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Gabriela Riveros ’16 put her creative talents to work designing the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival campaign art.
Milwaukee Film Festival andlocal female owned design shop Lone Shoe Graphics hired Riveros to design this year’s campaign art. Cathy Brautigam, Lone Shoe lead designer, worked with Riveros as she created the dynamic illustration.
“When I found Gabriela’s work, I was literally blown away. And working with her was equally great. She understood the direction I wanted to take this year’s campaign art, and she delivered above and beyond my expectations,” said Brautigam.
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A new furniture exhibition, opening on Summer Gallery Night, features student works created in the Spring 2016 furniture class, taught by Robert Lynch and Dick Ivens, as well as works created by local artisans that will be featured in the Fall 2016 Fine Furnishings Show.
The exhibition is on view in the Entrance and River Level Galleries, with an Opening Reception on Summer Gallery Night, July 22.
“We are extremely grateful for this recognition from GDUSA. Our program’s reputation is built from the great work our graduates are doing and we are very proud of the impact our students and graduates are having in the design world,” said Dale Shidler, Chair of 2D/4D Design.
The institutions represented are compiled from GDUSA research and other surveys of designers and educators.
“We’ve embedded professional experiences with class projects and internships throughout our curriculum, this has allowed our students to create excellent portfolios and strong communication skills that assist them as they find professional careers,” said Shidler.
View the full list of top graphic design schools here.
Image: Manuja Waldia's '14 (Communication Design) Shakespeare cover redesign
These three female artists illustrate their sense of adventure and exploration in Material Girls, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, July 22 – September 17, with an Opening Reception on Summer Gallery Day, July 23, 2 – 5 p.m. and a Gallery Talk beginning at 3 p.m.
Midwest District Design Conference at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, April 22 – 23.
Carter was chosen by a panel of IDSA Midwest members representing companies such as General Motors, Milwaukee Tool and Brooks Stevens Incorporated, “We were rated on everything from the quality of sketches and graphic layout, to presentation quality and story structure,” said Carter.
On May 14, more than 120 talented MIAD seniors celebrated their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with parents, families and friends at the historic Pabst Theater.
Seniors Riley Niemack (Integrated Studio Arts) and Nina Keizer (Illustration) spoke to the challenging, exciting and transformative MIAD experience.
Additional speakers included:
Students in Leslie Fedorchuk’s Service Learning class worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters to create maps of their neighborhoods, learning more about what maps are and what they can teach us.
15 students, or ‘Bigs,’ and 15 ‘Littles’ spent Saturday, April 9 at MIAD, learning about how today’s artists frequently use map-making as a way of working in their studios and creating their own maps with important neighborhood features.
Littles were able to learn more about Milwaukee, and specific neighborhoods, discussing the importance of understanding maps.
To learn more about service learning, click here.
To learn more about Big Brothers, Big Sisters, click here.
Thank you, Blackbox Visual, for creating this Creative Fusion 10th Anniversary video. MIAD student videography provided by Cramer-Krasselt.
MIAD’s AIM High Wisconsin Apprenticeship Program was the topic of conversation during U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s visit to campus on Monday, May 2.
“The timing of Senator Baldwin’s visit to MIAD could not have been better. She toured the Senior Exhibition, seeing firsthand the collaboration between MIAD’s business partners and its students,” said Sharon Crowe, Executive Director of the AIM High Program.
The AIM High program seeks to create registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships in art and design fields, integrating academic learning at the degree level with on-the-job training to provide the skills employers need now, and in the future.
Colectivo Coffee, creating unique cup designs for the company. The four winning students created vibrant illustrations that are featured on Colectivo cups throughout the month of March 2016.
The four winning students whose designs are featured in all Colectivo locations are: Gabriela Riveros ’16 (Illustration), Nina Keizer ’16 (Illustration), Kaley Hamilton ’16 (Illustration) and Jasmon Grant ’16 (Illustration).
From chaise lounges to children’s chairs, six teams of Industrial Design (ID) students create functional seating designs using donated Dura-Fibre laminated paperboards.
Students in Senior Professor of ID Pascal Malassigné’s, FIDSA, Human Factors and Ergonomics course brought their concepts to life in a presentation for Dura-Fibre representatives, who generously donated the paperboards used in the project. Each team brought the finished product to the presentation, explaining their ideas from preliminary sketches to the final design.
“We worked with MIAD on a design project and could not have been more impressed. What the students were able to accomplish in five weeks, without factory-sized machines, was absolutely incredible. The design project was outside of our internal expertise and working with MIAD allowed us to accomplish things in five weeks that would have taken us months, possibly even years, to do internally,” said Luke Benrud, President, Dura-Fibre.
MIAD alumnus Kyle Nesbitt '09 (Industrial Design) is interviewed on French TV, he discusses Albéa's new product, Lip Kiss. Follow the link to view the interview, please see a summary in English below (the interview is in French).
The segment, Embellages: Comment Ils Vous Séduisent or Packages: How They Seduce You, focuses on creative packaging in France and the innovation and development process for creating new products. Nesbitt is interviewed about his role in the design of a product called Lip Kiss that his company, Albéa, launched in October 2015. The design was inspired by observing consumers apply lipstick. It aimed to find a new gesture that would eliminate the need for a mirror during application and create a pack that was practical to keep in a handbag. The design process took a couple of years, and involved a team of designers, engineers and formula experts from the US, France, Germany and China.
