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A world with MIAD is ...


a world that changes lives. Photo by Tyler Yomantas ‘19 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts)

Whether you look in Milwaukee – or even around the world – you’ll see the tremendous impact of art, design and technology on everyday lives. Through businesses, nonprofits and our city’s schools, MIAD students, alumni, staff and faculty bring fresh, unmatched solutions to important challenges. They are passionate about making their mark on the world and in our city – in ways that may surprise you. Jeff Morin President

Robert L. Mikulay Immediate Past Board Chair

Did you know that MIAD is a leader in: • Increasing access to a nationally recognized undergraduate education that results in robust careers? • Bringing design curriculum and careers to local high school students and their teachers? • Applying traditional methods and emerging technologies to design biomedical devices for children, sustainable trucks and impactful communications for area nonprofits? • Educating middle and high school teachers on using emerging technologies in their classrooms? Our continued success in 2017-2018 would not have been possible without our donors and partners. You empower our collective MIAD community to change lives. We also thank Robert L. Mikulay for his outstanding leadership as board chair as we welcome Robert T. Schwartz as our new chair for 2018-2019. And we are honored that Madeleine Kelly Lubar continues as our Development Chair. Please join us in celebrating our shared successes through 2017-2018 highlights, exciting flash forwards to this year and by visiting us at MIAD.

Robert T. Schwartz Board Chair

MIAD’s incoming class has grown 34% over the last four years. The college achieved the largest enrollment in its history – 746 students – in Fall 2018. The college’s first-year retention rate has increased from 69% to 80% in two years. New programs, technology and college-wide initiatives support increased student success.

Madeleine Kelly Lubar Development Chair

Photos courtesy of Marquette University

a world where children with challenges have hope.

Changing lives of children with chronic health conditions MIAD continued its 13-year Industrial Design collaboration with Marquette University biomedical engineering students and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Among the projects MIAD students co-designed are devices to help a 12-year-old girl with spinal muscular atrophy stretch her legs at night without waking (small inset image above) and a 4-year-old boy with congenital amputation of his forearms to feed himself independently (top image). MIAD students involved in these projects included Tess Powers ’19, Pedro Carranza ’19, Samantha Bruenig ’18 and Trever Krueger ’18.

Enrollment In 2018, MIAD achieved record-breaking enrollment.

Who are MIAD college students?

2017-2018 winning Penfield illustration by Sid Ylagan ‘19

Designing impactful communications to further the missions of area nonprofits Since 2010 MIAD’s junior-level Illustration students have collaborated with Cramer-Krasselt to design posters for the Penfield Children’s Center Annual Croquet Ball. The center is a Milwaukee nonprofit that helps infants and children with developmental needs. In 2017-2018 Illustration students Hannah Kirchen ‘19, Sid Ylagan ‘19 and Carley Mattern ‘19 won first through third place honors. The best poster solutions are auctioned at the ball. Student posters also have repeatedly won awards at the Adworkers’ Milwaukee99 Awards Program, and been honored in national competitions such as the Communication Arts Typography annual competition.

26% are the first in their family to attend college.

100% receive financial aid

42% are Federal Pell Grant eligible (lowest-income students)

33% identify as minorities

100% are problemsolvers, innovators and creators

a world where educators and youth access the latest technologies.

A student in MIAD’s Pre-College program uses technology to illustrate.

Photos opposite and above by Tyler Yomantas ‘19

Teaching arts educators how to use emerging technologies K-12 art educators come to MIAD to gain hands-on experience with virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printers, laser cutters, etching and other emerging technology. The teachers in the Creative Educators Institute’s emerging technologies class, taught by Director of Emerging Technology Ben Dembroski ’01 (Sculpture), learn how to incorporate new technologies into their schools’ curricula and earn credit for licensure renewal. Demand for the course was so high in summer 2018, a second session was added.

