Mix + Match Participating Alumni

Kelly Abeln ’09

Graphic Designer,
The Caldrea Company

Major: Graphic Design
Additional Education: Illustration
Website: kellyabeln.com
Bio: Abeln is currently designing for the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day brand. She maintains a freelance practice with clients like Tavi Gevinson’s online magazine Rookie and Chronicle Books.

Jeremiah Albrecht ’99

Creative Director,
Chandler Inc.

Major: Furniture Design
Website: vuurdesign.com
Bio: Albrecht has been in the design industry for more than fifteen years and he's been a creative director for five.

Travis Anderson ’02


Major: Animation
Website: travisandersonphoto.com
Bio: Anderson is an advertising and editorial photographer whose photos have been featured nationally and internationally. He also plays piano for the Travis Anderson Trio.

Jessi Aylward ’12

Account Manager/Project Manager,
Fluger Design

Major: Bachelor of Science
Website: www.linkedin.com/pub/jessi-aylward/26/a31/784/
Bio: Aylward is living the advertising dream in New York City. She works with digital advertising, project management, account management, event planning, and traditional advertising.

Taylor Baldry ’07


Major: Bachelor of Science
Bio: Baldry worked for a boutique PR agency before teaching English in Japan for two years. Upon his return he founded the Conversationalist Project and wrote and illustrated a book series on language.

Julie Baugnet ’95, MFA

Professor of Art and Design,
St. Cloud State University

Major: Fine Arts Studio (formerly Fine Arts)
Additional Education: studied at Croydon College of Art in Croydon, England.
Website: artpoetrycollaborations.blogspot.com
Bio: Baugnet began her teaching career in Alaska and now teaches at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and at St. Cloud State University. She spends her summers in France as an artist-in-residence. .

Tiffany Bolk ’98


Major: Graphic Design
Additional Education: MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art
Website: TiffanyBolkPhotography.com
Bio: Bolk is a photographer of weddings, families, and life in general. She started her business in 2006 and it has been growing ever since.

Tamara McCoy-Carroll ’10

Assistant Digital Producer,
Perpich Center for Arts Education

Major: Bachelor of Science
Bio: McCoy-Carroll recently made the switch from print to digital project management. She has worked with clients such as Great Clips, Bridgestone, and USA Hockey.

Ed Charbonneau ’06

Adjunct Fine Arts faculty,
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Muralist, Painter,

Major: Painting and Drawing MFA
Website: moboxo.com
Bio: Charbonneau has been painting commissioned murals for more than twenty-five years. To date, his murals cover more than 50,000 square feet of walls in Minnesota.

Shirl Chouinard ’93

Current Bush Fellow

Major: Fine Arts Studio (formerly Fine Arts)
Additional Education: Master of Arts Administration, Saint Mary's University Minnesota
Website: shirlchouinard.com
Bio: Chouinard is an activist textile artist who believes art can instigate social change. She creates life-size adult and child dolls and quilts to depict the horrible legacy of violence.

Robin Cotton ’07

Fine Art Packer,
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Major: Sculpture
Bio: Between his Perpich Center for Arts and MCAD educations and his current job at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Cotton is fully immersed in the arts.

Justin Clifton ’00

Senior Graphic Designer,
Walter's Publishing

Major: Print Paper Book (formerly Printmaking)
Additional Education: AAS commercial technical art / graphic design at South Central College in N. Mankato MN
Bio: Clifton helped create a visual art studio for adults with disabilities before becoming a graphic designer. He’s most interested in user experience and user interface design.

Lacey Criswell ’04

Photographer/ Small Business Owner

Major: Photography
Bio: Criswell is a commercial photographer specializing in reportage, portraiture, and travel. Her work has taken her to Italy, Switzerland, Morocco, Thailand, and throughout the United States.

Nicholas Dahl ’10

Digital Producer,

Major: Bachelor of Science
Bio: Crafting digital experience, websites, and mobile is Dahl’s nine to five job. Other times, he rides bikes, enjoys Minneapolis culture, travels, and makes his own pickles.

Paige Dansinger ’93

owner of #GalleryPaige

Major: Fine Arts Studio (formerly Fine Arts)
Additional Education: MA in Art History Website: museumpaige.com
Bio: Dansinger is an artist and art historian who creates traditional and digital artworks that reanimate the history of art. She runs Minneapolis’s #GalleryPaige and has held a number of digital artist residencies.

