The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Arts & Expression

The drive to make, build, express through any type of creative venture, including supporting the makers and builders, defines the Arts and Expression community. Engagement may take many forms, and evidence of those engaged is all around us.

Explore Your Purpose

There are various was to get to know your community of purpose. Learn more about what your next step could be in Arts and Expression!

Fellowships & Awards

Get Involved at Reed

Explore Off Campus

Where do Reedies go?

Your education at has prepared you for many opportunities, take a look at what other Reedies within your community of purpose have gone on to do with their degree!

Entry Level Roles

  • Private Piano Teacher
  • Anatolia College, Art Fellow
  • Freelance Writer, Chicago, IL
  • The Academy Theater, Portland, OR
  • ASCAP, Web Developer, NYC
  • John McNeil Studio, Advertising, Writer, Berkeley, CA
  • LifeEdited, Social Media Assistant, NYC
  • Dia:Chelsea, Gallery Attendant, NYC
  • Tin House Books, Editorial Intern, Portland, OR
  • Double Fine Productions, Production Assistant
  • Dangxia Studios, Intern, Shanghai, China
  • John McNeil Studio, Writer, Berkeley, CA
  • Musee Magazine Editorial, Editorial Intern, NYC
  • Brooklyn Tweed ,Creative Coordinator, Portland, OR
  • High Noon Pictures, Film production, Los Angeles, CA
  • New York Public Radio, Marketing Specialist, NYC
  • Writer and Producer, Independent Films, Portland, OR
  • Bitch Media, Database Systems Administrator, Portland, OR
  • A Noise Within, Education Associate, Pasadena, CA
  • A Beautiful Dominion, Photographer, Oregon City, OR
  • The Hallowed Halls, Studio Assistant/Intern Engineer, Portland, OR
  • Blahkwork Studios, Studio Administrator, Brooklyn, NY
  • Issey Miyake, Artist Assistant in the Press Office, NYC
  • Birds to Know, Founder/Designer/Illustrator, Portland OR
  • High Noon Pictures, Film Production, Los Angeles, CA
  • MOCA, Audiovisual Technician and Video Production Technician
  • The Boxcar Theatre, Stage Management Team, San Francisco, CA
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Front of House Supervisor, Portland, OR
  • Literary Arts Nonprofit, Executive & Office Assistant, Portland, OR
  • Dreamboy Podcast @ Night Vale Presents, Creative Producer & Assistant Director, NYC
  • American Conservatory Theatre, Design and Production Coordinator, San Francisco, CA
  • Mattress Factory Museum, Art Installer and Visitor Services Associate, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Writemcowboy Inc, Research Analyst, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, Assistant Registrar / Preparator, NYC
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, Islamic Art Department Summer Intern, NYC
  • Perez Art Museum Miami, Visitor's Services Assistant, Miami Florida U.S.A
  • Perez Art Museum Miami, Visitor's Services Assistant, Miami Florida U.S.A
  • FOUND the Musical, Assistant Sound Designer, Philadelphia PA
  • MOCA, Arts, Audiovisual Technician and Video Production Technician
  • Craig Moerer Records by Mail, Product Photographer/Audio Editor, Portland OR
  • Fomento Cultural Banamex, Research and Fundraising Assistant, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Development & Membership Coordinator, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Liora Films/Reed College, Documentary Film, Lead Production & Research Assistant, Portland, OR

Grad School Destinations

Alumni are or have been

  • Private Piano Instructor
  • Musician, Independent
  • Writer/Producer/Independent Film, Portland, OR
  • Artist, Painter, Illustrator, Independent
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Photographer, Independent
  • Writer, Winner Crucible Fiction Prize
  • Art Editor, The Villager
  • Screenwriter, Riverdale, CW
  • Video Editor, Freeform
  • Graphic Designer and Illustrator, NPR
  • Filmmaker & Musician, Digital Gypsy
  • Film Producer, Like Fire Productions
  • Associate Producer, Electronic Arts
  • Artist and Founder, The Hart Island Project
  • New York Public Radio, Marketing Specialist, NYC
  • Database Systems Administrator, Bitch Media 
  • Director of Photography, Wunderkammer
  • Co-Owner, Film Producer, Fallout Pictures
  • Artistic Director, Picnic Theatre Group
  • Executive Director, Steep Theater Company
  • Production Assistant, Double Fine Productions
  • Children’s Clothing Designer, Haute Kidture, LLC
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director, Mortar Theater
  • Executive Producer, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
  • Artistic Director & Founder, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater
  • Supervising Editor, How Booze Built America, Discovery Channel
  • Digital Media Marketing & Analytics, A&E Television Networks
  • Playwright, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play Premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Resources & Information

Joining an assosication, reaching out to Reed alumni, and reviewing databases are great ways to develop a network within your community of purpose. 

Associations & Databases

Speak with Alumni

Reed Alumni Directory

LinkedIn Alumni Search Tool