Notable alumni: Dangerdust (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2013)

A hand-lettering and illustration firm with a sordid history, Dangerdust got their start by anonymously sneaking into CCAD classrooms and adding chalk-based illustrations of inspirational quotes to off-the-radar chalkboards. The passion project gained them national attention, and now the (still anonymous) duo brings their talents to private and commercial clients, including Nike, Target, University of Southern California in Los Angeles and California Pizza Kitchen. Their Instagram has more than 78,000 followers.