Chris VanWyck

Instructor of Media, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Award-winning graphic designer, Chris VanWyck, has more than 25 years of graphic design and brand development experience in his role as brand manager for CiesaDesign in Lansing, Michigan. At CiesaDesign, Chris balances smart strategy with award-winning creative output to focus on brand authenticity and consistency for clients. Over the years, he has developed hundreds of logos, campaigns, graphically-engaging posters, and print pieces for major festivals, corporate businesses, and higher education institutions. His work has received regional gold and silver ADDYs as well as a national gold ADDY in logo design from the AAF (American Advertising Federation). A passionate community arts advocate and educator, Chris and his team at CiesaDesign were recognized for their regional arts contributions and community engagement by receiving a Michigan Governor’s Arts Award in 2008. In addition to his brand development and graphic design work, Chris serves as a visiting adjunct professor for the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Michigan State University and West Shore Community College in Scottsville, MI. Chris is also a talented fine artist who enjoys producing silkscreen posters and sculptural works from his designs.