Displaying items tagged: Kendall College of Art and Design
Designer Joey Ruiter leaves minimalist mark on vehicle, furniture industries
Not many designers — if any — feature a portfolio of work quite like Joey Ruiter.
Citing financial struggles, UICA to sell building, move to Kendall College campus
GRAND RAPIDS — The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts plans to relocate and sell its building at 2 Fulton St. SW after financially struggling to maintain the facility over the last few months during the COVID-19 pandemic and state shutdown.
New Kendall College lab pairs firms with students around emerging Industry 4.0 technology
By partnering with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University on an innovation lab, Joe Van Harken and Jeff Joanisse want to explore the use of an emerging technology and cultivate needed talent.
Kendall College president to step down June 30, return to teaching
Leslie Bellavance plans to return to teaching and step down this summer as president of Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University.
From Boardroom to Classroom: Execs-turned-educators bring practical knowledge to students
A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the classroom.
GVSU’s new Design Thinking Academy aims to embed design culture in local companies
GRAND RAPIDS — Over his storied career, John Berry has advocated for the benefits of incorporating design principles outside of traditional creative industries. Now, Berry is taking that vision one step further at Grand Valley State University with the new Design Thinking Academy, where he serves as director. The academy spun off from the university’s Design Thinking Initiative that launched in 2014.
Pitch competitions prepare budding entrepreneurs for real world businesses
His first business presented workshops on renewable energy at elementary schools and included solar power kits students could assemble.
NYC-based VC fund to invest in Michigan fashion companies
LANSING — A New York-based venture capital firm wants to propel Michigan’s nascent fashion industry to runways everywhere.
3 developers bid on Kent County-owned downtown Grand Rapids office building
Kent County received three wide-ranging bids earlier this week for its 104,000-square-foot downtown office building at 82 Ionia Ave. NW.
Alienating consumers? Craft brewers clamp down on inappropriate beer names, labels
Saugatuck Brewing Co. thought it was being edgy in 2011 when it coined the name “Hop on a Blonde” for its new blonde ale.
Local nonprofits learn to apply human-centered design to drive outcomes
Human-centered design is changing the way nonprofits across Grand Rapids approach complex problems.
Sponsored Content: The Future of Problem Solving
A waste management system design unveiled in Grand Rapids this past May would enable hospitals world-wide to achieve a seemingly rare feat: saving money by embracing environmental stewardship.
Kendall College opts out of plan to acquire Kent County-owned building
A previous plan by Kendall College of Art and Design to acquire and redevelop a Kent County-owned building will not go forward.
KCAD’s master’s program in architecture seeks growth after first cohort graduates
GRAND RAPIDS — As Kendall College of Art and Design finishes its first cohort of graduate architecture students, the school’s nascent program aims for significant growth in the coming years.