We are creative problem solvers who apply a disciplined process, and master tools and technologies, to develop solutions to both social and business problems. Students harness strategic, conceptual, and technical skills to create user-centered experiences that inform, educate, and persuade.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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."
Jen Bancino, Senior 2018
Graphic Design Students Head to Herman Miller Design Yard
With many alumna finding great success at Herman Miller, and our program’s founders being Barbra Loveland and Linda Powell, it is safe to say that Herman Miller has a huge impact on our process. We are just as much part of their culture as they are a part of ours. So it only makes sense that our students would travel to their Design Yard in Holland to see this great company first hand.
Students were able to meet Marlene Capotosto, the Graphics Production Manager, to discuss production of their annual brochure and Kelly O’Hara to talk about web. From pre-flight and imposed flats to image optimization and content strategy, students got a hands on experience of what its like working as a designer at a grand scale.
"Ferris taught me the value of process. It helps facilitate collaboration and validation, which ultimately leads to a product that will make a connection with people."
Nick Conflitti, UX/UI Designer, CampMinder LLC. , Boulder, CO
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.