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TRUE Skool, MIAD partner for Designed Awareness program for teens

TRUE Skool, MIAD partner for Designed Awareness program for teens

MIAD partnered with TRUE Skool and its Designed Awareness program last spring. Students conducted research on topics based on the theme of “How Does Water Connect Us?” The students learned about their connections to water based on historical development, current issues and future issues surrounding water and the community in …

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Illustration senior designs gender-neutral clothing brand

Illustration senior designs gender-neutral clothing brand

Jessica DeRamos ‘21 (Illustration) designed a gender-neutral clothing brand for the MIAD 2021 Senior Exhibition. Jessica’s brand inspires kids to treat the world and others with kindness, and the designs center around themes of science, the outdoors and cooking. While at MIAD, Jessica completed two internships – one with a …

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Product Design senior uses campus labs to design sleep aid product collection

Product Design senior uses campus labs to design sleep aid product collection

For the MIAD 2021 Senior Exhibition, Olivia Paul ’21 (Product Design) designed a collection of sleep aid products for people who struggle with frequent nightmares. Olivia used resources on-campus in the MIAD Innovation Center, Emerging Technology Center, Printmaking Lab, 3D Lab and Sewing Lab to create her products. Olivi …

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May Mental Health Awareness Month resources

May Mental Health Awareness Month resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and MIAD is committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.  Below is a list of MIAD and Milwaukee community-based wellness resources. RESOURCES FOR MIAD STUDENTS Mental health and counseling support: MIAD students can contact studentsupport@miad.edu …

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MIAD student designs new map for the MKE Airport

MIAD student designs new map for the MKE Airport

Did you know? The Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is the most visited building in Milwaukee. Through the MIAD Innovation Center, Sophie Yufa ’21 (Communication Design) worked with the MKE Airport to redesign the map thousands of passengers use each day. In the video above, Sophie and Harold Mester, director …

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MIAD calls for accountability, justice and an end to systematic racism

MIAD condemns the tragic shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this painful and difficult time. MIAD stands in solidarity with others calling for accountability, justice and an end to systemic racism. Resources at MIAD and in our community are …

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MIAD Illustration alum designs 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival poster

MIAD Illustration alum designs 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival poster

MIAD alum Andy Perez ’04 (Illustration) designed the poster for this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival. The legendary horse race, dubbed the “Run for the Roses,” is an annual tradition the first weekend of May in Louisville, Ky., and is the first leg of the American Triple Crown races.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

While MIAD will not require students to receive the vaccination, nor track who has or has not been vaccinated, MIAD does recommend students strongly consider getting vaccinated. More information on the benefits and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the CDC website.  This guide is …

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AICAD hosts virtual career fair for art and design students, recent alumni

AICAD hosts virtual career fair for art and design students, recent alumni

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) is hosting the AICAD Art + Design Virtual Career Fair for students and recent graduates on April 16, 2021, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST. Through pre-scheduled virtual video calls, MIAD juniors, seniors and 2020 graduates can connect with recruiters and …

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MIAD students sweep the United Adworkers Student Showcase awards

MIAD students sweep the United Adworkers Student Showcase awards

Each year, United Adworkers hosts The Ninety Nine Adworkers Showcase featuring the best advertising work in Wisconsin. This year, MIAD Communication Design students and recent alumni won all five Student Showcase awards, including the Gold (first place), Runner Up and Featured awards. The following MIAD students and alumni, listed in …

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MIAD condemns anti-Asian hate incidents

MIAD condemns anti-Asian hate incidents

Long before health officials had confirmed the first cases of COVID-19 in the United States, acts of discrimination and xenophobia against Asian Americans were rising rapidly. Members of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) communities have experienced hundreds of violent attacks in the last year .  The …

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MIAD matches donations to Milwaukee organizations fighting racial injustice

MIAD matches donations to Milwaukee organizations fighting racial injustice

MIAD annually commits $10,000 to match dollar for dollar donations by students, faculty, staff and alumni to selected nonprofit organizations in the City of Milwaukee fighting racial injustice. In 2020, MIAD matched $6,942.96 in donations to eight organizations: LIT, BLOC, Milwaukee Urban League, YWCA of SE Wisconsin, Milwaukee Fellows Mentorship …

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