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Alumni Profile: Serafima Kovalevskaya ’13

Serafima Kovalevskaya BFA Interior Architecture and Design | 2013 Communication Design Minor Associate Designer Starbucks Coffee Company Seattle, Washington Serafima Kovalevskaya currently holds an associate designer position on the Licensed Store Development team at...

Alumni Profile: Michael Vollrath ’14

Michael Vollrath BFA Interior Architecture and Design | 2014 Intern Architect Hospitality Interiors Group of HKS, Inc. Dallas, Texas Shortly after graduating from MIAD, Michael Vollrath landed an Intern Architect position within the Hospitality Interiors group of HKS,...

Alumni Profiles: Ben Husnick ’10 & Arthur Talayko ’11

Ben Husnick BFA Interior Architecture and Design | 2010 Arthur Talayko BFA Industrial Design | 2011 Founders, Designers and Fabricators The Good Land Studio Milwaukee, Wisconsin A few years after graduating from MIAD with an interest in furniture and building, Ben...

Alumni Profile: Matt Murphy ’02

“MIAD’s emphasis on writing and art history has been a huge influence on me…” Matt Murphy BFA Interior Architecture and Design, 2002 LEED AP BD+C | Assoc. AIA From an early age Matt Murphy loved to draw: monsters, people, fish, everything was a subject.  But, he...

Alumni Profile: Amanda Jozaitis ’09

“For me, MIAD was an endurance test…”  Amanda Jozaitis BFA Printmaking, Communication Design (minor), 2009 Amanda Jozaitis (Heise) lives in La Porte, Indiana, a suburb of Chicago, located right under Lake Michigan. Jozaitis is a Graphic Designer at The Grossbauer...

Alumni Profile: Danielle Rosen ’11

Danielle Rosen, 2011 Integrated Studio Arts major, Writing minor Graduate student at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Danielle Rosen is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois,...

Alumni Profile: Jean White ’82

“MIAD helped me to learn to pay attention to the world around and inside of me…” Jean White  BFA Drawing, 1982 Jean White is a practicing visual artist, represented by the Elaine Erickson Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. White feels, “MIAD gave me a very strong...

Alumni Profile: Cassandra Smith ’06

“MIAD exposed me to the art world in a way that I would not have experienced at other schools…” Cassandra Smith BFA Sculpture, 2006 Cassandra Smith is a successful, independent artist who annually participates in and curates several group in the Milwaukee area. ...

Alumni Profile: Ryan Mandell ’03

“The strong liberal arts component of the MIAD education was critical…” Ryan Mandell BFA Drawing, 2003 MFA Indiana University Ryan Mandell is currently Assistant Professor and Area Head of Sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He has previously worked...

Alumni Profile: Kari Couture ’04

Kari Couture, 2004 Printmaking major Community Arts Specialist, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Kari Couture is an artist and arts education advocate who believes strongly in the transformative potential of the arts to empower individuals and unite and...

Alumni Profile: Jordan Waraksa

Fiddle & Hammer, Forged and Led by Jordan Waraksa, fidddlehammer.com “We are a small company dedicated to the creation of handmade heirloom quality furniture. Made from the best materials possible with traditional joinery and a classic, modern...

Alumni Profile: Julia Kozerski ’12

Julia Kozerski, 2012 Photography major, Art History minor Freelance Photographer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Julia Kozerski is an artist and photographer who lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work explores universal themes of beauty, body image, and identity and...