Inclusive Design: Spark Corps Goes to City Hall

Inclusive Design: Spark Corps Goes to City Hall

Recently Spark Corps started working on an exciting new project with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The office's Welcoming Atlanta initiative is focused on ensuring that immigrants and refugees feel welcome and included as an integral part of Atlanta’s diverse community. To that end, the Office of Immigrant Affairs has chosen Spark Corps to help develop the visual identity of a new related initiative called iSpeakATL. 

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Spark Corps Goes to MODA

Spark Corps Goes to MODA

Hey there! My name’s Aaron, and I’m Spark Corps’ other new Design Apprentice. After just a little over a week, I’ve already met so many great people, and been involved with a ton of cool projects. As Spark Corps’ first-ever male hire, I feel honored to be a part of this talented team of women. In my first few days, I was also lucky enough to get to tag along for a discussion by another leading woman in the field of design. 

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Start: Spark your Design Creativity Summer Work

Start: Spark your Design Creativity Summer Work

Several years ago, Spark Corps’ partner Orange Sparkle Ball (OSB) held and in-house design camp with the goal of introducing children to the importance of design thinking. During this camp, OSB designers created a small design education book guided children through the fundamentals and principles of design such as color theory, patterns and user need that enabled the children to practice their new design skills through engaging activities...This summer, our new Design Apprentices, Ashley and Emily have taken on the task of refining the formatting and visual design to make it appealing and easy for children to understand.

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Finish: Spark Design Curriculum Beta Test

Finish: Spark Design Curriculum Beta Test

Last year we introduced our Design Curriculum project, created to encourage the teaching of design to children along with their other core disciplines. Spark Corps has developed a comprehensive, semester long program to teach design thinking to children. After developing this program, we took it to The Kindezi Charter School, a local elementary school, to test its implementation and further the curriculum’s development...

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