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Milo Koleske | Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, & Film Production Artist | ANVE & ANVE ’19

Milo Koleske is a Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, & Film Production Artist living in Albuquerque.

When did you graduate from CMI?

Spring 2019

What was your area of emphasis at CMI?

Animation/VFX – ANVE

LiveAction Filmmaking – DFM

Where are you and what are you doing now?

In Albuquerque doing graphic design



What do you like most about what you’re doing?

It’s fun to be consistently making work and trying out different styles.

What are some projects/jobs that you’ve worked on since graduating?

Student film projects: Does Your Heart Break, Clara Luz, The Farmer


Professional work: Costume assistant with Hardline Films

The Bowling Ballad: Stylist and Costume Designer

What classes and learning experiences at CMI were the most valuable in building towards your current job?

Digital Illustration is probably the class I learned the most for what’s necessary for my current job. The most important lesson I learned is to design personal projects so that you can learn what you’re the most interested in.



What are you doing when you aren’t working?

Drawing, playing dnd [sic], spending time with friends and cats or being on short film shoots.

What’s some advice you would give a CMI student (or maybe potential CMI student) about their time at CMI?

What you put into your education is what you’ll get out of it. Keep a healthy work life balance. Experiment in college artistically when there are little to no consequences. Take a walk to clear your head!

Where can people see your work?


Link to your website:


What’s next for you?

I’m planning on relocating to a larger city with a strong community for queer identifying peoples and artists.