Madison College Design & Illustration

The Graphic Design and Illustration program at Madison College trains students to work in the fantastic, creative, exciting field of design. We offer courses from basic drawing, to advanced level web design. Our students are competitive, and employable all over the country. Take a look!
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Rae Ganci Hammers wins!

Congratulations to our May 2015 graduate Rae Ganci Hammers.

Rae won the AIGA Student Excellence Award, and was presented with the honor on June 25. We are all very proud of you, Rae!!


Welcome Michael Kress-Rusick

We are pleased to announce that Michael Kress-Russick has agreed to join our Graphic Design and Illustration Department as a full-time faculty member beginning in August. Michael has made great contributions to our college as a part-time faculty member since 2005. Michael holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University, a Masters of Associated Medical Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a highly accomplished designer, business owner, and teacher. Please join us in welcoming Michael to our team, we know he will be an outstanding addition and will do great things for us as we move ahead!

Pamela Cremer Celebration Fund

The “Pamela Cremer Celebration Fund”  has been set up to honor  our dear friend and colleague.  Helping a deserving student with their expenses at Madison College is a fantastic way to remember Pamela’s vibrant spirit and contributions.
We need your help to fund this endeavor! The link below leads to the Madison College Foundation web site. Giving is open to everyone, and you can create a one-time, or recurring gift. The fund will be flexible and is designed to support both part time and full time students, continuing and new, in graphic design, visual communications, web design, marketing, social media/mobile marketing, and print media arts. Secondary programs include photography, journalism and college transfer art.

Fund purpose:
This fund is named in honor and celebration of Pamela “Cakes” Cremer.  Pamela was a full-time Graphic Design and Illustration instructor at the college for many years.  She added amazing talent, innovation and inspiration to the program and students, and was a leader in social media and web design.  Pamela’s colorful life was taken in 2014 by cancer.  This fund was established by her friends, family and colleagues to share her light and love of design with the next generation of talent.  It is focused on providing student scholarships in design, social media and art-related programs.

How to Donate:

Head to the “Donate Now – Click Here” link. When prompted, make sure to write in: Pamela Cremer Celebration Fund.

Thank you!!