College for Creative Studies: Illustration


Bryan Durren

Adjunct Faculty

B.F.A., Illustration

An award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, educator and creative director, Bryan Durren has had a wide-ranging career across a variety of media for numerous national clients. After graduating with honors from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Illustration, Durren began his career at MARS Advertising. He then worked for three years as an illustrator/designer at the Detroit-area studio, Colorforms. He spent the following nine years in the creative services department for Little Caesar Enterprises, working his way from graphic designer, to senior graphic designer, then creative services manager.

Notable amongst his projects, he collaborated with Craig Jablonski to illustrate and design the children's books The ABC's of Detroit Tigers Baseball and The ABC's of Detroit Red Wings Hockey. Durren became the creative director for Olympia Entertainment/Detroit Red Wings in 2010, currently leading their in-house creative team. He has been an illustration instructor for the College for Creative Studies since 2002.