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Jasmon Grant

MIAD students are not average students; they are creative professionals, using their creative talents in the Milwaukee community.

For the sixth consecutive year illustration students in associate professor Christiane Grauert’s Illustration IV class collaborated with Cramer-Krasselt, a major national advertising agency, creating a series of posters for the 20th Annual Croquet Ball at Penfield Children’s Center.

Throughout the design process, Cramer-Krasselt acts as art director for the students, helping them utilize their skills to create the finished product.

Some students took inspiration from their past when creating the designs, “When I was designing posters for Penfield, I looked toward my childhood for inspiration. It wasn’t based on a moment or place, but rather a feeling of admiration and wonder for the world around us,” said Catelin Tindall ’16 (Illustration).

Sage Kossman ’16 (Illustration) added, “The entire time I knew I wanted to address the more whimsical idea of childhood, and the idea that Penfield was a larger being, helping the small (children), through croquet.”

The top three designs were auctioned during the black-tie ball to benefit Penfield Children’s Center. Jasmon Grant’s ’16 (Illustration) design came in first, Tindall received second place and Kossman received third.

For more information about MIAD’s Illustration program, click here.