For our writing class we will be writing an article for On Milwaukee. I want to write about MIAD graduates who are Furniture makers in the Milwaukee community. The Audience that I am trying to reach is people in the Milwaukee community with an interest in Art and design, and MIAD alumni and students.
I hope that people will see what opportunities are out there for MIAD graduates. I want people to get excited about the design work thats coming out of their city. I hope that people will gain a sense of appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into making these furniture pieces. I think that people will be interested in supporting local artists. I want people engage with the work thats in the community and learn about the work that goes into creating these pieces.
I have been working with some peers of mine who have started their careers in the custom furniture industry. Writing about the opportunities that have opened up to them since graduating because of their passion for design I will draw parallels between how their work effects the community and vice versa. Their work is going out into the Milwaukee area and it may be something that the community connects with without even knowing. Furniture pieces that range from a simple café chair that the public sits in everyday to a curated permeant collection of the Wisconsin Art Museum.
Donovan- He is currently working for a design studio in Milwaukee creating commissioned furniture pieces. He is passionate about modern furniture and he creates designs that are sleek and elegant. I would like to interview him about his personal work and commissioned work.
Maggie- She is currently working on commissioned furniture pieces in Milwaukee. She took home best in show from the wood working fair for her modern school desk. I would like to interview her about her work and where she sees her work going the the future.
Ben- I would like to interview him about his studio. He's currently the owner of his own wood shop in Milwaukee he works with and hires MIAD alumni.
Greg- He taught interiors at UWM and works with students in the community to pursue design careers. He owns his a wood shop in Milwaukee and I would like to interview him about the students he works with in the Milwaukee community.