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List Rules People 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?”

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special ...more

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Irvin Kershner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Actor Irvin Kershner was an American film director and occasional actor, best known for directing quirky, independent films early in his career, and then The Empire Strikes Back, the James Bond film ...more

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Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda LHD is an American musician, record producer, and artist. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, ...more

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Joe Hahn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Painter, Musician, Disc jockey Joseph "Joe" Hahn, is a turntablist and director best known as the DJ and sampler for the American rock band Linkin Park.

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Zack Snyder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the ...more

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Lindsay Price is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Actor Lindsay Jaylyn Price 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 Jungle. She is also ...more

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Ariana Richards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Painter, Actor Ariana Clarice Richards is an American actress and professional painter. She is best known for her roles as a child actress such as Carol Wetherby in the film Prancer, Mindy Sterngood in Tremors ...more

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Stan Sakai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Cartoonist, Writer, Comics artist Stan Sakai is a third-generation Japanese American Cartoonist comic book creator. He is best known as the creator of the comic series Usagi Yojimbo.

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Drew Struzan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Illustrator, Artist Drew Struzan is an American artist known for his more than 150 movie posters, which include all the films in the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Rambo and Star Wars film series. He has also ...more

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Don Burgess is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Cinematographer, Actor Don Michael Burgess, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer. He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Burgess is known for collaborating in several projects with director ...more

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J. Mays is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Automobile designer J Mays is group vice president, Design, and chief creative officer, Ford Motor Company.

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Dick Teague is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Industrial designer Richard A. Teague, born in Los Angeles, California, was an industrial designer in the North American automotive industry. He held automotive design positions at General Motors, Packard, and ...more

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Michael Whelan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Artist Michael Whelan 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 mid-1990s he has ...more

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Joseph McMillan Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Film Art Director, Production Designer Joseph McMillan Johnson was a leading Hollywood art director born in Los Angeles. He was graduated from USC with a degree in architecture before attending Art Center College of Design in ...more

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Yves Béhar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Designer Yves Béhar is a Swiss designer, entrepreneur, and sustainability advocate. He is the founder and principal designer of Fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and brand ...more

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Edwin Ushiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Edwin Ushiro Production Designer

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Bruce Surtees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Cinematographer Bruce Mohr Powell Surtees was an American cinematographer, the son of Maydell and cinematographer Robert L. Surtees. He is best known for his extensive work on Clint Eastwood's films, mostly ...more

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Mark Ryden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Mark Ryden Mark Ryden is an American painter, part of the Lowbrow art movement. He was dubbed "the god-father of pop surrealism" by Interview Magazine. Ryden's aesthetic is developed from subtle ...more

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John Alvin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
John Alvin Artist John Henry Alvin was an American cinematic artist and painter who illustrated many popular movie posters. Alvin created posters and key art for more than 135 films, beginning with the poster for ...more

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Thomas Kinkade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Painter, Artist Thomas Kinkade was an American painter of popular realistic, bucolic, and idyllic subjects. He is notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products ...more

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Nolen Niu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Industrial designer Nolen Niu is an American Industrial Designer who received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, California. His company, Nolen ...more

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Sterling Ruby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Sterling Ruby Artist Sterling Ruby is an American artist, who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Actor, Artist, Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, born on February 23, 1948, is a Japanese photographer currently dividing his time between Tokyo, Japan and New York City, United States. His catalogue is made up of a number of ...more

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Doug Aitken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Doug Aitken Artist Doug Aitken is an American multimedia artist.

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Ron Galella is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Ron Galella Photographer Ronald Edward Galella 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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Miguel Angel Galluzzi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Industrial designer Miguel Angel Galluzzi is an industrial designer specializing in motorcycle design who created the Ducati Monster, an "instant icon that singlehandedly launched the naked bike niche," ...more

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Scott Robertson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Scott Robertson Production Designer Scott Robertson is an American concept artist, known for his transportation design work, contributions to movies like Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, and his educational DVDs with the Gnomon ...more

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Stefan G. Bucher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Graphic Designer Stefan G. Bucher is an American writer, graphic designer and illustrator. He is the man behind the California design studio 344 Design. He is the creator of the popular online animation series ...more

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Tarsem Singh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Film Director Tarsem Singh is a film director.

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Craig Mullins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Craig Mullins Craig Mullins is an American digital painter, and leading international concept artist. He has created art for books, video games and films.

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Bob Peak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Illustrator Robert "Bob" M. Peak was an American commercial illustrator best known for innovative design in the development of the modern movie poster. His artwork has been on the cover of Time ...more

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Jeff Soto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Jeff Soto Jeff Soto is an American contemporary artist. His distinct color palette, subject matter and technique have been said to bridge the gap between Pop Surrealism and Street Art.

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Tara McPherson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Tara McPherson Tara McPherson is an American artist based in New York City. She studied art at Santa Monica Community College and earned her BFA from Art Center in Pasadena, CA in August 2001. While in ...more

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Chip Foose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Designer Chip Foose is an American hot rod shop owner, automotive designer and fabricator, and star of the reality TV series Overhaulin' on Velocity.

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Chris Bangle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Designer Christopher Edward "Chris" Bangle is an American automobile designer. Bangle is known best for his work as Chief of Design for BMW Group, where he was responsible for the BMW, MINI and ...more

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John Altoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
John Altoon Artist John Altoon, an American artist, was born in Los Angeles to immigrant Armenian parents. From 1947–1949 he attended the Otis Art Institute, from 1947 to 1950 he also attended the Art Center ...more

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David Shannon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Illustrator, Author, Writer David Shannon is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Shannon grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design and now lives in Los Angeles. ...more

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Marla Frazee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Illustrator, Author, Writer Marla Frazee is an American author and illustrator of children's literature. She has won two Caldecott Honors for picture book illustration.

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Alex Tremulis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Industrial designer Alexander Sarantos Tremulis was an industrial designer in the North American automotive industry. Tremulis held automotive design positions at Cord Automobile, Duesenberg, General Motors, Tucker ...more

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Lane Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Illustrator, Writer Lane Smith is an American illustrator and writer of children's books.

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Glen Wexler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Photographer Glen Wexler is an American photographer who is best known for his elaborately staged digital photocompositions of improbable situations.

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Larry Fong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Cinematographer Larry Fong is an American cinematographer born in Los Angeles, California. He showed interest and talent in art at a young age. His experience in photography and film was self-taught, beginning ...more

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Doug Claybourne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Doug Claybourne Film Producer Doug Claybourne is a film producer.

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Howard Zieff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Film Director, Photographer Howard Zieff, was an American director, television commercial director, and advertising photographer.

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Lee Friedlander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Artist Lee Friedlander is an American photographer and artist. In the 1960s and 70s Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban "social landscape," with ...more

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David Klein is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
David Klein Artist David Klein was an American artist, best known for his influential work in advertising. Although he produced illustrations for Broadway theatrical productions, Hollywood films, the United States ...more

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Marv Newland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Marv Newland is a filmmaker who specializes in animation. Newland began a career making animated motion pictures in Los Angeles with the creation of the short Bambi Meets Godzilla. He then ...more

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Ericson Core is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Cinematographer, Film Director Ericson Core is a film director and cinematographer.

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Nik Daum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
Nik Daum Art Director Nik Daum is a visual artist/designer/art director currently working in San Francisco, California. Daum graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2001 with a BFA in Illustration. ...more

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David Ligare is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Art Center College Of Design Alumni
David Ligare David Ligare is an American contemporary realist painter. Contemporary Realism is an approach that uses straightforward representation but is different from photorealism in that it does not ...more