Ten years ago, my senior class asked for their capstone project to involve real clients. We designed a Capabilities brochure and had an Open House to invite potential clients to see our work. Since then, word of mouth has brought us 20-30 clients a year, depending on the scope of projects. They range from wayfinding to branding, to exhibit design, to web sites to print and collateral design. Budgets have ranged from $300 to $20,000. National awards have come from design and organtizations to which clients belong. The experience has added greatly to the preparedness of seniors. Proceeds have generated scholarships to conferences and field trips to NYC.
Our Studio 2453 web site needs updating, but does show a pricelist and a few of our projects.