Birdwatch Flight-School

Parsons School of Design

This March, The Charles hosted its first Birdwatch Flight School event. Part one of an ongoing series, it aimed to encourage and empower the next generation of creatives looking to make their mark in the industry.

Creating Colleagues, Not Competition

Taking cues from the original Birdwatch Syracuse, The Charles partnered with Parsons The New School for Design for an afternoon portfolio review followed by a presentation on how to prepare students for taking on the workforce in the creative design industry in New York City.

Led by Lead Visual Designer Garrett Traya, the group portfolio review talked process, workflow and how to implement student’s personality into their work. Following the review, our Creative Team gave an in-depth presentation on the ins and outs of professionalism, social presence and landing an internship/job after graduation.

Moving Forward

Birdwatch Flight School’s inaugural event was a huge success and we’re excited to be hosting more in the coming future.

Interested? Sign up for our Birdwatch Flight School newsletter or apply for our Visual Design Internship. You can also earn more about what happened at the event here.