Matt Arnold is ADD. Ohh look at that bird.
Matt Arnold likes to make things, all sorts of things. Don’t cage me in man.
Matt Arnold went to school with all these kids. Except Esther, she went to a real school.
Matt Arnold studied advertising at CCS. Sssshhh don’t tell any one.
Matt Arnold came up with the name Chocolate Cake Design Collective while he was taking a shower. True story.
Matt Arnold is a big fan of Matt Arnold. What’s not to love?
Katie B. makes do. She likes it simple and is a maker of things that are meant to be functional, friendly and far from formal. She uses wood, cork and clay to illustrate her lifetime interest in erosion and evolution marking a personal geology. She’s been raised on the lakes of Michigan, explored the peaks of Colorado and the coasts of Oregon at length and on her own accord…all to call Detroit her home. Her goal is to create work and hope in our broken city to “make do” with what she has, where she is and with those who are near.
Mike Carter was born in Detroit, MI in 1986. He grew up in Mt. Clemens pursuing extreme sports and racing in any way possible. He attended CCS with a focus in Graphic Design. During this time he has worked in many automotive and performance shops. He met his fellow Chocolatiers at CCS and the gears started rolling. He now will be pursuing motorcycle fab and helping with any fabrication or construction needed in the collective.
Nicky Intalan is a Graphic Designer / Illustrator who graduated in 2010 from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada, she boasts her Filipino-Canadian heritage but bleeds Detroit. She currently works as an Interaction Designer at Organic, Inc. Nicky keeps the website updated and looks after CCDC’s digital communications. Before she plugged into the computer she began with a paintbrush and canvas – a love she hopes to rekindle during her stay in the studio space. She also has a knack for illustration and photography.
Ms. Esther Johnson is not like most Chocolate Cake Design members. She didn’t study arts in Detroit; instead her college years were spent in the heart of the Upper Peninsula at Michigan Tech University. Her formal training comes from the world of engineering that includes formulas, limits and rules for everything. Engineering is nice for a 9-5 job but she was craving a group of friends that would help her take off the training wheels and coast into the “arts”. Esther brings a little structure and organization to this group by managing the paperwork and financials. In return, she has the opportunity to learn all sorts of skills and forms from her many talented friends while adding another positive place in the Detroit scene.