Graphic Design Student Designs Drug Awareness Logo
Thanks to Fanshawe College Graphic Design student Scott Lauterbach, the Chatham Kent Drug Awareness Council has a new logo. Working with the Council, Scott came up with his final design which conveys diversity in the community and people helping people by providing the support necessary to overcome addiction.
Scott said, "The thought of entering the contest crossed my mind when I came across the article in
the Chatham Daily News. In the contest article it highly encouraged people who
had a knack for graphic design to submit a logo. I thought that this contest would give me
some real world experience with working with a client. Graphic design is about designing
something for a client while incorporating your own personal style. This contest has shown
me that I can succeed in this profession."
During a presentation at the Chatham Kent Health Unit, Scott Lauterbach received a cheque for $250 for his winning logo submission. He is flanked by Constable Derek Shaw of the Chatham Kent Police Service (left) and John Zarebski, Program Consultant, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health of Ontario (right).
John Zarebski, Program Consultant, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health of Ontario says, "It was a pleasure to work with Scott and we wish to acknowledge his interest, thought and commitment when working with us to create the final design."
In addition to designing the winning logo, Scott has created the gift cards for the Mayor of Chatham's annual address in 2007, the Chatham Daily News Christmas Song Book cover in 2006 and the Paul Patterson memorial plaque design in 2007.
The United Way of Chatham Kent sees the logo as contributing to the building of healthy communities and resiliency.
The Drug Awareness Council continues to receive many positive comments about the logo.
The Chatham Kent Drug Awareness Council is a community coalition that works together to increase community knowledge and influence attitudes about alcohol and substance misuse. The Chatham Kent Drug Awareness Council is working with community partners under the auspices of the United Way to develop a Chatham Kent Drug Strategy.