Julie Van Grol
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Assistant Professor
MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
BA, St. Olaf College

Julie Van Grol is an illustrator and instructor based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since earning her MFA from MCAD in 2014, she has since taught classes at both St. Olaf College and MCAD in both liberal arts and design with course content including history, editorial illustration, decorative surface design, and professional practices.

In her illustration practice, Van Grol focuses on storytelling, experimentation, and values-driven projects. Her work spans from editorial to advertising to publishing, with clients including: Pollen Midwest, Quarto Publishing, AARP, St. Paul Public Library, Representative Ilhan Omar, and Minnesota Private Colleges Council.