Vance Wellenstein ’05
I’m a partner at Other Means, a graphic design studio in New York City. We specialize in print and online publishing, identity design, exhibitions, illustrations, and website design. After graduating from MCAD, I earned an MFA from Yale University and started taking on client work. My current and past clients include the New York Times, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Art and Design, Faile, the Walker Art Center, Good magazine, and Yale University.
During my senior year of high school, I enrolled in post-secondary education at MCAD. Honestly, I wasn’t the best student at that time in my life. But I quickly realized that I had stumbled upon a community of faculty and students that really inspired me. At that point, the decision to pursue college at MCAD was a no-brainer.
My relationships with the other students at MCAD were invaluable. Their critiques introduced me to so many new ideas and really furthered my practice. And the same thing is still true today: Many have become lifelong friends, mentors, clients, and collaborators—some even live down the street from me.