Richard Watkins

CCS alumnus illustrates for a national investigative series

Richard Watkins, CCS alumnus and Illustrator with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, recently worked on a powerful collection of illustrations for a national investigative series, "Doctors & Sex Abuse."

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Usain Bolt

CCS alumni design olympic gear for Usain Bolt and more

Astin Davis, CCS Advertising alumnus designed the competition gear for Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba, Grenada and Switzerland in this year's Rio games while Guercy Eugene, CCS Product Design alumnus designed the shoes.

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CCS Product Design alumnus designing shoes for the NBA

Duane Lawrence, CCS Product Design alumnus and senior footwear design at Tesh Sports, designs shoes for the stars of the National Basketball Association
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Gabriel Vinas

Fine Arts alumnus exhibits at the Red Bull House of Art

Gabriel Vinas, CCS Fine Arts alumnus and clay modeler at the Ford Motor Company, is exhibiting at the Red Bull House of Art

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DDF 2016

The sixth-annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF), returns Sept. 21-25

The sixth-annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF), programmed by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, returns Sept. 21-25 with its annual citywide celebration of creativity. The event brings together designers and enthusiasts alike to celebrate Detroit’s role as a design capital.
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CCS Graphic Design alumna featured in The Art Directors Club online

Kelli Miller, CCS Graphic Design alumna and co-founder of And/Or studios is featured in The Art Directors Club online
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Tyanna Buie

CCS Professor and Printmaking Section Chair featured in the Journal Sentinel

CCS Professor and Printmaking Section Chair Tyanna Buie featured in the Journal Sentinel

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CCS welcomes new associate professor and associate chair of Transportation Design for the MFA in Transportation Design program

Raphael Zammit has joined the Detroit-based College for Creative Studies as an associate professor and associate chair of transportation design for the Master of Fine Arts in transportation design program.
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The Heart of Identity: Undergraduate Launches First Solo Exhibition at Charles Wright Museum

On August 4, 2016, CCS sophomore Ackeem Salmon, ’19 Photography, will launch his first solo exhibition at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
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Illustration faculty member and courtroom artist featured in Legal News

Carole Kabrin, long-time CCS Illustration faculty member and acclaimed courtroom artist, is featured in Legal News
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2016 Kresge Fellows

Three CCS Alumni Honored with 2016 Kresge Artist Fellowships, Gilda Awards

Kresge Arts in Detroit (KAID) has awarded live arts, film and music fellowships, as well as two Gilda Awards, to artists working in metropolitan Detroit. Now in its ninth year, the Kresge Artist Fellowships annually recognize local emerging and established artists whose diverse creative practices reflect vision and excellence.

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Tim Flattery Batmobile

CCS alumni designed two of six Batmobiles in the history of film

There are only six Batmobiles in the history of film. We can thank these CCS alumni for two of them. Hollywood Concept Artist and CCS Chair of Entertainment Arts Tim Flattery (’87, Transportation Design) designed the Batmobile for the 1995 film Batman Forever and Ed Natividad (’91 Illustration/Transportation Design) worked as the conceptual vehicle designer for the Batmobile in the recently released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ('16).

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Fire Island

Fashion Week Daily sends CCS Illustration alumnus to Invasion of the Pines to capture his favorite fashion finds of the day

Fashion Week Daily sends CCS Illustration alumnus A.E. Kieren to Fire Island this past weekend for the annual Invasion of the Pines to capture all of his favorite fashion finds of the day
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Car Design News

Car Design News Honors CCS in Transportation Design

Car Design News has named The College for Creative Studies a top 10 school in the world for transportation design. The prestigious honor comes as a result of the outstanding achievement of CCS students in Car Design Awards (CDA) competitions taking place from 2011 through 2015.

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Addy Hero

CCS Team Takes "Best of Show" at AAF Awards

We are very excited to announce that CCS Advertising alumni Ellen Wareham and Jason Manns (graduated in May) were both the recipients of a gold Student American Advertising Federation Award as well as the Student Best of Show.

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CCS Alumna's Projector Design Featured on Yanko Design

CCS Product Design alumna (graduated this past May) Alexandra Sakalian's projector design is featured on Yanko Design.

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Adam Whitakker

Wilsonart and CCS Chair Competition finalist featured in Designboom

CCS student Adam Whittaker's bold chair design, which was a part of the Wilsonart Student Design Competition with CCS, is featured in designboom.

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2016 Telly Awards

CCS Students Win Top Honors in 37th Annual Telly Awards

The College for Creative Studies’ Advertising: Design and Advertising: Copywriting departments proudly announce that five students have garnered six trophies — with two students bringing home highest honors — in the 2016 Telly Awards.

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Wilsonart challenges CCS students with designing chairs using their laminate collection, winners to display at ICFF in NYC

For twelve years Wilsonart, a manufacturer of decorative engineered surfaces, has engaged design students through its Wilsonart Challenges Student Design Competition. This year they came to CCS and challenged the furniture design students to create a chair using the Wilsonart Laminate Collection.
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Shinola turns to CCS Illustration Chair and Assistant Professor for feedback on their new sketchbook

What did Shinola do when they wanted some feedback about their new sketchbooks? They looked to CCS Illustration Chair Donald Kilpatrick III and Illustration Assistant Professor Francis Vallejo to test them out. Check it out!

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