[vc_row full_width="stretch_row_content" full_height="yes" equal_height="yes" video_bg="yes" video_bg_url="https://vimeo.com/190655705" fullwidth="yes" bg_type="bg_video" top_margin="" bottom_margin="0" video_webm="https://vimeo.com/190655705"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/190655705" css=".vc_custom_1478634010860{padding-top: -10rem !important;padding-bottom: 4rem !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" parallax="yes" fullwidth="yes" bg_type="bg_image" fw_columns="yes" fw_same_height="yes" top_margin="60" bottom_margin="0" image_url="3518" css=".vc_custom_1478571561158{margin-top: -90px !important;}"][vc_column width="5/12" css=".vc_custom_1478633876284{padding-top: 8rem !important;padding-left: 5rem !important;background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.85) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}"][title type="h1" color="#ffffff"]about us[/title][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1478400182351{padding-top: 1rem !important;padding-right: 5rem !important;padding-bottom: 12.5rem !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}"]wkrm is a student-run, faculty-led design studio housed at The University of Texas at Austin. Our studio provides opportunities for students to get real-world experience with clients while still in school, and receive support for their professional development.

We are a team of young creatives, who are ready to deliver a fresh perspective on any new challenge. We’re incredibly flexible, with the ability to staff projects from a variety of disciplines, while delivering reliable and professional quality work at an affordable price.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_height="yes" equal_height="yes" fullwidth="yes" fw_columns="yes" fw_same_height="yes" top_margin="0" bottom_margin="-100" top="0" bottom="140px" background_color="#ededed" css=".vc_custom_1478397358163{margin-top: -20px !important;border-top-width: 8rem !important;padding-top: 2.5rem !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1478151271647{padding-top: 8rem !important;padding-left: 12rem !important;}"][title type="h1" align="center" color="#3f3f3f"]background[/title][vc_single_image image="3540" img_size="400x400" css=".vc_custom_1478144707293{padding-top: 3rem !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1478151261532{padding-top: 9rem !important;padding-right: 3rem !important;padding-bottom: 4.5rem !important;padding-left: 3rem !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1478404130276{padding-right: 8rem !important;padding-bottom: 4rem !important;padding-left: 4rem !important;}"]Today’s rapidly changing industry demands that design students possess a broad base of professional experience, skills, and entrepreneurship. However, the traditional design curriculum cannot provide students with real-world client-based experiences. In many studio courses, students are asked to create work based on hypothetical contexts: a logo design for a hypothetical company, a poster design for a hypothetical event, or a publication design with hypothetical content. These projects oversimplify the complexities of working with real clients, but also denies students valuable experience with various modes of production and execution.

UT itself is a large institution with a lot of design needs, moreover, it is located in the heart of Austin, one of the nation's fastest-growing cities and an emerging tech hub. It's a city known for its thriving startup culture, where the need for affordable design is high. wkrm was founded to provide students with client-based experiences in a professional creative environment, while strengthening relationships with local clients and communities. wkrm provides a range of professional-quality design services to various organizations including the University, small local businesses, for-profit and community-based non-profit organizations. The goal of wkrm is to expand the role of design beyond the realm of the academic atmosphere.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]