Design Works benefits students, businesses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Several area businesses are reaping the rewards of a new program at Youngstown State University.

Students studying graphic and interactive design are offering their expertise for free all week long. It is part of the Youngstown Design Works student run graphic design agency.

Students meet with non-profit businesses and create marketing material at no charge. But the experience gained is invaluable.

“We are about providing real world experience with real world clients and not only is it about serving the clients, it is about giving the students great opportunities to help them be more successful in the future,” YSU College of Creative Arts and Communication Dean Bryan DePoy said.

“We are at Oak Hill Collaborative today to create new relationships within the community with new startup businesses in this space and other spaces and to really give my students a quality professional experience before they graduate,” YSU professor of graphic and interactive design Robert Thompson said.

Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment, click here.

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