Spark Corps is a design non profit specializing in branding and design strategy. We believe in providing professional development and mentorship to young designers while also creating high quality design work for non-profits and social impact organization. To do this, we pull on our strengths in visual design, critical thinking and global awareness. This skill set allows us to communicate the needs and missions of our partners while also allowing us to develop designs that inspire and provoke.
We also believe in providing services to all groups that produce work for social impact, regardless of social, religious, and economic identifiers. We find it important that the organizations we partner with also reflect these values.
During our apprenticeships, we work with young designers to polish their design skill and provide them with partner focused professional development.
Social Impact Focus
We work with global change makers to attack social problems and design solutions that will benefit communities across the globe. We aim to build long term relationships with our partners as we invest in their missions.
To measure the success of our work and client communication, we document all of our partner projects through a blog-style process book, highlighting the start and finish of each project as well as a 6-month follow up with partners.
Registration is now open for the Spark Curriculum educator workshop!
The Spark Curriculum Workshop is a 3 day event in design thinking that allows educators to bring design and innovation into their classrooms. Our curriculum contains project based modules and activities that are tailored to fit different lengths of time, and different learners ranging from 3rd – 8th grade. With easy to understand tools and methodologies, our curriculum is easily accessible to anyone regardless of their personal exposure to design and design thinking.
Summer Beta Program
In the summer 2015, Spark Corps welcomed it's first class of corps members by running an 8 week beta program of the Spark Corps model. Lessons learned from this program have helped refine the apprenticeship, and allow young designers to polish their design skills in professional, real-world environments. During the beta program, Orange Sparkle Ball shadowed Allie Miller and Grace Cha to document their experience.