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House of Rad and MIAD alum Brandon Minga host Feed Your Soul

House of Rad and MIAD alum Brandon Minga host Feed Your Soul

MIAD alum Brandon Minga ‘04 (llustration), principal artist and founder of the House of Rad (hrad), was excited to host the 20th anniversary of the Feed Your Soul benefit for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on November 3, 2023. This was the second consecutive time hrad has hosted the event.

MIAD students receive 2023 Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA

MIAD students receive 2023 Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA

Three MIAD Communication Design students received 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine. The students were selected from over 8,000 entries, and judged alongside professional design work. Fewer than 10% of entrants received an award.

Ornament Trail features MIAD alumni, faculty, students

Ornament Trail features MIAD alumni, faculty, students

For decades, Milwaukee has hosted an annual Holiday Lights Festival. To commemorate the festival’s 25th anniversary, Milwaukee Downtown will also host the new Ornament Trail this year. Five Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alumni and one instructor, who teamed up with both students and alumni, produced giant ornaments for the event.

MIAD alums named 2023 gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix artists

MIAD alums named 2023 gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix artists

Three MIAD alums – Andrea Cabrera Manuel ’23, Seth Ter Haar ’23 and Brandom Terres-Sanchez ’23 – are among the nine artists selected from 117 applicants for the Fall 2023 gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix accelerator. All three were MIAD Fine Art / New Studio Practice majors.

MIAD alumni contribute to Deep Lake Future experience

MIAD alumni contribute to Deep Lake Future experience

What do you get when you combine eight Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alumni with a visionary team of other artists and designers and an imaginative, fantastical premise? An immersive art experience in the form of Deep Lake Future, headed up by Milwaukee-based multimedia studio FuzzPop Workshop and located inside Var Gallery 5th St. until December, 2023.

Interior Architecture and Design alum celebrates five years in business

Interior Architecture and Design alum celebrates five years in business

After nearly 25 years in the business, Jennifer Hissa ’96 (Interior Architecture and Design) realized her longtime dream and opened Greater Chicago Kitchen and Bath, her own showroom located near Chicago. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently celebrated five years in business after a major renovation project.

MIAD alum designs Kohl’s collection for Hispanic Heritage Month

MIAD alum designs Kohl’s collection for Hispanic Heritage Month

For this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, Whitney Salgado ’15 (Illustration) produced a variety of surface designs for Kohl’s textiles. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum, who also earned a minor in Communication Design, works as a freelance digital painter and illustrator.

“Ripple Effects”: MIAD alum on comics and career

“Ripple Effects”: MIAD alum on comics and career

A longtime comic book aficionado, Jordan Hart ’08 (Communication Design) developed his passion for the medium at six years old in the grocery line with his mom. Years later, Hart never would have guessed that his new comic book, Ripple Effects, would be nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award.

Curator of “Boyfriend Material” exhibition on artistic support

Curator of “Boyfriend Material” exhibition on artistic support

Curating an exhibition at one’s alma mater is bound to be a surreal experience. LaNia Sproles ’17 (Printmaking), curator of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) most recent exhibition “Boyfriend Material,” explains their impressions of putting together the show and their philosophy on art and curation in Milwaukee.

Photography alumna talks passion and success

Photography alumna talks passion and success

For 33 years, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alumna Lila Aryan ’90 (Photography) has honed her craft to become one of Milwaukee’s most accomplished and sought-after business and event photographers.