Communication Design (Graphic Design)


Michelle Lannoo

Adjunct Faculty

BFA, College for Creative Studies

Beginning as an apprentice at Skidmore Studio, her first professional role was at Premier Communications.

She worked as a Graphic Designer, focused on print media. With an interest in the physicality of design, she moved to JPRA Architects, developing environmental and interior graphics. A freelance career followed, as Four Design and Photo, providing design and photography for manufacturing and independent businesses throughout Detroit.

Today, Michelle has found her place at Ideation Signs & Communication in Royal Oak. With years of print experience and a zealous interest in signage and spaces, Ideation provides the opportunity to apply her creativity and enthusiasm toward branding environments.

Michelle is adjunct faculty at CCS, teaching Typography classes in the Communication Design department. Michelle is on the Board of Directors for SRO Institute of Music, member of AIGA Detroit and SEGD-the society for experiential graphic design.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

  • Artcrank at Shinola | Detroit | 2015
    Detroit area artists selected to design and produce limited edition prints. Sale of prints benefit Back Alley Bikes, a nonprofit bicycle shop and community center that provides cycling education and services with a focus on youth development, sustainable practices and community access.
  • The Printer's Devil | Scarab Club, Detroit | 2016
    Group exhibition presenting evidence of a flourishing printmaking community in Detroit. The exhibition brings into focus the methods, madness and creative fruit associated with the processes of letterpress, relief, risograph, silkscreen and other “less formal” and DIY printing procedures being put into practice by Detroit’s unique creative community.