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Alumni Association

The MIAD Alumni Association is a dues-free community of MIAD, MSA, and Layton School alumni promoting engagement and connection through activities and events, benefitting the college, its alumni and students, and the greater creative community.

MIAD alums can stay connected through the monthly alumni newsletter, alumni lab access, quarterly Alumni Association meetings, or volunteering to serve on the MIAD Alumni Association Board.

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The MIAD Alumni Association offers benefits ranging from affordable lab access, an alumni email account, to career services.



Join our mailing listDid you know that MIAD partners with Google Apps to offer free e-mail accounts to all alumni?

  • Contact to request your MIAD Alumni Email account.
  • Receive the Alumni Association’s monthly e-newsletter and special events invites by updating your Professional Profile Form.
  • Have a Class Note of an event or recent success you would like to share? Send the details in an e-mail to
  • Want to be considered for a social media spotlight of your recent work/success? Submit a write up and images via our Alumni Social Media Spotlight Form.
  • MIAD Alumni Spotlight page features interviews and stories of our incredible alumni community

Whether you use the free alumni e-mail address or your own, you can receive information about the creative endeavors of MIAD alumni in Milwaukee and throughout the world, current MIAD exhibits and public events, and alumni networking opportunities.


MIAD alumni have numerous opportunities to network online:

Questions or great ideas? We love them both!
Contact Kyle Hernandez,, or 414.847.3266

Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

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MIAD Gallery at The Ave celebrates opening

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) celebrates its first offsite gallery during its grand opening on April 6, 2023 from 6 – 8 p.m. MIAD invites the public to attend the event and to explore the new Gallery at The Ave, located at 301 W. Wisconsin Ave in The Avenue near the 3rd Street Market Hall.

First-Year Exhibition 2023 winners announced

Four winners and three honorable mentions were selected at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) First-Year Experience Student Exhibition opening reception on Friday, March 24, 2023. Renato Umali, Mariah Tate Klemens and Gabrielle Banzhaf, the three jurors, commended all the participating students for their strong work.

Communication Design senior lands Nike Internship

Catherine Currie ’23 (Communication Design), a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), was selected for the highly competitive graphic design internship at Nike. The internship will take place over 10 weeks this summer at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

MIAD Defines 2023: Day of play

For the 2023 iteration of MIAD Defines, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design dedicated Tuesday, March 21 to playing. With the aim to connect, converse and learn across majors, years and disciplines, this year’s MIAD Defines was a resounding success.

Peter Barrickman selected as NSP: Fine Arts full-time faculty

Following a national search, Peter Barrickman has been selected as the newest full-time faculty member in New Studio Practice (NSP): Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). An internationally recognized artist, Barrickman also co-founded Mazzzagine, a publication dedicated to supporting artists and fostering collaboration.