Falk Harrison News

Falk Harrison Winter Outreach

It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition at Falk Harrison that while we are busy with our holiday baking, gift shopping and party plans, we also take time to remember those who are less fortunate than us. In recent years, we have have collected shoes and canned goods in order to lend a helping hand. This year, we’re looking to help in another way.

As another St. Louis winter settles in and temperatures drop below freezing, most of us just throw an extra blanket on our bed or turn up the thermostat. Unfortunately, many members of our community don’t have the ability to do that. They will be left out in the cold, with no shelter or critical necessities. That’s why we’ve decided this year to work in conjunction with St. Louis Winter Outreach.

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St. Louis Winter Outreach is a local organization with several teams that work together during the winter months in order to keep people who live on the streets of St. Louis warm and safe. We are helping them this year by collecting donations of the following goods:

Toiletries:

  • Chapstick or lip balm
  • travel size hand cream
  • bandaids
  • individual Kleenex packets
  • Tylenol or Ibuprofin packets
  • cough drops

Outerwear (Adult & Child sizes):

  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy wool hats that cover the ears
  • Heavy scarves that can be wrapped around the neck and over the mouth

(Note: we are not collecting coats or blankets as these items are already covered)

Cash:

This would help tremendously … as they can purchase what is needed when they need it most. Checks can be made payable to: “St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach.” A $20 donation would enable the Food Crew to purchase the protein necessary to prepare 60-100 meals of soup, stew or chili.

Falk Harrison will collect the items and deliver them to the STL Winter Outreach team. Please drop off your donations at our office during normal business hours by January 16:

Falk Harrison
1300 Baur Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

Business hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Debbie Haupt at Falk Harrison, 314.531.1410 for more information.

Donations are also being accepted at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse during their hours of operation:

MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse
3606 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63116

Business hours: Mon.-Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Thank you for your help in keeping our community warm!

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

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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!

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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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