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2023 Penfield Poster Competition bolsters professional experience

This year’s Penfield Poster winners have been announced! In collaboration with advertising agency Cramer-Krasselt, 80 juniors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) designed posters for the Annual Croquet Ball fundraiser at the Penfield Children’s Center, a Milwaukee non-profit organization dedicated to early childhood development, especially for children with developmental delays or disabilities.

The 2023 winners of the poster design contest are Logan Guo ’24 in first place, Paolo Vacala ’24 in second place, Faith Miller ’24 in third place and Camille Curtis ’24 in fourth place. All four winners receive a cash prize. Attendees of the Annual Croquet Ball fundraiser for the Penfield Children’s Center will have the opportunity to purchase the winning designs during the auction.

This long-standing collaboration between Cramer-Krasselt, the Penfield Children’s Center and MIAD benefits not only the Penfield Children’s Center, but also provides valuable real-life experience for MIAD students. Juniors in MIAD’s Illustration IV course create two poster design concepts during the semester, which the creative team at Cramer-Krasselt review and critique. With the help of individual feedback from these professional creatives, students refine their concepts and submit one final poster design for the competition. Winners are selected by Cramer-Krasselt. 

A selection of 60 poster designs will be on display and open to the public on MIAD’s first floor in the Community Hub (room 160). Learn more about MIAD’s Communication Design and Illustration majors!


Guardian Fine Art Services donates printing press

Students returning to classes in the Printmaking Lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) this fall will notice a new addition—an additional printing press donated to the college by Guardian Fine Art Services.

MIAD showcases Layton School of Art alum Lois Ehlert

This summer, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is pleased to host an exhibition of work by renowned Wisconsin illustrator and artist Lois Ehlert in “Lois Ehlert: A Creative Life.” Ehelrt’s work is joined by an exhibition of work by MIAD students in their transformative junior years.

Illustration major designs poster for Milwaukee Art Museum

Summertime in Milwaukee is an experience like no other—and just what recent graduate Icarus Krause ’24 (Illustration) was commissioned to recreate for the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) graduate worked through the MIAD Lubar Innovation Center to design a poster for the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Product Design students visualize unique toys

Juniors in the Compelling Narratives and Visualizations Product Design class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) were challenged with understanding brand momentum and partnerships.

Milwaukee County Historical Society honors MIAD

In celebration of 50 years of art and design education, the Milwaukee County Historical Society honored the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) at their annual Awards Dinner on May 9, 2024.


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