Carolyn Peters graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1980 in the Industrial Design Department for Product.
She was hired by Texas Instruments in the Consumer Products Division in Lubbock Texas and won a Consumer Electronics Design Award in 1981 for the first 16 bit Personal Home Computer and Plug and Play Peripheral Expansion Box the TI 99/4A. In 1982, Carolyn moved to Michigan and worked as a senior designer for General Motors in the Automotive Interior Design Studios of Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Saturn. While at General Motors, Carolyn designed advanced electronic displays and interiors for show vehicles including the 1985 Cadillac Dual Cowl Phaeton PPG Pace Car for the CART/Indy Car Series. In 1989, Peters began a design consultancy, Peters Design. She has consulted for Larry Shinoda Design, Alpha Romeo, Roger Penske and Collins and Aikman. Carolyn became a full time consultant for Milliken Fabrics creating design presentations for General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. From 2009 Carolyn has collaborated with a local engineering firm, Sub Q, to accomplish all product design and packaging solutions for prototyped products. With 30 years of design experience, Carolyn has been teaching at CCS full time since 2006.