June 21, 2018

NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Session Brings in the Workshop to Explore the Creative Process and its Applications in Problem Solving

DETROIT, MI – Learn about the creative process utilized by visual artists and its applications in everyday problem solving in a dynamic Learn & Grow workshop at the Office Coffee Shop, 402 S. Lafayette, at 10 a.m. on July 14th.  The workshop, which will include lunch, will be led by the dPOP Team, Henry Tanaka and Jocelyn Chen. The series is presented by the National Association of Asian American Professional’s Detroit chapter,

dPOP!, a company focused on bringing creativity and collaboration to workplaces was launched in 2013 in downtown Detroit. Born from the experience of designing Quicken Loans’ award-winning office spaces, dPOP! provides businesses with innovative opportunities and inspiration to make their offices more fun and functional. dPOP! – standing for People, Office and Places – is part of the Rock Ventures Family of Companies.  The dPOP! team has been heavily involved in design and facilities management in downtown Detroit, creating off-the-chart offices in the Compuware Building, Chase Tower, M@dison and, more recently, the Chrysler House.  A full portfolio of dPOP!’s work is available on

Henry Tanaka is currently an Academic Dean for the Division of Art, Design and Humanities at Oakland Community College. He has been with the college for 24 years serving in various roles including Professor of Art and Department Chair of Humanities. He has received numerous accolades for leadership and teaching.

Jocelyn Chen is the principle of Jocelyn Chen Design and the founder of the not-for-profit organization DesignConnect. She was the Operations Director of GM China Design located in Shanghai, then served as the Chief of Staff for the VP of Design at General Motors until 2016.

The workshop and lunch are $8 to NAAAP-Detroit members. Non-members may register for $16. Please visit for event details and register by July 12 at, or feel free to message us directly at [email protected].

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