Helping youth discover design careers In 2017-2018, MIAD served nearly 700 middle and high school students through the Future Designers and Pre-College programs. MIAD’s offsite Future Designers program brings design experiences, technologies, career pathways and curricular enrichment to area high school students and teachers, including at Alexander Hamilton, Cristo Rey, Golda Meir, Reagan, St. Joan Antida, St. Thomas More and South Division high schools. 74 percent of the students at our partner schools are economically disadvantaged. MIAD’s onsite Pre-College program provides collegelevel instruction in myriad art and design areas, introduction to emerging technology and education on financial resources for college. More than 40 percent of students who receive a scholarship for the summer Pre-College program are from lowincome families. These programs are generously funded by an anonymous donor, Bader Philanthropies, Inc., the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, Heil Family Foundation, Anthony Petullo Foundation and other funders.

Teachers in the Creative Educators Institute learn about virtual reality technology.

a world where creative professionals discover rewarding careers.

Launching Milwaukee’s creative professionals In 2017-2018, MIAD introduced a new Five-Year Strategic Plan to:

technology interests, and implement a degree requirement for professional experiences.

RECRUIT future artists and designers to grow enrollment and diversity, and provide scholarships and grant aid to ensure access to a MIAD education.

REVITALIZE the campus and transform learning by creating an inviting environment and establishing the brand throughout campus.

RETAIN students at higher rates – especially first-generation and minority students – to complete their four-year professional journey.

DEVELOP the MIAD Innovation Center, strengthen the college’s commitment to Service Learning and develop programming to increase the economic and cultural role MIAD plays in the region.

LAUNCH new curricular programming based on students’ and employers’ evolving career and

Adapted from the full strategic plan at


Allison Klosinski ’19 (Industrial Design) presents her concept for a sustainable Chevy e-truck at General Motors.

Students interning, innovating with world-renowned brands

Building on the success of MIAD’s Open Lab/ Maker Space – the college’s epicenter for emerging technologies learning – the college launched the MIAD Innovation Center in 2018. The Center provides corporate and nonprofit partners opportunities to work with students who apply emerging technologies in unmatched ways; serves as an incubator for student ideas and projects; and educates students and the community on innovative methodologies, entrepreneurial and market understanding, legal issues and more.

MIAD students participate in internships each year, with many students completing multiple internships before they graduate. Here are a few highlights from 20172018 internships: Brent Ellis ’18 (Industrial Design) helped design the world’s first cordless, magnetocaloric residential air conditioning unit at Johnson Controls. The patented unit is especially designed for residents of third-world countries and for natural disaster usage. Brent is now an industrial designer at National Presto Industries. Malia Spellman ’19 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) documented a donated collection and worked with the local Boys & Girls Club on a variety of projects at the Freeport Art Museum in Illinois. “This internship was the first step towards my Arts Management minor,” said Malia. Allison Klosinski ’19 (Industrial Design) created a concept for a modular, sustainable truck of the future and used clay-sculpting and 3D-printing technology as a clay-sculpting intern at General Motors. MIAD is one of only three colleges in the country that offers the clay modeling skills that the automotive industry craves.

Top: Students apply emerging technologies on art and design projects. Bottom: Ana Villarama ‘19 (Communication Design) presents a 360-degree bottle design to MIAD Innovation Center client INK 360.

a world where tomorrow’s leaders engage the community.

Students in the introductory Arts Management course organized public events, including this workshop for children at Milwaukee’s Hope House.

Creating a pipeline of arts leaders MIAD launched its Arts Management minor in spring 2018 to provide the next-generation of creative leaders with the unique skills to lead arts businesses and organizations. “Understanding relationships among community, culture, history and economics is a key factor in the success of today’s arts manager,” said Aryn Kresol ’11 (Photography), MIAD adjunct professor and assistant curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum. According to Kim Miller, chair of New Studio Practice: Fine Arts, the curriculum includes internships; courses in collaboration with Marquette University on topics such as finance, public relations, organizational communication and entrepreneurship; and a capstone arts management project at MIAD.

Fiserv Forum Amanda Koch ’11 (Interior Architecture and Design) is an architectural designer with Engberg Anderson Architects working on Fiserv Forum’s Five Fifty Ultra Lofts complex.

