About ArtCenter College of Design
ArtCenter College of Design, located in Pasadena, California, United States, is one of the top design colleges in the world. Founded in 1930, its Industrial Design and Automotive Design programs are ranked number one in the United States.
The graduates of ArtCenter are leaders in their fields around the world and have introduced new creative practices for many generations. In the Film Industry, famous ArtCenter graduates include the directors Michael Bay (Transformer), Zack Snyder (“Man of Steel”) and Syd Mead (“Bladerunner”). ArtCenter graduates have been Chief Designers at all the major car companies around the world, including Chris Bangle (BMW), Ken Okuyama (Porsche), and Franz von Holzhausen (Tesla). ArtCenter graduates Yves Behar (Fuseproject), Laura Dye (Nike) and De Liu (MiPhone) have achieved international success in product design and branding.
ArtCenter College of Design has a long history of working closely with industry professionals. In the 1990’s, ArtCenter worked with Samsung Electronics to make the company more innovative. From this collaboration, ArtCenter is credited with changing the business culture of Samsung. Today, ArtCenter creates sponsored projects and design storms with companies such as: Microsoft, HP, Disney, GE, Honda, BMW, Boeing, Nestle, among many others.
About ArtCenter in China
Since 2014 The Create Change Forums have defined ArtCenter’s brand in China by bringing top designers and innovation leaders from around the world together to interact with professionals from over 200 companies in events designed to inspire and inform. In addition to a main conference the forums offer a series of workshops for students and working professionals led by top designers and key Art Center faculty.
Created through a exclusive partnership with ArtCenter Institute of Design (ACID) in China, The Forums have produced 12 events in 3 major cities and provide an essential channel for designers from worldwide to connect with China’s rapidly transforming culture and growing global importance.