Office of Alumni Engagement

Alec Gibson

My hometown when I was a student was:

Westland, MI

I graduated from Alma in:


I studied:

Art and Design with a minor in New Media Studies

I currently live in:

Baltimore, MD

What is your current career/professional role?

Junior Graphic Designer at Johns Hopkins Medicine

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is:

Spending time having deep conversations on the porch of the (now old) Zeta Sigma house and Saturdays performing with the Kiltie Marching Band.

Statement about how Alma impacted your personal and professional life since graduating.

My closest friends are from Alma College. If it weren’t for the contacts I made during my time as a Scot, I wouldn’t have had my big break as a graphic designer rebranding Crafted Fitness in Plymouth or been able to direct my short film “Liz” in 2018.

What current service and/or philanthropy activity are you involved in?

Currently, I donate to Clean Water action of Baltimore, local food shelters and help clean up hiking trails around the DMV area.

Advice I would give a new graduate:

Finding a job post-graduation takes time. Don’t panic, follow your gut, and get outside your comfort zone. Help comes from mysterious places, but you need to work hard to achieve your goals.

What would you say to a prospective student and their family who was trying to decide if Alma was right for them?

Alma College felt like home. It always has. The friends I made during my time had a major impact in my life and still support me every day.

How I have given back to Alma since graduation:

In the time since I’ve left, I’ve continued to create the show posters for the KMB and designed materials for various organizations around campus including the Rotaract Club and the Zeta Sigma Fraternity.

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