Toyota Lecture Series Features April Greiman

Toyota Lecture Series Features April Greiman

Thursday, March 5, 2009 , 12:00 PM

Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium


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The College for Creative Studies’ Toyota Lecture Series, a dynamic forum for public lectures on design, welcomes April Greiman, fine artist, designer and founder of Made in Space, a multi-disciplinary design practice. The free public lecture will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at noon in the Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium in the Walter B. Ford II Building on the CCS campus. 

Greiman has been known for her innovative use of advanced technology in problem-solving and the design process since the early 1980s. She has pioneered digital design through unique experiments with the Apple Macintosh and developed legendary projects utilizing an experimental merger of type and image. 

Greiman brings a unique approach that blends technology and science with symbol and myth, words and images with texture and space. Her expertise is focused on color, surfaces and materials consulting, trans-media identity and branding projects for such clients as AOL Time Warner, Dosa 818 and the new Prairie View School of Art and Architecture, Texas A+M. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and her list of awards includes accolades from the American Institute of Architects, the AIGA Fellowship and a Gold Medal from American Institute of Graphic Arts. Greiman’s ideas and work have appeared in numerous articles, interviews and broadcasts, ranging from Domus and The New York Times to CNN and PBS. She has also published several books. 

While visiting CCS, Greiman will join Bryan Nesbitt, General Motors’ vice president of design for North America, as afeatured guest at an open house event for the CCS MFA program on Friday, March 6, 2009. The event will introduce CCS’s new MFA programs in Design and Transportation Design to applicants, industry leaders and CCS alumni.  

The Toyota Lecture Series is funded by a generous gift from Toyota Motor Corporation. Please RSVP online at or call 313-664-7465. All lectures are held in the Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium in the Walter B. Ford II Building on the College for Creative Studies campus. Seating and Parking are both handled on a first come, first serve basis with parking available in the CCS parking structure as well as on surface streets near campus.  For more information visit  or contact Beth Marmarelli at 313-664-7667 or email