ART@Elon Alumni

From pursuing Masters degrees at top-notch schools and working as professional artists and designers, to giving back to the world in innovative ways, our alumni run the gamut of doing exciting, creative things in the world. Here is a sample of a few of our recent alum’s lives after Elon:

Nada Azem (2014) carried her interests in political art, which formed the crux of her thesis while at Elon, into the M.A. in Arts Politics at NYU, from which she just graduated!  The NYU program is a unique “critical, interdisciplinary Graduate Program that trains arts activists–capable of activating critical and creative dialogue between art and the world.” 

Graduating with a double-major in Art (BFA) and Arts Administration, Brittany Graham (2014) turned down Pratt to join Teach for America in Chicago where she is giving back as an early childhood educator.

Former Art minor/Psychology major Adrianne Hanson (2014) is currently enrolled in the M.A. in Advertising program at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is responsible for our awesome "you are here" logo.

Ali Reder (2013) just completed her M.P.S in Art Therapy at the renowned School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her thesis was titled "Strength-Based Art Therapy with Adolescents in Acute Psychiatric Care."

Jeffrey Williamson (2013) puts his mad digital art skillz to work at the North Carolina Museum of Art where he is the Digital Media manager.

Upon graduation (2012) Ned Dibner’s intricately crafted boxes were included in a national juried exhibition at the Smithsonian.  These days, he spends his time on high-end woodworking projects at Eidolon Designs in Raleigh.

Natalie Butler (2012) continues her love for designing for the internet as an eCommerce Web Graphic Designer for Belk Department Stores.

After receiving her BFA at Elon, Kelsey Reifler (2012) went on to complete a Design for Social Change program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.  After stints as a Junior Graphic Designer with Bruce Mau Design and as an Art Director for Sweet Lemon Magazine, she now works as a Graphic Designer for Vogue.

Where do they go?

The typical path for students graduating with BA and BFA degrees in Art is to pursue Art at the graduate level.  We have no shortage of alum who have done just that at such top programs as: The School of Visual Arts, New York University, Chicago Art Institute, University of Colorado Boulder, Drexel University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Harvard University, Boston University, Pratt Institute, and Pacific Northwest College of Art.  Our alumni have also gone on to become chefs, webcartoonists, feng shui consultants, art teachers, fashion and graphic designers, and librarians, while yet others have put their problem-solving and creative skills to work in such diverse arenas as the medical industry, the military, in fundraising and financial sectors, among others.