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MIAD in the News

GE Healthcare’s Schwartz about improving the human experience in health care, chairs MIAD Board of Trustees

December 7, 2018

MIAD Board of Trustee Chair Bob Schwartz, vice president of global design and user experience at GE Healthcare, talks about his distinguished design career and his excitement for MIAD’s evolution into one of the best art and design colleges in the country. Read more from the Milwaukee Business Journal.


Sheboyganite turns origami hobby into lamp business

December 7, 2018

Justin Thao ’14 has launched Incredifold, an online business where he sells origami lamps. He crafts the lamps by hand and designs and prints the bases using a 3D printer. Read more from the Sheboygan Press.


Drawn to Milwaukee

December 2018, Milwaukee Magazine

MIAD President Jeffrey Morin discusses his firsthand experience with how hard it can be for first-generation college students to succeed, misconceptions of the types of students MIAD serves and the future of creative careers.


Evan Hoffman ’16 wins Wilson Golf’s “Driver vs. Driver 2” golf club design competition

November 14, 2018

MIAD Industrial Design alum Evan Hoffman ’16 wins Wilson Golf’s “Driver vs. Driver 2” competition on the Golf Channel with the Cortex driver design. View videos from the Golf Channel on Evan’s inspiration for the club design and his process of designing. Read more on Golf.com and in The San Diego Union-Tribune.


CFO of the Year: Brenda Jones

September 20, 2018

MIAD’s VP of Financial Affairs is a Milwaukee Business Journal CFO of the Year. Read more from the Milwaukee Business Journal.


It’s all in the details: 360 Degrees rocks out amazing restaurant interiors

September 5, 2018

Alumnus Brian Polster co-founded 360 Degrees, a prominent restaurant-design firm in Milwaukee. Read more from OnMilwaukee.


‘Mathew Hintz: Spirit of the Open Road’ exhibition celebrates the late artist’s legacy

August 31, 2018

Alumnus Adam Meurer discusses fellow alumnus Mathew Hintz and his work as a licensed Harley-Davidson artist. Read more from WUWM: Lake Effect.


Milwaukee artist you should know: Amanda Huff

August 27, 2018

Alumna Amanda Huff discusses her burgeoning music career. Read more from Milwaukee Magazine.


Check out the wonderful campaign art for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival

August 16, 2018

Alumna Melissa Lee Johnson has designed the film festival’s artwork this year. Read more from the Milwaukee Record.


This Milwaukee art student built a pop-up kevlar tent to prevent deaths in school shootings

July 10, 2018

Dana Deggs ’18 used her senior thesis project to address the issue of gun violence in schools. Read more from American Inno.


Madeleine Lubar: Community Supporter

June 22, 2018

MIAD Trustee Madeleine Lubar is featured as a 2018 Woman of Influence. Read more from the Milwaukee Business Journal.


The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is infusing Brew City with inspiration, innovation and access to the creative class

May 18, 2018

MIAD is featured in a profile highlighting its emerging technologies, graduates’ successes and more. Read more from OnMilwaukee.com.


Greenfield designer conquering chronic health problems

May 18, 2018

Tessa Koller ’08 will not let health issues stop her from designing wedding dresses. Watch more from Today’s TMJ4.


#TimesUp for the myth of the “genius”

May 18, 2018

LaNia Sproles ’17 is mentioned as a great candidate for a biopic. Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Where Milwaukee artist JoAnna Poehlmann finds inspiration

May 17, 2018

Layton School of Art alumna JoAnna Poehlmann talks about the inspiration she draws from the animal kingdom. Read more from Milwaukee Magazine.


In Wisconsin, businesses finding success by keeping it local and made in America

May 15, 2018

ABC World News Tonight’s David Muir visited Madison, WI, and highlighted a cast-iron skillet company owned by Alisa Toninato ’05 (Sculpture). Watch more on ABC News.


Today’s TMJ4’s Susan Kim, Ozaukee County Supervisor Janette Braverman, Madeleine Lubar among 2018 Women of Influence

May 1, 2018

Community volunteer and MIAD Trustee Madeleine Lubar was named a 2018 Woman of Influence. Read more from the Milwaukee Business Journal.


