Design Directions at MSLK

Last week, MSLK hosted a lecture for 15 NYC high-school students through the “Design Directions” youth program with the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Design Directions features a series of free design education programs developed to introduce NYC high-school students to collegiate and career opportunities in design. MSLK was happy to welcome these kids and take them on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of our studio.The students are interested in the arts and want to learn more about ways to turn their creativity into a career. Being ongoing supporters of the Cooper-Hewitt youth programs and students in general, Sheri and Marc love giving lectures about the inner working of a graphic design firm. They know how important it is to learn more about the everyday challenges in order to make the right decision about your education. Issues discussed were career paths, the creative process, and what it takes to be a graphic designer today.Madeline asked the kids to complete an evaluation after the visit. Here are some of the students’ comments about their visit at MSLK:“I loved it. Very fun and informative.”“ This program is really cool, you learn and have fun. I met interesting people today.”“The designers were very interesting and I learned so much about cool design. I wanna come back!”“ I like the eco-friendly ideas.”It was nice to have the students over — thanks for the positive feedback! A special thank you to Madeline (pictured center), for organizing this visit.If you’re interested in knowing more about Cooper Hewitts’ youth programs, The Lehman Scholars program for select high school students in the 11th and 12th grades offers first-hand workshops and internships with design professionals.