Are you interested in design school, friends and family of a student, already a working designer, or one of our own bulldog alumni? Come to this years Senior Portfolio Showcase on April 6, 2018 @ the Ferris University Center: 805 Campus Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307 RM. 202.
DESIGN SCHOOL SOUNDS COOL, I'M READY TO SEE WHAT IT'S ABOUT.
Stop by between 1 and 3pm, see Senior work and meet with Juniors to get a feel for what it's all about and tour where we create.
I'M ALREADY IN THE INDUSTRY, SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT.
Meet with the newest members of the design industry, their young, fresh and eager to show you their work between 4 and 6pm.
BEEN THERE DONE THAT, THOSE ARE MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS.
Hey design bulldogs, stop by between 4 and 6pm. After the review come to the first design alumni event in over 10 years. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Talking Business with our Friends at Conduit
Design is one part creativity and two parts business. So to understand more about what it takes to thrive in the industry, we talked to our friend and Creative Director John O’Neill at Conduit Studio. He and his team are the masterminds behind some of the most amazing work, from the branding of Artprize to their work with Helen DeVos. To understand more about balancing expenses with profit, we talked specifically on budgeting, and remembering to save money for taxes.
Kyle Rice — “I’ve met John several times before, and it amazes me every time the amount of knowledge he has to offer. Taxes as a freelance designer is something that can be very detrimental to your personal expenses, so it great to hear his advice based off of his personal experiences."
Excellence times three
Congratulations to Jen Bancino, Natalie Dixon, and McKenna McIntyre who won the College of Business Student Excellence Award. These design seniors were recognized for their hard work, drive and ambitious personalities in the College of Business over the past four years.
"Receiving the Student Excellence Award for the College of Business was such an honor and humbling experience. It fuels me to get out in the real world to show them what a Ferris Design Degree from the College of Business looks like! It was my honor and privilege to stand before the College of Business faculty to represent our design program by receiving the student excellence award with two of my other very talented classmates."
"If you’ve heard the saying, ‘nothing good comes easy’, that is Ferris’s Design program. I am forever thankful for all of the doors FSU’s Design Program opened in my life."
Stephanie Bailey, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
how our program works
Throughout our program students are taught to use a 5 phase process. This guides the students to explore multiple ideas to find the best solution. The process includes multiple steps within each phase, however on a project to project basis, things can adjust, because we know in life not every project is the same.