Careers and Outcomes

An art education at Elmhurst University leads to a wide variety of exciting careers.

Many of our students successfully pursue graduate study in the visual arts; others go directly into rewarding careers as web designers, working artists, teachers, curators and art directors.

Our alumni include:

  • Vincent Lotesto ’16, graduate school at Midwestern’s College of Health Sciences in medical illustration
  • Rachael Minnik ’16, graphic designer, American Homeowner Preservation
  • Evan Haase ’15, high school art teacher at Hinsdale South High School
  • Hannah Manocchio, BFA ’13, owner of a screen printing business, Snakes + Acey’s, in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Carolyn Hartmann ’13, art business, previously worked in marketing at the Elmhurst Art Museum before going to graduate school at University of Manchester, England
  • Margaret Callahan ’12, Art Business, Graphic Conservation Co., Chicago
  • Danielle Wagner ’12, earned an MFA in Visual Communications at Northern Illinois University, graphic designer at North Central College
  • Jonathan Reiman ’12, a visual arts teacher at Kenwood Academy High School on Chicago’s South Side, who won an Oppenheimer Foundation Grant to fund his ongoing research in antiquarian photography
  • Danielle Dobies ’12, earned a master of fine arts at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, and worked with NIU’s Department of Women’s Studies to design and execute a mosaic mural on campus
  • Matthew McGuire ’11, a high school art teacher in Chicago
  • Maria Marotta ’10, an elementary art teacher in Northlake
  • Renee Kuharchuk ’10, high school art teacher at York High School, Elmhurst
  • Allison Molloy ’09, a high school art teacher in Vernon Hills
  • Bogumil Bronkowski ’08 earned an MFA at Northern Illinois University
  • Carrie Schumacher ’08 earned an MFA at Northern Illinois University
  • Andrew Theis ’08, artist, Trader Joe’s
  • Melissa Jerousek ’07, an elementary art teacher in Elmhurst
  • Tom Biegel ’04, a web and graphic designer in Illinois
  • Minam Apang ’02, who is exhibiting and pursuing graduate work in Mumbai, India
  • Jennifer Miller ’02, a middle school art teacher in Elmhurst
  • Natalie Cooper ’01, a fabric designer for Jones Apparel in New York City
  • Linda Boardman ’94, a painter whose work has been shown at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and many local galleries
  • Derek Chementi ’91, a computer animator for Carl Productions whose art credits include NBC’s “Crime Watch” and a Motorola television commercial

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