The UArts Alumni Association brings together more than 17,000 artists, performers, designers, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, lawyers and countless other professionals both within and outside of the arts. These are their stories.
Born in Finland, Minna has lived in the U.S. for years now and is owner of her own Fishtown shop, the Craft Foundry.
Drew is a storyboard artist at Disney in California.
Mary, Manager of Public Engagement at the Academy of Natural Sciences, says, "No one has a better job than I do."
Sarah is the Broadway originator of Sister Mary Patrick, the joyful, uninhibited and beloved nun from "Sister Act."
Elana is a company member and casting director at Jackalope Theatre Company in Chicago.
Allegra is creative director of digital media at the Museum of Modern Art, overseeing design and production for MoMA.org.
The creative pair has been partners at the Carbone Smolan Agency for the last 35 years.
Jason is co-owner of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, one-third of the film/animation team Juggling Wolf, and a commercial and fine art photographer.
Jen is co-founder and artistic director of 1812 Productions, the only professional theater company in the country dedicated to comedy.
Marc is a dancer based in New York City and a new member of Trisha Brown Dance Company.
Andrew founded ADMK (Andrew Dahlgren Machine Knitting), a project dedicated to exploring new uses for knitting techniques.
Dan is quickly becoming the most acclaimed purveyor of authentic Texas barbeque this side of the Rio Grande.
Sue Carrie has been awarded a residency, assistantship and the opportunity to participate in several shows since graduating from UArts.
Daniel's client list includes NPR, The New York Times, Sundance, Huffington Post, NBC Universal, The Washington Post and Philadelphia magazine.
Frank took his fine arts degree a long way after graduating from the University of the Arts—all the way to Mars.
Jim is currently director of book conservation at the Conservation Center of Art and Historical Artifacts in Philadelphia.
In the years since he graduated from UArts, Craig has traveled the world creating innovative work for an impressive array of clients.
Rachel is a 2D character animator who lives and works in New York City.
The Disney "Imagineer" spends his days brainstorming and creating models of buildings and designing special effects and illusions for its theme parks.
Veronica is a visual effects coordinator for Sony Pictures Imageworks.
A native of Dubai, Mohammed is an internationally recognized conceptual artist whose work touches on a wide range of changes occurring across the globe.
The former Marine Corp combat photographer is now documenting the daily activity of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
AJ received her Bachelor of Music in 2011 from UArts, followed by a Master of Music in 2012, promptly joining the UArts faculty upon graduation.
Michele developed Autism Expressed, an online platform that allows students with autism to learn basic Internet-literacy skills.
Christine is the is the digital marketing manager at the Jewish Museum of New York, responsible for strategic digital marketing and outreach efforts.
Tania is an art teacher at Upper Darby (Pa.) High School, as well as director of programming and a workshop instructor at Red Barn Arts Center.
Ellen is executive director of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a folk art environment, gallery space and nonprofit organization.
As founder of Masters of None, Sharif stays true to his tagline: making "the provocative, the funny and the cool" in the form of housewares and accessories.
Dan is a storyboard artist for Little Airplane Productions, an animation studio in downtown NYC.
tony, who stopped capitalizing his name in college, is founder and artistic director of the award-winning youth theater company, Shine!
Jordan has taken the user research skills acquired at UArts to lead a design team at IBM Analytic Solutions.
Casey is an art jeweler who works as a designer at Robert Procop Creative Studio, a high-end jeweler on Rodeo Drive.
Nicole owns her own boutique, N.R.S., located on East Passyunk Avenue in the heart of South Philadelphia.
Tired of being a "substitute" (teacher), Aaron returned to school to acquire an MAT in Visual Arts Education from UArts.
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