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– a community of Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Art and Layton School of Art alumni –

February 2016 

MIAD Day at the Art Institute of Chicago 

On Saturday, April 9, the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of MIAD for a day of free admission and programming.

Alumni MUST register to attend by Friday, April 1. Email anniehyma@miad.edu to register. 

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Share Professional Feedback to MIAD students 

The Alumni Association has started a new initiative to provide Professional Development Workshops to MIAD sophomores and juniors. We are in need of additional alumni volunteers who work in areas such as artist studios, galleries, museums, art organizations, cultural/community centers, education and other fine art related industries.

Professional Development Workshop – 
Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (free dinner at 5:30 p.m.)

In collaboration with MIAD’s Advising and Career Services area, this first Professional Development Workshop provides one-on-one practice interviews, helping students prepare to pursue internships and jobs. This offers students the chance to experience various interview styles, learn common interview questions and receive constructive feedback on their interview performance. (Future events are being planned for students in other majors.)
If you are interested in participating, fill out this form: Professional Development Form

Next Alumni Council Meeting:
Tuesday, March 1, 6 p.m.

MIAD’s Annual Egg Drop is this Thursday, March 3  

 
Join sophomore Materials & Methods II ID students for their annual Egg Transport Presentation in the 3D Lab.
 
Thursday, March 3, 1:40 – 3 p.m.

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ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES
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Thank you for supporting the class of 2016!  

I am proud to announce that we had over 30 alumni give to the 2016 Alumni Thesis Scholarship Award, raising just under $1,500, which provided three $500 scholarships. 
 
Thank you for all those who supported the creative endeavors of the class of 2016.
 
Annie Hyma ’09
Manager of Alumni Engagement & Development Events

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MIAD officially launched its brand video. Alumni Jonathan Warobick ’08, Kristen Palzkill ’10, Allyson Lassiter ’07, Boris Pelcer ’07, Justin Kay ’04, Chelsea Atwell ’10, Brooklyn Henke ’09, Jackie Berndt ’10, Steve Hyma ’09, Anne Harvey ’07, Ashley Town ’07, Grant Squiers ’09, Zac Jacobson ’11, Kyle James ’15, Manuja Waldia ’14, Mallori Taylor ’15, Michael Marten ’13, Chris Metcalf ’09, Jeremy Pettis ’07 and Brett Stenson ’09 created the graphic elements in the video.  

MIAD. Where Passion Finds Purpose. 
MIAD. Where passion finds purpose.

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Tom Bender ’09 (Industrial Design) co-founds his own ID firm in Salt Lake City, Utah.  FLINT Design Studio is a product design consultancy with expertise and interest in footwear, softgoods and other everyday products.    

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                                                   ©lila aryan PHOTOGRAPHY 2016

Lila Aryan ’90 (Photography) was commissioned to photograph the Democratic Debate for PBS Newshour and WETA with Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. Aryan worked closely with PBS Newshour and WETA, including President and CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller, of the Rockefeller family, to capture the donor events and VIP portraits during the debate at UW – Milwaukee.

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Max Morein’s
  ’11 (Industrial Design) design KeyCatch, a simple solution for storing keys, is now available for purchase to consumers everywhere.

Learn more about KeyCatch here.  

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“ReVERBeration,” a Pius XI High School Alumni Exhibition featuring the Waraksa family (Marissa Waraksa ’13, Jordan Waraksa ’07 and Nick Waraksa ’04), is on view through Sunday, April 17. 

 

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Rachel Mulder ’07(Printmaking) shows a new series of large-scale drawings at Café Lulu in Bayview during April 

Gallery Night.   

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Ashley Janke ’12  (ISA),  Nate Pyper ’12 (CD) and Paul Oemig started Open View in the fall of 2015 with a concise but diverse list of recommended screenings, exhibitions, lectures and other conceptual cultural events happening each month in Milwaukee.  

 
They were interviewed by the Milwaukee Record, see the interview here

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Stephanie Tank ’07 (Communication Design) was recently hired at Derse, Inc. as a Multi-Media Designer. Tank previously worked at Kohl’s Corporate as a Creative Production Designer.

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Katie Musolff ’04 (Painting) and Andy Fletcher are represented by The Tory Folliard Gallery. Their debut exhibition , Old Souls, includes paintings from Musolff’s River Journal Series and Fletcher’s plein air landscapes, on view February 13 – March 12. 

