Virtual Open Studio Tours 2021

This year, our annual Open Studio tours will occur virtually. Four Philly-based design studios will open their doors to talk about their experience, working methods, and projects. There also will be time for Q&A with the studio representatives.

Students at any level are welcome to join. Whether you’re a high school student interested in learning about what a career in design might look like, a college student curious about the professional practice, or a student of ongoing education looking to learn more about design—this event is for you! 

Come with questions, lots of them!

Studio Tours:

Agency M
Mon March 8th, 6-7 PM on Zoom
M is a strategic and creative boutique agency, specializing in branding, advertising & interactive. They develop honest, authentic, and emotional experiences for brands and their consumers.

–> Register to tour Agency M <–

True Hand
Tue, March 9th, 6-7 PM on Zoom

True Hand is a creative studio specializing in Timeless Design and Custom Tattooing by-Appointment in a unique setting.  In 2013, we combined over 20 years of experience and passion for design, tattooing, and building relationships to create a truly one of a kind creative destination.  Our services focus on graphic design including immersive and dynamic branding systems, websites, and interior consulting, as well as custom-tattooing for discerning clients in a private, unique setting…. 150 year old former Church.

–> Register to tour True Hand <–

Little Giant Creative
Wed March 10th, 6-7 PM on Zoom
Little Giant Creative (LGC) is a minority-owned and operated, full-service creative agency that works with local and national brands and institutions to develop and execute custom brand strategies & events. Our experienced staff possess core competencies of creative thinking, style aesthetics, and consistent execution that translate into successful campaigns and engagement projects. LGC keeps a streamlined infrastructure to allow for open lines of communication with our clients that translate objectives into effective campaigns that are fluid and customized.

We apply our significant expertise to a variety of nonprofit and social justice-related programs, including A Dream Deferred, The Next Majority, The Idea Factory, Gather Food Hall, and the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship along with other groundbreaking initiatives through LGC’s sister non-profit Creative Cities Lab. Our programs seek transformative change in communities by fostering civic engagement, media literacy, and the expansion of economic opportunities for youth and people of color.

–> Register to tour Little Giant Creative <–

The Perception
Thur, March 11th, 6-7 PM on Zoom

The Perception is certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Our driving force is a belief in a world that’s Altogether Human. We’re not just diverse by design. We reflect the human experience through the lens of real people and challenge the status quo with everything we do.

From consumer-packaged goods to entertainment, and healthcare we see the big idea in the little picture. We deliver results with a strategic and creative vision that looks at the world through the lens of opportunity, seeing possibilities others overlook.

–> Register to tour The Perception <–

Lynx & Company
Fri March 12th, 6-7 PM on Zoom
Chick-operated, multi-dimensional design studio based in Philadelphia.  Lynx & Co creates identities, products, and experiences for businesses who believe what they do, makes this world a better place.

–> Register to tour Lynx and Company <–

Graphics courtesy of Miguel Alquzada

By Wednesdays in March and April
Published February 18, 2021