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Ad students win Best New Ad competition

Advertising seniors Kelly McGuckin and Brian Mekjian took first place honors in the annual Best New Ad Competition (www.bestnewad.com) with their humorous television commercial for this year’s client, Cell Phones for Soldiers.
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MFA student lands Furencia internship

MFA student Brook Banham was selected by Faurecia as its internship winner based on his work provided for the General Motors (GM) Interactive Design Competition. Brook focused his concepts on the GMC brand and for his efforts gets to choose an internship at Faurecia’s design studio in North America, Europe or Asia.
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CCS students dominate GM design competition

Students from CCS claimed 5 of the 8 top spots in General Motors (GM) Interactive Design Competition as announced at the 2012 North American International Automotive Show. Over 300 students from across the United States and Canada entered the competition, launched in spring 2011.
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CCS auto show involvement featured in Huffington Post

After spending over an hour talking to CCS students and faculty at the College’s booth at this year’s North American International Auto Show, Huffington Post reporter Kate Abbey-Lambertz walked away very impressed with what CCS’s Transportation Design department is doing.
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CCS involved in One Million Bones project with HFA:SCS

On November 9, 10 and 11, CCS and HFA: SCS students participated in a grassroots effort designed to bring awareness of genocide and other atrocities against humanity through education. Approximately 50 CCS students worked with 9th, 10th and 11th grade students at HFA: SCS to gain a better understanding of what genocide means and how it impacts cultures around the world.
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Graphic Design students work closely with Compuware

The Practicum class led by Chad Reichert gave a presentation to their sponsor, Compuware, on Oct. 21, 2011. The presentation was a culmination of seven weeks of research that included 15+ interviews with employees and staff as well as market and trend analysis.
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CCS takes part in North American International Auto Show

CCS, joined by corporate partners past and present, was again a participant during at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
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Ryan Trecartin visits CCS

The College for Creative Studies was proud to host Ryan Trecartin, video art sensation, as he presented the exclusive premiere of “Trill‐ogy Comp” (selections from his most recent body of work “Any Ever”) as a part of the Woodward Lecture Series. This head‐spinning, lavishly colored video work was on display at CCS in December and was followed by a lecture and Benefit Preview event inside Center Galleries on CCS’s Walter and Josephine Ford Camps.
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CCS students partner with Visteon, OSRAM on future vehicle lighting concepts

When education and practical application merge, the results can be astounding. That was the aim of the College for Creative Studies (CCS), Visteon and OSRAM in their collaboration during the 2011/2012 academic year. As part of CCS’s ongoing Corporate Sponsorship program, 18 CCS Transportation Design Seniors researched areas of innovation focused on the development of new exterior automotive lighting and styling concepts with representatives from Visteon and OSRAM.

Empowering Rural India through Transportation Design by Spencer Chamberlin

Over three billion people in the world earn less than $2.50 a day.

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Adweek features the new CCS ad campaign

Adweek features the new CCS ad campaign
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San Francisco Alumni Reception

Date: June 30, 2012 Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Location: Barrique 461 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133 RSVP via LinkedIn - http://linkd.in/Ks7BvP or Inga Kamis, 313.664.7462 or alumni@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

CCS Illustration alumna, Kassandra Heller, is featured in Zimbio, an interactive magazine

CCS Illustration alumna, Kassandra Heller, is featured in Zimbio, an interactive magazine.
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CCS and Campbell Ewald Launch Creative Initiative for Detroit Youth

Campbell Ewald (CE) is celebrating its centennial anniversary by working with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) to create CE CITY – Creatively Inspiring Talented Youth. Campbell Ewald and CCS are donating the time and talent of their employees with an initiative that underscores a historical commitment to giving back to the community by supporting the next generation of creative talent.
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CCS student Taylor Langhals is featured in Auto Week for winning first place in the Michelin Design Competition

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20111205/CARNEWS/111209942
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Video art provocateur and art world sensation Ryan Trecartin is coming to CCS

Video art provocateur and art world sensation Ryan Trecartin comes to CCS as Center Galleries presents the exclusive Detroit premiere of the LA-based artist's head-spinning, lavishly colored video series "Trill-ogy COMP," direct from his MoMA-PS1 exhibition "Any Ever."
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Michelin announces winners of 23rd annual College for Creative Studies Design Competition

Michelin announced the winning entries of the 23rd Annual Michelin Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and presented $22,400 in scholarships at a reception held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education at CCS in Detroit. Winning CCS transportation students received trophies, scholarships and an invitation to display their designs in the Michelin Challenge Design exhibit at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Jan. 9-22, 2012.
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Exploring the Commercial Value of the Emerging HMI Market by Lei Zheng

GPS and in-car navigation systems provide good directions, but costs are still high for manufacturers.

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CCS Graphic Design student, Aileen Klebba, designed a 2012 calendar to raise funds and awareness for Last Day Dog Rescue

CCS Graphic Design student, Aileen Klebba, designed a 2012 calendar to raise funds and awareness for Last Day Dog Rescue that features 17 dogs with successful placement stories. Check out the article and pictures here:
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