Watch the video here.
Learn more about MIAD's Industrial Design program.
The Nut Factory, which houses the studios of several Milwaukee artists, opens its doors for a one-night-only event on Saturday, February 27, showcasing artist’s studios and several guest exhibitions.
The Nut Factory Open House is Saturday, February 27, 6 – 11 p.m., 3720 Fratney Street.
The Riverwest studio hosts The Swim Team’s—MIAD’s student run curatorial collective—first show of the spring semester, FOMO. FOMO, or the ‘fear of missing out,’ relates to anxiety over missing out on an interesting event or experience.
Nobo B60 Hydration Monitor
Nobo’s—a Pewaukee-based healthcare technology start-up—B60, a first-of-its-kind wearable hydration monitor.
The project, which began in fall 2015, was recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, receiving very positive reviews. Siira and Lothrop worked on the design team for the project.
Max Morein ’11 (Industrial Design) uses his design skills to solve everyday problems with intuitive solutions. KeyCatch, an idea that began in a MIAD classroom, is now available for purchase to consumers everywhere.
KeyCatch is a simple solution for storing—you guessed it—keys. Simply replace the bottom screw of any light switch with KeyCatch, a magnet that will hold up to 3 lbs., and a functioning key rack is created.
The device has been receiving great reviews from publications, and consumers, “KeyCatch is functionally about as simple as it gets, and that gives it tremendous consumer appeal,” said Morein.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) seeks comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit April 25 - 26, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
[Hyphen] Americans is on view in the Perspectives Gallery, Rm 299, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. through Feb. 26.
When Amanda Koch ’11 (IA+D) graduated from MIAD she was prepared to continue her studies, going on to receive her Masters of Architecture from UW-Milwaukee in 2015.
Bird's Eye Stadium View
Bird's Eye Stadium View
“At MIAD, I was really able to learn a lot of the fundamentals of design as well as valuable skills such as digital and physical modeling and drawing. Having that foundation was so helpful in my graduate studies,” said Koch.
Koch’s master’s thesis “No White Elephants” sought to create an Olympic stadium that would be converted to a mixed-use residential neighborhood after the games concluded. The stadium would be dismantled and each piece would be utilized to create a completely new, and functional, design.
Industrial Design (ID) students Sara Burch ’16 and Tiffany Do ’17 created innovative drone designs that led them to the final round of General Motors’ (GM) annual Interactive Design Competition in Warren, Mich.
Full-time students from throughout the US and Canada applied to the competition by submitting preliminary designs throughout September and early October, after which semi-finalists were chosen. Finalists worked with GM mentors to fine-tune their design submissions by November 17. All finalists had the opportunity to video call with judges and talk them through their design before final decisions were made.
Burch and Do both designed drones, but each had a very different purpose. Burch’s speleological drone was designed to assist in locating, exploring, surveying and illuminating the subterranean environment. “The concept of my design was inspired by adventure,” said Burch.
Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee showcase their work in a special exhibition during Winter Gallery Night at MIAD. The exhibition features the club’s most talented artists as they display their work in the club’s annual fine arts exhibition.
The exhibition is on view in the Fourth Floor Raw Space Jan. 20 - 23, including during Winter Gallery Night.
The exhibition is comprised of more than 40 works, including sculpture, mixed media, painting and more. Judges select the top three pieces to be submitted to the Regional and National Boys & Girls Club competition.
One of humanity’s earliest forms of mark-making, patterns are a rich genre which reveals much about the porous borderland between the disciplines of art and design.
In MIAD’s newest exhibit, A Dual Exhibition: Contemporary Visual Patternmaking, digital technology is used to create vibrant patterns. The exhibition is comprised of two parts, Repetition – Reticulation and Patterns in Contemporary Design, on view in the Fourth Floor Raw Space.
A Dual Exhibition: Contemporary Visual Patternmaking is on view in the Fourth Floor Raw Space Jan. 22 – March 5, with an Opening Reception during Winter Gallery Night, Friday, Jan. 22, 5 - 9 p.m.
A panel discussion featuring exhibiting artist Lisa Hoke, Jason S. Yi and Holly Kowalski takes place Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m., in the Fourth Floor Raw Space, with a reception to follow. The panel is open to the public.
Vibrant patterns created using digital technology and the work of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee members are celebrated during Winter Gallery Night at MIAD, Friday, Jan. 22, 5 – 9 p.m.
Opening Friday, Jan. 22, A Dual Exhibition, on view in the Fourth Floor Raw Space, is comprised of two parts, Repetition – Reticulation and Patterns in Contemporary Design. Repetition – Reticulation is a national, curated exhibition of six diverse visual arts practitioners whose work focuses on repetition and patterns illustrating changes in perspective specific to the contemporary cultural environment.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support its AIM High Wisconsin initiative.
AIM High Wisconsin (Apprenticeships in Manufacturing & High Tech) is a public-private partnership led by MIAD providing internship and mentoring experiences for undergraduate and secondary school students that foster career pathways and employment.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design invites you and your family to attend Senior Information Day on Saturday, September 19th. This is an opportunity for students interested in attending MIAD in fall 2016 to learn more about the college.
Interested in scheduling a Gallery Tour?
Gallery Tours are led by MIAD Student Ambassadors, and are free and open to the public. To ensure our Student Ambassadors can meet your needs, please fill out the form below two weeks prior to your requested tour time.
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