How does an NMC graduate get to Google?
“I’d say it was thoughtful risk taking, on everyone’s part. I made the leap, leaving a small town in the UP, to go off to college. NMC took a chance on me, horrible high school grade point average and all. Early on, NMC fostered my growth, nurtured my creative talent, and rewarded my good academic performance, which in turn gave me the confidence to move on to Art School, Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. That same thoughtful risk taking led me to Google, and Google to me. Whenever a corporation hires a creative it’s a risk, and whenever a creative accepts a corporate job it’s a risk.”
Early on, NMC fostered my growth, nurtured my creative talent, and rewarded my good academic performance
John Militello, ’90, completed an associate’s degree in Visual Communications at NMC before transferring to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. He is married to Michelle Militello and has two children, Gabriella and Cecelia. John is an accomplished creative director with outstanding skills in art direction, and strategic project management.
He is currently the Head of Creative Innovation- the Zoo, for Google in New York City.
He is very proud of his NMC education and excited to be one of the TEDx Traverse City guest speakers in May, 2014.