Toyota Lecture Series


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.

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Teague Design

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Paul Snyder, Associate Professor and Paul and Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, and Institutional Advancement


Makram El Kadi, Principal & Founder, L.E.F.T

Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6pm
Hosted by Doug Kisor, Professor of Graphic Design


Stefan Siegal, 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



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Past Lecturers

Louise Fili
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
Ed Fella
Kyle Cooper
Ezio Manzini
Min Wang
Glenn Shrum
Tim Flattery

David Gibson
Massimo Ferragamo
Ken Walker
Stefan Sagmiester
Cynthia E. Smith
Walter Hood
Marco Susani
Leo Espinosa
Neville Page
Gordon Bruce
Chris Pullman
Matthew Crawford
Brian Connelly
Scott Robertson
Toshikatzu Koyiashi
Jon Calame
Damon Rich
James Carpenter
Aki Choklat

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