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AT THE moment, one of our former students is a senior producer for National Public Radio. Another is an internationally known illustrator. Other alumni are leaders in art and design education (one is on the advisory board for the Journal of Aesthetic Education, another is a contributing editor of Print magazine), university professors (at schools throughout the country, among them the Rhode Island School of Design, Vanderbilt University, Tyler School of Art, and the University of Wisconsin), authors of books and articles, exhibiting artists (in galleries in New York and elsewhere), art historians, art teachers, exhibition designers, arts administrators, graphic designers, animators, web designers, performance artists, ceramic artists (who earn their living as such), art directors, business CEOs, and so on. The UNI art department and faculty prepared me for life outside of the university by providing a realistic balance of support and criticism. Whatever subjects I studied, whether design or painting, I was always made to feel that my own ideas mattered, because of the advice and encouragement from the art faculty.

Sarah Dukes
BA 2005
graphic designer, John Deere

A Japanese friend of mine who was an Aikido Master had quit his dojo. I asked him if he missed practicing Aikido. He replied, "Aikido is not something you stop doing. I'm doing Aikido right now as I sit here. It is a part of everything I do." I feel the same way with regard to my visual training in photography, drawing, art history and design at UNI. I am always practicing art because it has fundamentally changed the way I perceive the world around me.

Mark Faga
BA 1993
product designer
When I came to UNI from Greece, I expected to get a solid undergraduate education and then go back to Cyprus. Now, only a few years later, I am doing very well at a great job in New York. I am grateful to UNI, especially to the Art Department, for giving me the basic tools with which to succeed.

Kyriakos Papaspyrou
BFA 2004
graphic designer
New York
For me, UNI was a place where a long-time interest in art became a passion. Working with faculty and other students who wanted to make art and design their lives was tremendously influential.

Gary Gnade 
BA 1970
Manager of Creative Services at 
Pearson Educational, and design retailer 
(Design Ranch), Iowa City and Davenporthttp://www.designranch.com/shapeimage_7_link_0
© Jared Rognesshttp://theartofjaredrogness.com/shapeimage_8_link_0
© Robert Anderson
© Michael Boydhttp://www.geocities.com/mvboyd/wloo.htmlshapeimage_10_link_0
© Bruce Charlesworthhttp://www.skjstudio.com/charlesworth/index.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0
© Dean Schwarz
© Blair Benzhttp://www.olsonlarsen.com/artists.cfm?cmd=display&artist_id=644shapeimage_13_link_0
© Steve Gerberichhttp://www.stevegerberich.com/bio.htmlshapeimage_14_link_0
© Abinadi Mezahttp://abinadimeza.net/shapeimage_15_link_0
© Libby Rowehttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://static.flickr.com/43/82269970_54a904b634.jpg&imgrefurl=http://libbyrowe.com/gallery/%3Fset%3D1757696%26img%3D82269970&h=332&w=500&sz=113&hl=en&start=22&tbnid=-qjTMug8tXR30M:&tbnh=86&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlibby%2Browe%26start%3D21%26ndsp%3D21%26svnum%3D50%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DNshapeimage_16_link_0
© Gillian Christyhttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.gillianchristy.com/images/studio1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gillianchristy.com/home.htm&h=300&w=400&sz=32&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=hMU_PS5MOF2u6M:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgillian%2Bchristy%26svnum%3D50%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official_s%26sa%3DGshapeimage_17_link_0
PICTURED here are various works by only a few of our alumni. We would like to build up this section. If you are a UNI graduate, please send us update information, the link to your website (if you have one),and jpegs of your recent work. Contact.htmlshapeimage_18_link_0
to be continued… Click here to learn about the UNI Alumni Association
© Erin Anfinsonhttp://www.erinanfinson.com/shapeimage_21_link_0
My instructors at UNI encouraged me to take risks and develop my own artistic voice. They created a stimulating environment that was crucial for my creative growth. I still benefit from what I learned under their guidance.

Abinadi Meza
BA Art Studio 1999
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Dublin, Ireland
© James Greene Jensen Barnes department of art
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