Katherine and Michael McCoy

The McCoys are internationally recognized for their unique multi-disciplinary design education methods, which provide designers the tools to collaborate in creating compelling design experiences. Together they organize professional education programs for High Ground and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Previously directors of design at Cranbrook Academy of Art for 24 years, faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology and distinguished visiting professors at London’s Royal College of Art, the McCoy’s lecture on design theory at conferences around the world and their writings and work have been widely published and exhibited. Mr. McCoy’s work (with partner Dale Fahnstrom) includes Knoll’s best selling Bulldog Chair, Details Accessories for Steelcase and electronics for Philips and NEC. Ms. McCoy’s graphic design work includes “Graphic Radicals” for Chronicle Books, “Cranbrook Design/The New Discourse” for Rizzoli and many posters and publications for Cranbrook. Collectively, they have received over 200 awards for their work in graphic, product, furniture, signage, exhibit and interior design, and numerous awards for their pioneering methods in design education, including honorary doctorates from Kansas City Art Institute.

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