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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Short film explores game-changing CCS sociology course that helps students tap creative potential

If you walked into Molly Beauregard’s classroom toward the end of each session, you’d find the room swathed in stillness and calm. You’d see every student sitting face forward, eyes closed, deep in silent meditation.

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Wedding Expo

CCS alumna creates "Etsy-inspired," artist-driven wedding expo

While planning her own wedding, CCS alumna Angela Ficorelli, saw the need for a more personalized, independent, artist-driven wedding expo. Out of this need she created Rock Sugar Event, a place for engaged couples to find local vendors and artists peddling their one-of-a-kind, custom wedding items, from letterpress invitations to centerpieces.

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Join us for the 2016 Student Exhibition Opening

Join us for the 2016 Student Exhibition Opening on Friday, May 13
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Alumni Exhibition

Re:VIEW: A CCS Alumni Exhibition opens Friday, April 29, 2016

Join us Friday, April 29th from 6-8 pm for the opening of Re:VIEW: A CCS Alumni Exhibition

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CCS Crafts student named finalist in the 2016 designext competition

CCS Crafts student Anne Tsaprazis is a finalist in the prestigious 2016 Designext Competition!

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Kevin Beasley

CCS Fine Arts alumnus featured in anniversary show at Modern Art Oxford

CCS alumnus Kevin Beasley is exhibiting in an anniversary show at Modern Art Oxford

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Grand Prix 2016

CCS Illustration student wins Detroit Grand Prix Poster Contest

CCS Illustration senior D'mitri Moore wins the Detroit Grand Prix Poster Contest

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CCS's Fashion Accessories Design program featured in Odyssey

CCS's new Fashion Accessories Design program, which is housed in the A. Alfred Taubman Design Center for Education, is featured in the online magazine Odyssey
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Lunar North

CCS alumni work with The Verge on an exclusive virtual reality interview with First Lady Michelle Obama

CCS Graphic Design alumni Marcus Mullins and Scott Waraniak, partners and designers of Lunar North worked with The Verge on an exclusive virtual reality interview with First Lady Michelle Obama on how she mastered social media.
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Tuning the Student Mind

CCS alumna-created documentary to air on PBS

Wednesday, April 6 @ 8pm, PBS Detroit will air a documentary by CCS alumna Chelsea Richer, "Tuning the Student Mind."
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College Fashionista

Style Gurus: Two CCS Students Blog on Street Style at Fashion Web Site

Madison Koster and Natalie Miller, Advertising: Design students at CCS, are merging their love of fashion and design thinking as bloggers for, a fashion web site that showcases the latest styles and trends on college campuses around the world.

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Cross Stitch Creative

Meet 'Cross Stitch Creative' - a brand new, 5-year partnership between College for Creative Studies: Advertising Department and The Mars Agency

Meet 'Cross Stitch Creative' - a brand new, 5-year partnership between College for Creative Studies: Advertising Department and The Mars Agency. This unprecedented partnership allows our students to work on real projects, for real clients, for real money. The Mars Agency provides the impressive client list including Colgate, Wal-Mart, Pfizer and more, our students allow a global agency to to tap into a millennial think tank. It's a win win.
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Interaction Design

Unique Opportunities of the CCS MFA Interaction Design Program

Everyone knows we have thousands of interactions every day — with physical objects and products, digital devices and other people. But not everyone knows about interaction design, a new field that is focused on, that’s right, designing those interactions.

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Nina Bianchi Work Dept

Alumnae Create Social-impact Design that goes Beyond Good Looks

Founded in 2009 by Nina Bianchi '04 and Libby Cole '04, Detroit-based studio The Work Department is dedicated to human-centered and participatory design processes. Running an all-woman workplace, the duo has for nearly seven years tried to expand the boundaries of what design can be — who should have access and how it can help strengthen communities.

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Yan Wu

Alumna’s Designs Win Two 2016 NICHE Awards

Alumna Yan Wu (’15 Crafts) is the winner of awards in two student categories in the annual design competition sponsored by NICHE magazine.
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