Alumna-Designed EMPWR Coat Featured on Tuvie
Product Design alumna Veronika Scott was first inspired to start The Empowerment Plan during her senior year at CCS when she was challenged to create a product to fill an actual need in her community. Out of that came the EMPWR coat, which has gone through several iterations of design, the current one featured on Tuvie, a website dedicated to sharing the best in concept and design.
Product Design & MFA Integrated Design Chairs serve as advisors for Ministry of Education scholarship
Vincenzo Iavicoli, Professor and Chair of Product Design and Maria Luisa Rossi, MFA Chair of Integrated Design, were invited to serve as advisors in the Ministry of Education Scholarship Program for Overseas Study in Arts and Design (SPOSAD).
The Empowerment Plan: CCS Class Assignment Turned Organization Backed by Corporate Partners
What started as a CCS Product Design class assignment, the Empowerment Plan is a Detroit-based organization that manufacturers Veronika Scott's coat design and helps move single mothers from homeless shelters by hiring them to make the unique garments.