Talk as part of Local History Month 2016.
A young designer’s talent is going to the dogs after having her work chosen to promote the welfare of rescued greyhounds.
Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) first year graphic student Meg Arthur’s logo design will be used on promotional material for the Greyhound Rescue and Co-ordinated Emergencies (GRACE).
GRACE, a non non-profit making organisation based in Redcar and Cleveland, rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes greyhounds and lurchers from local authority dogs’ homes that have been abandoned or found straying.
CCAD course leader in graphics Chris Beadle said: “I recently adopted Amy, a three and a half year old lurcher from GRACE and she has fitted in beautifully with my family.
“I saw for myself the incredible work that GRACE do, providing these animals with a life saving refuge, and offered the organisation the opportunity to have our students design them a new logo to raise awareness and help with their fundraising.
“Amy is an incredible companion; she is very loving, quiet and loyal so there was quite a personal element in this brief.”
Forty nine students submitted their designs with 18-year-old Meg Arthur’s wining logo chosen to represent GRACE.
“We usually have around 35 live briefs every year but this was the first one that we set our new students and they came up with some outstanding work,” said Chris.
“We like to get our first years working on something from week one to teach them how to work to deadlines and liaise with clients, to convince them that they have what it takes to become valued designers.
“This is the largest group of students we’ve had in graphics and the standard of work is exceptionally high. Meg’s design thoroughly deserved to win.”
Meg added: “I love dogs and my cousin has a greyhound, so I know how lovely they are.
“I wanted to capture their cheeky personality as well as their friendly loveable nature.
“I’m really pleased that GRACE chose my logo and I’m looking forward to seeing it go on display.”
Contact GRACE at email@example.com, or telephone 07840771583.