Frank Stephenson Design partners with The Glasgow School of Art

Frank Stephenson Design partners with The Glasgow School of Art


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 Faculty 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 expertise from mind handy.

Frank Stephenson at the Glasgow School of Art

Inventive Director Frank Stephenson, gave a speech to the broader GSA group. Giving an summary of his newest ‘Study 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 method.

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 rules of artistic sketching, and blends principle 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.

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 important 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 once we see the distinction that our grads make and the experiences that we might properly profit from.”

Inventive Director at Frank Stephenson Design, Frank Stephenson, mentioned: “Frank Stephenson Design is thrilled to be teaming up with GSA and dealing with such gifted college students on the way forward for design. Sketching is a core requirement of design, crucial in my trade, 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 expertise and work with such gifted college students.”

(Supply: Frank Stephenson Design)



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