Between Detroit and Zimbabwe: Reflections on Cultural Exchange

In summer 2016, nine students from CCS travelled to Africa to explore, research and collaborate with 10 artists and designers from Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT), about 75 miles outside of Harare. The study abroad was led by Johnson, faculty member and alumnus Adam Shirley (’93, Crafts) and award-winning documentary filmmaker Kumbulani Zamuchiya.

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Kelly Slank

Watch Me Work: Kelly Slank, Instructor, MFA Color & Materials Design

Color and materials designers used to be the unsung heroes of the design world. Give them a couch or a shoe, a car seat or stereo — any product we use, really — and their special brand of genius makes it sing with life: the color that attracts, yes, but also the pattern that completes a look, the finish that adds unmistakable vibrancy.

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CCS Transportation Design seniors envision the future of luxury interiors with Wards Auto

The design brief, developed by WardsAuto, challenges students to understand a brand’s interior design vocabulary and then transform it into something that is different but still recognizable. We also want students to learn about the importance of fine materials and craftsmanship in all design.
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CCS Transportation Design alumna interviewed by Jalopnik

Darby Barber, a College for Creative Studies/ Transportation Design alumna and creative designer at General Motors, was recently interviewed by Jalopnik. Check it out!
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The CCS Advertising department to host a Multicultural Career Exploration Event

High School Students: The CCS Advertising Experience --A Multicultural Career Exploration Event-- is April 10, 2017

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CCS Fashion Accessories Design featured in Not Just a Label

CCS's Fashion Accessories Design program is featured in an article on Not Just A Label.
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CCS alumnus Mario Moore's solo exhibition at UICA featured in IVOH

CCS alumnus Mario Moore's solo show "Here + Now" is featured in this article about the exhibition currently running at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, "US IS THEM."

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Weinstein Lecture

CCS's Illustration department welcomes illustrator Ellen Weinstein Wednesday, March 13

This week, CCS Illustration is excited to host editorial illustrator Ellen Weinstein. Weinstein is a regular contributor to TIME, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Join us for a lecture on Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00pm in the Anderson Auditorium, Walter B. Ford II building, Ford Campus.

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Product Design Sophomore Takes Top Honor at Under Armour’s Design Future Show

CCS Sophomore Kurtis Hoffman (’19, Product Design) won first place for his footwear design at Under Armour’s Design Future Show, the newest iteration of the Future Show Innovation Challenge.
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Tyanna Buie

CCS professor Tyanna Buie teaches the healing power of art to children

Tyanna Buie, CCS Assistant Professor and Section Chair of Printmaking, teaches the healing power of art to children in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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Photography Social Change

CCS Photography Department to host “Photography for Social Change”

The College for Creative Studies and the CCS Photography department have invited two well know photographersand activists: Wendy Ewald and Vincent Cianni to discuss with the CCS community how their efforts brought attention to their particular causes.

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CCS's Advertising Department takes home ten American Advertising Association (AAF) Awards

The Advertising Department is proud to announce it has ten winners in the student competition of the American Advertising Association (AAF) Greater Flint Region.

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Country Day Open House

CCS Admissions hosting Open House at Detroit Country Day 3/15

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Cross Stitch Creative

CCS Advertising students gain real-world experience through Cross Stitch Creative

CCS Advertising students gain real-world experience through Cross Stitch Creative, a corporate collaboration with the Mars Agency

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CCS Product Design alumnus Jason Mayden featured in SoleCollector

CCS Product Design alumnus and former Nike designer Jason Mayden featured in SoleCollector
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CCS Chair of Fashion Accessories Design Aki Choklat interviewed by the Social Metro

CCS Chair of Fashion Accessories Design Aki Choklat interviewed by the Social Metro
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James Viste

Watch Me Work: James Viste, Instructor and Technician, Crafts

Blacksmith James Viste holds up a knife he’s made and notes that the blade, which appears razor thin to the naked eye, contains layer upon layer of welded steel. It is glorious. Sometimes a maker practices his craft so well that we immediately understand his work as “in the tradition” — part of a long and storied history yet somehow completely new. This is one of those times.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: CCS Alumni Exhibition

CCS alumni: be a part of our annual alumni exhibition! Submissions are due February 23.
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CCS associate professor Chad Reichert to exhibit in Typeforce 8 in Chicago

CCS Communication Design associate professor Chad Reichert to exhibit in Typeforce 8 in Chicago
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"Up There, Down Here" opens Friday, Febraury 10 in CCS's Valade Family Gallery

Opening this Friday, February 10 (6-8 p.m.) in The Valade Family Gallery at CCS..."Up there, Down Here," new work by graduating seniors from the CCS Photography Department. Please join us.
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