Designship’s first business partner, Flux Design, enrolled two employees in the registered apprenticeship program. GE Healthcare also participates in Designship.

Furthering design management skills through Designship Designship, the first apprenticeship management training program in the country for designers, launched in January. This professional development program, backed by a $3 million American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, fills a void in management training for designers in all organizations. The program helps companies retain creative talent, equips designers for leading roles in the growing creative economy and gives Wisconsin an edge as a hub for design talent. “Apprenticeship programs, like Designship, are a key feeder into the workforce in Wisconsin,” said Christopher Hagerup, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Deputy Secretary.

Five Fifty Ultra Lofts rendering by Engberg Anderson Architects.

The work of three MIAD alumni – Vedale Hill ’11 (Integrated Studio Arts), Brandon Minga ’04 (Illustration) and Andi Woodward ’13 (Time-Based Media) – is on view at Fiserv Forum as part of the Milwaukee Bucks Art Collection. MIAD alum Justin Kay ’04 (Communication Design) led the rebranding of the Bucks in 2015.

Vedale Hill

Brandon Minga

Andi Woodward

“ We are proud that the artwork of MIAD alumni is represented so prominently in Fiserv Forum as part of the Milwaukee Bucks Art Collection. MIAD is an influencer in the Milwaukee art community and beyond, and we are excited that MIAD [is] a focal point of the fan experience.” –Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks

2017-2018 Honor Roll of Donors With your support, MIAD propels careers, engagement and innovation. On behalf of the entire MIAD community, thank you for your generosity.

$25,000+* Anonymous Bader Philanthropies, Inc. BMO Harris Financial Group Caxambas Foundation Delta Faucet Company Herzfeld Foundation I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation Krueger International, Inc. Madeleine & David Lubar

$15,000 - 24,999* Argosy Foundation Cindy & Jerry Benjamin Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Chipstone Foundation College Endowment Association Fiskars Brands, Inc.

Photo by Tyler Yomantas ‘19

a world where the community supports art, design and innovation.

General Motors Foundation Harley-Davidson Motor Company Joan Lubar Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Designated Fund Master Lock Company Mr. & Mrs. David Mathews PNC Foundation Snap-on Incorporated Ms. Susan Lubar Solvang & Mr. Oyvind Solvang James & Cynthia Stoll WAICU Rath Distinguished Scholarship

$10,000 - 14,999* Anonymous Associated Bank Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust

Blick Art Materials Thomas & Jennifer Florsheim GE Healthcare Heil Family Foundation Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation Kimberly Clark Corporation Ruth DeYoung Kohler Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Charitable Fund Mr. & Mrs. Barry R. Mandel Linda & Greg Marcus Susan & Robert Mikulay Larry & Judy Moon Ralph Evinrude Foundation ROS Foundation Julia A. Uihlein Weyco Group, Inc. The Yabuki Family Foundation

$5,000 - 9,999** Jason W. Allen, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP Robert W. Baird & Co. Boelter Companies Joan and Fred Brengel Family Foundation, Inc. Brewers Community Foundation Neil & Shelley Casey Mr. Gerald N. Flemma Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Florsheim, Sr. Christopher Foley & Rory Burke Foley The Gardner Foundation Jacobson Rost Jeff & Sarah Joerres Kami & Robert Joseph Jessica Jubelirer Design Peter Kies & Molly Gallagher Brenda & Matt Levatich Marcus Corporation Foundation Micaela Levine & Tom St. John Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Steelcase, Inc. Sarah & Steve Zimmerman

$2,500 - 4,999** Anderson Packaging LLC Donna & Donald Baumgartner Kari & Harley Bernstein Yvonne Brodsky Burke Family Foundation Cannon & Dunphy S.C. John Florsheim & Linda Yeager David & Christine Foley

