2016 Year In Review
Each year for our birthday, we craft an infographic to visually represent our accomplishments and challenges over the past year. Check it out below to see what we've been up to and where our organization is headed!
Our Summer 2017 Design Apprentice Application is now open! Think you have what it takes to be a Spark Corps Apprentice? We want to see what you've got!
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 provoke thought and inspire change.
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 Spark Corps apprenticeships, senior designers work with emerging designers and creative to polish their design chops. We also provide apprentices opportunities for professional development andengagement with our partners.
We work with local and global change makers to attack social problems and design solutions that will benefit the communities our partners serve. We aim to build long term relationships with partners as we invest in their missions.
To measure the success of our work and partners, we document all of our projects through a blog-style process book, highlighting the start and finish of each project as well as a follow up with partners on how our work made a difference to them.
Spark Corps Design Education Products + Services
Spark Your Design Creativity is an activity book that introduces kids to design while also helping them to build skills to foster creativity and 21st century thinking. This Summer, our design apprentices led a Kickstarter campaign raising over $7,000 to get our first shipment of 500 books!
Purchase Spark Your Design Creativity at the following retailers!
The Spark Corps Year In Review
Each year, our team crafts visual summaries of our work, achievements and future goals. We do this to both share our successes and challenges with the community as well push how nonprofits can communicate their programming in an innovative way. Stay tuned for our 2016 review!
In the summer 2015, Spark Corps welcomed it's first class of corps members via an 8 week beta program. During the program, Orange Sparkle Ball shadowed Allie Miller and Grace Cha to document their experience.