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.

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.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jan Elftmann'.

Her personal mission is "working with children before they begin associating art exclusively with the ability to draw a pretty picture."

Sculptor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'John Flannagan'.

He felt, "there exists an image within every rock.”

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Ann Wood and Dean Lucker'.

Working together or apart, husband and wife Dean Lucker and Ann Wood explore a faintly antique corner of Americana.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Julie Buffalohead'.

In school everyone had an influence on you. You were taught by other students as well as professors. Coming from a family of college professors, I always knew I would teach in some way or another.

Painter and Video-Maker
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Carolyn Swiszcz'.

They probably also don't know she once made a really good large portrait of a glazed chocolate doughnut.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Lester Johnson'.

Lester Frederick Johnson was born in Minneapolis on January 27, 1919.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Alexandre Hogue'.

Always an independent, Hogue in his works captured environmental destruction in “a scathing denunciation of man’s persistent mistakes."

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Ralph Ernest White'.

"Painting is an undeniable and personal declaration of the gift of life." -- Ralph E. White

Sculptor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Evelyn Raymond'.

Evelyn Raymond was born in Duluth in 1908. Her love of sculpting began while she was a student at Duluth Central High School.