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Two Cherokee Students show their design skills

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last school year Cherokee Middle School eighth grade students used their graphic design skills to design logos with real world application.

Two of these experiences included designing a logo for the Student Veterans Organization at Colorado State University (CSU SVO) and a new logo for the Cherokee Middle School Visual Arts Program (CMSVA).

Both of these logos are actively used now. Tabitha Aguirre and Carlos Aguilar's logo work was recently printed on a Veteran's Day 5K run sponsored by the CSU SVO. The attached photos show the front and back of the 5K Event T-shirt.

The 5K run was one of the organization's first fundraisers. They used their new logo on the T-shirt as well as the CMSVA logo as sponsors of the 5K event. The CSU SVO logo was a class project that began with a skype video conference session. Students asked questions about what they were looking for in the logo.

Tabitha Aguirre and Carlos Aguilar's logo work , designed as part of last year's Cherokee Middle School Visual Arts Program. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwas recently printed on a t-shirt for a Veteran's Day 5K run sponsored by the Colorado State University Student Veterans' Organization Photo contributed
Following the video conference, the students designed multiple roughs and comprehensives for the group to peruse.The group met and made a few suggestions. In the end, Tabitha Aguirre (now a Cherokee Washington High School ninth grader) work really grabbed their attention and was chosen as the final logo.

The final logo production was completed during the summer. The logo is being used on all of the CSU SVO publicity and correspondence. The CMSVA logo was also a class project.Students used the letters of the school (CMS) and the letters VA to denote the Visual Arts program.

The designs were on display in the Art Display Case for several weeks and a final logo drawn by Carlos Aguilar (now a WHS 9th grader) was chosen as the final logo.The logo is now being used on the Visual Arts web page, note cards and other classroom correspondence.

Cherokee Middle School Art Teacher, Linda Ducommun stated, "What a great experience for the students who participated!Graphic design is a growing career in our world of visualization. I am glad to see the student's work being used and appreciated. I am very proud of ALL the students involved."

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It's great to hear student success stories. I am a graphic design student, and I find this very inspirational. I just applied for to a contest myself. Students are encouraged to recreate a brochure, flyer or poster a piece of art. Wish me luck, and I encourage other graphic artists to apply. http://www.design-egency.com

-- Posted by Christina_Moore on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 7:28 PM

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