BICsters RISING

10/24/2016 Unknown 0 Comments


BIC alums are on the rise -- snagging new post-graduation jobs, getting promoted, shifting gears at new agencies, or even launching new product lines…!! Here are a few highlights since May 2016.

Donna Dei-Baning BIC ’16 snagged a job at NYTimes T Brand Studio in mid-August as an Insights Strategist on its brand new Creative Insights team. Donna says that she’s “been responsible for a lot of pre-sale ideation, working on pitches and responding to RFPs with stories that are rooted in audience insights and industry data.” So far, her projects have been for BMW, Google, American Express and most recently, L'Oreal. She gets to work across a lot of different verticals and weave insights into the strategies that inspire the creative team to develop custom programs for clients. 

AndrĂ© Ory BIC ’15 was recently hired at BerlinRosen, a public affairs and political PR firm, as a Senior Account Executive. Working in his wheelhouse, Andre manages strategic communications and media campaigns for leading foundations and non-profits on communications and media campaigns focused on public health, immigrant rights, and LGBT rights. His clients include the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Perception Institute, and the MacArthur Foundation. Just before joining BerlinRosen, AndrĂ© worked on communications and thought-leadership initiatives at global health strategy firm Rabin Martin, where he supported non-profit and corporate clients on public health programs targeting underserved populations. 

Himani Gupta BIC ’16 recently joined Retarus Inc., a leading global provider of professional messaging solutions, offering services for electronic corporate communications since 1992. Retarus manages the safe and efficient flow of information for enterprises around the world. Himani will be its Corporate Communications Manager, working closely with the Head of Marketing & Sales Strategy. 

Andy Kwan BIC ’16 parlayed a summer internship into a recently acquired position as Brand Analyst at FutureBrand, which “combines expertise in brand strategy, identity, digital, retails, environmental, product service design to define and connect every aspect of brand experience.” Andy will be helping FutureBrand.edu migrate to a new platform as well as work with its London team to reorganize its online brand identity. 

Javier Garcia BIC ’15 is about to launch his own company, Suyo, a socially conscious active apparel brand dedicated to making a lifestyle of health and fitness accessible to all. Suyo designs and produces gender-neutral activewear bottoms using exclusive designs produced by local artists. Suyo is a Pending B Corp committed to creating work opportunities in urban neighborhoods and investing in socially impactful efforts that benefit its employees, contractors and customers. Look for the official launch in early 2017.