Alumni Profiles

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Julie Buffalohead'.

In school everyone had an influence on you. You were taught by other students as well as professors. Coming from a family of college professors, I always knew I would teach in some way or another.

Sculptor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'John Flannagan'.

He felt, "there exists an image within every rock.”

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jan Elftmann'.

Her personal mission is "working with children before they begin associating art exclusively with the ability to draw a pretty picture."

Illustrator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mary GrandPré'.

Mary GrandPré’s portfolio is far larger than just seven book covers. Nevertheless, the illustrator of all the American Harry Potter books is best-known for her renditions of the Boy Wizard.

Graphic Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Charles Spencer Anderson'.

That retro, semi-nostalgic/ironic flavor widely seen in print products and pop culture over the last few decades has been fueled in part by the influence of Charles Spencer Anderson.

Comic Artist and Illustrator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Chris Monroe'.

Chris Monroe once imagined illustrating the cover of TV Guide. Today, instead, she provides weekly laughs in an eccentric comic strip and charms kid readers in books about a clever monkey.

Comic Artist and Writer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Dan Jurgens'.

Dan Jurgens has drawn and written for Thor, Green Arrow, Spider-Man, and Captain America. But of all those characters and all those artists, he is the only one that got to kill Superman.

Sculptor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Aaron Spangler'.

From large slabs of Minnesota basswood, Aaron Spangler methodically creates sculptures that go just beyond "folk art" into what he calls "the epic, the paranoid, and the absurd."

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Kelly Nipper'.

At the points where dance, photography, diagramming, architecture, and event weather maps meet, Kelly Nipper created arresting experiences.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Corinne Wright'.

Corinne Wright, onetime photo/animation double major, now a corporate counsel for a food manufacturing company, recalls similar academic freedom.