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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Welcome Jorel & Laura!

We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Graphic Design and Illustration Department.

Jorel Dray has spent roughly the last 10 years at local design firm Hiebing where he has been a Senior Art Director/Partner. Jorel has an impressive portfolio of work, has done some teaching at MIAD, and comes to us with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UW Whitewater in Graphic Design and Multimedia Design. We know Jorel will bring great passion and energy to educating our students and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to add him to our department.

Laura Cherry comes to us by way of Grand Rapids, Michigan where she has been with Baudville catalog and web marketing company for over 10 years in a variety of roles including Graphic Designer, Advertising Art Manager, and Creative Manager. Laura is an accomplished designer with an impressive portfolio, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications and Advertising from Calvin College. We know Laura will connect very well with our students and will make great contributions to moving us forward.

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!