Anna Doherty ’11

Sample Coordinator/ Key Holder, Sign System Coordinator, Building Manager, Fine Art Professional,
Paper Source, Lake Wine Spirits, KMS Management, Studio freelance

Major: Print Paper Book (formerly Printmaking)
Website: doherty.tumblr.com
Bio: Doherty’s studio practice focuses on the art of appreciation through gift giving and receiving. After graduation, she stayed in the Twin Cities to take advantage of three-season biking.

Nate Flink ’94

Web/Mobile Developer-Consultant,
Object Partners

Major: Fine Arts Studio (formerly Fine Arts)
Additional Education: Bummed around Cornell for a couple years.
Website: nateflink.com
Bio: Flink is a designer and developer currently focusing on iPhone apps. His career—forged between technology and art/design—has led him to work with Fortune 1000 companies and within arts, nonprofit, and startup sectors.

Gregory Ganeles ’10

Owner, Account Executive, Strategist, Writer,

Major: Painting and Drawing
Website: gregoryganeles.com
Bio: Ganeles has exhibited his work in many local galleries and recently received grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Alex Grinyayev ’00

Lead Interaction Designer,
General Electric Capital Corporation

Major: Web and Multimedia (formerly Interactive Media and Media Arts)
Bio: Grinyayev has fourteen years of online product development experience helping both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies to define an online presence.

Jeremi Hanson ’01

Freelance Artist

Major: Animation
Bio: Hanson has been painting and illustrating in and around the Twin Cities since 1995.

Namdev Hardisty ’03

Creative Director / Adjunct Faculty,
The MVA Studio / MCAD

Major: Graphic Design
Website: the-mva.com
Bio: Hardisty is a designer, author, educator, and occasional artist. A principal of the MVA Studio, he designs books, tee-shirts, and posters for everyone from sports and publishing companies to non-profits.

Jamie Kalvestran ’85


Major: Industrial Design
Additional Education: Print-Pattern Surface Design (MCAD-continuing ed) and Online
Website: jamiekalvestrandesign.com
Bio: Kalvestran is a designer of toys (Tonka and Manhattan), sporting goods, rollerblades, and handbags.

Mindy Knoll ’00

Major: Animation
Bio: Knoll finds and tells stories through video production, animation, print design, web design, and most recently through puppets and masks with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.

Kristoffer Knutson ’94


Major: Film/Video
Additional Education: Mini-MBA in non-profit management at St. Thomas University
Website: www.mono-1.com
Bio: Knutson has been bringing creative projects to life for twenty years—think producing spots for Miller Lite and animating for Yo Gabba Gabba and MadTV. Today, his clients include the NHL and Target.

Kerri Jamison ’02

Content Manager, Social Media Director, Kickstarter Campaign Manager,
Self-employed / Consulting for 2014 Northern Spark

Major: Photography
Additional Education: Previously earned BA from Univ of MN, Morris in Art History and German.
Bio: Jamison is an arts consultant currently working on the 2014 Northern Spark Festival. In the past she has worked with the Walker Art Center, the City of Minneapolis, Alec Soth, and Fallon.

Kelsey King ’13

Freelance Illustration

Major: Illustration
Website: kelseykingillustration.com
Bio: With a strong sense of fantasy and a little whimsy, King’s illustrations strive for an elegance that is inspired by history, myth, and fairy tales.

Steve Kloyda ’80

The Prospecting Expert

Major: Painting and Drawing
Website: TheProspectingExpert.com
Bio: For more than thirty years, Kloyda has been creating unique selling experiences that transform the lives of salespeople, prospects, and customers.

Allegra Lockstadt ’10

Freelance illustrator, designer and brand consultant

Major: Fine Arts Studio (formerly Fine Arts)
Website: allegralockstadt.com
Bio: Lockstadt works as a freelance illustrator, designer, and brand consultant and strategist while still devoting time to personal work. She is also an illustrator for Tavi Gevinson’s online magazine Rookie.

Judy Luna ’75

Real Estate Agent,
Keller Williams Realty

Major: Film/Video
Additional Education: BA St. Olaf College, 1969. English literature.
MA, University of Arkansas, 1996. Political Science.
Website: judyluna.com
Bio: Luna worked as a news film editor for almost twenty years before switching gears and taking up the real estate business. She plans to pursue documentary filmmaking in her retirement.

