Joel VanGilder, an Industrial Design major, has been named the valedictorian for CCAD’s graduating class of 2012. VanGilder will be honored during the commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, at the Ohio Theatre.
VanGilder came to CCAD after establishing himself as a professional photographer in New York. He originally received a degree from The Ohio State University in photography. After coming into contact with the field of industrial design he decided to make a career change and chose CCAD to help pursue his new creative path.
During his time at CCAD Van Gilder worked in the CCAD Design Group, was a creative intern at SBC Advertising and a designer at Proctor & Gamble, and secured a full-time position as the in-house designer at Worthington Cylinders. He is also a member of IDSA (The Industrial Designers Society of America).
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