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.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'James Casebere'.

“Constructed photography” is the art-critic term for what James Casebere does. But however you react to his moody, thought-inducing photos, their power is undeniable.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Rod Massey'.

Monet came back to his haystacks, Picasso to his many women, and Warhol to his Jackie Kennedys. So why shouldn’t Rod Massey find regular inspiration in south Minneapolis?

Designers
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jonathan Keller and Keetra Dixon'.

As married designers, Jonathan Keller and Keetra Dixon work separately but with a common attitude: break the rules.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Patrick Miller'.

What's the future of printmaking, or graphic design, or painting, or non-gallery exhibition, or public art? Look no further than Patrick Miller's two-man collective called Faile.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Carole Fisher'.

Tidy individual images on canvas were not enough for Carole Fisher. Big issues have been her subject matter.

Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mike Black'.

In the Midwest, Mike Black had a major role in the evolution of identity design.

Professional Wildlife Artist
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Gary Moss'.

“I still remember seeing my first duck in flight,” he once reminisced. “It was a mallard.”

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Clara Peck'.

Illustrator during the golden age of American Magazines.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Kinji Akagawa'.

Rather than a singular source of individual wisdom, he’s a human interface. He connects people with ideas, strangers with nature, raw materials with chisels.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Monica Haller'.

Honored by the Guggenheim Foundation as a Creative Fellow in 2010