Last fall, StickerGiant participated in a first ever STEM design project with 4th Grade students from Mountain View Elementary in Longmont, Colorado. The goal of the project was for students to create a custom sticker design to convey the positive thinking concept of Growth Mindset. The students exceeded their own expectations and StickerGiant formed a new educational partnership in the community.
The simple and pure joy of a sticker is shared by 4th Grade students around the world. At Mountain View Elementary, each student harnessed their own excitement to become sticker designers for the first time.
Each student was required to follow the six stages of the design process: Empathy, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping, Testing, and Finalizing. To kick off the design challenge project, Alan Peters, founder of Jupiter Visual and StickerGiant graphic designer, talked to the students about graphic design and described where good design ideas start. The students spent a few weeks in the ideation and prototyping stage. Members of the StickerGiant team were invited back to the school for focus groups with each design team. StickerGiant then hosted a judging panel which included John Fischer, CEO, and members from Customer Success, Marketing, Art, and Production. The two winning designs were then transformed from a hand-drawn illustration to print-ready vector artwork in our Art Department. Our press operators and finishing team then went to work printing and creating a finished sticker product. Read more about the process on the Mountain View Elementary website.
The winning designs were announced by the StickerGiant team at Mountain View Elementary in December. Teachers and students from the 4th Grade class presented the scope of the project at an assembly and inspired their entire student body with this fresh take on STEM.