Alumni Careers

If you've seen the iconic iPod ad campaign featuring silhouetted dancers (Tylevich, Conrad) or the Harry Potter books' cover art (Mary GrandPré), then you've seen the work of our alumni.

We are pleased to introduce you to the following entrepreneurs, leaders, and creative geniuses—they represent a mere snapshot of the great success stories that have come out of this college.

Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Adam Garcia'.

When Nike sought, then hired Garcia, he warned: "I don't know anything about sports, or shoes!"

Interactive Site Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Lauren Posterick'.

Lauren Posterick can safely and happily say she is in Jeopardy.

Custom Metalworker
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Chris Rand'.

He may design with a computer, but in reality Chris Rand is a modern update to the village blacksmith.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Scott Seekins'.

For decades now, Seekins has made himself a work of art.

Producer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Ari Fishman'.

At 18, Ari Fishman didn't originally plan on working in TV, or at anything in particular. He just thought art school might be cool. But then he ended up as Jon Stewart's producer.

Author, Artist, Inventor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Keith Havens'.

His imagination was never-ending: his images were on gallery walls; his caricatures graced magazines and calendars; his patents proved his ingenuity.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Ta-Coumba Aiken'.

Aiken's work can be found in the collections of General Mills, the Taj Mahal, the Walker Art Center, Maya Angelou, and Herbie Hancock.

 

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Adolph Arthur Dehn'.

Dehn is a published lithographer and two-time Guggenheim fellowship recipient.

Artist
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Reginald (Reggie) Anderson'.

Many, many people met Reginald Anderson over the decades, but few of them knew what he could really do.

Sculptor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Linda Christensen'.

Nationally famous for her annual creations at the Minnesota State Fair, Linda Christensen didn't set out to be a butter sculptor.