CVAD Alumni Highlights

The College of Visual Arts and Design enjoys the success of its alumni. Here you will find a few standouts and for everyone left off the list, please send us news of your career and how we may recognize your work as well.

Year of Graduation: Name, Title, Work

2010: Megan Lockhart Motown, GIPHY Artist of the Year for 2019
2008: Shirin Askari, fashion designer and Project Runway contestant
2007: Victoria Bleakley-Stefos, B.F.A., Fashion Design, technical designer for fashion design label The Row
2007: Dana Tanamchi, graphic designer and chalk letterer, covers of O, HOW, and TIME magazines
2004: Anila Agha, artist who won the two top prizes at ArtPrize 2014, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan
2003: Sunny Stafford, executive creative director, digital at Victoria’s Secret
2000: Elayne Rush, registrar for the DeKooning Foundation
1999: Erick Swenson, internationally recognized sculptor whose work was included in the 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial and at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, in 2012 
1997: Amy Lewis Hofland, M.A., Art Education, executive director, Crow Collection of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas
1997: Heather Amuny Dey, creative director for the Nike Global Brand
1995: Brian Fridge, video artist whose work was included in the 2005 Turin Triennial and the 2000 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial 
1989: Andrea Karnes, senior curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
1984: Ron English, pop artist whose work has been used in presidential campaigns, billboards, album covers and The Simpsons
1983: Michael Faircloth, fashion designer to former First Lady Laura Bush
1978: Jesús Moroles, (1950–2015) was the honoree of a 2008 National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given to artists by the President of the United States.
1976: Rhonda J. Smith, M.F.A., a practicing printmaker and professor of art at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.V.
1973: Stephen Sills, principal of Stephen Sills Associates and included in Elle Décor’s A List of the Top 25 Designers

Ron English | pop artist whose work has been used in presidential campaigns, billboards, album covers and “The Simpsons.”
Amy Lewis Hofland, M.A., Art Education, executive director, Crow Collection of Asian Art