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
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Brent Schoonover'.

Brent Schoonover, a lifetime fan of genre comics and pop culture is the creator of Mr. Murder is Dead, and co-creator of Horrorwood.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'James Kielkopf'.

Kielkopf’s work is represented by Thomas Barry Fine Arts, and is displayed in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, and General Mills.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mark Nelson'.

Mark Nelson is a designer of fine books for artists and museums, and a partner at McCall Associates in New York.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Stewart Turnquist'.

Stewart Turnquist led the Minnesota Artists' Exhibition Program (MAEP) at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from 1977 to 2008.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Angela Strassheim'.

Angela Strassheim is a New York based photographer drawing inspiration from her career as a trained and licensed forensic photographer.

Senator, Graphic Designer, Civil Servant
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Senator Linda Berglin'.

State Senator Linda Berglin used her BFA right out of MCAD, as both a self-employed and staff graphic designer, at one point working for the Minneapolis Planning Department.

Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Rob Roy Kelly'.

MCAD teaches design thanks to Rob Roy Kelly. After receiving his MFA degree from Yale, Kelly came right back to Minneapolis to found the country’s second-oldest Graphic Design program.

Sculptor, Urban Planner
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Aldo Moroni'.

As an urban planner, Aldo Moroni is mostly an improviser.

Sculptor, Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Ernest Bryant III'.

Mostly a painter, more certainly a sharp observer of history, irony, and politics, Ernest Arthur Bryant tweaks expectations with his paintings and constructions.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Karolina Karlic'.

Native of Poland, child of Detroit, Karlic remains curious about cars, immigration, and dashed dreams.