Professor Stephen Schock has been a member of the College for Creative Studies Design faculty since 1998. He has 25 years of design experience including automotive, medical, exhibit, furniture, graphic, industrial, farming, toy products, and large-scale sculpture. He has been awarded the IDEA Gold Medal for Design Excellence and Innovation, awards for Design Excellence from the ID Annual Design Review and the Design Journal.
Schock has worked for numerous clients and manufacturers in North America and Europe including General Motors, DKNY, Knoll, Stanley, Stryker Medical, Deutz-Fahr, New Holland, SAME, Marshall Fields, Northwest Airlines, World Wrestling Entertainment, Graceland Entertainment, Hella, Bede Jet and RL corp. He has led multidisciplinary student design projects with Fortune 500 corporations, Nike Inc., Samsung, Stanley Black & Decker and research projects with Whirlpool, Chrysler Corp. and the user experience group Lextant.
Schock has lectured on design process in Europe and Asia, has served as the Mideast Educational Representative for the Industrial Design Society of America and has facilitated workshops on Design Thinking and Design Research. He is the cofounder of the online Detroit centric furniture resource, www.detroitrelic.com and is currently the president of the Detroit Design Studio Inc. His work has been seen on CNN, published in numerous design journals, exhibited at the Whitney Museum shop in New York and is included in the 20th Century collection of the Detroit Institute of Art.