• Meet the Visual Arts Graduates

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    Jeff Johnson
    BFA in Art / Graphic Design Emphasis, 1992
    Owner / Creative Director, Spunk Design Machine, Minneapolis and New York City
    The Mission: I design great things for my clients. The Details: Day-to-day business management of a staff of seven creatives. Creative direction on all Spunk Design Machine projects.
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    Megan Eckman
    BA in English - Creative Writing & BA in Art - Emphasis Drawing, 2009
    Freelance Illustrator & Writer, Studio MME, San Jose, CA
    As a freelance illustrator, I illustrate for national and international magazines as well as show my work in local galleries. Through my writing gigs, I share marketing tips and tricks with small business owners who are starting up their own creative empire.
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    Jescia (Hoffman) Hopper
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Printmaking, 2009
    Artist in Residence , North Dakota Council on the Arts, North Dakota
    I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Printmaking. I have since returned to MSUM (Fall 2010) and will be graduating in December with a B.S. in Art Education. Currently I am an Artist in Residence with the North Dakota Council on the Arts (beginning in Nov. 2009), where I conduct a variety of residencies and community classes for North Dakota schools and nonprofit organizations. As an Artist in Residence, I provide children and adults with art experiences that they would otherwise not have. I am also self-employed as a fine artist and photographer. My website and blog is located at: www.jesciahoffman.com. Also, here is the link to the Artist in Residence Roster: http://www.nd.gov/arts/arts_ed/roster_visual.html#Jescia.
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  • Catie Miller
    Catie Miller
    BFA in Studio Art, Emphasis in Ceramics, BFA in Art Education, 2013
    Manager of Educational Programming, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
    Recipient of prestigious Red Star Ceramics Studio Artist-in-Residence and is one of the five students nationally to be featured in Ceramics Monthly undergraduate showcase.
  • Jeremy Holien
    Jeremy Holien
    BS in Art Education, 1997
    Visual & Media Arts Education Coordinator and Outreach Director, Perpich Center, Minneapolis, MN
    State Visual & Media Arts Education Specialists, Co-Author of National Media and Visual Arts Standards, and 2015 Distinguished Service Award- Art Educators of Minnesota.
  • Elise Parsley
    Elise Parsley
    BFA in Studio Art, Emphasis in Drawing/Illustration, 2013
    Author and Illustrator, ,
    New York Times Best-Seller list for first book "If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!", and Represented by Little Brown Book for Young Readers.