The Toyota Lecture Series in Design was established through a generous $1 million endowment gift to the College for Creative Studies from Toyota Motor Company. The endowment is used to bring prominent designers and scholars in all fields of design to speak at CCS.
Previous Toyota Lecturers include Hideichi Misonom, Shiro Nakamura, Alexander Gelman, April Greiman, Wahei Hirai, Kevin Hunter, Syd Mead, Daniel Pink, Karim Rashid, Chris Lefteri, Matthew Crawford, Stephen Burks, Stefan Sielaff, Kyle Cooper, Ezio Manzini and Min Wang.
"Designing for the seams: rethinking the value of seamless to create better physical and digital in-betweens in transportation"
Principal Brand Strategist, TEAGUE
Devin leads TEAGUE's brand strategy practice, working collaboratively with clients such as Allianz, Boeing, Intel, JW Marriott, Microsoft, Nike, and Starbucks to create belief-driven innovations and consumer experiences. With more than a decade of experience in brand strategy and design, Devin has worked across a broad spectrum of industries: aerospace, higher education, software/technology, food and beverage, and retail; some of his past clients include Amazon, GE, Nordstrom, Seattle Symphony, and Viacom. He’s a frequent contributor to Fast Company, and he teaches regularly at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.
Associate Creative Director, TEAGUE
Matt collaborates with designers, programmers, and hackers on future-focused prototyping projects for clients such as Acura, AT&T, GE, Samsung, Honeywell, Intel, Target, Siemens, Starbucks, Hyundai, Panasonic, Logitech, and Microsoft. An interdisciplinary thinker and practitioner, Matt has worked in a variety of industries, including: automotive, commercial aviation, consumer technology, gaming, and industrial engineering.
Makram El Kadi, Principal & Founder, L.E.F.T
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Doug Kisor, Professor of Graphic Design
Stefan Siegel, Founder, Not Just a Label
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Aki Choklat, Associate Professor and Chair of Fashion Accessories Design
Joe Baratelli, Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Mark Zapico, Associate Professor and Chair of Advertising Department
Cynthia E. Smith