Corporate & Community Partnerships
We create outstanding collaborative learning partnerships for talented students and alumni, expert faculty, and forward-thinking organizations to solve the real-world challenges of today and tomorrow.
“I’m really blown away. The breadth and the depth of the creativity is just mind blowing. We love the results!”
—Bob Wheeler, CEO of Airstream
CCAD Fashion Design students gather with COSI President and CEO Frederic Bertley, PhD (center) and Vice President of External Affairs, Strategic Initiatives, and Business Development Stephen White, Esq. (far right) to celebrate their final presentation of new uniform concepts for COSI’s staff. Photo by Stephanie Wott.
Recent learning partners
To see the full list of past partners, please visit our learning partners page.
Transform the world from inside the classroom as partners in reimagining health care, social justice, transportation, education, retail, sustainability, culture, and conversations critical to our collective future. Every student will leave CCAD with professional level, real-world experiences relevant to their major that demonstrates how they can immediately impact their chosen profession and the world at large.
“It was great to be a part of an amazing, important, and large-scale project. Our learning partners provided constructive feedback and pushed us to design with purpose. Working in a small group of graphic designers while also collaborating with the full team of other majors was not only fun, but felt real-world and professional.”
—Jillian Farris (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2022)
Let’s work together
3+ faculty members
Primarily 1 major
1 faculty member
1+ faculty members
We work with you to create a project idea
Together, we define timeline, engagements, scope, and budget
We realize the entirety of the project, from kickoff to completion
We celebrate and publicize outcomes through press and presentations
We document through case studies and other media
We plan projects in advance to give faculty and organizations time to create outstanding engagements. Here are the deadlines:
CCAD’s Corporate & Community Partnerships office has innovation at its core. Founded in 2010 as the MindMarket, it was developed by local business, civic, and academic leaders to serve as the college’s entrepreneurial and innovation springboard. Thank you to these founding supporters for their visionary leadership and support of the original MindMarket initiative, which has flourished into an ethos that interwoven into every major at CCAD. Their impact continues to strengthen the lives and futures of our students and alumni today and beyond.
L Brands Foundation
Wolfe Associates, Inc.
City of Columbus
Corna Kokosing Construction Co.
Ingram-White Castle Foundation
Beverly A. Ryan