department of art & design

Alumni Links

Wondering what graduates of the Drake Department of Art & Design go on to pursue? Check out this growing list of alumni.

Want to tell us where you are these days? If you are a graduate of our department and have news and/or updated info to share, please contact
Megan Martin by email.

Art History

Nora Kreml | BA in Art History and International Relations // 2012
Volunteer, US Peace Corps | Ethiopia

Breianna Cochran | BA in Art History // 2011
Director at Steven Vail Fine Arts | Iowa City, IA

Charlie Evans | BA in Art History // 2009
Graduate Student at Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY

Tara (Broemmelsick) Westhoff | BA in Art History // 2003
Teacher | St. Louis, MO

Heidi Kraus | BA in Art History; BFA in Graphic Design // 2002
Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the De Pree Gallery, Hope College | Holland, MI

Graphic Design

Meanz Chan | BFA in Graphic Design // 2013
Marketing and Social Media Manager at Wooly's
Des Moines, IA

Drew Albinson | BFA in Graphic Design // 2013
Associate Donor Communications, Design at Wildlife Conservation Society | New York, NY

Adrian Mendez | BFA in Graphic Design // 2013
Junior Graphic Designer at Rule 29 | Geneva, IL

Cecily Pincsak | BFA in Graphic Design // 2013
Graphic Designer at Goodman Theatre | Chicago, IL

Hannah Hoffman | BFA in Graphic Design // 2011
Junior Production Designer at Capstrat | Raleigh, NC

Olivia Herrick | BFA in Graphic Design // 2010
Marketing and Communications Manager at Mounds Park Academy | Saint Paul, MN

Michael Carbaugh | BFA in Graphic Design // 2010
MR of Graphic Design // North Carolina State University // 2012

User Experience Designer at IBM | Raleigh, NC

Allison Quick | BFA in Graphic Design // 2010
Art Director at LaunchPad Advertising | New York, NY

Michael Pruim | BFA in Graphic Design // 2009
Web/Graphic Designer at Norvax | Chicago, IL

Jillian O'Brien | BFA in Graphic Design // 2009
Junior Graphic Designer at Creative Labs | Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer Wadella | BFA in Graphic Design // 2009
Contract Web Designer/Front End Developer at GSATi |
Kansas City, MO

Danna Wulf | BFA in Graphic Design // 2009
Web Designer/Developer at Terrostar | Davenport, IA

Margaret VanEchaute
BA in Graphic Design; BAJMC in Magazines // 2009
Graphic Designer at Innovision Health Media | Minneapolis, MN

Michelle Davis
BA in Graphic Design; BS in Neuroscience // 2008
MS in Medical Illustration // Medical College of Georgia

Medical Animator and Illustrator at MedmovieLexington, KY

Calvin Colton | BFA in Graphic Design // 2008
Operation Administrator (Web) at Epocrates |
San Francisco, CA

Suzanne Pfutzenreuter | BFA in Graphic Design // 2008
Junior Art Director at Life Time Fitness | Minneapolis, MN

Steve Rosborough | BFA in Graphic Design // 2008
Owner/Designer/Musician at Moon Glyph Records |
Minneapolis, MN

Sabella Flagg | BFA in Graphic Design // 2008
Web Design/Developer at eTecc Communications | Chicago, IL

Kevin Fitzgerald | BFA in Graphic Design // 2007
Senior Designer at Thought District | Lincoln, NE

Lindsey Obermeier | BFA in Graphic Design // 2007
Owner/Designer at 
Creens | Seattle, WA

Erin Delahanty
BA in Graphic Design; BAJMC in News/Internet // 2007

Integrated Marketing Designer at Time Out Chicago |
Chicago, IL

Spencer Luebbert | BFA in Graphic Design // 2006
Level Builder at 
Irrational Games | Boston, MA

John Vogl | BFA in Graphic Design // 2006
Self-Employed Illustrator/Designer at 
The Bungaloo |
Denver, CO

Kirby Willis | BFA in Graphic Design // 2006
Website Graphics Designer Senior Assistant at 
Computer Sciences Corporation | Des Moines, IA

Jawaher Al-Ali | BFA in Graphic Design // 2005
Graphic Designer at 
Unisono | Bahrain

Rami Bajjali | BFA in Graphic Design // 2005
Creative and Design Manager at 
Sbitany and Sons Co. Ltd. Jerusalem, Israel
Freelance Designer at Rami Bajjali Designs | Tel Aviv, Israel

Betsy Holmes | BFA in Graphic Design // 2005
Design Manager at 
Playdom | San Francisco, CA

