March 1, 2022

Getting to Know: College for Creative Studies (MI)

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) might have been one of my target schools if I was going to college in 2022. I wanted to design cars until I was 14. Unfortunately, there were fewer car manufacturers than there are now and fewer design studios. In 1974 a designer would […]
November 30, 2021

A Visit to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

After visiting Brown, I walked only one block and climbed a steep hill to meet with admissions officers at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I’ve gathered a few photos of this eclectic campus on Pinterest for you. This visit is partly virtual, partly on campus. RISD has 2,000 undergraduate […]
July 27, 2020

Considering Non-Portfolio Design Schools

Admission to some art and design schools requires a portfolio of work prepared while in high school. But admission to others does not. Entering an art or design school with little to no previous exposure to the field can be a tremendously risky proposition. But it is not unusual to find […]