Who are we?
We are a design consulting firm, and have been in operation since 1976. Our firm offers graphic, product, packaging, exhibit and marketing communications design services to consumer and industrial products industries with specialties in Internet sites, graphic design programs, industrial design and photography.


The Principals
Suzanne Dalton

Suzanne Dalton

Suzanne Dalton, Project Director & Business Manager,
studied fine art at the College of Creative Studies and was graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University with a B.S degree. She coordinates marketing, graphics, photography and development projects including: product, exhibit, interior design, transportation and urban design.

Her experience also includes director of photography and producer of multi-image and video productions. Ms. Dalton is an accomplished graphic designer, photographer & website designer.

Ms. Dalton, a fine artist, operates a weaving studio, specializing in site-specified commissions and is a nationally recognized fiber artist represented throughout the U.S. and Mexico. She has been ranked by G.S.A. Art in Architecture Program, Washington DC, in top 2% of large-scale fiber commission artists in the country. Ms. Dalton and Mr. Foles have collaborated on a series of sculptures which have been exhibited state-wide.
Clyde Foles

Clyde Foles, was graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles CA in 1966. He also studied architecture at Louisiana State University. Mr. Foles has extensive experience in product design, urban design and exhibit design with specializations in recreational vehicles, automotive design, motor homes, marine craft and office furniture design. He is the Michigan Chapter Past Chair of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

Mr. Foles, in addition to being a partner in the industrial design consulting firm of Dalton & Foles Design, is a full professor in the Industrial Design department at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. His students have won numerous national and international awards. The I.D. dept. is internationally known for its high quality and has graduates working at GM, Ford, Chrysler, Steelcase, AT&T, Kohler, Fiskar, Prince Corp., Lear Seating, Haworth, BMW, Mazda and many other corporate design staffs and consultancies.

Partial Client List

Tapawingo Restaurant, Ellsworth
Meadow Brook: Antrim Cnty. Medical Care Facility
Bellaire Bed & Breakfast
Western Michigan University
ALPS Automotive
The House on the Hill
Anheuser-Busch
City of Mountain View, CA
Children’s Creative Concepts Corporation
Sunset Books
Santa Clara County Transit Authority, CA
Bank of America
Michigan Bell Telephone Company
Fisher Guide – GM
WolffWire Corporation
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Transamerica Corporation
Village of Ellsworth
Moon Keeper Inn
City of Hamtramck, MI – Joseph Campau Redevelopment Project
Winsor & Snover Bank Bldg. – National Register of Historic Places nomination

Awards RCA Designing for Video
1984 First Place.
Professional Designer, Contemporary, unlimited budget

Design Competition for the New York Times Tower Site
1984, Certificate of Merit.
Sponsored by: National Endowment for the Arts,
Municipal Art Society of New York and the Design Arts Program

Reynolds Aluminum
2nd Annual Creative Design Award Competition
Honorable Mention


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