Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Dale Shidler, Professor of Communication Design, received the January 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Dale’s nominations highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.
Four Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) community members will contribute to the first floor of the new ThriveOn King community hub on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They make up part of the 20 Milwaukee artists who will convey the history and heritage of Bronzeville in this collaborative space.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at their January 2024 meeting. Dr. Daniel A. Schroeder, co-founder and president/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), and Noah Stone, reference librarian and circulation assistant at North Shore Public Library, joined MIAD’s Board.
When Kohler needed t-shirt designs created for their Sustainability Champions program and I-Prize competition, the company turned to the Lubar Innovation Center at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). From there, staff at the Innovation Center connected Kohler with two MIAD Illustration students.
Two alumni from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) are exhibiting work at Madison’s Overture Center. Cassandra Smith ’06 (Sculpture) and Stacey Steinberg ’04 (Drawing) both have work on display in separate galleries at the performing arts space.
What do you do when you’re a Product Design major at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and want to redesign an existing houseware product to meet the needs of the future? If you’re Carl Sabroff ’24, you design the Wobble planter and go on to win one of the top prizes at the International Housewares Association’s (IHA) 31st annual Student Design Competition.
When MIAD saw on Instagram that former student Daneisha Kirksey had designed graphics and prints for Target’s Black History Month, we reached out to find out what inspires her. Here’s what Kirksey, who studied Illustration and Communication Design, and is a fashion illustrator, graphic designer and an associate apparel designer at Target, had to say.
A queer, young adult, Frankenstein-inspired exploration of identity, expectations and family: this is the crux of Talia Dutton’s new graphic novel, M is for Monster. Dutton, assistant professor of Illustration at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), talks comics and representation and shares how teaching influences her own art.
When she first started at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Emily Rutherford ’23 (Illustration) originally intended to pursue a career in Animation, even minoring in Digital Media Production. But through an opportunity with the Lubar Innovation Center, she branched out more than she expected by illustrating a children’s picture book.
Continuing a decades-long partnership, students from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) visited UW-Milwaukee’s Special Collections to research miniature books for Professor Leslie Fedorchuck’s Magical Miniatures design elective class.
“Amazing” is how Collin Grotenhuis, creative director at Trek Brand, describes the posters created by MIAD junior Illustration students in the third year of a collaborative partnership between the college and the international bicycle corporation.