Currently CAD designer for Nautica Sportswear in New York, Whitney Artell began her career as an intern at Dye-namix in New York, a custom printing and dyeing company serving the high-end fashion and interior industries. She landed the internship with the help of a faculty mentor at MICA. At Dye-namix, she contributed to work for designers including Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs, and gained the confidence to apply for an internship on the Betsy Johnson design team in Manhattan. While interning with Betsey Johnson, she helped pick fabrics, worked on layout for garments, and experienced her first fashion show. She then landed a position with Phillips-Van Heusen's Izod Women's Retail division.
One of Artell's hand-dyed, silkscreened, and appliquéd t-shirts was displayed at the University of Arizona as part of Ellen Lupton's "DIY" show, and she exhibited her textile and fine art work at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore and at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York.