Color & Materials Design

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Kelly Slank

Designer & Adjunct Faculty

BFA, Wayne State University

kslank@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Kelly Slank has over 20 years of trend forecasting, color, materials and finishes experience across a range of industries that include, interiors, exhibit, automotive, footwear and apparel.

She has worked for industry leaders, such as, General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Nike. Currently, she runs her own color and materials design consultancy, Slank Design which works with clients in a variety of fields.

Professional Experience

SLANK DESIGN September 2013 - present Melbourne, Australia - Detroit, USA

  • Color and Materials Design Consultant

COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES Jan 2015 - present Detroit, MI

  • MFA Color and Materials Instructor

NIKE Nov 2007 - May 2013
Beaverton, OR

  • Color and Materials Manager for Nike Sportswear

FORD MOTOR COMPANY Sept 2002 – Oct 2007
Dearborn, MI

  • Lead Color and Materials Designer

COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES Jan 2006 - Apr 2007 Detroit, MI

  • Interior Design Instructor

MADDALENA DESIGN 2001 - Aug 2002 Birmingham, MI

  • Interior Designer

ROSSETTI ARCHITECTS 2000 - 2001 Birmingham, MI

  • Interior Designer

GENERAL MOTORS 1997 - 2000
Wixom, MI

  • Exhibit Designer

ARCHICIVITAS ARCHITECTS 1995 - 1997 Detroit, MI

  • Interior Designer

GLUCKMAN DESIGN 1993 - 1995 Southfield, MI

  • Interior Designer