Karen Hensel reported to Historic City News that while many Flagler College students will moving on to a career or leaving St Augustine behind to go home for the summer; no matter where they go, Professor Natalie Stephenson’s Design Methodologies class will leave a legacy behind.
The students spent the past semester creating a new image for St Francis House, St Augustine’s only emergency shelter serving the homeless and less fortunate.
“The students gained 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.”
Kaytlin Bremmer, Lia Dalpini, Noni Heers, Miranda Lee, Melissa Mision, Ryne Pearson, Alexis Valladares, Kara Walter, and Marco Warren, each created a logo and stationery package. The logo created by Kara Walter was chosen to form the basis of the branding campaign.
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 material.
“We were so excited about the opportunity to work with these talented students, and the results exceeded our wildest dreams,” Judy Dembowski, Executive Director of St. Francis House told local news reporters. “Every student put their heart into this project in order to meet or exceed anything we could have gotten commercially, but could never have afforded. Every student in this class has a promising career ahead of them.”
St. Francis House will incorporate the new image and identity as they celebrate 30 years serving those in need. Dembowski said that St Francis House is deeply grateful for the amazing work that all of the Flagler students have done.