Sponsors, Supporters & Partners

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Spark’s Roof & Foundation–
Sponsors, Supporters, Partners & the Founders Program

We are proud to have the support and endorsement of many leading organizations. For 2015 we are delighted to add Whirlpool China to our community of supporters.

Past and present sponsors and partners include Autodesk, Studio Hinrichs, Pluo Consulting (creators of this fine website), RIOT Color, FGI Interactive, Pentagram Design, Automobile Magazine, Dwell Magazine, frog design, Hewlett-Packard, major media like Bravo Media, Silverfish Productions, colleges and universities like the California College of the ArtsRutgers University (NCPP), UC Berkeley CED, Academy of Art, Quangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, University of Michigan Taubman College, Tongji University, Samsung Art & Design Institute, HongIk University and the School of Visual Arts.

Spark is very proud of it’s association partners, the Global Design Network, Guangdong Industrial Design Association, Taiwan Design Center and the Hong Kong Designers Association.

We have had many beautiful exhibitions in China, and thank the Shenzhen Industrial Design Association for hosting the magnificent Spark Pavilion in December, 2013 and 2014.

We are also very pleased to be associated with
ArchNewsNow, and CORE 77.


The Spark Founders provide a strong platform for the mission of supporting and promoting designers, creativity and innovation. This Program helps to stabilize the ebb and flow of resources inherent in an annual competition and enable the development of new initiatives. The Founders represent a diverse multi-disciplinary group of design firms, architectural practices, in-house and individual designers and architects. The Founders concern is “keeping the Spark hot.” That is, the sustenance of the basic Spark infrastructure and healthy continuance of the project.

O+CO: A great branding firm:



Studio Hinrichs continues to enrich Spark with dazzling, compelling graphics and authoritative brand guidance. This, folks, is the best:
Studio Hinrichs  The Work




Studio Hinrichs, founded by Kit Hinrichs in 2009, is a San Francisco-based design consultancy engaged in all aspects of design, including packaging, brand identity, corporate communications, environmental graphics, interactive media, and publishing.

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