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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alumni Panel Night
Ferris alumna journey back to their old stomping grounds to be drilled with questions from design students. The AIGA student group hosted Brian Hauch, Ryan Ganss, Kaila Piepkow, Brittaney Headings, and Hailey Hawes, all Ferris design graduates in multiple different points of their career.
"As a student you have so many questions about the professional world, especially as a senior who only has one more week of school. All of my questions were answered and worries were squashed. The alumni are so great and are always willing to help out, they made me feel prepared for the real world."
Rachel VanAken, Senior 2018
Students Explore Design Excellence at Newell Brands
Like any thriving company, design takes place in the core of great business and strategy. Newell Brands amplifies this excellence, working with brands such as Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Expo, Berkley, Coleman, Contigo and many more. Our students stopped in for an afternoon of great discussions on teamwork dynamics and creating design solutions.
“ My Visual Communications degree from FSU prepared me for success in designing, freelancing and teaching because I learned how to think and solve creative problems”
Sally Salkowski, Careerline Tech Center, Holland MI
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.