Foley & Lardner LLP Paul Handle & Adrian Gilling Hanson Dodge Hauske Family Foundation, Inc. KPMG LLP Laughlin Constable, Inc. Geoffrey & Katite Mackey Jeffrey Morin & Brian Borchardt Park Bank Foundation Puelicher Foundation Ryan ’02 & Heidi ’05 Ramos Matthew D. Rinka, AIA, NCARB Rite-Hite Holding Corporation Robert T. Schwartz Deanna L. Tillisch Verlo Mattress WAICU UPS Foundation Welch Allyn Liza & Jim ’85 Wiemer

$1,000 - 2,499** Peggy Ann Anonymous Anonymous Anthony Petullo Foundation Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP David & Heidi Bauer JJ ’04 & Benny Brojde Mr. & Mrs. John D. Bryson Dave & Johanna Bussa Chipstone Foundation – Stanley & Polly Stone Fund Steve & Andrea Cramey Sean & Julie Cummings Dimitri & Georgia Dimitropoulos Patrick O. Dunphy Evan & Marion Helfaer Foundation Paul Florsheim Peter Foote & Robin Wilson Patrick Foy Tim & Sue Frautschi Darren & Amy Goldstein John J. Halechko David Heiny & Stacy Buening Bryan & Becky House Sang & Jiyeon Kim Mr. & Mrs. W. David Knox II Greater Milwaukee Foundation Kopmeier Family Fund Craig & Emily Koprowski Jane & Tom Lacy

*Indicates Innovation Circle members (gifts of $10,000+) **Indicates President’s Circle members (gifts of $1,000+) Learn more about Giving Circle benefits at

Chair designed by Maggie Jo Sanderson ‘19 (Interior Architecture and Design)

Gallery Highlights More than 20,000 individuals visit MIAD exhibitions each year. “Chair5: Five Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation,” co-produced by the Chipstone Foundation and MIAD and generously sponsored by the Caxambas Foundation, featured special programming with furniture designers Michael Puryear and Mollie Ferguson ’02 (Interior Architecture and Design), curator Glenn Adamson, and a panel discussion on markets for furniture makers and collectors.

More than a dozen artists nationwide participated in “Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition.” The exhibit created a dialogue on empathy through the visual arts; programming included 100 Lullabies (Lullaby Songs for Refugees). The exhibition was generously sponsored in part by the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

“Ben” by Lois Bielefeld from the “Androgyny Series”

$1,000 - 2,499** cont.

$500 - 999

Arthur & Nancy Laskin Milwaukee NARI Foundation, Inc. George & Julie Mosher Family Foundation Tim & Crystal Rennicke Bruce ’63 & Judy Renquist Brad Richards & Sally Lyndley Mark & Kerry Sarder Nathaniel Sattler & Rachel Butler Rome & Sarah Seifert Vince & Joanne Shiely Amanda & Shantanu Singh Kipp K. Stevens Kathy Thornton-Bias & Michael Cox Robert & Ellen Venable Vince & Sarah Vogelsang WAICU Sentry Insurance Scholarship Wisconsin Energy Foundation Scott Yauck & Anne Zizzo Maggie & Marian Zincke

Anonymous Irissol Arce Rebecca ’72 & Francis ’70 Balistreri Kurt & Lori Bechthold Sally Brown ’64 Mark & Lori Ciesko C. Frederick Geilfuss & Anne W. Hamilton Leesa & Charles Gilliam Chris & Amy Goller Daniel & Merry Johnson Mark Kass Moshe & Debra Katz Dan & Stacey Kohl Marty & Faith Kohler Mary Ann & Charles P. LaBahn Jacqualyn & Pat Laughlin Daniel & Alice Lawton Chris & Emilia Layden Mike & Jane Malone Chris & Melissa Marschka Kathy & Geoff Mykleby Paul & DeAnn Paprocki Mr. & Mrs. W. Stuart Parsons Candy & Bruce Pindyck Arlene Remsik Ben & Alex Rikkers Scott & Peggy Sampson Charitable Fund, Inc. Rachel Schneider Steve & Susan Schnoll Don & Judy Shane Nita Soref Florence Steinberger Diane Strauss Julie Tolan & Mark Wiesman David J. Trautschold Dan & Sue Vliet Rod & Kim Weekley David & Beth Weiss Dan & Chris Woods Robert Zimmermann & Thomas Derenne

Each year more than 900 attend MIAD Creativity Series public presentations by renowned creative professionals. Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated Rob Schrab ’92 (Illustration; above) and international artist-designer Jaime Hayon presented public talks in 2017-2018. The Argosy Foundation generously sponsored Schrab’s presentation. Hayon’s talk was generously sponsored by the Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust with additional support provided by Tim & Sue Frautschi.

