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Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

Tonie Leeds: Making Something Out of Nothing for Almost 100 Years

February 23, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

In celebration of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, we’re shining a spotlight on Stamps alums. Our first story is a conversation between two alums: one of our oldest living alums, Antonietta (Tonie) Leeds (B.Des. ’42), and Cristina Lorenzetti (BFA… Read More >

Studio Spotlight: Print Media with Ruth Weisberg

January 16, 2017 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

In this Studio Spotlight, world renowned visual artist Ruth Weisberg (Stamps BFA 1963 and Stamps MA 1965) creates a lithographic print in the Stamps Print Media Studio during her campus residency in Fall 2016. She also talks about her time at U-M in the 1960s,… Read More >

Cameron Van Dyke (MFA ‘15): ORBIT at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

October 14, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Making a Difference, Alumni

The Future People, a design collective composed of Cameron Van Dyke (Stamps MFA '15) and his wife Rachael Van Dyke, have introduced their latest vehicle, ORBIT, at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Read More >

2016 Stamps Alumni Exhibition

July 23, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Between career, family life, and the incredible creative projects Stamps alums always seem to have in the hopper, it can be hard to find time to reflect on all the forces that came together to get us where we are today. Read More >

Alumni Update: Joan Rosenberg-Dent (BFA ‘78)

May 10, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Sculptor, studio artist, and Stamps alum Joan Rosenberg-Dent (BFA '78) has been spending a lot of time thinking about the concept of "edge" in recent years. After fabricating several pieces, Joan discovered that the cumulation of multiple edges resembled pages… Read More >

Creative Workforce Needed: Career Prep at Stamps

April 26, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

Recent data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) suggests that individuals who work in design and the arts report some of the highest levels of job satisfaction in America. Read More >

Creative Careers: Leslie Raymond, Ann Arbor Film Festival Executive Director (MFA ‘99)

March 7, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

This year, the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival unfolds in the Michigan Theater March 15-20. Aside from being a proud festival partner, the Stamps School is also proud to call AAFF Executive Director Leslie Raymond an alum (MFA '99). Read More >

Creative Careers: Lyz Luidens (BFA ‘13)

February 23, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Just three years out of college, Stamps grad Lyz Luidens (BFA '13) is taking the world by storm. Read More >

Stamps Career Bootcamp

February 18, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

In an era when post-college job placement is critical, the legitimacy of creative pursuit can be unfairly called into question. What art and design student hasn't been subjected to a “starving artist” joke or two? And yet many economists have stated that we're… Read More >

Creative Careers: Sara Radin (BA ‘11)

February 18, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

Sara Radin (BA '11) sat down to answer questions about her career, work, and life after Stamps while preparing for the inagural Career Bootcamp. Read More >