The State of Design

MICHIGAN IS FULL OF WORLD-CLASS DESIGNERS who have chosen to live and work in the Great Lakes State. Their innovative spirit is inherently active, improving our economy and impacting our community. Their stories need to be told, and the Michigan Design Council is proud to do this through a new short-format documentary, The STATE of DESIGN.


The film features three design talents; Product Design Chair at the College for Creative Studies, Vincenzo Iavicoli; Senior Industrial Designer at Sundberg-Ferar, Matt Korich; and Senior Sculptor at Rivian, Nate Facciolla.


Thank you to our sponsors who made this film possible! DetroitLives, the College for Creative studies, Michigan Virtual, and Mercury Sound & Light.


We are looking for our next three design talents to feature. If you know of someone who has exceptional design talent, makes a significant impact to their community, and loves living and working in Michigan, please let us know!