Falk Harrison News

Falk Harrison wins 2015 Marketing Excellence Award

St. Louis Design Week 2015 kicked off with celebration for the Falk Harrison team, as we took home first place for our Brand Re-Launch of Affinia Healthcare at the 2015 Marketing Excellence Awards. The show was hosted by the Business Marketing Association – St. Louis at the Contemporary Art Museum.

awardOur award-winning work began in July 2014, when we met with the leadership of Grace Hill Health Centers in North St. Louis. Our charge was to create a distinguishable new name, a compelling brand identity, and effective internal and external communications for the organization. Working together with patients from the communities surrounding the five Grace Hill locations, Grace Hill staff members, and Grace Hill board members, we conducted several rounds of focus groups to inform the name development and rebranding process. Ultimately we renamed and repositioned the organization as Affinia Healthcare.

logoThe new name is derived from the word “Affinity”. It represents the high standards that are expected and received by patients and the community. The Affinia logo showcases the thoughtful intersection of the community with this exceptional healthcare system. The colors were chosen because of their muted brightness as well as an indication that all are welcome. The small star-shaped negative space reflects the highest level of service provided by Affinia.

brochure1 web and banner1 posters1affinia webCongrats to our creative team of Steve Harrison, Traci Moore, Corey Helling, Nermin Zimic and Lilly Huxhold for their thoughtful, effective and award-winning work!

WashingtonUCity Design Students Visit Falk Harrison

WashUCity_logoIn early March, students from the WashUCity Design Partnership toured Falk Harrison’s offices and had the opportunity to hear from many members on our team about how/why we got into the design business, what inspires us and what suggestions we would have for a young designer just entering the field. The 35 students were accompanied by University City High School art teachers Todd Yancy and Marnie Claunch.

The WashUCity Design Partnership was co-founded in 2002 by Falk Harrison Creative Director Traci Moore, and Heather Corcoran, Director of the College and Graduate School of Art and Professor of Design, at Washington University. The mission of the partnership is to create a learning community of undergraduate and secondary school students and faculty, which focuses on the methods, tools and technologies of Visual Communications for the broadest possible learning experience.

The goals of the program for high school students are:
- to introduce a broader view of how their careers may develop in communication design
- to expand educational opportunities through visual learning in a variety of subjects
- to help creative students realize their strength and intelligence through art

WashUCity copyThe goals of the program for WashU students are:
- to work with students in a high school classroom
- to develop teaching and leadership skills
- to deepen their knowledge of the professional field

For more information on the WashUCity Design Partnership, visit their website at http://washucity.org/ or their Facebook page.


Falk Harrison Winter Outreach

It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition at Falk Harrison that while we are busy with our holiday baking, gift shopping and party plans, we also take time to remember those who are less fortunate than us. In recent years, we have have collected shoes and canned goods in order to lend a helping hand. This year, we’re looking to help in another way.

As another St. Louis winter settles in and temperatures drop below freezing, most of us just throw an extra blanket on our bed or turn up the thermostat. Unfortunately, many members of our community don’t have the ability to do that. They will be left out in the cold, with no shelter or critical necessities. That’s why we’ve decided this year to work in conjunction with St. Louis Winter Outreach.

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St. Louis Winter Outreach is a local organization with several teams that work together during the winter months in order to keep people who live on the streets of St. Louis warm and safe. We are helping them this year by collecting donations of the following goods:


  • Chapstick or lip balm
  • travel size hand cream
  • bandaids
  • individual Kleenex packets
  • Tylenol or Ibuprofin packets
  • cough drops

Outerwear (Adult & Child sizes):

  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy wool hats that cover the ears
  • Heavy scarves that can be wrapped around the neck and over the mouth

(Note: we are not collecting coats or blankets as these items are already covered)


This would help tremendously … as they can purchase what is needed when they need it most. Checks can be made payable to: “St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach.” A $20 donation would enable the Food Crew to purchase the protein necessary to prepare 60-100 meals of soup, stew or chili.

Falk Harrison will collect the items and deliver them to the STL Winter Outreach team. Please drop off your donations at our office during normal business hours by January 16:

Falk Harrison
1300 Baur Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

Business hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Debbie Haupt at Falk Harrison, 314.531.1410 for more information.

Donations are also being accepted at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse during their hours of operation:

MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse
3606 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63116

Business hours: Mon.-Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Thank you for your help in keeping our community warm!

Falk Harrison Captures Honors in Local BMA-TAM Awards Competition

Each year the Business Marking Association (BMA) of St. Louis puts on the Targeted Advertising & Marketing (TAM) awards. The TAM Awards are a great way to focus attention on the best marketing work being done in St. Louis. Here is the cool thing, the TAM Awards are not simply about celebrating good looking work from a design perspective, the TAMs are also intended to recognize work that achieves a business result. We applaud this balanced approach as providing client-focused solutions centered on great design and strategic thinking aligns with how we spend our days here at Falk Harrison. At the end of the day, we are here to do more meaningful work that produces a meaningful result for our client.

Since 1971, Falk Harrison has been recognized with countless TAM Awards. Here is a complete list of our 2014 TAM Awards:

Montessori Land School of St. Louis BrochureSilver Award

Montessori Land School of  St. Louis BrandingSilver Award

Crestwood Holdings, Inc. 2013 Annual ReportGold Award

Jabian JournalGold Award

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. 2013 Annual Report – Best in Class Award


Falk Harrison is Now Hiring for Digital

Web Front-End Designer/Developer


About this Job:

Falk Harrison is looking for a full-time, web designer/developer specializing in front-end digital design and development with WordPress integration. You should enjoy working in an agency setting, be comfortable balancing multiple projects and have a passion for the development of great online experiences. You’ll get to work on branded websites for a diverse mix of high-profile clients and directly impact the success of their digital strategy.


  • Define, scope and manage project requirements (technical/functional/content)
  • Blueprint websites using wireframes, site maps and user flows
  • Create branding, navigation and UXD elements
  • Design mobile, responsive and adaptive websites and e-mail campaigns
  • Code websites using HTML, CSS, JQuery and PHP
  • Produce adaptive, responsive and progressively enhanced websites
  • Incorporate SEO and UXD best practices
  • Debug, performance analysis and quality control


  • BFA in Graphic Design, BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Expert knowledge of front-end website development
  • Extensive experience with dynamic websites
  • Core understanding of WordPress platform and plug-in space
  • Great debugging and reasoning skills


  • Experience with back end development frameworks like Ruby on Rails or Django
  • Experience with web databases such as Postgresql and MySQL
  • Experience with paid SEO campaigns and multivariate testing
  • Experience with e-commerce, CRM, CEM and EMM vendor integrations
  • Experience with version control such as Git
  • Experience with website hosting, backups and migrations

Please send digital copies of your resume and portfolio, plus preferred contact method, to careers@falkharrison.com. All information submitted will remain strictly confidential.