Introducing CCAD & Columbus

Life at CCAD, CCAD & Columbus Art Sign Blog

Columbus College of Art & Design loves Columbus.

It's a smart and open city where you can make your art and design — and make a difference.

We wanted to show off how awesome our hometown is. So, we turned to the CCAD Student Agency — a group of CCAD student photographers, videographers, illustrators, and designers paid to create work for CCAD and real-world companies — to help tell the story of the thriving creative economy in Columbus, Ohio.

You can find installments of our series here:

Chic Columbus

9 Ways Columbus Keeps it Chic

Columbus Keeps it Chic with BalletMet

Columbus Keeps it Chic with Columbus Symphony

Columbus Keeps it Chic with Opera Columbus

Keep it Chic & Cheap in Columbus


Cool Columbus

7 Places to Be Seen in Columbus if you're a Creative

3 Cups of Coffee that are Your Cup of Tea

Don't Call us the Next Brooklyn


Delicious Columbus

10 Bites and Bevvies Near CCAD That You Need Right Now

From Industrial Design Student to Restaurateur

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Lunch Plans? Travel to the Philippines and Leave Your Passport at Home


Entrepreneurial Columbus

For One Fine Arts Alum, Entrepreneurship was in the Bag

Tips, Tricks, and Advice from 2 CCAD Alums and Entrepreneurs

Internships, Freelance, and Nonprofits from Fulcrum Creatives Founder


Impact Columbus

Art Builds Columbus: Meet Franklinton

Tech and Design Find a Home in Franklinton

How to Run Your Own Gallery Before Age 40

The New Innovation Hub isn't on a Coast — It's in Franklinton

3 Ways Franklinton Makes You a Better Artist or Designer

For this Working Artist, CCAD Taught Her the How

Art Builds Columbus: Meet the Short North

15 Galleries to Know in the Short North Right Now

How a Creative Found a Community at CCAD


Livable Columbus

10 Times Someone Noticed how Ridiculously Affordable Columbus Is

From Coffee to Bowling, Columbus is Affordable

Columbus Helps Entrepreneurs Grow

Forging Ahead: CCAD Grad Builds Jewelry Business

Vintage Axes Make the Cut for 2 Design Alums


Open Columbus

7 Ways to Show Your LGBT Pride in Columbus Year Round

An Illustration Project Among Friends has Global Reach

Students Embark on an International Culinary Adventure


Smart Columbus

Get #Smart

This Ain't Your Grandmother's Library

Columbus by the Numbers

World-class Speakers and Where to Find Them