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Creative Boost

College for Creative Studies is pleased to present the Afternoon Creative Boost, a new online speaker series. This series is for students, faculty, alumni, partners and friends of CCS. Infuse your afternoon with a quick blast of inspiration and conversation, featuring short talks led by some of the most influential leaders in creative and rapid growth industries.

Upcoming Speakers

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Kevin Gilboe
Head of Design, International, 3M
Thursday, February 4
3:30-4 p.m.

Design Meets Design: the Power of Partnership
in conversation with Sally Erickson Wilson, Chair of MFA Color & Materials Design

Register for Design Meets Design: The Power of Partnership Creative Boost

Companies are increasingly moving towards a “triple bottom line” approach: giving clear priority to sustainability and social impact alongside expected profitability. Subsequently, many of today’s design challenges rely on multiple skillsets, partners, and a deeper purpose for problem-solving. Join us for a discussion on how CCS partnered with 3M to explore the future of commercial spaces and the potential for positive community impact.

About Kevin Gilboe:

Kevin Gilboe leads a network of 3M Design teams spanning six countries across Asia, Europe and the US as Head of Design, International at 3M. Collaboration with customers is central to 3M Design's approach, and Kevin's team engages many industries including automotive, consumer electronics, infrastructure, architecture and retail to inspire possible futures and develop solutions.

Prior to his current role, Kevin lived in Tokyo for four years and led the development of 3M Design studios in Japan, India, China and Korea. Before his role in Asia-Pacific, Kevin led the global design team for the 3M Consumer Business Group and significantly grew the maturity of Design practice at 3M. At Whirlpool Corporation for eight years prior to joining 3M, Kevin led the KitchenAid® Global Brand Studio and held various other Design roles.

Throughout his career, Kevin has led his teams in receiving over 30 design awards including RED DOT, IDEA Gold, iF, GOOD DESIGN, and GD USA. As an individual designer Kevin has received 28 design and two utility patents. His academic background includes a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Michigan, an MS in Product Development from Northwestern University, and several university projects and guest lectures in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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The Creative Boost Series is brought to you by CCS Career Development, Corporate Relations and Institutional Advancement.
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