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Frank Sadler ’95 (Printmaking) owner of Sadler Gallery , visits the MIAD Senior Thesis Exhibition and awards one graduating fine arts senior their first professional solo exhibition on Gallery Night and Day, July 22 – 23, 2016. Sadler works with the awardee to plan, market and install the exhibition.

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Andy Perez ’04 (Illustration) shows his work at Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty in

Louisville, KY. The exhibition runs through Thursday, March 31.

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Stage Sanchaar presents “ Embrace ” – a conversation about change with artists Dara Larson and Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) This is an experimental collaboration between an ancient   dance  form, Bharatanatyam, and contemporary artwork with audience participation.

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Stephanie Gage ’15 (Printmaking) recently started Martian Press .  Martian Press aims to provide opportunities to provide a platform for local artists, designers and writers, as well as provide Risograph printing services to the city.

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Anne Morningstar ’08 (TBM), is hired as the full-time, tenure-track, Instructor of Design at North Central Michigan College. Morningstar also exhibits in “Full STEAM Ahead,” a collection of works by the art faculty of North Central Michigan College. She participates in the 1966: Remixed exhibit in Traverse City at the Crooked Tree Arts Center this summer. 

 
Morningstar and her husband (Brian Bates) were voted the “Local Food Heroes” for the 2015 farm season and were speakers at the Michigan Small Farms Conference in Traverse City, MI (Bear Creek Organic Farm discusses the Business of Honey and Honeybees).

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Kyle Nesbitt ’09 (Industrial Design) is interviewed on French TV, discussing Albéa’s new product, Lip Kiss.

View the  French interview, (an English summary is available).  

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Brian Frey ’12 (Communication Design) designed and Illustrated the packaging for Leinenkugel’s Wisconsin Red Pale Ale, a special Wisconsin only release to celebrate their home state.


Frey has also illustrated the packaging for other Leinenkugel’s beers, including; 
Winters Bite, Heart of Oak, IPL and Pale Ale. 

Brian works as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator at Design Partners.

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Do you have any news or updates you would like to share with the ALUMNI ASSOCIATION? Send them to Annie Hyma
Manager of Alumni Engagement & Development Events .

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JOIN the conversation & get involved on Facebook.
NEW address? New title? New job?
WON awards? In a show?
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OPPORTUNITIES 

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The Grilled Cheese Grant
 
On Saturday, March 26 After School Special serves grilled cheese sandwiches for $5 and hosts 5 – 10 minute artist talks by finalists for the Grilled Cheese Grant. Finalists include MIAD seniors Pip Atkinson, Joe Clark, Audrey Jerabek, Elizabeth Rath and Sarah Sickles.

Each purchase comes with one ballot to vote for one of the five finalists. The amount of money for the grant is solely based on how much money is raised; 80% goes to the artist, 10% to After School Special and 10% to a local non-profit.

Learn more about event here.  

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The Hub Huston Mural Project

Support your fellow alumni Katie Batten ’12 (ISA) and Cera ’12 (Printmaking) as they travel to Houston, TX to paint two murals for The Hub Houston, a community program specializing in students across the Autism spectrum.

  
Click here for more information on the The Hub Houston Mural Project.   

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3D Retail Designer Position Available

DCI-Artform seeks a retail environment designer with innovative ideas, a passion for design and technical expertise. Qualified candidates are proven problem solvers who take ownership of assigned projects, can work with multidisciplinary teams and have a senior level understanding of timelines and budgets. DCI-Artform offers a host of daily creative challenges for the right designer who possess’ the skill sets and design flair to take on high profile and complex design projects for Fortune 100 companies. Visit  www.dciartform.com for more information.

Email your resume and salary history to Mark Mahurin, Vice President of Design ( mahurin@dciartform.com) and copy Karen Spindler, Vice President, Human Resources ( spindler@dciartform.com). 

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IBM Chicago is hiring digital iOS Designers

IBM seeks motivated, experienced iOS Designers/Senior iOS Designers to join the MobileFirst for iOS team in Chicago, IL. As a member of the MobileFirst for iOS team, the candidate works with our multi-disciplinary team of developers, designers, testers and business professionals focused on the next generation of mobile iOS applications. Our iOS Designers take ideas from concept to reality by taking client requirements and working with other members of the team to create the best design possible. 
 
Apply Here.

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