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.

Director of Learning Technologies Center, Science Museum of Minnesota
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Keith Braafladt'.

Braafladt is interested in using expressive technologies and simple materials to generate ideas and meaning.

Encaustic Photography
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Nadia Alenov'.

Alenov applies hot beeswax over photographic images as a way to define and enhance an atmosphere within the images.

Freelance Visual Fine Artist
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mat Ollig'.

Ollig paints commissions for homes, corporate collections, and hotels, including the MN State Capitol and hundreds of originals for the Hyatt Regency.

Fine Artist
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'John Foster'.

Foster's art explores how people relate to objects and architecture, focusing on the geometry of the universe and the forces that shape minds, bodies, and experiences.

Director of Business Development at Larsen
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jim Madson'.

Madson is the director of business development at a boutique firm that has helped launch start-up ventures and repositioned Fortune 500 companies.

Illustrator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Tuesday Bassen'.

Thanks to a small car, just a few prior connections, and ample curiosity, Tuesday Bassen ’11 started a New York-based career within months of graduating MCAD.

Coordinator of the Academic Services Department
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jeff Jones'.

Jeff Jones is like a roadie for art and design.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Sarah Wieben'.

“I feel people should go to school twice. Once in their twenties, and then again after they’ve lived a while, done other things.”

Director of Technology Support Services at MCAD
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Todd Larson'.

From acoustic to electric, from analog to digital, Todd Larson has seen and heard it all.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Samantha French'.

Participating in the MCAD Art Sale is probably one of the biggest reasons that I'm a full-time artist today.