Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni

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?”
  • 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 producing big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and  ...more

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  • Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1923-2010)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Irvin Kershner (born Isadore Kershner; April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American director, actor, and producer of film and television. He gained notice early in his career as a filmmaker  ...more
  • Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceAgoura Hills, California, United States of America

    Michael Kenji Shinoda (, born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and graphic designer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm  ...more

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  • Painter, Musician


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    Joseph Hahn (born March 15, 1977) is a Korean-American musician, DJ, director and visual artist. He is best known as the DJ of the American rock band Linkin Park, doing the scratching, turntables,  ...more
  • Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceGreen Bay, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Zachary Edward Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He made his feature film debut in 2004 with a remake of the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead.  ...more
  • Age45

    BirthplaceArcadia, California, USA

    Lindsay Jaylyn Price Stone (born December 6, 1976) is an American television actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Janet Sosna on Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Victory Ford on Lipstick  ...more

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  • Painter, Actor


    BirthplaceHealdsburg, California, United States of America

    Ariana Clarice Richards (born September 11, 1979) is an American actress and painter. She is best known for her role as Lex Murphy in the blockbuster film Jurassic Park. Richards won several Young  ...more
  • 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 comic book creator. He is best known as the creator of the comic series Usagi Yojimbo.  ...more
  • Illustrator, Artist


    BirthplaceOregon City, Oregon

    Drew Struzan (; born March 18, 1947) is an American artist known for his more than 150 movie posters, which include films in the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, and Star Wars film series. He has  ...more
  • Cinematographer, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, California, Santa Monica

    Don Michael Burgess, , (born May 28, 1956) is an American cinematographer who was nominated for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography for Forrest Gump (1994), directed by frequent  ...more
  • Automobile designer


    BirthplacePauls Valley, Oklahoma

    J Mays (born October 15, 1954 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, U.S.) was Group Vice President of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company, and is now Chief Design Officer at  ...more
  • Industrial designer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Richard A. (Dick) Teague (December 26, 1923 – May 5, 1991), born in Los Angeles, California, was an American industrial designer in the North American automotive industry. He held automotive design  ...more
  • Age71

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Culver City, California

    Michael Whelan (born June 29, 1950) is an American artist of imaginative realism. For more than 30 years, he worked as an illustrator, specializing in science fiction and fantasy cover art. Since the  ...more
  • Film Art Director, Production Designer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1912-1990)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Joseph McMillan Johnson (September 15, 1912 – April 17, 1990) was a leading Hollywood art director born in Los Angeles. He was graduated from USC with a degree in architecture before attending Art  ...more
  • Designer


    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    Yves Béhar (born 1967) is a Swiss designer, entrepreneur and an educator. He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and brand development firm. Béhar  ...more
  • 16

    Edwin Ushiro

    Production Designer


    BirthplaceMaui, Hawaii

  • Cinematographer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1937-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Bruce Mohr Powell Surtees (July 23, 1937 – February 23, 2012) was an American cinematographer, the son of Maydell and cinematographer Robert L. Surtees. He is best known for his extensive work on  ...more
  • 18

    Mark Ryden

    Mark Ryden (born January 20, 1963) is an American painter who is considered to be part of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealist) art movement. He was dubbed "the god-father of pop surrealism" by Interview  ...more
  • 19

    John Alvin


    AgeDec. at 59 (1948-2008)

    BirthplaceHyannis, Massachusetts

    John Henry Alvin (November 24, 1948 – February 6, 2008) was an American cinematic artist and painter who illustrated many movie posters. Alvin created posters and key art for more than 135 films,  ...more
  • 20

    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 popular realistic, pastoral, and idyllic subjects. He is notable for his success, during his lifetime, with  ...more
  • Industrial designer


    Nolen Niu (born 1975) is an American Industrial Designer who received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, California. His company,  ...more
  • 22

    Sterling Ruby



    BirthplaceBitburg, Germany

    Sterling Ruby (born January 21, 1972) is an American artist who works in a large variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and textiles. Often, his work is  ...more
  • Actor, Artist


    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Hiroshi Sugimoto (杉本博司, Sugimoto Hiroshi, born 23 February 1948) is a Japanese photographer and architect. He leads the Tokyo-based architectural firm New Material Research Laboratory.  ...more
  • 24

    Doug Aitken



    BirthplaceRedondo Beach, California

    Doug Aitken is an American artist.  ...more
  • Photographer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ronald Edward Galella (born January 10, 1931) is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo. Dubbed "Paparazzo Extraordinaire" by Newsweek and "the Godfather of the U.S. paparazzi  ...more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Art Center College of Design and be of some renown.