Class of 2009.

Only a few months after graduation and the class of 2009 is already making its mark in the profession of graphic design. Here in Bozeman, Ben Fjare has launched his own design business, with several web clients keeping him busy — he is spending more time tossing around ones and zeros than enjoying the summer on his bright yellow sportbike. Other MSU design grads, Skye Saylor and Thomas Marnin, have already packed their bags, said goodbye to all their Bozeman friends and headed off to Seattle. With a sewing machine in hand and notebooks full of ideas, they are planning to launch a product-based company called Regular Bear. They (along with business partner and long-time cohort Thane Lund, Studio '09) are currently working on a top secret project for Kid Robot. Finally, it is probably no shock to most of you to hear that after a very long interview process at K2 Sports, our very own Drew Pigott was selected from over 700 applicants for the new Junior Graphic Designer position on the ski-side of K2. Looks like Drew will be starting his new job on August 31. Please keep us posted on other great developments for the class of 2009 — and we want to hear from the rest of you as well.