Jessica Sokol | BFA in Graphic Design // 2005
Associate Art Director at 
Conde Nast | New York, NY

Greg Blair | BFA in Graphic Design // 2004
Art Director at 
Blair Strategic Marketing | Rockford, IL

Luke McDonald | BFA in Graphic Design // 2004
Owner at 
LMP Publishing | Norman, OK

Rebecca Lysen | BFA in Graphic Design // 2004
Talent at 
Solvate | New York, NY

Allison Jackson
BA in Graphic Design; BAJMC in Magazines // 2004
Senior Designer at National Outdoor Leadership School |
Lander, WY

Andrew Cusack | BFA in Graphic Design // 2003
Art Director at The Integer Group | Des Moines, IA

Thomas Dahl | BFA in Graphic Design // 2003
Interactive Design Director at 
Lipman Hearne | Chicago, IL

Amy (Davis) Deering | BFA in Graphic Design // 2003
Creative Director at Land's End | Madison, WI

Jennifer Chojnacki | BFA in Graphic Design // 2002
Senior Designer at Ideation Studio | Chicago, IL

Sarah Goldschadt | BFA in Graphic Design // 2002
Art Director, Designer and Crafter | New York, NY

Mary-Kate (Dietz) Hickey | BFA in Graphic Design // 2002
Product Designer at the Chicago Tribune | Chicago, IL

Peter Holm | BFA in Graphic Design // 2002
Designer at Boulder Publishing | Boulder, CO

Heidi (Gough) Kraus | BFA in Graphic Design // 2002
Ph.D. Student at the University of Iowa | Iowa City, IA

Monica (Ross) Lewis | BFA in Graphic Design // 2001
Owner/Creative Director at Prodigi | Dallas, TX

Tasneem Galely | BFA in Graphic Design // 2001
Designer at Day Six Creative | Dallas, TX

Nathan Lewis | BFA in Graphic Design // 2001
Graphic Designer IV at Hallmark | Kansas City, MO

Heather (Terlecki) Skillicorn | BFA in Graphic Design // 2001
Senior Graphic Designer at Tweyen | East Dundee, IL

Allison Bloss | BFA in Graphic Design // 2000
Self-Employed Senior Designer | Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Gugel | BFA in Graphic Design // 2000
Art Director/Designer at 32 Round, LLC | Minneapolis, MN

Jed Moriarty | BFA in Graphic Design // 2000
Art Director at Cramer Krasselt | Chicago, IL

Carol Thompson | BFA in Graphic Design // 2000
Art Director at CMD | Portland, OR

Dan Youmans | BFA in Graphic Design // 2000
Senior Designer at WCG | San Francisco, CA

Studio Art

Tatiana Klusak
BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture; BA in Graphic Design // 2012

Installation Technician at the Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines, IA

Ainsley Buhl
BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture; BA in Sociology // 2012

MFA Candidate at San Diego State University | San Diego, CA

Lucca Wang | BFA in Studio Art: Painting // 2011
Graduate Student at the San Francisco Art Institute |
San Francisco, CA

Ashley Machacek
BA in Studio Art: Painting; BA in English // 2010

Graduate Student at the
University of Denver | Denver, CO

Nicki Werner | BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture // 2009
MFA // University of Illinois // 2012

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Illinois State University | Normal, IL

Anthony Roark | BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture // 2009
MA // University of Wisconsin // 2011

Angela Warren | BFA in Studio Art: Painting // 2007
MFA // Maine College of Art // 2011
Teacher at Maine College of Art | Portland, ME

Nate Carder | BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture // 2004
MFA // Virginia Commonwealth University // 2007

Shops/Labs Technician at Columbia College | Chicago, IL

Dan Kitchen | BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture/Printmaking // 2001
MFA // Stony Brook University // 2004
Production Manager for Events Services at Hargrove Inc.
Washington, D.C.

Sally Giles | BFA in Studio Art: Drawing // 2000
MA in Art Therapy // The School of the Art Institute of Chicago // 2002

Art Therapist at Willamette View | Portland, OR

Nicole James | BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture // 2000
MAT in Secondary Art // 2002

Children's and Family Programs Manager at Des Moines Art Center | Des Moines, IA

Nikki Anderson | BFA in Studio Art: Sculpture // 1999
MFA // Stony Brook University // 2002

Adjunct Sculpture Professor at Columbia College | Chicago, IL

Bridget Mullen | BAE in Art Education // 1999
MFA // Massachusetts College of Art // 2006

Freelance Art Preparator Brooklyn, NY