London, UK. 5 February 2024 – Global design home, Frank Stephenson Design, is partnering with The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), an internationally acclaimed university-level establishment in Europe for visible artistic disciplines.
The distinctive collaboration will contain GSA college students from the Product Design Engineering (PDE) programme, to work intently with the Frank Stephenson Design staff to futureproof design strategies and safeguard potential talent. PDE is a collaborative programme with the University of Glasgow, James Watt School of Engineering.
GSA held an occasion celebrating the partnership, which noticed lecturers, college students, stakeholders and the Frank Stephenson Design staff interacting inside an immersive design seminar to showcase the advantages of sketching, the artwork of hand drawing and promote a repertoire of sketching abilities from mind to hand.
Honouring the brand new enterprise, Creative Director Frank Stephenson, gave a speech to the broader GSA group. Giving an summary of his newest ‘Learn to Sketch with Frank’ programme and why, in an period of CAD, AI and graphic design, it’s essential to maximise and utilise the pen and paper strategy. Frank and Frank Stephenson Design’s Lead Designer, Euan, additionally gave college students a sketching masterclass throughout their go to to GSA.
‘Learn to Sketch with Frank,’ is an immersive on-line design course that teaches Frank’s key ideas of artistic sketching, and blends concept with sensible strategies and interactive movies. It was launched by Frank Stephenson on the finish of 2023. The course guarantees to open minds and stimulate creativity, and communicates the invaluable classes that Frank has garnered through the years.
At the occasion, Frank launched his sketching legacy, the ‘Learn to sketch with Frank’ course, and college students at GSA took half in a ‘Mars design dash’.
Craig Whittet, Head of Department PDE, highlighted the worth of the collaboration: “What a chance for PDE! Working with FSD highlights the worth of externalising concepts by sketching and the immediacy that this brings to discussions is crucial to the design course of. The potential future careers of the scholars had been additionally explored by discussions with PDE grad and FSD lead designer Euan McPherson. It’s at all times a proud second for the dept once we see the distinction that our grads make and the experiences that we could effectively profit from.”
Creative Director at Frank Stephenson Design, Frank Stephenson, stated: “Frank Stephenson Design is thrilled to be teaming up with GSA and dealing with such proficient college students on the longer term of design. Sketching is a core requirement of design, crucial in my business, and it’s so essential to me that the human contact isn’t misplaced to AI and computer systems. We’re excited for this chance to futureproof design talent and work with such gifted college students.”