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Successful Alumni

Coe art graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers such as graphic artists, curators, art therapists, architects, industrial artists, teachers, designers and illustrators. 

Today’s employers seek individuals who can think creatively, research effectively and develop innovative solutions for the new and difficult problems that constantly arise in contemporary life. Coe’s Art and Art History Department offers students the tools to become productive and creative citizens in this ever-changing world.

Degrees in art or art history can open doors to careers in arts administration, museums, architecture, graphic design, advertising, public relations, teaching, art therapy, film, animation and many other art-related enterprises. Our graduates also go on to successful careers at businesses and nonprofits, using their visual literacy skills, research abilities and creative problem solving. Our programs also prepare students for graduate work in studio art and art history.

Logan Rickard ‘19 Major: Art
Rickard Sign & Design, Lisbon, Iowa

Olivia Leisinger ‘17 Major: Art, Film
Digital Content Producer Editor at the National Football League (NFL)

Savannah Dearhammer ‘16 Major: Art History
Project Manager at Crozier Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Drew Geiseman ‘16 Major: Art
Graphic Design and Digital Marketing, Direct Impulse Design, North Liberty

Mandi (Gregorcyk) Dial ‘15 Major: Art
Graphic Artist at The Sky Factory, Fairfield, Iowa

Hannah Vanourney ‘15 Major: Art, Public Relations
Graphic Designer and Marketing Manager at Randy's Flooring