Design

Overview

Curriculum

Faculty & Staff

Our Cornish design faculty consists of professional designers and educators who create an academic environment strongly rooted in both design practice and theory. Our core faculty, Susan Boye, Tiffany Laine DeMott, Natalia Ilyin, Jacob Kohn, and Julie Myers, embodies our departmental belief in providing a convergent design education that provokes innovation while underscoring social consciousness.

Our adjunct faculty is drawn from some of Seattle’s most recognized firms: Robynne Raye is one of the co-owners of Modern Dog; Elizabeth Gordon represents the talent to be found at Mithun: Jennifer Milliron and CJ Brockway hail from NBBJ, Tobey Wray is at Starbucks, Emily Hooper is at EMP, Jim Catel is at HBO, Scott Mayhew is at ArenaNet, and Mark Kornblum is at Substantial. Cornish is also home to many well respected independent designers including, Dan Shafer and Ricky Castro Wendy Quesinberry, Marisa Mangum, graphic novelist Ellen Forney, illustrators Esther Loopstra, Junichi Tsuneoka and Stephanie Bower, book artist Jenny Sapora, designers, and animator Tony White, and others.


Administration:

  • Jeff Brice, Department Chair
  • Eric Holden, Computer Support Coordinator

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Resources

News

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June 29, 2015

Cornish Playhouse Offers Space To Create

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator program offers local artists a place to create and collaborate. The Changeling Project, part of the 2014/15 Arts Incubator, will be open to the public on Thursday, July 2. Creators Adriana Camoy and Charles McCall invite their audience to enjoy a combination of dance and poetry, then give feedback on their work-in-progress.

In a city where the space to create is hard to find, Cornish Playhouse offers artists interested in...

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June 16, 2015

Cornish Joins New MOOC Site Aimed At The Arts

Cornish College of the Arts is one of the initial educational partners of Kadenze.com, an online learning platform specifically built for the arts and creative technologies.

Open to learners anywhere in the world, Kadenze.com launched on June 16 with “Introduction to...

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May 7, 2015

Cornish’s Biggest Student Exhibition Opens May 8

Cornish College of the Art's largest student show of the year opens right before the Centennial commencement. Galleries in two buildings will be filled with the work of 98 graduating artists and designers -- and Friday, May 8, opening promises to be a great block party event.

​The weather prediction is for unseasonably warm temperatures and sunny skies, so the opening of E...

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April 22, 2015

What’s Your Game?

Student designers in Systems Communication make the study communication within sociological structures fun by redesigning games.

Educators know what every kitten and puppy knows: play teaches. Consider a kitten batting a ball ar...

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April 21, 2015

Anne Bogart Selected As Commencement Speaker

As announced in March, author and award-winning theater and opera director Anne Bogart will address Cornish’s seniors during the 2015 Commencement on May 9 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center. President Nancy J. Uscher will award honorary degrees to Bogart and to choreographer and McArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Liz Lerman. In addition, this year’s Distinguished Recent Alumni Awards will go to Jerick Hoffer and Richard Andriessen and the Distinguished Alumni Award will go to Kent Devereaux.

Many Cornish theater majors already know the work of award-winning stage/opera director and author A...

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March 24, 2015

Women in Design & Metal Speak at Cornish

The SEGD Seattle Chapter kicks off its speaker series at Cornish with Women in Design; the next day, Cornish hosts Women in Metal from Pratt Fine Arts Center.

​Sometimes the stars just align. Tuesday and Wednesday March 25 and 26, Cornish will play host to...

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March 4, 2015

New exhibition of Cunningham photos shows unseen history of Cornish

In 1935, photographer Imogen Cunningham contributed a series of photos for the Cornish School catalogue. Now these rare photos will be on public display, many for the first time, in A Stitch in Time: Imogen at Cornish.

While preparing for Cornish College of the Arts’ centennial celebration last November, college off...

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March 2, 2015

Cornish Commons Tops Off

Cornish College of the Arts adds a brand-new building to its campus in 2015: Cornish Commons. This mix of residence hall, classroom space, and Student Life offices opens in August.

Cornish Commons, the new residence hall and academic building being developed for Cornish College of...

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February 10, 2015

Nienkämper Brings Design Star Power to Cornish

As Cornish redefines and strengthens its Interior Architecture program within the Design Department, designer and entrepreneur Klaus Nienkämper pays a perfectly timed visit.

You should have learned the name if you love design, but even if you haven’t, you know the work of...

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January 22, 2015

Cornish Throws a TASK Party for Everyone

UPDATE! The Cornish TASK Party, the concept work of noted artist Oliver Herring, opened its doors on January 16—HUGE success.

Update: Happy, whirring, spinning pandemonium in the Beebe Building at Cornish's Main Campus as Oliv...