Under $500 Ryan & Emily Alwood AmazonSmile Foundation Donors Kirk & Mary Andrich Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Antiquarian Society of Wisconsin

Michael Arndt ’00 Kyle ’11 & Eileen Baldwin John A. Balistreri Fine Art Ltd. ’84 Jay & Michele Berman Liz De Decker Berra ’06 Anastacia Stevens Bersch ’11 Arthur & Carolee Beutler Joe Birdsall Kay Bokowy Mardi & Rick Bridich Patrick Buckley William & Therese Buckley Charles V. Buscher ’62 José Carlino Design Curtis & Jean Carter Children’s Hospital and Health System David Chu ’72 Tony Colvin Mark Cors ’92 Cathy & Mario Costantini Lori Craig Nancy Daevel ’71 Greater Milwaukee Foundation David C. Scott Foundation Fund Mr. & Mrs. Willie G. Davidson Darren & Beth Dewing Tiffany Do ’17 Darcy Drexler Mark Dziewior ’05 Kate & Robb Edwards Gavan & Sarah Ellis Sal Erato ’88 Riley Erickson ’11 RJ & Mandy Erler Exceptional Events Sean Fetherston Phil Fisher Nan Fitzpatrick ’78 Stacey Fleming Andrew Ford ’15 John Franczyk Frances Franklin James Fricke Barbara Fuldner Katherine M. Gehl Cecilia Gilbert Judith Goetzke John & Peggy Griffith Chad & Renee Griswold Gail Groenwoldt Glen Guszkowski ’79 Kenneth Hallett & Anne Janty Hallett Jeffrey Hargreaves ’72

Margarete & David Harvey Jeff Heil Herb Kohl Philanthropies Claire Hitchcock Tilton ’14 John D. Hooge ’00 Brian & Claudio Houston Annie Hyma ’09 Bruce E. Jacobs Melissa Janda ’93 Russ Jankowski Lois Johnson ’96 William Jurasinski ’00 Philip Kassner James Kelly ’64 Hon. Joan F. & Frederick P. Kessler Gregory A. Knoll ’73 Aeron Knutson ’99 Stanley Kritzik Kathleen P. Lacey (deceased) Mary Lacy Edward J. Lazzeroni, Sr. ’61 Bryan & Jamee LeMonds Angie Lenzen Robert E. Lewcock ’66 Sara Linginfelter ’13 David & Katie Lucey Douglas MacNeil Sam & Kathryn Maglio Dan Mai ’15 Heather & Greg Malenshek Courtney Maloney Laura Maniaci Martha & David Martin Dr. Francisco & Mrs. Mary Jane Martinez John D. Matson ’94 Sarah McEneany ’84 Kathy Medtlie ’94 Nancy & Bob Miller David J. Mogush & Cindy K. Moon-Mogush Elmer & Nicole Moore Cynthia Musickant ’80 Tim Neve ’91 Andrew Nordquist John Oberwetter Mr. & Mrs. William O’Dell Joseph R. Pabst Tiffany Paczesny Barbara Paulini ’88 Will & Paula Pergl Tony & Kathy Pettit Claire S. Pfleger Marcia Popp ’83

Study away experience: MIAD students discover dinosaur bones

Emily Verbeten ‘19, created a watercolor painting, “Anzy Wyliei,” after her dinosaur dig experience.

