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Kieran Collen

Kieran Collen

BFA in Illustration, Ringling College of Art and Design

Experience: Graduated with Honors (President’s List); Increased enrollment while working as an admissions counselor.

Areas of Interest: Music, TV/film, Visual arts, Fine arts, Photography, Video/digital media, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work, Entrepreneurship, PR/Marketing

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Art Gallery Owner/Leader

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? Pursuing a career in gallery ownership/leadership in non-profit/for profit organizations.

What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? Developing my business skillsets in entrepreneurship, marketing and leading creative teams.

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Nikola Tesla – he was an innovator for the greater good of all people.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Costa Rica or Seychelles

What thought or message would you put in a fortune cookie? Perfection can only be achieved through imperfection

How do you plan on spending/did you spend your summer before starting MSLCE? Working as an admissions counselor at Ringling College.

Where are you from? Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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