T-Shirt designs for NAMI MI designed by Emily Vince.

T-Shirt designs for NAMI MI designed by Emily Vince.

 Proposed new logo and icon designs for MUFI by Sarah Allen, Dayna Berzack, and Elizabeth Suchocki.

Proposed new logo and icon designs for MUFI by Sarah Allen, Dayna Berzack, and Elizabeth Suchocki.

 Proposed new logo seen on images for MUFI by Zak Plaxton, Blake Foster, and David Beasley.

Proposed new logo seen on images for MUFI by Zak Plaxton, Blake Foster, and David Beasley.

 New logo design for The Art Experience by Melissa Flores, Kelsey Schrader and Taylor Reyes featured on their updated website (completed by a designer outside of the course).

New logo design for The Art Experience by Melissa Flores, Kelsey Schrader and Taylor Reyes featured on their updated website (completed by a designer outside of the course).

 Pattern for The Michigan Humane Society by Lauren Hartley, Garrett Ebbling and Taylor Reyes. 

Pattern for The Michigan Humane Society by Lauren Hartley, Garrett Ebbling and Taylor Reyes. 

 Webster Community Center logo designed by Piper Lehto, Zak Plaxton and Elizabeth Suchocki. 

Webster Community Center logo designed by Piper Lehto, Zak Plaxton and Elizabeth Suchocki. 

Overview of Past Semesters

During the semester, students work with three Detroit Metro area non-profits, each with their own unique project needs and budget . Students have created for:

826michigan

THE ART EXPERIENCE

ARTS & SCRAPS

MICAH 6'S WEBSTER COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT

THE MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY

MICHIGAN URBAN FARMING INITIATIVE

NAMI MI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

ORGANIZATION FOR BAT CONSERVATION

Want to be a non-profit for next semester? Propose a project here, or find out more here.

I feel better prepared and more comfortable to present to clients in the future. Working within a group dynamic allowed me to find my strengths within a design team. I discovered how rewarding it is to do work for non-profits, and I am continuing to do work for one of the non-profit organizations.
— Maren O., Student Designer 2015
Meeting with clients and working with within a “real-world” design concept really help me prepare for a career after graduation.
— -Kristina D., Student Designer 2016
This is definitely (a class) that every design student should take.
— -Kelsey S., Student Designer 2016

We loved this experience! We ended up with a really cool publication, flier, and poster that I’m sure our students are going to go crazy for. Essentially, this class saved us from spending the many hours of staff, intern, and volunteer hours that go into producing one of our publications.
— Amy Sumerton, Program Director, 826michigan
 Interior spread from book design proposal for 826michigan by student designers Maren Obermanns, Kathleen Peterson, and Hadear Mikho.

Interior spread from book design proposal for 826michigan by student designers Maren Obermanns, Kathleen Peterson, and Hadear Mikho.


 Presentation Proposal Slide Example featuring billboard design for Organization for Bat Conservation's exhibit  BATS: Superheroes of the Night!  from student designers Jim Muehlheim, Lana Karim, and Kevin Mendez.

Presentation Proposal Slide Example featuring billboard design for Organization for Bat Conservation's exhibit BATS: Superheroes of the Night! from student designers Jim Muehlheim, Lana Karim, and Kevin Mendez.

I was impressed by the quality of work and professionalism at the final presentation. Student groups displayed qualities often seen at professional design firms as they took us through their process of design and the campaign materials themselves.
— Danielle Todd, Director of Communications, Organization for Bat Conservation

Each of the three clients we worked with showed us a different side of the design world. Professors can tell you something over and over but until you experience it for yourself first hand you won’t have a clue; so this class helped to really understand what working with a client is really like from how they describe things to how they handle situations to how they react to your final work. The entire process from start to finish was something I am so thankful for having taken part in.
— Samantha Z., Student Designer 2015
  Presentation Proposal Slide Example featuring postcard design for Arts & Scraps   from student designers Kathleen Peterson, Lindsay Quinn and Jim Muehlheim.

Presentation Proposal Slide Example featuring postcard design for Arts & Scraps from student designers Kathleen Peterson, Lindsay Quinn and Jim Muehlheim.


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