Start: Spark your Design Creativity Summer Work

Project Profile:

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.
The book was a hit! Over the course of the next 3 years, the book’s content has been developed, modified and reworked by both Spark Corps and OSB staff including summer 2015 apprentices Grace Cha and Allie Miller.

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. The book’s design is almost complete and our next step is to get it out into production and into the hands of children around the country.

So, how are we going to do this? Kickstarter, of course! After a little bit of digging, we learned that Kickstarter campaigns have been very successful in bringing books to the market and we are gearing up to start a campaign of our own. We’re excited to use OSB video capabilities and a little Spark Corps creativity to bring our book to life!

If you have children in your life this book is sure to provide a great introduction into design and help them develop skills to last a lifetime. Be on the lookout for our kickstarter campaign launch in late July!


  • Self-published design education book
  • Fully developed and successful kickstarter campaign

Measures of Success:

  • Funded kickstarter campaign

  • High quality printed design book

  • Books sold in stores and online