Alumni Careers

 

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Graphic Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Aaron Draplin'.

Draplin owns and operates the design firm Draplin Design Co.

Graphic Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Vance Wellenstein'.

Wellenstein’s clients include the New York Times, the Museum of Modern Art, Good magazine, and Yale University.