Flagler College Magazine & Monarch Studio

Flagler College is located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, and it’s where two of our partners at Monarch Studio received their degrees in graphic design, Scott Smith and Zach Thomas.  Since graduation, Scott and Zach are regularly hired by Flagler to shoot the features for the award-winning Flagler College Magazine, which is sent to all alumni, parents and donors (over 20,000 people!)

The latest edition just rolled off the press, and Monarch Studio is stoked to have taken the cover shot of nationally-ranked golfer, Spencer Schindler.  Another one of our favorite shots Zach captured of Cory Mundy, a cross country runner that has raced in the NCAA II Championship… twice! On a lonely old stretch of A1A that’s now almost overgrown, he captured Mundy truly in his element.  And a nice juxtaposition to all this youthful athleticism is the feature Scott shot of the 127 year old Hotel Ponce de Leon, the centerpiece of Flagler College. This building, Henry Flagler’s first luxury hotel and now a National Historic Landmark, is shown covered in… scaffolding! They are undertaking a massive restoration project before St. Augustine celebrates its 450th Anniversary this fall, and it’s truly a sight to see.