Frank Stephenson Design companions with The Glasgow College of Artwork


College students will work carefully with the Frank Stephenson Design staff to futureproof design strategies and safeguard potential expertise. PDE is a collaborative programme with the College of Glasgow, James Watt College 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 at hand.

Frank Stephenson at the Glasgow School of Art

Inventive Director Frank Stephenson, gave a speech to the broader GSA group. Giving an outline of his newest ‘Study to Sketch with Frank’ programme and why, in an period of CAD, AI and graphic design, it’s necessary 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.

‘Study to Sketch with Frank’ is an immersive on-line design course that teaches Frank’s key ideas of inventive sketching, and blends idea 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 over time.

On the occasion, Frank launched his sketching legacy, the ‘Study to sketch with Frank’ course, and college students at GSA took half in a ‘Mars design dash’.

Official Statements

Craig Whittet, Head of Division PDE, highlighted the worth of the collaboration: “What a possibility for PDE! Working with FSD highlights the worth of externalising concepts by way of sketching and the immediacy that this brings to discussions is essential to the design course of. The potential future careers of the scholars had been additionally explored by way of discussions with PDE grad and FSD lead designer Euan McPherson. It’s at all times a proud second for the dept after we see the distinction that our grads make and the experiences that we could nicely profit from.”

Inventive 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 way forward for design. Sketching is a core requirement of design, crucial in my trade, and it’s so necessary to me that the human contact isn’t misplaced to AI and computer systems. We’re excited for this chance to futureproof design expertise and work with such gifted college students.”

(Supply: Frank Stephenson Design)

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