3D printing lights the way for a sleek and modern table lamp design

May 1, 2018

A table lamp design by Jade Akim ’19 won an award in an Extreme Redesign Challenge. Read more from Stratasy’s blog.


Coming home: Melissa Thornton of MilwaukeeHome

April 20, 2018

Alumna Melissa Thornton ’02 (Communication Design) discusses her successful business, Milwaukeehome. Read more from OnMilwaukee.com.


The Colorful World of Skully Gustafson

April 19, 2018

Skully Gustafson ’12 gives an interview about his artistic development. Read more from Urban Milwaukee.


This weekend: MIAD’s seniors show off at thesis exhibit

April 18, 2018

MIAD’s largest annual exhibition gets previewed ahead of Spring Gallery Night. Read more from Milwaukee Magazine.


Wisconsin-born artist finds solace and inspiration wandering Wisconsin’s backroads

March 30, 2018

MIAD alumnus Tony Stencel gives his tips on the art of wandering. Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


New Milwaukee Bucks arena to feature work by Jeffrey Morin, dozens of other artists

March 9, 2018

MIAD President Jeff Morin and several MIAD alumni will have their artwork on view at the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Highest Honors: 2018 Top Graphic Design Schools

February 2018

For the third consecutive year, MIAD was named a Top Graphic Design school. Read more from Graphic Design USA.


MIAD launching apprenticeship program for design graduates backed by $3M grant

January 24, 2018

MIAD is launching a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program for design graduates. Read more from the Milwaukee Business Journal.


MIAD introduces management program for design graduates

January 23, 2018

MIAD is launching a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program for design graduates. Read more from the BizTimes.


Cream City: Behind the Brick that Built Milwaukee

January 18, 2018

Professor Robert Lynch explains what makes cream city break so special. Read more from Milwaukee Magazine.


Local artist’s work shown in Black Creativity Exhibition in Chicago

January 14, 2018

Work by MIAD alumnus Scott Terry is featured in the prominent Chicago exhibit. Read more from the Racine Journal Times.


Dorn Richards transforms humble mop heads into paintings and sculpture

January 11, 2018

Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 finds both personal and communal associations with mop heads for her newest exhibition. Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


How to Do Anything: The Best Continuing Education Classes in Milwaukee

January 8, 2018

MIAD’s Continuing Education courses are highlighted as being some of the best in the city. Read more from Milwaukee Magazine.


Art galleries expanding on Milwaukee’s south side

January 3, 2018

Josh Hintz ’12 will open another Var Gallery & Studios in Milwaukee. Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


People on the Move: Sarah O. Zimmerman

December 15, 2017

MIAD welcomes Sarah O Zimmerman, president of the Astor Street Foundation, to the MIAD Board of Trustees. Read more from the Milwaukee Business Journal.


MIAD Holiday Sale 2017

November 25, 2017

The MIAD Holiday Sale and select items for sale from participating artists and designers were featured on WISN. See the WISN video.


MIAD alum Rob Schrab ’92 (Illustration) speaks with WUWM’s Bonnie North

November 10, 2017

Rob Schrab talks with Bonnie North about his climb from MIAD student to Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Hollywood screenwriter and director. Listen to the WUWM Lake Effect interview.


MIAD alum and Emmy winner wants you to “Embrace the Dumb”

October 30, 2017

Rob Schrab ’92 (Illustration) a Wisconsin native, has amassed a slew of achievements over the 20 years he’s spent in Hollywood, and now he’s coming to MIAD to present “Embrace the Dumb: The Rob Schrab Experience” at the November MIAD Creativity Series. Read the Milwaukee Magazine article.


The story behind the Milwaukee Home shirts

October 20, 2017

MIAD alumna Melissa Thornton ’02 (Communication Design) and her Milwaukee Home t-shirt business has thrived. Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.


‘Chairness’ and Contemporary Illustration at MIAD

October 17, 2017

MIAD opens two new exhibits on Fall Gallery Night about the evolution of chairs and contemporary illustration, respectively. See the Shepherd Express article.


Color or B&W? Gallery Night a choice adventure

October 16, 2017

Two MIAD exhibits are among the offerings on Fall Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward. See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.


Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day shows off city’s vibrant art scene

September 20, 2017

MIAD’s galleries and exhibitions, “FANTASTIC: Four Contempoary Illustration Artists” and “Chair5: Five Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation,” are included among the places to stop at Fall Gallery Night. See the Chicago Tribune article.


MIAD’s Fedorchuk celebrates the art of service

September 14, 2017

Professor Leslie Fedorchuk has spent her career fusing community service and the arts. See the Milwaukee Business Journal article.


More MIAD in the News

In the Wings: Meet creative Xavier Ruffin ’10


Eight aspiring ad execs including Daniela Valle Chavelas ’17 reveal their hopes and fears about working for you


CopyWrite Magazine founded by alumni Lexi Brunson and Carsyn Taylor is a spotlight on Milwaukee’s urban culture


Supported by MIAD, Milwaukee named a top-10 best city for creative workers to launch a career in the arts


Professor Jason Yi participates in ‘Sculpture Milwaukee’ installing public art downtown on Wisconsin Avenue


Mother and soon-to-be MIAD graduate Christine Carr ’17 designs drone to track her autistic child


Made in Milwaukee: Alumni Jesse Meyer and Kamryn Boelk specialize in some very impressive art


MIAD’s among 7 student art shows to check out at Milwaukee-area universities this spring


Inside Project Dali, Adobe’s mind-blowing VR experiment with alumnus Erik Natzke


15 Minutes with: Alumnus Aaron Boyd


MIAD named 2017 Top Graphic Design School


Ethan Keister named 2017 Student to Watch


Gabriela Riveros showcases her illustrations and her love for her Paraguayan culture on The Arts Page


Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg model the art of collaboration


This Fyxation custom bike designed by Tim Reddington ’16 featuring the new ‘people’s flag’ is the most Milwaukee thing


Guerrilla Girls take over MIAD


Guerrilla Girls bring message of equality to Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design


‘Just the Facts’ questions objectivity of museum exhibits


Supported by MIAD, Milwaukee named one of three up-and-coming places to live


Scream and Professor Zoe Darling will create a print out of it


‘Just the Facts’ exhibit at MIAD challenges how museums tell stories


Ariana Vaeth ’17 announced as Pfister artist-in-residence finalist


Var Gallery, owned by Josh Hintz ’12, an accessible portal to art world


Trustee Linda Marcus named to Bizwomen’s ‘Women to Watch’ list


Dominic Chambers ’16 appears on Black Nouveau program


MIAD Holiday Sale featured on the news


Mapping life through furniture: a conversation with Asher Israelow ahead of the MIAD Creativity Series


New MIAD gallery highlights user experience


Fall Gallery Night and Day preview features MIAD User Experience exhibit


Latino Arts hires Jacobo Lovo ’00 (Painting) as new managing artistic director


New tool lets MIAD students create virtual art


NSP class featured on the airwaves


Renee Martinez’s ’17 (Printmaking) mural transforms east side path into Black Cat Alley


Two MIAD exhibits are not to miss


Alumnus Cory Zimmerman propels passion for cancer nonprofit


Kevin Wrencher ’16 goes Beyond the Classroom with NSP major


Alumnus Jordan Waraksa’s bellophones featured on French TV


Gabriela Riveros ’16 (Illustration) designs the campaign art for the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival


Jessica Kuczynski’s ’18 (Illustration) graphic novel created in Research, Practice & Methods, is featured in MIC


Manuja Waldia ’14 (Communication Design) designs the cover art for repackaged Shakespeare classics


MIAD and Milwaukee Pride create Rising Star scholarship for LGBTQ students

  • From the Wisconsin Gazette

Caitlin Xiong’s ’16 (Illustration) senior thesis is featured in the Journal Sentinel’s Fresh MKE section


MIAD illustration students design for Colectivo


Emily Siira ’17 (ID) and ID professor Thorton Lothrop consult on first-of-its-kind Nobo wearable hydration monitor


MIAD hosts the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee annual Fine Arts Exhibition


MIAD alumna Indie LaLonde ’14 (ISA) is named a finalist for the 2015 Pfister Artist in Residence Program


MIAD Trustee Jessica Jubelirer is one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2016 40 under 40 winners


Kellymarie Stamper ’16 (ISA) work from the New York Studio Residency Program Exhibition is featured in Arte Fuse


