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Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Art Center College of Design and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Art Center College of Design, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Art Center College of Design include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Art Center College of Design alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Art Center College of Design are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Art Center College of Design.

Alumni include Michael Bay, Lindsay Price and many additional graduates as well.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Art Center College of Design?” and “Which celebrities are Art Center College of Design alumni?”
  • Michael Bay1

    Michael Bay

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American filmmaker known for directing and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Irvin Kershner2

    Irvin Kershner

    Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1923-2010)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America

    Irvin Kershner (born Isadore Kershner; April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Shinoda3

    Mike Shinoda

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceAgoura Hills, California, United States of America

    Michael Kenji Shinoda (, born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joe Hahn4

    Joe Hahn

    Painter, Musician


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Joseph Hahn (born March 15, 1977) is a Korean-American musician, DJ, director and visual... more on Wikipedia
  • Zack Snyder5

    Zack Snyder

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceGreen Bay, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Zachary Edward Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Lindsay Price6


    BirthplaceArcadia, California, United States of America

    Lindsay Jaylyn Price Stone (born December 6, 1976) is an American television actress and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ariana Richards7

    Ariana Richards

    Painter, Actor


    BirthplaceHealdsburg, USA, California

    Ariana Clarice Richards (born September 11, 1979) is an American actress and painter. She is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stan Sakai8

    Stan Sakai

    Cartoonist, Writer


    BirthplaceKyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

    Stan Sakai (スタン坂井, Sutan Sakai, born May 25, 1953) is a Japanese-born American cartoonist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Drew Struzan9

    Drew Struzan

    Illustrator, Artist


    BirthplaceOregon City, Oregon

    Drew Struzan (; born March 18, 1947) is an American artist known for his more than 150 movie... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Burgess10

    Don Burgess

    Cinematographer, Actor


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Don Michael Burgess, , (born May 28, 1956) is an American cinematographer who was nominated... more on Wikipedia
  • J. Mays11

    J. Mays

    Automobile designer


    BirthplacePauls Valley, Oklahoma

    J Mays (born October 15, 1954 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, U.S.) was Group Vice President of... more on Wikipedia
  • Dick Teague12

    Dick Teague

    Industrial designer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1923-1991)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Richard A. (Dick) Teague (December 26, 1923 – May 5, 1991), born in Los Angeles, California,... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Whelan13


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Culver City, California

    Michael Whelan (born June 29, 1950) is an American artist of imaginative realism. For more... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Joseph McMillan Johnson

    Film Art Director, Production Designer

    AgeDec. at 78 (1912-1990)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Joseph McMillan Johnson (September 15, 1912 – April 17, 1990) was a leading Hollywood art... more on Wikipedia
  • Yves Béhar15

    Yves Béhar



    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    Yves Béhar (born 1967) is a Swiss designer, entrepreneur and an educator. He is the founder... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Edwin Ushiro

    Production Designer


    BirthplaceMaui, Hawaii

  • 17

    Bruce Surtees


    AgeDec. at 75 (1937-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Bruce Mohr Powell Surtees (July 23, 1937 – February 23, 2012) was an American cinematographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Ryden18

    Mark Ryden

    Mark Ryden (born January 20, 1963) is an American painter who is considered to be part of the... more on Wikipedia
  • John Alvin19

    John Alvin


    AgeDec. at 60 (1948-2008)

    BirthplaceHyannis, Massachusetts

    John Henry Alvin (November 24, 1948 – February 6, 2008) was an American cinematic artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Thomas Kinkade20

    Thomas Kinkade

    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 54 (1958-2012)

    BirthplaceSacramento, California

    William Thomas Kinkade III (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012) was an American painter of... more on Wikipedia
  • Nolen Niu21

    Nolen Niu

    Industrial designer


    Nolen Niu (born 1975) is an American Industrial Designer who received his Bachelor of Science... more on Wikipedia
  • Sterling Ruby22

    Sterling Ruby



    BirthplaceBitburg, Germany

    Sterling Ruby (born January 21, 1972) is an American artist who works in a large variety of... more on Wikipedia
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto23

    Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Actor, Artist


    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Hiroshi Sugimoto (杉本博司, Sugimoto Hiroshi, born 23 February 1948) is a Japanese photographer... more on Wikipedia
  • Doug Aitken24

    Doug Aitken



    BirthplaceRedondo Beach, California

    Doug Aitken is an American artist.
  • Ron Galella25

    Ron Galella



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ronald Edward Galella (born January 10, 1931) is an American photographer, known as a pioneer... more on Wikipedia