Julie Van Grol
Julie Van Grol is an illustrator and instructor based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She
earned her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2014, and has
since served as a faculty member at MCAD and St. Olaf College. Julie has taught
courses in both Liberal Arts and Illustration Departments, with course content including
history, editorial illustration, decorative surface design, and professional practices.
In her illustration practice, Julie focuses on storytelling and the power of responsible
representation. Her work spans from editorial to advertising to publishing, with clients
including: Quarto Publishing, AARP, St. Paul Public Library, Representative Ilhan Omar,
and Minnesota Private Colleges Council.