Top Design School

CCS named 2016 top design school by Graphic Design USA

CCS has been named a 2016 top design school by Graphic Design USA
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Terry Duncan CCS alumnus, Product Design adjunct faculty and VP of product design and product management at Mahindra Genze is featured in video

Terry Duncan - CCS alumnus, CCS Product Design adjunct faculty and VP of product design and product management at Mahindra Genze - is featured in this video discussing their amazing electric scooters & bikes and how they chose Ann Arbor for their manufacturing center. Check it out!
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Technology & Stuff

Alumnus works on winning campaign for The One Show - Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards

Advertising alumnus Vic Quattrin '10 was the Associate Creative Director/Art Director on the award winning Chevy "Technology and Stuff" digital campaign.

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Lunar North

CCS alumni Marcus Mullins and Scott Waraniak add a unique take on design to Detroit’s creative resurgence

Lunar North founders Marcus Mullins and Scott Waraniak add a unique take on design to Detroit’s creative resurgence

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Growth and Decay

CCS alumnus Eric Freitas in a unique, one day solo show at Tangent Gallery

Next Saturday, the public will have a unique, 1-day opportunity to view the gorgeous, kinetic sculptures of CCS alumnus Eric Freitas before they are shipped off to a private collection in Milwaukee. 'Growth & Decay' will take place at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit on Saturday, February 6th from 7-10pm.
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CCS President Rick Rogers featured in 'Detroit by Design' video

DETROIT BY DESIGN! Crypton Fabric and Interior Design Broadcast presents a documentary tour of the movers and shakers in the Detroit design world, which features CCS and our president, Rick Rogers.
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CCS chair of Illustration featured in Illustration Voice

CCS chair of Illustration Don Kilpatrick is featured in Illustration Voice

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Rick Rogers

CCS President Rick Rogers talks "all things design" with Detroiter Magazine

CCS President Rick Rogers recently sat down with Detroiter Magazine, Detroit Regional Chamber to discuss all things ‪design.
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Exploring the Figure

5 CCS alumni participate in group show at Janice Charach Gallery

"Exploring the Figure" at the Janice Charach Gallery features the work of five CCS alumni including Deborah Marlowe Kashdan, Camille LaMontagne, SLAW, Michelle Tanguay and Paula Zammit.
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Tyanna Buie

CCS assistant professor awarded Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

CCS assistant professor Tyanna Buie has been awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.

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CCS named one of America's best schools for industrial design

CCS has been named one of the best industrial design schools in the US by Design Intelligence.

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UNESCO designates Detroit its first American 'City of Design'

Detroit is the FIRST U.S. city to be awarded the UNESCO's 'City of Design' designation! The effort to secure this remarkable title was led by CCS's Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)
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With Optis Creative, CCS Students take gaming development to the next level

Horacio Hall,’16 Illustration, Aigbe Idahosa, ’16 Illustration, and Scott Kreutzkamp, ’15 Entertainment Arts, learned about the program for computer science and engineering students at Wayne State University and proposed two ideas; the Capstone course worked on one of them, an augmented reality motion comic book, for the duration of the spring semester.

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Ferrari Comp

CCS is one of four schools to make finals in the Ferrari Top Design School

CCS is one of only four schools (out of 50) and the ONLY American institution to make the finals for the "Ferrari Top Design School Challenge."

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Icon Aircraft

CCS alumnus designed aircraft wins prestigious Spark Design Award

Major congratulations goes to CCS alumnus and lead designer of the A5 at ICON Aircraft, which has been awarded a prestigious Spark Design Awards.
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Fast Company turns to CCS chair of Transportation Design, Paul Snyder, for his take on the microcar

Fast Company recently turned to CCS chair of Transportation Design, Paul Snyder, for his take on the microcar

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CCS alumnus awarded Aimia/AGO Photography Award of $50k

Congratulations to Dave Jordano, CCS alumnus and photographer, who has been awarded the 2015 @Aimia/AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario Photography Prize of $50,000 and a six-week, fully funded residency in Canada.
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Dwayne Jackson

CCS alumnus named one of Chicago Crain's "40 under 40"

CCS alumnus and chief designer at CNH Industrial, Dwayne Jackson, has been named on of Chicago Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40." Jackson is an industrial designer changing the way tractors and other farm equipment look - making them so much more than just functional machinery.
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Woodward Throwback

CCS alumna and business owner featured in Ambassador Magazine

CCS alumna Bo Shepherd is an automotive designer for General Motors by day and business owner and craftswoman by night. Shepherd and her husband own Woodward Throwbacks and are featured in Ambassador Magazine. Check it out!
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CCS's A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education featured in Model D

CCS's A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, which once was General Motors' Argonaut Building, has a history of being a global center for design. It's the building that the Corvette was born in, as well as the world's first fully automatic transmission, tail fins, engine driven fuel pumps, and the world's first concept vehicle. And now, the Taubman Center is growing the next generation of designers and much, much more. Read about this fascinating building and it's history, as well as what's currently happening behind the Albert Kahn designed walls.
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