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CCS hosts designer Stefan Sagmeister this Friday in Detroit

Stefan Sagmeister will be giving a free lecture this Friday, November 19, 2010 from 6- 7 p.m. at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.

The lecture is through the Toyota Lecture Series and requires prior sign up.*

The lecture takes place at the Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education.

Stefan will speak about exploring the possibilities of achieving happiness as a designer, the tactics that ensure his work remains a calling rather than a job, and the pieces that have induced happiness in others.

Stefan Sagmeister is an internationally acclaimed designer who formed the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 which has done designs for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, and the Guggenheim Museum. Having been nominated five times for the Grammies he finally won one for the Talking Heads boxed set.

In 2008 a comprehensive book titled "Things I have Learned in my Life so far" was published by Abrams. Solo shows on Sagmeister Inc's work have been mounted in Zurich, Vienna, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Osaka, Prague, Cologne, Seoul and Miami. He teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and lectures extensively on all continents.

A native of Austria, he received his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master's degree from Pratt Institute in New York.

One of my favorite lectures of his "pre-retirement" plan can be seen on a linked movie as part of a prior TED convention.

For more information and specifics on this event visit the AIGA online or view past and upcoming speakers for the CCS Toyota Lecture Series.

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