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.

Animator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Ke Jiang'.

As an aspiring animator, Ke Jiang had a personally fixed horizon: "Creating the highest level of artistic visuals for games is always my goal..."

Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Bill Stein'.

Minnesotans know their homegrown beer, and what's more memorable than the beloved Hamm's Beer Bear?

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Lauri Lyons'.

Born to military parents, Lyons grew up in several foreign countries, so her wanderlust is no surprise.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'David Rathman'.

Born in Montana, David Rathman is no cowboy. However, his prints and paintings often portray what might be considered "the manly life."

Musician
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mark Mallman'.

"Our fan base is weird," he told an interviewer in 2002; "You can see a punk rock dude standing next to somebody's mom. And it's good!"

Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Richard Smykowski'.

Parents of pre-teens, you may know of iCarly, Zoey 101, and Victorious. Now, meet Richard Smykowski.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Paul Shambroom'.

Straightforward citizenship drives Paul Shambroom to make pictures about complex social topics.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Esther Bubley'.

Bubley's images are honest, intimate, and memorable; she liked to disappear behind her camera.

Author and Illustrator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Wanda Gág'.

Author and Illustrator of Millions of Cats the oldest American picture book still in print.

Designer and Art Director
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Nikki Will'.

Based in San Francisco, Will has directed projects for clients including Target, Compaq, Chimay, and Nordstrom.