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Brightmoor Maker Space

June 19, 2015 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

What if we could teach 200 kids how to design and build furniture? Or build solar-powered lamps to make neighborhood streets safer? Or start a t-shirt-making business, using handmade screen prints? What if people in the Brightmoor neighborhood — kids,… Read More >

Jules Pieri: Founder of The Grommet

April 23, 2015 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

SodaStream is a highly popular home carbonation system. GoldieBlox’s toys and games for girls promote interest in engineering and confidence in problem-solving. Fitbit produces wireless-enabled wearable devices that measure data such as the number of steps… Read More >

Geoff Silverstein: Founder of Friendly Design Company

March 6, 2015 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

As one of the founders of the Washington DC-based Friendly Design Co, Geoff Silverstein (BFA ’06) is busy, curious, creative… and friendly. Read More >

Detroit Collaborations: Paula Schubatis

February 25, 2015 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

In the fall of 2014, Paula Schubatis (Stamps BFA ‘13) was invited to be a Michele Schara Artist in Residence at one of Stamps’ partner schools, Detroit Community High School (DCH). Read More >

Creative Careers: Fritz Klaetke

February 19, 2015 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

In December 2012, Fritz Klaetke (BFA ‘88) was nominated for a Grammy Award for his design of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings’ boxed set, Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection. Read More >

Creative Careers: Ben Van Dyke

November 11, 2014 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Graduate Student

Ben Van Dyke (MFA '06) plays a lot of basketball — a game defined by its continually shifting spatial calculus. It’s an apt sport for Ben, because just as the trajectory of the ball to the net is endlessly variable, so is Ben’s typographic work. Taking… Read More >