Cory Grosser + Associates (CG+A) is a globally successful, boutique design studio based in Pasadena California. The studio specializes in leveraging beautiful design to create emotional connections between clients and their customers. This approach is called “Creative Intelligence” whereby design is the force behind creative strategies for business and engaging narratives for people. The studio’s work lies at the intersection of commerce and culture and includes; architectural design, furniture design, brand strategy, and creative direction. Although small and highly focused, the studio has helped some of the world’s largest and most prestigious brands use design to succeed in the modern global marketplace. Selected clients include: Bentley, Bernhardt Design, Disney, Ford, Hyundai, Samsonite, Steelcase, Supplyframe and Universal Studios.
Over the past 16 years, CG+A has evolved to operate under an “associates” model, whereby each discipline of the studio is led by a highly skilled architect, product designer, graphic designer, or strategist, respectively. This structure, combined with a highly collaborative studio culture, allow each project to benefit from the both the experience of senior level designers and the fresh perspective of a team with diverse areas of design expertise.
In 2018, CG+A opened its first location outside of California in Dubai, UAE. A collaboration years in the making, CG+A Dubai is led by a team of talented local architects, designers, and engineers who are dedicated to bringing the studio’s unique design approach and aesthetic style to the UAE.
Cory Grosser is an American product designer, brand strategist and educator. In 2002 he founded his studio in Los Angeles. The same year, he had his first international exhibition in Milan and secured his first consulting project from a Fortune 500 company. Since then, he has gone on to become one of America's top independent product designers. His career balances design work for high level European design brands, strategic consulting engagements for
large corporations and teaching the next generation of designers. His work has been featured in books and journals worldwide, including the covers of several magazines. Surface Magazine named him one of the Top Avant-Garde Designers in America” His work has appeared in television and movies in America and abroad.
Cory has won several awards, including an ID Magazine Design Review Award, Best of Neocon Award, a Gold Award at IIDEX, and an I.Dot selection representing the best of Italian Design. His work has been shown in exhibitions and museums worldwide.
Cory is active in design education as a faculty member of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He's taught advanced studios sponsored by Chrysler, Roxy, Honda, Ford, Indy Racing League and Bernhardt Design. He has also served as a judge in several design competitions including the 2007 Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass competition, the selection committee for the Salone Satellite in Milan and the Spark awards. He has given talks and lectures internationally in cities as diverse as Milan, Toronto and San Salvador.
Born in Rochester, NY, Cory holds an Architecture degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an Industrial Design degree from Art Center College of Design. He has two daughters, Elle and Harper, who provide endless inspiration and always keep him on his toes.