Mario Moore DIA

Alumnus Mario Moore comes into his own in historic DIA exhibition

Brooklyn-based artist Mario Moore (’09, Illustration) has always maintained strong connections to his native Detroit, particularly in his paintings. In the Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement, an exhibition reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), that connection is placed within historical context.
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Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr. Donate $1 Million to College for Creative Studies

Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr., philanthropists and metro Detroit community leaders are donating one million dollars to the College for Creative Studies (CCS) to support an endowment for its growing Fashion Accessories Design (FAD) program and aid in student scholarships.
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CCS Illustration alumnus featured in the New York Times

Master artist, art rock star and CCS Illustration alumnus Mario Moore is featured in The New York Times.
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CCS Product Design professor wins big at NeoCon

CCS Professor and product designer Von Robinson is the 2017 winner of Best of NeoCon Gold in the Healthcare Guest/Lounge Seating category for his Surround Seating Collection, which also was a finalist for the overall Best of NeoCon Award
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Earl Lucas

The music that inspires CCS alumnus and Chief Designer Ford Motor Company, Earl Lucas

The playlist that keeps Earl Lucas creatively inspired in his day-to-day design career as the Chief Designer Ford Motor Company
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CCS alumnus featured in the 'Art of Rebellion' at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Whether you are in or around Detroit this weekend, you won't want to miss the powerful exhibition opening at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Sunday, July 23 - “Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement.” The talented CCS Illustration alumnus Mario Moore will have a painting on display.
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CCS alumnus featured in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine

Check out this article about CCS alumnus Paul Jeffery, owner of Paul Rene Furniture and Cabinetry based in Phoenix.

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CCS Announces International Student Exchange Program

The College for Creative Studies in Detroit and FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (FHJ) in Graz, Austria, have been awarded funding for an annual student exchange program between the two institutions.
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CCS Illustration alumna’s design updates an iconic sneaker

As a footwear graphics intern at Converse in summer 2016, Clair McIntire (’15, Illustration) got what many would consider the chance of a lifetime: to design a signature pair of “Chucks” that makes it into production.
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CCS Product Design alumna's vacuum design featured on TrendHunter

CCS Product Design alumna Michelle Piotrowski's handheld vacuum design is featured on both TrendHunter & Yanko Design. Sleek AND useful!
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CCS Product Design alumnus starts athletic wear company for children

Jason Mayden, CCS Product Design alumnus and former Nike designer, is the CEO and co-founder of the new SuperHeroic - a company that wants to "empower our children with the power of play, through our products."
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Fashion Week Daily sends CCS alumnus to Invasion of the Pines to document the fashion

Yet again, one of our favorite fashion illustrators and CCS alums A.E. Kiernan was sent to Fire Island Pines, New York for the annual Invasion of the Pines to capture some of the funkiest fashion finds via his pen and a pad of paper. Check it out!

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CCS Alumni Magazine, Summer 2017

A former Crafts student wins a $35,000 grant to level up her experimental design and manufacturing studio. An Advertising: Design alum taps a hot rock band to help a timeless brand inspire millennials. One Fine Arts alumna uses flashy symbols to explore the lives of real Detroiters, and another uses her pen to explore a 20th-century literary icon. An Illustration alumnus creates concept art for his favorite TV show.

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CCS alumnus Bill Morrison named Editor at MAD Magazine

Big congrats goes out to CCS alumnus Bill Morrison, who has been named the new Editor of MAD Magazine
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2017 Kresge Artist Fellowships announced, four CCS alumni awarded

Eighteen metropolitan Detroit artists have been selected to receive 2017 Kresge Artist Fellowships in recognition of their creative vision and commitment to excellence. In addition, two emerging artists will receive Gilda Awards.

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CCS alumna featured in emotional LA Times article

Here is an emotional story about CCS alumna Kam Redlawsk - a story about loving, learning and creating through struggle. Kam suffers from a rare genetic disorder, GNE Myopathy, which has given vision to her art and ignited her need to travel and experience other places and cultures - all alongside her husband, CCS alumnus and concept artist Jason Hazelroth.

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CCS's Precollege and Continuing Studies coming to Plymouth PARC

CCS is excited to announce that CCS Precollege and Continuing Studies is coming to Plymouth, Michigan by way of the PARC - Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex! We will be rolling out details of all our PARC offerings during Plymouth Art in the Park, July 7-9.

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CCS alumnus featured in Juxtapoz Magazine

CCS alumnus Tristan Eaton is featured in Juxtapoz Magazine


Product Design Senior Honored in International Furniture Design Competition

Ornella Gorgees (’18, Product Design) has received an honorable mention in the 2017 Contemporary-Modern Furniture Design Competition.
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Mario Moore DIA

CCS alumnus Mario Moore to exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts

CCS Illustration alumnus Mario Moore will have work featured in the "Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement" at the Detroit Institute of Arts. You won't want to miss this powerful exhibition that opens July 22.
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