Seven MIAD Illustration and Industrial Design students traveled with the Carthage Institute of Paleontology to Montana in summer 2018 for a paleontology dig. Among the discoveries made by students, Emily Verbeten ’19 unearthed a 66 million-year-old turtle shell, Gordy Russell ’20 uncovered the vertebra of a Triceratops and Collin Sutton ‘20 found a T-Rex tooth. The team also uncovered the brain case of a Triceratops skull. MIAD faculty Matthew Lee and John Caruso headed the two-week experience for MIAD students, and paleontologist Dr. Thomas Carr led the experience. MIAD students in all majors complete six science credits.

Chairs Chris and Amy Goller with MIAD President Jeff Morin and his husband Brian Borchardt.

Creative Fusion Thanks to chairs Chris and Amy Goller, Presenting Sponsor PNC, Leading Sponsor Harley-Davidson Motor Company and our many other generous sponsors and guests, MIAD’s annual Creative Fusion gala raised $415,000 to benefit MIAD student scholarships. Save the Date for Creative Fusion: May 4, 2019

Our Values COURAGE, to seek our own path INTEGRITY, to pursue our lives and work with meaning KINDNESS, to thoughtfully engage with others COMMUNITY, to positively contribute to the world around us INNOVATION, to meet universal challenges in new ways INCLUSION, to find strength in diversity

Mission We ignite curious minds through art, design and service.

Under $500 cont.

In Kind

George F. Propsom ’73 Pat & Sue Quinn Recreational Fund, Eau Claire Community Foundation Nirmal Raja ’08 Jack & Barbara Recht Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Tim Reddington ’16 Greg & Jenny Richards Carl & Karen Rinaldi Sande Robinson Arthur & Vikki Rothschild Vivian M. Rothschild Neil & Tere Sackerson John V. Sahli ’66 Glen Saltzberg & Jordana Joseph-Saltzberg Rick and Mary Lou Santovec Sara Scharlau ’08 Jerry & Lisa Schlitz William & Judith Schuele David Schwalbach ’13 Duane Seidensticker Sue & Bud Selig Dale William Shidler Bjorn Shuster Emily Siira ’17 James Slauson Deborah Sova Tony ’87 & Jeannie Spolar Studio Gear LLC Samantha Stuesser ’14 Dr. Chris Szczesny-Adams & Mr. Christopher Adams Robin Taffler & Richard Dougherty Donna Tanzer Denisha N. Tate-McAlister Dia Tatreaux ’09 Christina Vang ‘09 Bob & Brenda VanHimbergen Anthony Walczak ’89 Vincent Warczak Michelle Weber Christopher Wieber Kellen Williams ’15 Maryrose Wolf Richard S. Yuspeh Carlos Zapata ’08 Jon & Jill Zimmerman

AtlantisValley Foods LLC Reginald Baylor Maureen Beaman Barbara Brown Lee Colectivo Coffee Elske Restaurant/Anna ’08 & David Posey Nicholas Frank Sherrie Howe Ron & Mary Inden David C. Janssen ’75 John Kowalczyk ’10 La Lune Collection Jennifer R. Lee ’06 Julie Magidson Shane McAdams Anne E. Miotke Beverly Moeckler Mark W. Mulhern ’73 Melanie Ownley ’95 Pivotal JoAnna Poehlmann ’54 Rick Rittberg Danielle Rosen ’11 Fran Serlin Mary Steffenhagen Karen L. Williams-Brusubardis ’98

Bequests The Estate of Bob Tambellini & Jack White Dudley & Marian Weinberg Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Memorials Lizanne Armstrong in memory of Constantine Karegeannes Meret Bitticks in memory of Ron Bitticks CJ & Associates, Inc. in memory of Constantine Karegeannes Carla Wertheim in memory of Constantine Karegeannes

MIAD’s Honor Roll of Donors includes gifts through May 31, 2018. The Development Office has made every effort to ensure accuracy. Please call Vivian Rothschild, Vice President of Development and Communications, 414.847.3239, with questions or concerns.

