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Virtual Career Bootcamp 2020

October 26, 2020 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

From October 12-17, eighty Stamps students RSVP’d for the 2020 Virtual Career Bootcamp event, featuring sessions led by recent alums for current Stamps students to explore the ins and outs of networking, interview skills, freelancing, and more. Read More >

Stamps School Launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

October 26, 2020 • Giving, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Alumni

The Stamps School of Art & Design strives to foster a climate of inclusivity, build and support a diverse population at the school, and further racial justice in society at large through art and design. We invite the broader school community, alumni, and… Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Nestorak (BFA ‘13)

October 26, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nestorak discovered her passion for Motion Graphic Design during her undergraduate studies at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Brown (MFA ‘18)

October 14, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

In 2019, Stephanie Brown’s interactive, mixed media installation solo exhibition Do Not Bleach was on view for a 5-month run at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida. Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Cesar Velazquez (BFA ‘94)

October 14, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

With film credits that include Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Zootopia (2016), Moana (2017), and Big Hero 6 (2013), Velazquez got his start in animation by making 3D animated shorts during his time as an undergraduate student at the Stamps… Read More >

Finalists Announced for Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative

September 18, 2020 • Social Engagement, Alumni

Organized by Stamps Gallery, Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative is a new awards program designed to support the development of contemporary artists living and working in Michigan. Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Titus Heagins (MFA ‘02)

September 18, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Titus Heagins honed his photography skills during his graduate studies at the Stamps School of Art and Design and is a documentary and fine art photographer living and working in Durham, North Carolina. Read More >

Joann McDaniel, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Retires

June 24, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Student

For over 15 years, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Joann McDaniel has dedicated herself to ensuring that Stamps students have had the resources and support they need to make the most of their U-M experience and prepare for their post-college lives. Read More >

In Memory of Bill Lewis (1918-2020)

June 11, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty

Born in Detroit, raised in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Lewis was a University of Michigan alum (BDes ‘48) and a veteran of the U.S. Navy (1941-1945). Read More >

Beth Hay Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Alumni, Faculty

Since starting as an instructor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design in 1988, Lecturer II and Stamps alumna Beth Hay (BFA ‘82) has been known for her commitment to students, her strides towards equity, and her ability to help people create their best… Read More >