Imre Molnar, IDSA
Industrial designer and educator Imre Molnar was named Dean of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in September 2001.
As the College's chief academic officer, Molnar oversees faculty, curriculums, academic advising, and academic resources such as the library and Center Galleries. He also leads the development of new degree and educational programs.
Born in Hungary and raised in Australia, Molnar comes to CCS from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he taught industrial design, illustration, foundation, and design management. He also served as director of education at Art Center College's Europe campus in Vevey, Switzerland.
In addition to his academic career, Molnar was recruited as a member of the senior management team and director of design at Patagonia, the internationally renowned outdoor clothing manufacturer and retailer with sales of $200 million worldwide. He previously served as director of operations for Hauser, a major design consultancy in the U.S.; as a tenured faculty member at the Canberra (Australia) College of Advanced Education; and as State Director of the Design Council of Australia.
Molnar has also operated successful design businesses in Australia and the U.S. Molnar received a diploma in industrial design from the National Art School in Sydney, Australia, and a master's in fine arts in illustration from Art Center College of Design.