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Carlos Vigil ‘07 (BFA, Graphic Design)

Back in 2008 Carlos designed his first t-shirt. He continued selling his shirts out of his backpack until eventually he got busted for selling where he wasn't permitted, but his enthusiasm and his customers' demand for more kept him going. Over a decade and 40+ designs later he's still at it! 

Use code MICAJELLO for a special MICA discount at checkout.



Jermaine Bell ’13 (Graphic Design BFA)
IG: @jtbeezwax

Inspired by Black Internet Culture, and the aesthetics of hip hop and R&B of the late 1990s and early 2000's, Jermaine designs feature quotes from some of America's greatest black activists. 

Jermaine also collaborated with GlobePress at MICA to design the “Black Lives Continue to Matter” poster.
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Felicia Zannino-Baker ’87 (Interior Design BFA)
IG: @highlandtown_gallery

Felicia has been practicing interior design for 20 years and owns a design firm called Zannino Designs llc, the parent company to “Highlandtown Gallery,” which features local visual, literary and performing artists. They offer a unique blend of full interior design services along with full art consultation and installation services to their clients. The Gallery now houses three MICA alumni Galleries and Gallerists with a diverse offering of fine art, craft, and multi-disciplinary workshops.








Erika Milenkovic ’08 (General Fine Arts BFA)

FB: PestCzar

Pest Czar is a top-rated, woman-owned pest control business serving the greater Baltimore area. Established in 2013 by Erika and her husband Sasa, Pest Czar provides high quality pest solutions for commercial and residential customers alike. .Call Pest Czar for your pest control needs at 443-377-3365 or visit!


Nancelia Frazier ’95 (Hoffberger School of Painting MFA)
IG: @espifrrazier

A recently retired art educator from the Friends School of Baltimore, who credits her career to being involved with the Black Artists and Designers Guild, Nancelia has since created one-of-a-kind works on canvas and fiber arts.


Skye McNeill ’12 (Graphic Design MFA)
IG: @skyemcneill

Skye is an artist and textile designer based in the Pacific Northwest. She creates fresh, whimsical work for kids and adults inspired by her love and awe of the natural world. She is interested in the connections between the environment, creativity and wellness, and aims to bring moments of joy and emotional connection to peoples’ lives through what they wear and what they have in their homes. 10% of her most recent collection proceeds are being donated to Ocean Conservancy.


Alex Cole ’95 (General Fine Arts BFA)
IG: @alexcolestudio

Alex is an abstract and landscape painter living and working in Sonoma, California. Her paintings evoke wanderlust and imagined places from her travels and the beauty of the Northern California landscape. She is also a workshop instructor inspiring fun and fearless creativity. She teaches to private groups as well as large corporate groups like Google, Genetech, and more.

Take 20% off her site with code MICA.


Ashley Lloyd ’09 (Fiber BFA)
IG: @doe_lily

After graduating from MICA, Ashley launched her own line of avant-garde wearable sculptures as a milliner using natural elements for the high fashion industry. Her pieces have been featured in Vanity Fair, W, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue, and donned by icons including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Kate Moss. Her creations are one-of-a-kind and destined to inspire memories you will treasure forever.


Eric Moore ’19 (Ceramics BFA)
IG: @ericmooreceramics

Eric is currently working as a pottery manager at Miranda Thomas Pottery and takes a great amount of inspiration from the techniques that Miranda has learned and passed down from the famous English potter Michael Cardew. He wants to make work that holds both simplicity and elegance while maintaining functionality. To achieve this he creates simple forms with an emphasis on surface design, whether that is material understandings of wild clay slips and glazes, or traditional brush markings.


Sara Barnes ’08 ’13 (Illustration BFA & MFA)
Sara is an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, WA. She sews custom embroideries of beloved pets onto clothing. “I started my shop because I'm passionate about animals—particularly our furry friends—as they add so much to our lives. By stitching them on clothing, I am trying to avoid the pitfalls of "fast fashion" by creating pieces that people will wear and cherish for years to come.” 


Niki Francesca Bramante ’14 (MAT, Art Education)
IG: @niki_francesca

Niki is a jewelry artist and visual art teacher in California. She's always considered herself a mixed media artist. In her wearable work, Niki aims to strike a balance between playfulness and elegance with the juxtaposition of materials…the ‘seriousness’ of metals against the ‘lightness’ of brightly colored resin. 

Use code MICA14 for a special 20% MICA discount!


Ken Hankins ’66 (Art Education BFA)
IG: @shilohpottery
FB: ShilohPottery

Ken and his family bought an abandoned summer camp in Carroll County the year he graduated from MICA. He and his wife have since turned the camp into a business, doing what they both enjoy the most, making pots, building kilns and wheels, and of course teaching pottery classes. The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced them to cancel in-person classes, but they have adapted and created virtual shopping appointments and are currently building an outdoor showroom to allow for socially distant shopping.


Ashley Fletcher ’20 (Graphic Design MFA)
IG: @digitrillnana

Ashley is a multimedia graphic designer based in Washington, DC. Her work explores how visual storytelling ignites brands and amplifies voices


Kelly Roman ’18 (Illustration BFA)
IG: @kellyaroman

Kelly resides in rural Maryland surrounded by nature, and her growing collection of antiques, which both inspire her artwork. She sells her handmade patches, prints, stickers, and original art through her Etsy shop.


