On Friday, December 4 we celebrated four months of hard work and collaboration. St. Louis area young professionals and students signed up for the AIGA St. Louis Mentor Match program because they had a yearning to learn more from established designers. Professional designers came forward to serve as mentors so that they could have the opportunity to teach, pass along words of wisdom, and likely learn a thing or two from the this experience.
Being a part of this program takes drive, ambition, and commitment on both the part of the mentor and the mentee. In addition to building a professional mentor/mentee relationship through both in person and online meetings we asked that each mentee create an original design piece and that their mentor help guide them in the process. At the Mentor Match Celebration last Friday, Tech Artista served as a pop up design gallery exhibition. Designers and design enthusiast from St. Louis spent the evening talking to the mentees about their work, listening to speeches, and networking. We are happy to note that for our second annual Mentor Match program we had 24 students & young professionals number of people participate. Next August we will begin taking applications for mentors and mentees. We hope you want to get involved!
Your Mentor Match Chairs,
Jessa Wilcoxen, Bryan Burke, & Emily Iles
Left Bryan Burke, middle Jessa Wilcoxen, right Emily Iles