Fac/Staff profile


LEO Lecturer II, Journalism and Screen Studies
Ken Michalik
3032 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Fall & Winter on Friday: 11:00am - Noon, Summer online or by email or appointment

Teaching Areas:

Biography and Education

For over 30 years in the advertising and design field, I listened to the client, to my bosses, account executives, co-workers, the mat room employees, suppliers, field personnel, everyone. And I knew that, in their own unique way, they were teaching me some great and valuable lessons, which I make a point to teach to my students.

The most important thing I bring to class is real-world examples. Every project I assign is relevant. I do my best to ensure that the students have the skill set, the knowledge, and professionalism to become an active and participating member of the global economy.


Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI – Master of Arts, Major: Graphic Design

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Graphic Design

Teaching and Research

Selected Publications

Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Direct Marketing, Big Idea, Print's Best Logos and Symbols 2 and Art Direction Magazine.

Awards and Recognition

Awards: The Globes (Silver), First Place Mobius (two first place), Best of Show Target Awards, Clio Award TV Finalist. New York Festivals for Print, Caddy Awards (2 gold) (8 silver) (6 bronze), Promo Magazine (3 finalists), Crain Communication Best in Direct Response, North American International Auto Show Winner in Poster Contest (first place), Emmy Award Nomination for PBS TV, Echo Award (finalist), Scarab Award (3), Gannett Outdoor Best Campaign Winner, Renaissance Awards (2), and Gold Award for ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix Poster, The Ross Roy Spirit Of Service Award.

Invited Lectures/Talks: Guest speaker at the Center for Creative Studies on Poster Design. Guest speaker at the DMAD in Toronto on direct response marketing.


Member for
2 years 4 months
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