Jessi Laurence ’13 (Painting BFA)
IG: @jlaurenceartstudio

Jessi is a fine artist based in MD. She created J Laurence Art in 2017, providing services as a Live Wedding Painter and Commission Artist. Her passion as a painter lies in creating movement and depth through mark making and the layering of colors within the composition of her pieces.


Anna Koeferl ’16 (Painting BFA)

IG: @annakoef

Anna is a New Orleans-based artist and designer and is inspired by landscape and classical art history motifs. She creates graphic images in painting, drawing, and printmaking that reflect her sense of place in Southeast Louisiana in a way that is at once recognizable and new. Anna explores the relationship between color, form, line, and movement through a mix of abstraction and observational work.


Corinne Walsh ’08 (Fiber BFA)

IG: @corinne_margaret_fiber

Inspired by vintage textiles and the spirit of Corinne’s chosen home New Orleans, Corinne Margaret Fiber is a sustainable micro clothing line.n. Perfect for a sultry day spent lounging under an oak tree, or celebrating in vibrant color wherever you may be.
Use the code “MICAMADE” for 10% off any order 


Joanna Barnum '06 (Illustration BFA)

IG: @joannabarnum

Joanna paints emotional portraits and eerie landscapes in watercolor for both publications and collectors. She offers original dark fantasy watercolors, limited edition prints, books, and accessories featuring her work. Joanna is a National Watercolor Society Signature Artist and her work has been exhibited at NASA Goddard and is in the permanent collection of Ten Percent Happier.


Lauren Young '20 (Illustration BFA)

IG: @ulnayounger

Lauren is a digital illustrator and surface designer based in Maryland. She enjoys creating illustrations and patterns of cute animals and nature. She applies her designs to a wide variety of products to sell online and at conventions/art shows. In addition to managing her shop, she also creates and licenses designs for companies.


Josh Allain '14 (General Fine Arts BFA)

IG: @josh.allain

Josh is an illustrator and collage artist living in the Greater Philadelphia Area. His work is inspired by rock music, astronomy, and surrealism. 



Harley Hope '06 (General Fine Arts BFA)

IG: @rogueries

ROGUERIES Leather Goods is a travelling brand, inspired by the merging of modern and medieval styles into practical pieces for everyday use. Harley has a background in graphic design, illustration and was a goldsmith in a past life. Currently based in Phoenix, AZ and open to collaborations! MICALOVE for $5 OFF at checkout!


Wade Zahares ’83 (Illustration & Fine Arts BFA)

IG: @wadezahares

Artist and children’s book illustrator Wade Zahares works out of his studio on his small farm in southern Maine. His work is sold through selected galleries throughout New England, is in many private and corporate collections, and is among the permanent collection at the Decordova Museum of Art in Lincoln, Massachusetts.


Hannah Shaw ’18 (Social Design MA)

IG: @wakeandcreate_

Hannah Florence Shaw is a multidisciplinary designer, with experience in instructional, graphic, and human-centered design. Her shop Wake & Create features artistically handcrafted, one-of-a-kind resin jewelry using wood, flowers, plants and other natural items.


Sarah Adams ’21 (Master of Professional Studies)

IG: @sarahadams_art

Sarah’s subject of painting is colorful abstracts as well as landscapes from a distant world, taking inspiration from video games and other surreal imagery. With her photography, she thrives on taking photos of wildlife, nature, and landscapes. She loves the challenge and gets more inspired any time she takes a photo! 



Rachel Recker ’07 (Printmaking BFA)

IG: @salishseaceramicstudio

Armed with her passion for art and years of experience as a therapist, Rachel lept into a brave new world in 2020 to start Salish Sea Ceramic Studio in Downtown Everett. Focusing on community, vulnerability and being a place for the people of Everett, the studio offers memberships, classes, buying art and a studio assistant program.


Sara Stanton ’20 (Business of Art and Design MPS)

IG: @tailqr

Needing a tie for a new graphic design job, Sara was met with a disappointing selection of binary tie options designed for men and was tired of constantly being told they were shopping in the "wrong" section. After years of research, testing and gathering feedback to perfect the non-binary necktie as a full-scale business, TAILQR was launched in in December 2021.

Arpie Shekoyan '21 (Business of Art & Design MPS) 
Arpie is an LA-based artist who works primarily in craft materials and paint. Growing up as an Armenian-American, she began exploring narratives of women whose stories have been subdued or eradicated due to dispossession of land. Arpie continues to use craft and patterned paper in her 2-D works not only to allude to the Western art history's representation of the "Middle East", but to challenge the notion of gendered mediums.

Sarah Sewell-Tippin ’21 (Master of Professional Studies)⁠
Through her business Joyful Clay, Sarah Sewell-Tippin creates handmade, functional ceramics. Inspired by nature, family, friends, and life, Sarah incorporates her love of illustration to create whimsical, aesthetically beautiful pottery intended to evoke a feeling of joy in everyone who uses it. ⁠