Alumni Careers

 

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Nancy Rice'.

Already a legend in her field, Nancy Rice stunned many of her peers when she chose to teach instead of creating more advertising.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Shen Wei'.

Shen Wei went straight from his Shanghai birthplace to attend MCAD. He thought he’d learn to do graphic design, or painting. But then he picked up a camera for the first time.

Animator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mike Medicine Horse'.

Medicine Horse leads a team of animators at Hybrid Studios in St. Louis Park.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'George Morrison'.

“I’m not painting the lake as it is. But it’s there as inspiration, as spiritual guidance.”

Film Editor
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Stephen Rivkin'.

Rivkin was nominated for an Oscar for editing on James Cameron’s Avatar.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Tom Arndt'.

Somewhere between street photography and solemn portraits sits the work of Tom Arndt. He’s drawn to public events, but is more likely to shoot the crowd than the parade.

Filmmaker
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Bill Rude'.

“My body of work as a whole is probably unavoidable,” says Bill Rude, who at 6’4” is hard to miss in person. On the big or small screens, however, his behind-the-scenes work really stands out.

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.