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3 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student in Sculpture, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anthony Deiner-Hanson '14. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Graduate Student in Multimedia, Tyler School of Art. Rebecca Ott '12. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, Boston University. Mark Farrell '12. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Ceramics, Virginia Commonwealth University.  Katie O'Connor '12. Richmond, Virginia.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, University of Pennsylvania. Saori Morizumi '10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Graduate Student in Ceramics, Alfred University. Rianna Sprague '09. Alfred, New York.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design.  Katie Bell '08. Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Graduate Student in Painting, Boston University. Gaia Nardie-Warner '08. Boston, Massachusetts.

Some pursue careers in art and design...

  • Design Apprenticeship Program Manager, Building Project Manager, Art and Public Life at The University of Chicago. Gabe Moreno '14.
  • Marketing, Rebirth Garments. Nina Litoff '12.
  • Architect, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). Spencer McNeil '10.
  • Artistic Development and Festival Coordinator, The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Selena Jones '08.
  • Frontend Developer, EasyKicks. Philippe Moore '08.
  • Designer and 3D Generalist, Priscila De Lima '05.
  • Owner, Licensed Professional Counselor, Creative Roots Therapy. Erin Spier '04. Eugene, Oregon.
  • Director of Production, Publishing Department, Art Institute of Chicago and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Joe Mohan '03.
  • Interior Designer, Department of Veterans Affairs. Desiree Maltbia Lee '01.

Some go into education...

  • Art Teacher, Des Plaines Public Schools. Bridget Doherty '15.
  • Writing Tutor, Johns Hopkins University. Angelo Kozonis '09. 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Knox College. Tim Stedman '09.
  • Art Teacher, Galesburg High School. Greg Liebach '08.
  • Art Teacher, Peoria Public Schools. Dana Johnson '04.
  • Art Teacher, Elk Grove Village. Cindy Pacyk '04.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College. Joe Page '03.

And many have found success in other fields...

  • Software Engineer, Condé Nast. Alex Robertson '12.
  • UI & UX Designer, OneMain. Nick Kalmus '10.
  • Director, Annual Giving and Start-Up Campaigns, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Heather Kopec '10.
  • Web-user Experience Designer, SmugMug. Keenan Wells '05.
  • Museum Curator and Director of Education, Preserve Louisiana. Natalie Mault '01.
  • Vice President, DeWitt Stern. Christopher Wise '00.

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Top Employers of Studio Art Alumni

  1. Knox College
  2. Chicago Public Schools
  3. Art Blick Materials
  4. State Farm Insurance
  5. The Art Institute of Chicago
  6. 61st Place Architects Ltd


Studio Art Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Job Titles of Studio Art Alumni

  1. Artist
  2. Business Owner
  3. Art Faculty
  4. Creative Director
  5. Sales Associate
  6. Teacher


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Studio Art Degrees

Top Occupations of Studio Art Alumni

  1. Postsecondary Teachers
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Graphic Designers
  4. Instructors
  5. Customer Service Representatives
  6. Personal Service Managers
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