Illustration: Success

MIAD graduates are individuals whose lifelong passions have become lifelong careers. Many MIAD alumni have pursued directly related to their academic program, while others have taken their culmination of skills in many areas and them to interdisciplinary projects and professional opportunities. For many of our graduates, their degree has led them to places they never expected, and they have redefined the role of artist or designer to contemporary society.

Explore this small sampling of the many paths our graduates have followed.


Industries you might expect

  • illustration
  • editorial illustration
  • cartooning, comic book design
  • interactive design
  • animation
  • game design

Industries you might not expect

  • Apparel and fashion design
  • Film, television, video design
  • environmental graphic design
  • package design
  • publication design

Companies where MIAD illustration graduates are employed or own:

  • 4Design, package design and brand identity, Minneapolis, MN
  • Academy of Art College, instructor, San Francisco, CA
  • American Film Technologies, film effects & technology, San Diego, CA
  • Aurora Art Company (owner), graphic design firm, East Aurora, NY
  • Bellwether Communications, communications firm, Racine, WI
  • Bradley Communications, communications firm, Charlotte, NC
  • CI Design, interactive media design, web, Milwaukee, WI
  • Clancy/Rogan Advertising, advertising agency, Somerville, MA
  • CSE, customized merchandise and promotional items, New Berlin, WI
  • Dallas Morning News, editorial illustration, Dallas, TX
  • Dimensional Finishes LLC, clay textured wall finishes and mosaics, Milwaukee, WI
  • Discover Financial Services, graphic design specialist, Riverwoods, IL
  • Dydog Illustrations and Designs, Miwaukee, WI
  • Engenuity Design Studio, illustration, Milwaukee, WI
  • Estee Lauder, cosmetics, Manhattan, NY
  • FCI, graphic design firm, Madison, WI
  • Fire Man Press, comic book illustration and animation, Milwaukee, WI
  • Flux Design, custom furniture, sculpture and interior design, Milwaukee, WI
  • GC2 (Great Circle Gaming), video game development/design, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Glencoe Jr. High Project, non-profit, educational, Chicago, IL
  • GMR Marketing, event marketing, New Berlin, WI
  • H&M Distributing Company, alcoholic beverage distributor, Madison, WI
  • Hallmark Cards, greeting cards and novelties, Kansas City, MO
  • Hanson Dodge Creative, graphic design firm, Milwaukee, WI
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company, motorcycle manufacturer, Milwaukee, WI
  • Haus of Design, comic book illustration, Dousman, WI
  • Hi-Mount Community Elementary School, pre-school teacher, Milwaukee, WI
  • Internet Presence Consulting, internet design firm, Downers Grove, IL
  • J D Publishing, Milwaukee, WI
  • Kimberly Clark, manufacturer, paper products, Neenah, WI
  • Kohl's Corporation, freelance production designer, Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Mary Vitold Gallery, manager, Seattle, WA
  • Milsco Manufacturing Company, motorcycle components, Milwaukee, WI
  • Milwaukee Public Television, graphic producer, Milwaukee, WI
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI
  • Pixelpaint Graphics (owner), graphic design and production, Mukwanago, WI
  • Pleasant Company, toy and doll manufacturer, Middleton, WI
  • Primedia Business and Media, trade magazines, Atlanta, GA
  • Quad / Graphics, printing and publishing, Lomira, WI
  • Rockwell Automation, industrial automation products, Milwaukee, WI
  • Santa Fe Communications, West Allis, WI
  • Straight-Up, creative design, Hartland, WI
  • Strive Media, non-profit, teaching media to youth, Milwaukee, WI
  • Studio8Design, design studio, Lake Zurich, IL
  • THIEL Design, marketing, communications, planning, Milwaukee, WI
  • UW-Milwaukee, art director, Milwaukee, WI
  •, internet design, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Wisconisn Early Autisim Project, therapist, Madison, WI
  • Xorbix Technologies, network consulting and web applications, Milwaukee, WI
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