CCS: Communication Design (Graphic Design) Programs


Serene Arena

Adjunct Faculty

B.F.A. & B.G.S., University of Michigan

Serene Arena Head Shot

Semantics & Storytelling in Cultural Persuasion
Organizational and Systems Interactions
Community/Economic Development as Design Infrastructure
Deconstructing Language for Creative Problem-solving


Since 2003, Serene has worked with companies and organizations in regional, non-profit, and political marketing and branding, and is currently a consultant and the principal designer for her firm, Type A Creative, continuing her focus on community-oriented design and infrastructure.

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions:

Most recently: Member of the Public Design Trust, a curatorial team that presented the exhibition, Footwork, at the 2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, in conjunction with Detroit's UNESCO City of Design designation.