Attention all future designers! Welcome to UIW’s Graphic Design department’s On Your Mark! Summit 2023! This is an all-day conference for high school students interested in Graphic Design. We have two amazing speakers. One keynote speaker is coming from NYC to present her amazing work with AR, type design, and motion. The other is one of our own UIW alum working with Disney. We will also have alumni panels, workshops, and a student showcase to peak participants’ interests. Visitors can connect with faculty, alumni, industry professionals, and GDSN students. We believe that creativity is a powerful force that can shape the world, and we are committed to empowering our students and yours to express themselves through the art of design.

Beatriz smiling in front of a green. background.


keynote speaker

Beatriz is a designer, typographer, and educator exploring how technology can push typography to exist at the intersection of the physical and digital world. She teaches interaction design at Parsons and was formerly a design director at Sunday Afternoon.

Originally on the path to becoming a mechanical engineer, Beatriz shifted to graphic design as her involvement in immigrant rights activism exposed her to the power of visual communication. In 2022 she was awarded the Art Directors Club Young Gun Award, which recognizes the world’s best creatives under the age of 30. In 2023 she was awarded the Type Directors Club Ascenders award, and has been recognized with a 2023 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in the Emerging Designer category, awarded “in recognition of a designer or practice who has demonstrated profound talent in the early stages of their career.” Some of her clients include ESPN, Target, and NPR.

Learn more about Beatriz by visiting her site!

Allyson smiling.


opening speaker

I’m a Filipino-American raised and based in San Antonio, Texas. From scrappy designer to studio owner and now to Disney, I work on intentional systems, charming communication, and engaging education.

While I continue to grow in my career and craft, I also pursue ways to stay true to my values. As a first-generation college student, I find fulfillment in providing education and opportunities to other designers. I act on this by volunteering my time online through portfolio reviews, career advice, and the occasional presentation to classes at UIW.

In my free time, I binge video games, casually watch anime, sing too loud in the car, and play with my Pomeranian son, Charlie.

Learn more about Allyson by visiting her site!


This free conference will inspire you on the many possibilities available to future graphic designers.


Connect with like-minded people—peers, students, alumni, professors, and professionals in the industry.


Our Graphic Design program has been here over 20 years providing top quality education to many talented alumni/professionals.


8:45 am – 9:30 am


9:30 am – 9:35 am


9:35 am – 10:15 am

Opening Speaker

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Keynote Speaker

11:00 am – 11:45 am


11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Student and Teacher Tracks A

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Student and Teacher Tracks B

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Alumni Panel

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Faculty Presentation

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


2:45 pm – 3:00 pm