community back in Jan 2020 simply because she and her friends peek into industry alumni’s LinkedIn profiles all the time and wonder whether they were as confused as she was when she was an art student. Michelle is longing for a world where no design students will have to give up their passion and dream of becoming a designer.

Ryan Yao (he/him)

Community & Tech/Product Lead
Ryan joined the Alumi team in Oct 2021🎉. He struggled a lot when he was looking for a product designer role as fresh Emily Carr grads. Fortunately, he got a lot of help from the design community throughout the years. Now he wants to give back to the community, especially for those students who graduated from design/art schools.
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