2014 Nohl Fellows, including alumni Jenna Knapp and Emily Belknap, and faculty members Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg, work is celebrated


MIAD students mentioned in WUWM Lake Effect segment


Korean papermaking is celebrated in New Hanji, co-curated by faculty members Chelsea Holton and Rina Yoon, featuring alumnus Nirmal Raja ’08 and faculty member Christiane Grauert


President Jeff Morin is ready ‘to raise MIAD’s profile’


MIAD faculty and alumni named 2015 Nohl Fellowship recipients


President Jeff Morin supports a place ‘Where passion finds purpose’


Heather Haney-King ’97 (Interior Architecture and Design) is named Director of Operations at Dimension Design’s Las Vegas hub


MIAD receives $3 million grant for AIM High Wisconsin initiative


Niki Johnson’s (Faculty) portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from condoms sparks controversy after the Milwaukee Art Museum announces its display in their permanent collection


Mike Kasun ’86 (Illustration) helped design the 2016 Indianapolis 500’s logo for its 100th run


Granite Gear designer Michael Meyer ’05 (Industrial Design) recieves SGB’s 40 Under 40 Award


Retiring president Neil Hoffman reflects on his time at MIAD


MIAD names Jeffrey Morin college president


2015 Senior Exhibition


MIAD’s Two50Two Residence Hall receives AIA Wisconsin, Real Estate Award and Mayor’s Design Award


New Milwaukee Bucks logo created under the direction of Justin Kay ’04


Matt Levatich (former MIAD Trustee) takes the throttle as president and chief executive officer at Harley-Davidson


Todd Mrozinski ’97 casts a new light as the 2015 Pfister Artist in Residence


Alisa Toninato’s ’05 American Skillet Company featured on ABC’s The Chew


Mara Natkin’s ’09 Artery Ink combines art and wellness

  • From the Morning Blend
  • From Maker Market

MIAD, GM team up to develop automotive modeling skills


Boris Pelcer’s ’07 illustration featured on cover of Newsweek


Rob Schrab ’92 to direct sequel to The Lego Movie


MIAD alum named 2015 Pfister Artist in Residence


Eyes on Milwaukee: MIAD opens new residence hall, celebrates 40 years


MIAD joins Meatless Monday


MIAD students and alumni create mural outside Milwaukee Public Market

  • From Milwaukee Magazine

Ben McGinley ’10 was the lead designer for Harley-Davidson’s Project LIveWire

  • From the Wall Street Journal

Photography Lab Technician Tara Bogart discusses “A Modern Hair Study”


Alum Brian Mallman ’94 gave a TED talk April 18, 2014


ID student Luis Hernandez creates LEGO Calatrava


MIAD exhibition First Person: Contemporary Cuban Art interview with co-curators, artists


Xavier Ruffin ’10 answers 5 questions for AdAge about “Mad Black Men”


Niki Johnson named 2014 Pfister Artist in Residence


Ayla Boyle ’14 (Sculpture) wins downtown Milwaukee public art showdown


A fine-arts degree may be a better choice than you think

  • From the Wall Street Journal

Faculty members Niki Johnson & Tyanna J. Buie named in the 20 Most Creative Milwaukeeans

  • From Milwaukee Magazine

Alum Paul Druecke to show in 2014 Whitney Biennial


Faculty member Niki Johnson’s ‘Interdisciplinary Is the New Black’


Associated Professor Christiane Grauert named winner of the 2nd American Batik Competition


Printmaking faculty member Tyanna J. Buie gets top billing at Dean Jensen show


MIAD a part of Summit to explore the creative process


MIAD, Marquette collaborate on groundbreaking curriculum

New residence hall to open across from MIAD in 2014

Associate Professor John Caruso on how design thinking can change your company


Milwaukee named a Top 12 ArtPlace

  • America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces 2013

Tyanna Buie wins Nohl Fellowship


MIAD works with Muslim student to craft compromise built on tolerance


MIAD Creativity Series and Foundations students’ work get a closer look


Alisa Toninato ’05 was named an Honoree by Martha Stewart


MKE<->LAX featured in the Third Coast Digest’s Gallery Night review


Julia Kozerski ’12 chronicles weight loss in “Changing Room”


