Photo of Aaron Draplin by Eric Campbell

Aaron Draplin ’00 is the founder and sole proprietor of Draplin Design Co., a company with a list of standout clients. Although his company is located in Portland, Oregon, the Michigan native recently sat down with MyNorth to reconnect with his northern roots.

MCAD Gets Sustainable

Through education and encouragement surrounding recycling, MCAD has been making great strides in its effort to make campus a more sustainable place. Check out our infographic to learn about the specific measures we have taken in the past years.

texting and driving 5 by Michael Gaughan (

Michael Gaughan ’02 is in two exhibitions: an upcoming local solo show and a group show currently on view in New York City.

Postcard for IN THE CLOUD

Current MFA student Eric Yevak is featured in a a group show at Ethan Cohen New York entitled IN THE CLOUD.

Studying Abroad in Brighton

Alison Friel shares her study abroad experience in Brighton, England, touching on Brighton's walking culture, living with seven other students, and "suuuper relaxed" classes.

A piece from Faces by Nathan Motzko

Current student Nathan Motzko is featured on projectPROJECT for Faces.

Preston Drum

Current MFA student Preston Drum will be hosting a postcard-making workshop in conjunction with Mark Mothersbaugh's MYOPIA at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Work by Jake Herrick

Alum Jake Herrick is showcasing his work in the solo exhibition Everything Elsewhere.

Yinfan Huang with her piece Pomegrandate Boy (

SinoVision English Channel recently stopped by the home studio of Yinfan Huang ’14 to chat about her work.

Writing for Organization

Ever wonder where great writers conquer their weaknesses and embrace their strengths? Well look no further, because MCAD's Writing for Organization and Communication course is the place where any artist can spark a creative essay or write a mind-boggling manifesto.

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Tom Gormally ’77 has been awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship for visual arts.

Superman #150, pencils by Dan Jurgens ’81 (

Former student Terry Fisk will be speaking at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque on June 18.

Studying Abroad in Florence, Italy

Jenna Graham shares what it's like to study abroad in Florence, Italy, including learning more about the Renaissance, having loads of studio time, and dealing with language barriers.

Crockett at the Nobles County Art Center

George Crockett ’62 has returned to his home town of Worthington to show off his work.

Amanda Lovelee stands in front of her pop-up meetings mobile

After Amanda Lovelee ’10, MFA, realized that city planners had limited time to meet one-on-one with residents for feedback at public meetings, she decided it was time to bring the meetings to the residents.

Creating and Running Your Own Business at MCAD

In a hands-on approach to studying business, students in Creating and Running A Business produce mock business plans with the option of making these plans a reality.

Incoming student Isaac Passwater

Incoming student Isaac Passwater is featured on the Daily Inter Lake's website.

Food provided by the campaign and the University of Columbia, MO

Miranda Rensch ’09 happened to be in Nepal when the earthquake hit and now is looking to help.

Painting party with Nokomis Healthy Seniors and Roosevelt High students

Greta McLain ’12, MFA, is making headlines for her mural that will be displayed on the Folwell Performing Arts Magnet School.

2015 Auction at MCAD

During Friday night's annual art party, guests bid on art while supporting MCAD students and alumni.

Dakota Hoska ’12 is featured in this month's issue of Minnesota Women's Press

Anders Nilsen

Faculty member Anders Nilsen sat down with Marc Sobel of The Comics Journal to discuss his early life, current work in comics, and teaching at MCAD.

Hannah Brown's work at Spyhouse

Current student Hannah Brown is the second MCAD student this spring to have artwork on display at our favorite neighborhood coffee shop, Spyhouse.

Nehemiah Nesheim with his winning poster, Beertopia

Current student Nehemiah Nesheim's poster was chosen as the winner of Summit Brewery's First Impressions Poster Contest.