Student/Alumni Spotlight

Crafting employment that inspires

Spacecrafting, a real estate photography and video firm, employs six former DCTC students

After noticing a lack of quality real estate photography and video services in the Twin Cities, Mike McCaw established Spacecrafting in 2006. Since its inception, the company has gone on to photograph more than 100,000 properties in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

The company started humbly, with just three people. However, the company’s emphasis on delivering the best photographic experience, quickly gained Spacecrafting a reputation as the premier source for architectural imagery and the company grew. Now in its tenth year, Spacecrafting employs 30.

“It’s grown pretty tremendously,” said Jenny Terrell, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Dakota County Technical College alum Ryan Engstrom joined the Spacecrafting team five years ago. A photo editor, Ryan said he handles marketing materials and image processing for the properties the company shoots.

Shortly after graduating from DCTC with degrees in graphic design and electronic publishing, Ryan came across a position looking for a Photoshop guru. Ryan said the position was for someone with heavy Photoshop skills with a strong emphasis in photography.

“It was the perfect fit for my skill set,” said Ryan.

Ryan was the first DCTC employee to be hired by Spacecrafting, but not the last. In fact the company employs five other former DCTC students including Peter Benson, Ben Colvin, Rob Grosse, Ben Olson and Heather Neurer.

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