CCS transportation design chair talks crossover minivan compacts in the Orlando Sentinel

Chair of CCS's transportation design departments, Paul Snyder, weighs in on the design, functionality and popularity of the older crossover minivan compacts that millennials are being drawn to.
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CCS alumni Tyree Guyton and James Stephens both featured in the Detroit News

CCS alumni Tyree Guyton and James Stephens are both featured in this Detroit News article about their solo exhibitions that are currently on display.

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Michael Forbes

Product Design alumna named one of Crain's 40 under 40

CCS Product Design alumnus and product designer at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute, Michael Forbes, named one of Crain's Detroit Business "40 under 40"
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2015 mfa sponsored projects

MFA Students work on sponsored projects for Michelin and Continental Automotive Systems

Every semester students in CCS’s MFA programs work on a variety of Sponsored Research Projects. Fall 2015 semester projects include Michelin and Continental Automotive Systems.
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Toyota Lecture Series Presents Brett Renfer

CCS presents a Toyota Lecture on Design by Brett Renfer, Director of Experience Design and Technology at Collins on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

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GM Foundation Announces $1.25 Million Grant to College for Creative Studies

The General Motors Foundation has gifted the College for Creative Studies (CCS) $1.25 million to help strengthen educational opportunities through scholarships for graduate students at CCS through 2018, as well as fund efforts through the You Make A Difference program.

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CCS Welcomes New Associate and Assistant Provosts

The College is pleased to welcome two new members to our community starting Fall semester 2015: Dona Lantz joined the College as Associate Provost for Curriculum, and Michelle Cade is CCS’s new Assistant Provost for Student and Global Affairs.
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Davidson Grant Winners

CCS Product Design Professor wins Best Concept Award

CCS Product Design Professor Stephen Schock and his team of Henry Ford Hospital employees won the inaugural Henry Ford Innovative Institute’s Davidson Fellowship for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health competition.

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Chris Lefteri Toyota Lecture on Design

Please join us for a Toyota Lecture by Chris Lefteri, one of the leading experts working in the field of materials & design.

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Car Design Awards China 2015 Winner Shares CCS Cultural Immersion Workshop Experience

Each year, Car Design Awards China affords its winner a four-week cultural immersion workshop with the College for Creative Studies.�

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CCS Student Wins Car Design Global Award

CCS student Ahmad Ahmadalkhorasani won Best Production Interior for his Land Rover Multi-Modal Vehicle for the Car Design Awards Global competition by Car Design News.

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CCS Welcomes Michal Makarewicz of Pixar

Character Animator Michal Makarewicz of Pixar Animation Studios conducted a three-day, 3D Character Animation Workshop for Entertainment Arts students from September 25-27.
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Bryan Fitzpatrick

CCS Remembers Professor Emeritus Bryon Fitzpatrick

It is with deep sadness that the College for Creative Studies announces the passing of Bryon Fitzpatrick, Professor emeritus and former Chair of the College’s BFA program in Transportation Design.
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Fine Artist and alumna Darcel Deneau shares her artistic inspiration

Fine Artist and alumna Darcel Deneau was recently profiled by the Detroit Artist's Market. In this video, she shares her inspiration and gives a look inside her studio.
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Bruce Williams

Transportation Design alumnus designs electric bike for Ford

More than 120 designs for an electric bike were submitted by Ford designers. Only three went to production - one by CCS alumnus Bruce Williams.
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Brad Lawrence's unique dying methods are gaining attention throughout the country

Fine Arts alumnus and owner of BL Visuals Brad Lawrence's unique hydro-dying methods are gaining attention across the globe.

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Alumna's unique spin on the color wheel book included in Art Prize

Crafts alumna Heather Caverly has created a unique spin on the color wheel book. It will be on display at Art Prize this year with hopes to sell it for retail as books, mobiles and earrings soon.

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Alumnus leads acclaimed stop-motion ad

Alumnus Joe Baratelli, Chief Creative Officer at RPA, lead the team that created Honda's latest stop-motion ad.
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Alumni Design Mural for Carhartt Flagship Store

Renowned brand Carhartt opened its doors in Detroit more than 125 years ago. CCS alumni Michael Burdick and James Noellert, both 2009 Illustration graduates, helped the company celebrate its return to the city by designing the mural that now adorns the 51,000 sq. ft. Carhartt Detroit Flagship in Midtown.

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Aki Choklat

Internationally recognized designer Aki Choklat to head College for Creative Studies Fashion Accessories Design program

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned footwear and accessories designer Aki Choklat as Chair of its Fashion Accessories Design department.

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