Kara Walter's winning design for the St. Francis House
May 13, 2014
Students in Flagler College Art Instructor Natalie Stephenson’s Design Methodologies class spent the past semester creating a new image for St. Francis House, St. Augustine’s only emergency shelter serving the homeless and less fortunate.
Members of the class each created a logo and stationary package for submission with one entry chosen.
After Kara Walter’s design was selected as the winner, the entire class continued the project by each creating part of a suite of marketing pieces, including an informational hand-out, a promotional media folder, posters, a banner, t-shirts and other items.
“The students learned a great deal from the experience, and I did too,” said Stephenson. “Since we visited the shelter and saw first-hand the facilities, the people and the administrative offices, this became so much more than just another class project. It was real and very meaningful for us.”
The project was equally meaningful for those at the St. Francis House.
“We were so excited about the opportunity to work with these talented students,” said Judy Dembowski, Executive Director of the shelter. “The results exceeded our wildest dreams and met or exceeded what we could have gotten, but could never have afforded, at an established agency. Every student in this class has a promising career ahead of them.”
Flagler College Art Instructor Natalie Stephenson’s Design Methodologies class