Corporate Sponsors & Partnerships

750ml Liberty Clear Bottle – Gin - Deco Area: 7.70”H x 8.59”W

“Our work with the students at the MIAD Innovation Center was an incredible experience. Students were full of energy and certainly not afraid to venture into the new territories that our path took. I was most impressed with … how diverse their finished products were from one another.” –Ken Matthews, Owner, INK 360, following a project to design 360-degree bottle labels Samples of 360-degree bottle designs for INK 360.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees OFFICERS Robert L. Mikulay, Chair

Jason W. Allen, Treasurer

Jeff Morin, President

Partner, City Lights Brewing

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design


Geoffrey Mackey

Rebecca Balistreri ’72 Retired Arts Administrator/Educator and Graphic Designer, MIAD

Director of Marketing & Communications, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Linda Marcus

Jerry Benjamin

Owner, Linda Marcus Design

Managing Member, Milwaukee Silicon

Ryan Ramos ’02

Harley Bernstein President, H. Bernstein Associates, Inc.

Director of Industrial Design, SC Health Steelcase

Yvonne Brodsky

Brad Richards

Diversity & Early Talent Leader, GE Healthcare

Jennifer Florsheim Community Volunteer

Leesa Gilliam

Vice President of Styling & Design, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Matthew D. Rinka, AIA, NCARB Principal, Rinka Chung Architecture, Inc.

Vice President, Senior Client Advisor, PNC Wealth Management

Nathaniel Sattler

Jessica Jubelirer

Robert T. Schwartz, FIDSA, DMI

Principal, Jessica Jubelirer Design

Jatin Khanpara, Ph.D. Vice President, Product Management & Innovation, Fiskars Brands, Inc.

Sang Kim

Executive Director, Welch Allyn Vice President, Global Design & User Experience, GE Healthcare

Scott Schwebel VP Brand, Marketing & Retail, Colectivo Coffee

Regional President, Head of Retail Banking WI Region, BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Amanda Singh

Craig Koprowski

Denisha Tate-McAlister

Managing Director, Tax, KPMG, LLP

Madeleine Kelly Lubar Community Volunteer

Artist/Community Volunteer Founder/Lead Consultant, Denisha Tate & Associates LLC

Deanna L. Tillisch President & CEO, United Performing Arts Fund

James Wiemer ’85 Money Magazine ranks MIAD among the top 15% of colleges nationwide. MIAD is among the top 3 art and design colleges for helping students from lowincome backgrounds attain upper-middle-class jobs.

CEO, Flux Design

Andrew Williams, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Kansas

Sarah Zimmerman President, Astor Street Foundation Milwaukee Business Journal named MIAD’s Brenda Jones a CFO of the Year. More info:

2017-2018 Financial Summary


Revenues Tuition & fees

$ 24,162,972

Student scholarships & grants


Tuition and fees, net

83% $13,051,456

Contributed revenue

7% $ 1,115,706

Government grants



Auxiliary (dorm/café)



Investment, sale of assets, other




100% $15,810,478 Image of Sandra Gould Ford by LaToya Ruby Fraizer, featured in “Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford”

Expenses Academic & student support

66% $10,016,618

Administrative support

16% $2,384,724

Maintenance & operations




$ 531,789

Auxiliary (dorm/café) TOTAL EXPENSES

100% $15,004,328


3% 3%

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions 2018-2019 Nov. 29 – Dec 1, 2018 MIAD Holiday Sale, sponsored by BLICK Art Materials

Through Dec. 8, 2018 “Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford”


Through Mar. 2, 2019 “Spectacular Vernacular”


Feb. 13, 2019 MIAD Creativity Series, Michael DelGaudio ’01, Google, “Design++: Living at the Intersection of People and Technology”


Jan. 18 – Mar. 13, 2019


“I Contain Multitudes”


Apr. 19 – May 11, 2019 MIAD 2019 Senior Exhibition


May 4, 2019 16%

Creative Fusion Gala


More details at and

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Award-winning lamp design Jade Akim ’19 (Industrial Design) won the international Stratasys Extreme Redesign Challenge in the Art, Design, Architecture and Jewelry category in 2018. Jade designed a sleek, modern table lamp (front cover) using 3D-printed pieces.

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