College for Creative Studies: Product Design


Greg Darby

Associate Professor

BFA, College for Creative Studies

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Research Interests:

As a designer and educator, Associate Professor Greg Darby has a passion for making objects and experiences beautiful, meaningful and functional; while promoting the understanding of the applied arts within our society through lectures and workshops.

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor Greg Darby has been teaching Industrial Design at the College for Creative Studies for 15 years. Greg is a graduate from the College for Creative Studies with a focus on consumer product design and furniture design, and has been working in the design field for 20+ years. He began his career at Steelcase in Grand Rapids Mi., designing high-end wood office systems. In 1998, he became a senior designer at the design consultancy Sundberg-Ferar. While at Sundberg-Ferar, he was the design lead for Kenmore Brand refrigeration, where he helped introduce the Kenmore Elite line of appliances. Since 2003, he continues to consult with various Detroit area clients working on projects from digital modeling, prototyping and consumer products.