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Check out the Hollywood designs of new CCS department head Tim Flattery

Posted By on Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 9:57 AM

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If you've seen Hollywood blockbusters like Back to the Future II, Batman ForeverThe Hunger GamesCaptain America: Winter Soldier, or more recently, Tomorrowland, you've seen concept artist Tim Flattery's designs on the silver screen. Now, Flattery will bring his Hollywood expertise to Detroit's College for Creative Studies as the new department head for the school's Entertainment Arts program.

The Michigan native grew up in Rochester and graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 1987. In the past two decades, he has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his sci-fi designs, overseeing the full-size construction of custom vehicles for films such as the Fantasticar for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and the Batmobile for Batman Forever.

“CCS is one of the best design schools in the country and gave me the skill set and confidence to build the career I’ve always envisioned,” said Flattery in a press release. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to return to my roots and instill the next generation of concept artists and illustrators with the same amazing guidance I received many years ago, but also give them unparalleled access to industry experts that have thoughtful insight into this ever-evolving field.”

Flattery has said he plans on bringing Hollywood back to Detroit by bringing in lecturers for CCS's Toyota Lecture Design Series. He has also said he plans on bringing other contacts to his students via Skype lectures. 

Flattery will also have designs in Star Trek 3, slated for release in 2016.

Below, check out a sampling of Flattery's designs. More of his artwork can be viewed on his website,

click to enlarge The Fantasticar for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • The Fantasticar for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
click to enlarge A design from Tomorrowland. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • A design from Tomorrowland.
click to enlarge Design for a live-action Akira movie, (currently in development hell). - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Design for a live-action Akira movie, (currently in development hell).
click to enlarge The Batmobile from Batman Forever. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • The Batmobile from Batman Forever.

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