I earned a BFA from the University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design with a focus in Graphic Design.

This is both work from my own creative practice and from other artists that inspire and inform my work. | corilewis.com

"Step one. Suppose you clear away all the happinesses that you distrust? Step two. Clear away all the unhappinesses that you have come to trust. Get rid of them too, don’t count on your miseries or your titillations. What will be left behind? Perhaps, after you’ve cleaned all that out, you might find in the back of your cupboard something like the theme of the Goldberg Variations. A deeply trustable happiness. A tender, discombobulating — but not discombobulated! — smile with just enough sadness and loss in it to be believable, to be endurable."


Jeremy Denk's beautiful meditation on ”the mishmash of reverence and irreverence” in Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Lest we forget, happiness is a learned capacity

(via explore-blog)

Tagged #happiness  #music  #bach  #goldberg variations  #jeremy denk  

Posted on 2 September, 2014
Reblogged from explore-blog  




Part of creativity is picking the little bubbles that come up to your conscious mind, and picking which one to let grow and which one to give access to more of your mind … then have that translate into action.

Here’s what the neuroscientist who studies the science of genius found when she scanned the brains of 13 of today’s brightest creative minds.

Story originally found via umstampsschool

Tagged #art  #studio  #design  #organization  #crazy  #studio tour  #inspiration  #red  #tools  #artist  #filmmaker  #order  #chaos  

Posted on 31 July, 2014

Poster Project for TEDxUofM Against the Grain


We are pleased to introduce our 2014 Poster Project for this year’s conference.  We had twelve outstanding artists contribute to the collection, and will be releasing four each day in the lead up to the conference this Saturday. Today, you can enjoy works from Cori Lewis, Dave Eppig, Ellen Wolbert, and Leah Backo. 


- Cori Lewis


- Dave Eppig


- Ellen Wolbert 


- Leah Backo

Glad to be a part of TEDxUofM 2014 poster project!

Posted on 12 March, 2014
Reblogged from tedxuofm  

Set free from the flat plane #paper #zund #experiments

Tagged #experiments  #paper  #zund  

Posted on 28 February, 2014

Burning the midnight oil.  @vilecompany look out for a ladies only design coming at you soon!

Posted on 27 February, 2014

POW! Experimenting with the #ZUND cutter again. #bookarts #graphicdesign

Tagged #bookarts  #graphicdesign  #zund  

Posted on 27 February, 2014

#graffiti #cat #detroit

Tagged #graffiti  #detroit  #cat  

Posted on 27 February, 2014

Creative ergonomics at work! #ummamuseum (at UMMA)

Tagged #ummamuseum  

Posted on 27 February, 2014

I’m psyched for our first meeting—Join us!


Tagged #aiga  #design  #community  #umstampsschool  

Posted on 29 January, 2014
Reblogged from careersstamps  

If you know anyone who might be interested, feel free to pass it on- thanks!

Posted on 27 January, 2014

Snapshot of the studio. (More soon—I’m planning to update this blog in a major way, so get ready!) (at Stamps School)

Posted on 26 January, 2014

Designer Influence: Stefan Sagmeister

Inspirational and intriguing designer Stefan Sagmeister is recognized for his unorthodox, provocative designs that tweak the status quo and question the designer’s role in society. 

A cunning trickster turns convention upside down, stretches the bounds of propriety, stomps on mores and taboos and alters popular perceptions. Stefan Sagmeister has long fit this “bad boy” bill. Known for upsetting norms, he tricks the senses through design, typography, environmental art, conceptual exhibitions and, lately, video.





Everything is made of energy. Life-sized sketch of my arm.
"Memory weaves, unweaves the echos…"  Studying.

Tagged #sketch  #studying  #focus  #information  #laptop  #memory  #illustration  #raw  #energy  

Posted on 5 October, 2013

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