Falk Harrison News

Falk Harrison Captures Honors in Local BMA-TAM Awards Competition

Each year the Business Marking Association (BMA) of St. Louis puts on the Targeted Advertising & Marketing (TAM) awards. The TAM Awards are a great way to focus attention on the best marketing work being done in St. Louis. Here is the cool thing, the TAM Awards are not simply about celebrating good looking work from a design perspective, the TAMs are also intended to recognize work that achieves a business result. We applaud this balanced approach as providing client-focused solutions centered on great design and strategic thinking aligns with how we spend our days here at Falk Harrison. At the end of the day, we are here to do more meaningful work that produces a meaningful result for our client.

Since 1971, Falk Harrison has been recognized with countless TAM Awards. Here is a complete list of our 2014 TAM Awards:

Montessori Land School of St. Louis BrochureSilver Award

Montessori Land School of  St. Louis BrandingSilver Award

Crestwood Holdings, Inc. 2013 Annual ReportGold Award

Jabian JournalGold Award

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. 2013 Annual Report – Best in Class Award

TAMS

Falk Harrison is Now Hiring for Digital

Web Front-End Designer/Developer

Full-Time

About this Job:

Falk Harrison is looking for a full-time, web designer/developer specializing in front-end digital design and development with WordPress integration. You should enjoy working in an agency setting, be comfortable balancing multiple projects and have a passion for the development of great online experiences. You’ll get to work on branded websites for a diverse mix of high-profile clients and directly impact the success of their digital strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Define, scope and manage project requirements (technical/functional/content)
  • Blueprint websites using wireframes, site maps and user flows
  • Create branding, navigation and UXD elements
  • Design mobile, responsive and adaptive websites and e-mail campaigns
  • Code websites using HTML, CSS, JQuery and PHP
  • Produce adaptive, responsive and progressively enhanced websites
  • Incorporate SEO and UXD best practices
  • Debug, performance analysis and quality control

Requirements:

  • BFA in Graphic Design, BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Expert knowledge of front-end website development
  • Extensive experience with dynamic websites
  • Core understanding of WordPress platform and plug-in space
  • Great debugging and reasoning skills

Pluses:

  • Experience with back end development frameworks like Ruby on Rails or Django
  • Experience with web databases such as Postgresql and MySQL
  • Experience with paid SEO campaigns and multivariate testing
  • Experience with e-commerce, CRM, CEM and EMM vendor integrations
  • Experience with version control such as Git
  • Experience with website hosting, backups and migrations

Please send digital copies of your resume and portfolio, plus preferred contact method, to careers@falkharrison.com. All information submitted will remain strictly confidential.

Welcome Corey Helling!

Corey Helling pic

We are excited to belatedly welcome Corey Helling to the firm. Corey joined us in early April after 3+ years at ProWolfe. He jumped right in on a huge branding project that Steve Harrison is heading. No rest!

During a grueling 30 minute interrogation, I was able to gather that:

1. Corey and his wife are the proud parents of a 10-week old daughter.
2. He graduated from UMSL with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
3. Cunetto’s House of Pasta is his favorite restaurant. When he initially came to St. Louis, Cunetto’s was the first place his now-wife took him to. The family memories are starting to accumulate.
4. He enjoys watching Game of Thrones, Dexter, and American Pickers, but doesn’t watch much TV.
5. He f&$#king hates sports. He’ll play a sport but does not like watching or keeping up with sports.
6. He and his wife enjoy the outdoors. They tend to a wildflower garden on the grounds of Helling Manor. He especially likes camping, and whittling wood into useful things like arrows and figurines.
7. He enjoys folk bands like Fleet Foxes and Father John Misty.

Corey, we’re so glad to have you here!

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Falk Harrison Supports Project Hope

Project Hope and Falk Harrison

For several years, Falk Harrison staffers have drawn names to exchange Christmas ornaments during the holiday season. This year we wanted to do something more meaningful by finding a way to help others. We decided to collect hats, gloves, scarves and shoes to donate to Project Hope.

Project Hope is an effort of the Early Childhood Special Education Program (ECSE) of Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD). ECSE serves approximately 1,250 students each year, and about 12 percent of them come from low-income families. The severity of disabilities ranges from difficulty articulating certain sounds to multiple disabilities and developmental disorders. Teachers and staff help the families who are having financial difficulties, not only during the holidays, but also throughout the year, often using money out of their own pockets.

ECSE staff began raising money in an organized way in 2009 and has raised over $50,000 and served hundreds of families. They provide basic needs such as clothing, coats, shoes, socks, diapers and food; they also provide for some medical expenses that are not fully covered by insurance, such as leg braces and orthotics, as well as adaptive equipment for specialized needs.

What touched us at Falk Harrison is that the teachers and staff began by addressing these needs on their own, and then went further by organizing an annual trivia fundraiser in their spare time so they could do even more for the students and families. We’re both proud and humbled to help in our small way. We have gathered a large bag full of brand-new goodies and plan to collect some gently used clothing items for staff to have on hand in the classrooms for the preschoolers in 2013. We hope our gifts of clothing bring a little joy and warmth to the recipients.

If you’d like to help, let me know and we’ll collect what you have to donate, or I’d be happy to put you in touch with the appropriate SSD personnel. Contact me at msteinau@falkharrison.com.

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Thank You Day 2012 at Falk Harrison

Thank You Day at Falk Harrison

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is not often the most productive day around American offices. Most people are either getting on the road, thinking about getting on the road, fretting over a full day of cooking, or dreaming of watching the Cowboys and Lions. One thing many have likely not considered to pass the time is a very large Thanksgiving Eve meal to get the stomach properly expanded for the next day’s Thanksgiving Feast.

To celebrate a little employee togetherness, we’re having a Thanksgiving Eve Thank You Day luncheon here at Falk Harrison for the employees that will be working that day. Currently, the only job I’ve been assigned for the day is to bring in some Kaldi’s Coffee. I think I got off easy.

We’re having chili mac, chicken wings, brussel sprouts from Cleveland-Heath, and crème brûlée for dessert. Productivity is expected to shoot through the roof.

We’ll post pics of the feast on Wednesday.

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