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Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Among Crain's Inaugural Notable Women in Design

September 18th, 2020

Three Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni were recently named to the inaugural Crain’s Notable Women of Design 2020. The featured designers were selected by a team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others, as outlined in detailed nomination forms submitted by Crain’s readers.

Read about the award and all of the designers from Crain’s here. Click on each alumna’s name below to read their profile.


Meaghan Barry (2D Design ’12)

Partner and Creative Director, Unsold Studio; Associate Professor of Graphic Design Oakland University

Lilian Crum (2D Design ’12)

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Lawrence Technological University; Partner and Creative Director, Unsold Studio

Elise DeChard (Architecture ’17)

Owner/Architect, End Studio LLC; Adjunct Faculty Kendall College of Art and Design