Alumni

We are fortunate to have more than 8,000 living alumni. We enjoy being in contact with them and learning about their impressive, vital work as they make a difference in the world. We’re eager to hear from more School of Art + Design graduates. Are you one of our alumni?

Keep in touch with us!

With the backing and support of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, we are making a concerted effort to reach out and make connections with as many of our alumni as possible. We have heard from amazing individuals who have shared their unique perspectives and stories that reflect their paths to success after leaving the University of Illinois and anecdotes about professors and fellow students who inspired them, challenged them, and mentored them.

Our alumni epitomize our proud history and provide the impetus for our future success. The School of Art + Design plays a key role in keeping the importance of the creative process in the forefront in our society. This is a result of extraordinary work being done by our alumni.

Alumni reunion 2013 Art + Design Alumni Reunion

Read our most recent Alumni Newsletter (PDF) (HTML)

Check out some of our alumni:

Art Education

Art History

Crafts

Graphic Design

Industrial Design

Studio Art, New Media, and Photography

Distinguished Alumni

In 2010, the School of Art + Design established a distinguished alumni award to be conferred to alumni on the basis of their accomplishments to their fields and communities.

2010

Laura Milas, Art Education

Sarah Burns, Art History

Gabriel Usadel, Design

Phyllis Bramson, Studio

2011

Shauna Carey, Art Education

Robert Ousterhout, Art History

John Klotnia, Design

Carolee Schneeman, Studio

2012

Greg Petecki, Art Education

Lisa Wainwright, Art History

Walter Herbst, Design

Arline Fisch, Studio

2013

Anna Kindler, Art Education

William Wallace, Art History

Jerome Caruso, Design

Tom Kalin, Studio

J. Fred Woell, Studio

2014

Cathie Bleck, Design

Greg Holderfield, Design

Leo Segedin, Studio

Jim Wicks, Design

2015

William Wegman, Studio

2016

Kerry Freedman, Art Education

2017

Lisa Erf, Painting

2018

Louise Fishman, Painting

2019

Hal Fischer, Painting

2020

Bea Nettles, Photography

 

2018 College of Fine and Applied Arts Distinguished Legacy Award

Anton (Tony) Majeri Jr.

2019 College of Fine and Applied Arts Emerging Legacy Award

Yvette Mayorga