Mat Ollig ’10

Board of Directors Member,
Perpich Center for Arts Education

Professional Fine Artist

Major: Painting and Drawing
Website: MatOllig.com
Bio: Ollig, who was recently appointed to the Perpich Center Board of Directors by Governor Dayton, is currently producing work for a yearlong display at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Kym MacFarlane ’00

design director,
knock inc

Major: Graphic Design
Website: http://cargocollective.com/kymmacfarlane
Bio: Listing jobs at Charles S. Anderson, Target, Hallmark, Victoria's Secret, and KNOCK Inc. on her resume, MacFarlane has been wrangling the Minneapolis design scene for fifteen years.

Antonia Maistrova ’06

Art Director Designer,

Major: Graphic Design
Bio: Maistrova loves to play, collaborate, solve puzzles, and make things.

Kelley Meister ’08

Lifelong Learning Instructor/Teaching Artist,
Science Museum of Minnesota/COMPAS

Major: Print Paper Book (formerly Printmaking)
Website: kelleymeister.com
Bio: Meister constructs multimedia installations that fuse sculpture, printmaking, and drawing with time-based media such as video, sound-manipulation, and performative or participatory experience.

Teresa Paschke ’85

Associate Professor,
Iowa State University

Major: Painting and Drawing
Additional Education: University of Kansas, MFA (Textile Design) 1998
Website: teresapaschke.com
Bio: Paschke has been featured in national and international exhibitions and publications. Her latest work examines the history of textile printing and hand- and mechanical-printing methods.

Patrick Redmond ’72

Founder, Creative Director, Designer,
Patrick Redmond Design

Major: Graphic Design
Additional Education: Bachelor's and Master's degrees from University of Minnesota
Website: PatrickRedmondDesign.com
Bio: Redmond is the founder/owner of a design firm, a creative director, a designer, a consultant, an artist, an author, a retired educator, and much more.

David Schneider ’94

Director of Creative Services,
Schurhammer mfg

Major: Fine Arts Studio (formerly Fine Arts)
Additional Education: Guildhall University London: Modern Fretted Instrument Design.
Website: kruegerwright.com

Christopher Schons ’01

Interactive Designer,
Capella Education Company

Major: Comic Arts
Website: cschons.com
Bio: Schons is a comic artist turned designer/developer. He’s worked with TokyoPop, Devil’s Due Entertainment, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Minnesota Twins, and the History Channel.

Ben Severns ’11

Artist and Educator

Major: Fine Arts Studio (formerly Fine Arts)
Additional Education: MFA- Maine College of Art, Portland, ME: 2013
Website: bseverns.com
Bio:Severns is an artist and educator who recently participated in the Boston Young Contemporaries exhibition and the Bright Lights exhibition at Minneapolis’s Public Functionary.

Julie Sirek ’10


Major: Major:
Bio: Sirek uses embroidery, handmade paper, and Joomchi (paper felting) to create two- and three-dimensional work that brings to light the issue of violence against women and girls.

Boriana Strzok ’08

Creative Director,
5IVE - Branding & Advertising Agency

Major:Advertising (formerly Advertising Design)
Additional Education: Graphic Design AA Degree, Psychology (non-degree)
Website: www.5ivempls.com
Bio: Strzok believes that just like life, branding and advertising should be experiential. She established 5IVE, a branding and advertising agency, and is the president of MCAD’s alumni board of directors.

Matthew Wash ’05

Senior Web Systems Specialist,
University of St. Thomas

Major: Photography
Additional Education: Master's of Business Communications - 2014 University of St. Thomas
Bio: Wash creates fluid and intuitive visual designs for websites, applications, and emails viewed by millions. He also helps on-campus organizations strategize communication efforts.

Teagan White ’12

Freelance Illustrator,

Major: Illustration
Website: teaganwhite.com
Bio: White’s work encompasses intricate drawings of flora and fauna, playful watercolors of anthropomorphic critters, illustrated typography, and everything in between.

Maranatha Wilson ’06

Senior Art Director,
Curb Crowser

Major: Graphic Design
Website: humideye.com
Bio: A two-time Regional Emmy winner, Wilson works with interactive design, motion design, music videos, logos and design systems, illustrations, information design, and more.

Peter Wocken ’05

Freelance Board Game Graphic Designer,
Peter Wocken Design LLC

Major: Illustration
Website: PeterWocken.com
Bio: Wocken works with a number of established and new board game publishers to create visually appealing and intuitive board and card games.

Greg Wright ’80

Owner, Account Executive, Strategist, Writer,

Major: Graphic Design
Website: kruegerwright.com
Bio: Wright works at KruegerWright, a marketing communications firm that develops, defines, and differentiates brands in a competitive market.