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.

Arts Administrator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jerry Grove'.

Jerry Grove went from designing products to producing designers. And artists, too.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Brother Frank Kacmarcik'.

Brother Frank Kacmarcik Obl.S.B. became one of the world's most influential voices in church design, printing, and the graphic arts.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Renda Morton'.

Together with creative partner Andy Pressman at Rumours, their forward-looking studio in Brooklyn, Morton encourages readers and users to think "across platforms."

Illustrator and Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Adam Hoppus'.

I realized quickly how a creative mind and good technical skills were huge assets.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'David Bowden'.

"Covering the news," can also lead to making the news. Dave Bowden went straight from MCAD into work as a cameraman-editor.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Corinne Wright'.

Corinne Wright, onetime photo/animation double major, now a corporate counsel for a food manufacturing company, recalls similar academic freedom.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Kelly Nipper'.

At the points where dance, photography, diagramming, architecture, and event weather maps meet, Kelly Nipper created arresting experiences.

Sculptor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Aaron Spangler'.

From large slabs of Minnesota basswood, Aaron Spangler methodically creates sculptures that go just beyond "folk art" into what he calls "the epic, the paranoid, and the absurd."

Illustrator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mary GrandPré'.

Mary GrandPré’s portfolio is far larger than just seven book covers. Nevertheless, the illustrator of all the American Harry Potter books is best-known for her renditions of the Boy Wizard.

Graphic Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Charles Spencer Anderson'.

That retro, semi-nostalgic/ironic flavor widely seen in print products and pop culture over the last few decades has been fueled in part by the influence of Charles Spencer Anderson.