Alumni

When you graduate from the School of Art and Design, you join a community of alumni who are changing the world through creativity, innovation, and excellence.

Our alumni have gone on to such amazing careers as…

…the director of the Oscar-nominated animated short film No Time for Nuts as well as the feature-length Despicable Me (Chris Renaud '89)
…an internationally recognized fashion designer (Betsey Johnson ’64) and interior designer (Thom Filicia ’93)
…the Academy Award-nominated animator who directed Nightmare Before Christmas  and Coraline (Henry Selick ’74)
…the illustrator who won a 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award from the American Library Association (Shane W. Evans '92)
…one of the world’s most prominent video artists (Bill Viola ’73, H’95)
…the award-winning costume designer of the film Black Swan (Amy Westcott '92)
…the registrar of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (Ann Drumheller ’89)
…the creator of the comic strip Jump Start (Robb Armstrong ’85)
…the writer of The Princess and the Frog, which was nominated for a 2010 Academy Award (Rob Edwards '85)

Learn more about the career paths and accomplishments of School of Art and Design alumni by reading our alumni profiles. You can also learn more about alumni in VPA's section for alumni and friends. If you are an Art and Design alumnus, be sure to connect with us.