The Key to Success

It’s been suggested that one key to success in business is working with people you like. We couldn’t agree more.

For over 43 years, Falk Harrison has been fortunate to have solid on-going working relationships with clients such as Monsanto, Arch Coal, Commerce Bancshares, Graybar and others. One smaller, lesser-known client that we have had the pleasure of working with over the years is Chesterfield Montessori School.

CMS_w_tagChesterfield Montessori School serves children from ages three to six. Its students come from 30 different countries and they are able to share the richness of their cultures within the school community.

Recently, the school came to us in need of an entirely new visual voice to tell their story of excellence in education. They required a brand that better represented the sophisticated, thoughtful and uniquely creative environment that they have established for their students. They also wanted their materials to better reflect their cultural diversity.

Falk Harrison worked closely with the school’s passionate staff to develop a new logo and the tagline “discover the difference” to create a more cohesive brand experience across all of their communications channels. We also designed a highly visual website that showcases a wide variety of learning opportunities that each child experiences at Chesterfield Montessori School.


The school is truly a partnership between parents, children and teachers that has created a place where children and families can grow and flourish. At Falk Harrison, we are proud of the partnership we have with Chesterfield Montessori School that can help to make that possible.



For more information on Chesterfield Montessori School, visit their new website at

The Best of Falk Harrison 2014 Digital

As 2014 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the digital work that Falk Harrison has produced this year for some amazing clients.

Our 2014 digital portfolio includes multi-platform responsive websites for consumer and home improvement products, schools, restaurants and non-profits, encompassing custom web design, video, original photography and illustration, e-commerce, store and product finders and more.

A sampling of this year’s digital work can be viewed in the short video below.

5 Minute Miracle

What difference can five minutes make? A world of difference when it’s five minutes of time engaged with your child each day.

Numerous research studies have shown that human relationships are the foundation of every child’s early social and emotional development and healthy well-being. Better outcomes can be achieved with a minimum of five minutes of parent/child interaction each day. With this in mind, Falk Harrison developed the 5 Minute Miracle public awareness campaign for Project LAUNCH — a national initiative administered locally by Vision for Children at Risk. The 5 Minute Miracle campaign provides parents with ideas for fun, age-appropriate everyday activities they can do with their children from birth to age eight.

5 min miracle1While the public awareness campaign is primarily focused on two ZIP Codes in North St. Louis, the message is equally relevant to all parents of children in the target age group. The campaign is being communicated through 30-second radio spots, bus shelter ads and transit ads in St. Louis. Additional materials include a 2015 wall calendar, posters and a brochure. All of the materials include ideas for fun activities that parents can do with their children.

For more information about the 5 Minute Miracle and Project LAUNCH, visit or call 314-534-6015.


New Work: Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business 2013 Notabene

The George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University has just released the fourth Notabene magazine designed by Falk Harrison. We have worked with Dean Benjamin Ola Akande, Ph.D. since 2009, and each year, Dr. Akande’s request is simple: “This has to be better than last year.”

In 2010, we highlighted the school using the concept of Social Media, featuring a visit by Twitter’s founder Jack (@Jack) Dorsey. Back then, we were at the very beginning of mass acceptance of social media as a business communication tool.

In 2011, we highlighted the new home of the school, the East Academic Building. The building was designed by noted architect Robert A. M. Stern, Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture.

In 2012, we turned our focus to diversity, with a theme of “Inclusive Excellence.” The metaphor of the centennial celebration of the Oreo Cookie paired with an all black-and-white magazine helped us accentuate excellence from an eclectic mix of people from around the globe.

And this year, we share the “Evidence” of The Walker School’s success from every standpoint. Is the 2013 edition the best Notabene yet? The jury is still out, but we wanted to share the evidence with you and let you be the judge.


p.s. Falk Harrison also produced this year’s University Report for Webster University at large.

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New Work: Bi-State Development Agency 2013 State of the Agency Report

Bi-State Development Agency, commonly known in the community as Metro, has been impacting the St. Louis region since 1949. Many think of Metro as the local transit authority, but their true mission is solving regional problems and driving economic development around the two-state region of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis.

For their recent State of the Agency report, Bi-State worked with Falk Harrison to craft a document designed to change the mindset that the Agency is solely responsible for operating the Metro mass transit system. In fact, Bi-State operates as three distinct yet interrelated businesses: Metro Transit, The St. Louis Downtown Airport, and Business Enterprises. Each operation works to achieve the common goal of fueling the growth of the local economy.

The Bi-State/Falk Harrison team chose to place a special supplement in the St. Louis Business Journal. This is the audience directly impacted by Bi-State’s catalytic efforts that yield job creation, residential and commercial development, and economic growth. Our team learned this first-hand by performing hours of research and conducting interviews with key stakeholders of the Agency. The intelligence gathered aided us in developing the strategy and messaging for this year’s annual report. Along the way we learned a great deal about the Agency and the first-class people working hard for our region.

This year’s report is a bold statement, delivering the Agency’s message directly to their key demographic and beginning the journey of solidifying the Agency’s impact on our economy in the eyes of the region’s business and public leaders.

If you didn’t receive your St. Louis Business Journal, you can experience the whole publication for yourself below.

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