2012 Faculty Exhibition featured in the Third Coast Digest


Executive Director of Financial Aid discusses student loans with the Business Journal of Milwaukee


MIAD/MU partner to help ‘Nourish’ one girl’s life


Alum’s iconic skillets featured in the Huffington Post


MIAD seniors showcase final projects


MIAD Senior’s thesis featured in CNN


JSOnline: MIAD student helps design Kohl’s tote bags


MIAD Senior wins 2nd place in International Home + Housewares Competition


Peggy Sue Dunigan of the Shepherd Express joins a critique in New Exchanges


How magazine names Adrian Gilling ’10 one of “16 Inspiring Young Creatives”


MIAD alumni, faculty awarded prestigious Nohl fellowships


Radio Milwaukee talks about MIAD’s Service Learning Program

  • Listen to the interview with alum Ben Rothschild, and seniors Courtney Morgan and Carlie Nesgoda

Professors Eric Vogel and Nichole Jeffries talk to Radio Milwaukee about Green projects

  • Listen to the interview about MIAD’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Alum Casey Ketterhagen is the lead stylist for Harley-Davidson’s Blackline


Service Learning Symposium speakers and Ugandan youth leaders


Media & Morality students join instructor & art critic Pedro Vélez in artnet


2011 MIAD Senior Exhibition


Watch MIAD ID Alumni on MPTV’s Arts Digest


MIAD leases east side apartments for student housing, pursues 3rd Ward project


MIAD students win international design award


Charles Dwyer’s (’84) career-changing shift.


Photography student publishes cookbook.


Prof. Jill Sebastian honored as Woman of Influence.

  • Read the Business Journal article

Recent grad Jeanette Arellano (’10) on The Morning Blend.

  • Watch the TMJ4 video

WUWM Lake Effect Interview with MIAD students.


Sustainability in the MIAD Senior Show.

  • Read the Susceptible to Images blog post.

Growing Power’s Will Allen to receive honorary doctorate.


MIAD Photography Students Photograph Milwaukee’s Art Scene.

  • Read the MyMidwest feature

MIAD helps drive Milwaukee’s fresh new urbanism.

  • Read Southwest Airlines’ Spirit Magazine article

Harley donates $1.4 million in materials.


Professor Jason Yi Helps ‘Make Milwaukee’

  • Listen to 88Nine radio Interview

MIAD elects new board members.


Pfister names alumna Katie Musolff next artist in residence.

  • Read the Journal Sentinel story

MIAD student Xavier Ruffin gives back as OnRamp board member.

  • Watch the Fox6 news coverage

Alum Ostrerov featured at Portrait Society


ID Professor Caruso joins judging team in “Redefining Dining.”

  • Read the What’s Bubbling story
  • Learn more about the design competition

Foundations student using talent to support charity


Alumna Peggy Brown ’88 wins Tagie Award


Harley museum exhibit featured work of MIAD students


MIAD’s ‘Great American Kitchen’


MIAD professor puts people at the forefront of design

  •  Go to M Magazine story

MIAD grad designs alternative for seizure safety


MIAD President Neil Hoffman calls for action in support of arts in our city’s schools


Industrial Design Alum Dan Gluba presents designs to Davenport Levee Commission


MIAD students, local youth paint for progress


Students’ senior exhibit project uses art/design to transmit old Hmong tales


Neil Hoffman featured as one of Milwaukee 20

MIAD President Neil Hoffman is one of 20 innovators building Milwaukee’s future in a MyMidwest magazine special section shot by Photography students and alumni.


Professor of Writing Judith Harway publishes second book.


Illustration juniors take on the Oscars

Class project winner Jason Untiedt’s work is the cover feature in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Oscar coverage.


Creative Coalition Task Force

MIAD President Neil Hoffman is co-leading the Creative Coalition Planning Task Force, part of a creative community summit that is providing a road map for a thriving local creative community.


MIAD Artists Featured in MyMidwest
MIAD Faculty Jason S. Yi, James Barany ’92 and kathryn e. martin ’01, and alumnus Cassandra Smith ’06, are among the eastern Wisconsin artists featured in a new MyMidwest cover story on the state’s creative communities.

  • Go to MyMidwest story

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