Success Stories

Hartford Art School Success Stories

At Hartford Art School, you'll find all the key ingredients for masterful artwork and meaningful career paths.

Learn more about our successful students and alumni. 

Gaylen Ferstand Kozikis Finds Inspirational Opportunities in Media
Jun 13, 2019

Gaylen Ferstand Kozikis Finds Inspirational Opportunities in Media

Gaylen’s interest in media arts emerged from her love of collaboration and new technologies. She was introduced to contemporary video art at a lecture presented by Gene Gort, and in that moment, she knew she found her calling in new media.

Amanda Lovelee Crafts Conversation Through Public Art
Jun 13, 2019

Amanda Lovelee Crafts Conversation Through Public Art

Amanda Lovelee ’04 has always been interested in connectivity. As a photography major at the Hartford Art School, she used photography and videography to draw connections between different types of communities. Now, Lovelee serves as city artist for Public Art Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

MFA Alumnae Connect Youth with the Stars
Apr 23, 2019

MFA Alumnae Connect Youth with the Stars

In 2017, Robin Dahlberg MFA ’13 volunteered with a youth photography workshop on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. This year, when she and her team decided to raise funds for a second workshop, they surpassed their goal to raise $4,000 several weeks ahead of schedule.

Helping Clients Create Compelling Brands
Apr 16, 2019

Helping Clients Create Compelling Brands

The real world waits for no one, so this visual communication design senior made the most of her time at the Hartford Art School by working with real clients long before Commencement.

Unboxing Social Issues Through Interdisciplinary Arts
Apr 16, 2019

Unboxing Social Issues Through Interdisciplinary Arts

Unboxing Social Issues Through Interdisciplinary Arts

Jackie Flock
Apr 16, 2019

Jackie Flock

Working as a public artist means saying yes to challenging opportunities.