Scott Gericke studied graphic design at Missouri State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving his MFA in 1988. Prior to his current design consulting gig, he held design leadership positions at New Honor Society, Momentum Worldwide, designlab,inc, XPLANE, Kiku Obata & Company and Falk Harrison Creative – all in St. Louis.
Gericke’s projects have had wide impact and include identity and branding for Companion Bakery & Cafe, Ameren Corporation, Brown Shoe Company (now Caleres), Laumeier Sculpture Park and Meridian Credit Union; environmental graphic design and signage for the TransWorld Dome (now Edward Jones Dome), Ameren Corporation and Conrad Properties; exhibition design for Washington University in St. Louis, Monsanto and Missouri Baptist Medical Center; and publication design for Parents as Teachers National Center, Alcan Composites USA Inc., St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. He’s also been part of reimagining Coca-Cola’s worldwide campus, designed an interactive brand guide for Subway International and developed a design system for UPS sports sponsorship.
He has won numerous design awards from AIGA, Ad Club of St. Louis, Association of Business Communicators, Mohawk Paper, Mead Paper, Annual Report 100 and Printing Industries of America; published work in Sign Business magazine, American Corporate Identity, Big Book of Logos, Big Book of Corporate Identity Design, Communication Arts, and numerous Logo Lounge volumes; and featured on commarts.com,underconsideration.com and thestlouisegotist.com.
Gericke has lectured at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Communication Design program at Washington University in St. Louis since 1990 and held a 2-year grant-funded design director role at the Visual Communications Research Studio in the same program. He’s lectured and critiqued at other local institutions including University of Missouri St. Louis, Maryville University, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Webster University and St. Louis University.
He played a role in starting St. Louis’ first AIGA chapter in 1989; held board positions and became president in 1994; and was honored with the prestigious Design Fellow Award in 2008.