Design has a purpose. Through our work as designers, we find our purpose and we offer it to the world. The projects on this site are being shared at a critical time in history—our school, profession, and life as we know it is changed forever. Our program is built on a foundation of preparing designers for a world focused on collaboration, critical thinking and challenges not yet defined. In other words, right now!
Originally meant to be viewed by a public audience, in a public space, with real-time feedback, handshakes and high-fives, this work, which showcases final projects created during Spring 2020 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is now filtered through the lens of a technology we will forever depend on. It reflects diverse points of view and a range of design solutions: from books and publications to animations and visual communications for mass consumption.
So while we can’t fully comprehend the future, we can embrace it. We’re fortunate to be able to share our purpose with you here: empowering designers to make great work and connecting them with companies who need their talent as well as inspiring prospective students who might consider enrolling in our program. We encourage you to look through their projects and reach out to the designers whose work resonates with you.
Thank you for your support and stay well.
This "Purpose" animation is an evolving project we'll continue to work on. Check back and see.