“As Art Center graduates go forward, our hope is not to simply find work in their chosen field, but also to find meaningful work. Designmatters gives them the context and the courage to find such meaning.”- Lorne M. Buchman, President, Art Center College of Design
Each year, a select number of the most talented Art Center students (typically a maximum of two per semester) are awarded Designmatters Fellowships. These funded, high-level internships give the Fellows an insider’s view of the intersection between design and social responsibility.
There are two categories of Designmatters Fellowships that are granted:
Throughout their internships, Fellows meet with mentors who offer direction, knowledge, and support. Each Fellow is also involved in an ongoing documentation of their experience. A presentation caps off the term, and gives each the chance to tell their fellowship’s story. The freedom to present in any form has resulted in films, visual timelines, PDFs, all accompanied by written work.
Through the generosity of funders, each Fellow fulfills Art Center’s definition of the “educated” designer as a change agent and citizen designer, fully engaged with the world today—leading by design.
For information on how to support the Designmatters Fellowship, and to learn more about sponsorship benefits, contact us at:
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Stephanie Sigg lives in New York City and, as Senior Vice President, Creative Director at Publicis, she carries a big job. But because Stephanie also carries a big heart, she devotes a good amount of her time to Designmatters, where she mentors the Designmatters Fellows. With a masters degree from Art Center in Environmental Design, Stephanie has keen awareness of the multiple worlds in which she travels: corporate advertising, social and humanitarian design, and Art Center.