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Featured News: February 21 2018
In January, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Conor Ahearn (’16, Product Design) a design patent for his gardening trowel MAT, the Mechanical Advantage Tool.
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The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) kicked off its Drinks x Design event at the Loft At 1420 by announcing its new brand identity: Design Core Detroit.
CCS Interior Design student Ashley Hanson recently won the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) student video competition and traveleved for free to the IIDA student conference in Dallas.
DiMilia, a graduate of CCS’s MFA program in Integrated Design, wanted to create something for people whose disabilities, and the potential of their remaining abilities, are often overlooked by product design. ARIS, a sensor inserted into the user’s shoe coupled with a phone application, utilizes the remaining senses of people who are blind or have low vision and, according to DiMilia, pushes their potential even further.
A 2017 graduate of the MFA program in Color and Materials Design at CCS, Alexa Ulbrich’s thesis project, “Uproot Detroit,” paired her passion for the environment with her love of fibers and, as a result, put invasive plant species to good use.
Brands and businesses spend a lot of time trying to figure out what Millennials want now. Little thought, however, goes into what will happen when these young adults, currently aged 18-34 years, grow old. But Aisha Bakde, a 2017 graduate of CCS’s MFA program in Integrated Design, has put a lot of thought intoit.
The Empowerment Plan, which started as a school project by Veronika Scott in the CCS Product Design department, is a non-profit company that designs, manufactures and provides warm coats that turn into sleeping bags to the homeless. Scott's company started off as a small team of women (who were once homeless themselves) and is now growing into a team of 60 and is soon to expand into other major cities including New York and Chicago.
CCS alumni are infusing fashion into auto design and the outcomes are exquisite and sophisticated. Check out this feature by InStyle about CCS alumni Susan Lampinen, Ford Motor Company Chief Designer of Color & Materials and Brittany Moss, Ford Motor Company Color and Materials Designer.
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