Taking a look around Michigan’s major cities, design is everywhere. The creativity of designers can be seen throughout Michigan in the clothes we wear, the architecture of our cities and the cars we drive, but still, globally Detroit isn’t recognized for having a strong design industry. How can Michigan develop more design jobs across the state, and prepare young designers for future design jobs?

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From One Detroit’s Future of Work virtual town hall, “Michigan Redesigned,” Future of Work host Will Glover talks with DESIGNCONNECT Founder and Executive Director Jocelyn ChenOlga Stella, the vice president of strategy & communications at College for Creative Studies and the executive director of Design Core Detroit, and legendary footwear designer and PENSOLE Lewis College of Business & Design Founder Dr. D’Wayne Edwards about the design jobs currently available in Michigan, the investments Michigan needs to create and build a design network that generates new design jobs, and how to attract stakeholders, like garment manufacturers, reputable galleries and media partners, to Michigan to help bolster the state’s budding design industry.

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