Interior Architecture and Design grad lands zoological design job
What profession combines art and zoology, science and architecture and even botany? Jenna Sedovic ’23 double majored in Interior Architecture and Design and Illustration at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) to pursue her dream career: becoming a zoological designer.
By studying illustration in conjunction with architecture, Sedovic tailored her MIAD experience to a specific, specialized end goal. In her path to becoming a zoological designer, she completed every class assignment to align with her interests in zoology, science and conservation. Not only did she double major, Sedovic also pursued a minor in Science. For one of her science credits, she worked with a botany professor at MIAD to create an entirely new course on zoological landscapes.
Shortly before graduating, Sedovic was in the final stages of interviewing at several architecture firms. “I’m seeing the list of requirements and I’m meeting every single one of those because I’ve built those skills across the disciplines that I’ve been working with,” she explains. Sedovic started a position at WDM Architects as a zoological designer in June 2023.
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.
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.
Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) seniors from MIAD were taken to new heights on November 13 when they toured the construction site of The Couture, a 44-story skyscraper under construction that will be Milwaukee’s tallest residential and mixed-use building. The tour was part of a series of tours their senior thesis “Building Systems” class is taking with instructor Dan Kalkman, AIA.
The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) selected the design of MIAD alum Debbie Sajnani ’16 (Communication Design) for its 2023 annual ornament. The ornaments are recreated each year by artisans using a reserve painting technique, according to MAM.
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.