Recently, I had the pleasure of assisting my friend, Professor Chris Hacker, in teaching a graduate class at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. The course, entitled “Design Leadership”, provides perspective on the “P&L” and organizational considerations of leading a design organization. It was fun and invigorating to interact with Chris’s students, many of whom are in the U.S. to pursue their graduate degrees.
ArtCenter College of Design is one of the top-10 design schools in the world. It was established in 1930 by Edward Adams who worked in advertising. The Center now has two campuses, stretching across 175 acres and serving approximately 1,700 students. Alumni of the school have gone on to work as designers for the world’s leading automotive companies, Nike, IBM, Apple and many other companies as well as on film projects such as Man of Steel, Transformers, The Avengers, and Star Wars. To learn more about the programs at ArtCenter go to http://www.artcenter.edu/ or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArtCenter-College-of-Design-Graphic-Design