In 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
The 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