“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Perhaps this quote best characterizes the tiny world-class communication arts school tucked into the kudzu at the end of Bennett Street, in Atlanta, Georgia. Here, students don’t merely learn about design, advertising, photography, illustration, or interactive; they learn to frame their values and to filter their work through those. They learn to value themselves and their lives, to embrace their responsibility to the world and to their own happiness. They learn that if it can be imagined, it can be created—and that they should never put limits on their imaginations. Walk through the halls of Portfolio Center, and you can feel it—the creativity, curiosity, and sense of adventure.