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When Harrington Communication Design student, Allan Nacapuy found out about Chiquita Banana’s national sticker design contest on Facebook just a few days before the deadline, he worked quickly to submit his concept. Allan said, “I already had conceptual sketches and an idea running through my head for my design so all I had to do was just crank out my design on my laptop and make a couple little tweaks. I wanted to go for a stylish, simple, funky and fresh look. Coincidentally, I was doing character sketches for my Senior Design Studio class. My design basically consisted of a banana and a circle. Keeping in mind the fact that the actual print was going to be small, I kept my design as simple as possible. Looking back to my original sketches, I was glad and thankful that my instructor, Dan Elliott, had me go through several rounds to refine my sketches.”

Ultimately, Allan’s design became one of the 18 winning designs chosen to be put on Chiquita bananas nationwide in November 2010! You can see his winning design up above, and all of the other winners at http://www.eatachiquita.com/sticker-contest/winners.aspx. Allan was also sent some cool swag with his logo on it from Chiquita (below).

Allan came to Harrington after gaining experience in the design field. He explained, “I wanted more of a challenge and I knew there was still a lot to learn about design.” Allan enjoys travelling, watching college football, and is a self-proclaimed design nerd. He is also a Service and Leadership Scholar at Harrington and enjoys being involved with the Harrington community through AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) and Student Government.

With just two more semesters left at Harrington, Allan now has a winning national design and even a feature in the Chicago Tribune!

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The Harrington College of Design booth at NeoCon 2010 had a stunning design that attracted many visitors, including Merchandise Mart President, Chris Kennedy.  The booth was designed entirely by Harrington students (see below for names!) in the ELE319 Exhibit Design class led by Communication Design Chair and instructor Brad Kisner, and Interior Design Chair and instructor John Martin-Rutherford this past Spring.

Check out a short film of the booth created by Harrington’s Digital Photography Chair and instructor Dirk Fletcher, who shot the video with Canon’s 14mm, 24mm–70mm and 100-400mm L lenses along with the Zeiss 25mm.


Harrington Student Designers of the Harrington College of Design NeoCon 2010 Booth included:
Jessica Kraynak, Laura Schlueter, Currie Heinze, Allan Nacapuy, Katelyn Smith, Christie Smith, Rich Milligan, Lauren Howell, Kathryn Hutchens, Katie Pope, Dianna Speisman, Amy Cracchiolo and Angela Bowen. 

Harrington Booth General Contractor: Jim Kursar/ndio inc.
Harrington Booth Flooring donated by Vortex Commercial Flooring

Booth photos and video courtesy Dirk Fletcher

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Feature adapted from Spring 2010, Volume 2 Artistik Newsletter, written by Jaime Sandoval and Brad Kisner

The Communication Design Department at Harrington College of Design believes exposing students to real life experiences is one of the best teaching methodologies. In VSC302, Logos and Corporate Identity, the students get to work with real clients. Led by instructor Jaime Sandoval during the Fall 2009 semester, students designed the brand identity and complete identity system for La Grange Public Library and a logo for a new national partnership program between ArcelorMittal and the American Red Cross.

ArcelorMittal’s logo was the first project the Communication Design students received. As the world’s number one steel company present in more than 60 countries, ArcelorMittal recently launched a shared partnership program with the American Red Cross entitled “Creating Safe Communities.”

During the first three weeks of the semester, students selected black letterforms to present the client’s name and combined them with white letterforms to create an abstract symbol. “The main goal of the project was to arrive at a harmonious synthesis between the letters and create a new visual configuration as a result,” Sandoval said.

By week seven, as part of their midterm, students had to narrow down their top three concepts, pair them with color palette options, and present them in class to ArcelorMittal’s Communications Coordinator. On week nine, the class went to ArcelorMittal and formally presented their concepts to four employees from different departments. ArcelorMittal took a few weeks to share the concepts with the American Red Cross and then selected the winning logo before the semester ended.

Communication Design student Allan Nacapuy’s design was chosen and will be the official “Creating Safer Communities” logo used by ArcelorMittal and the American Red Cross for communications and marketing of the program in 2010.

“Our team was lucky to get connected with a quality design program like Harrington to take on this logo design project. The students did a fantastic job of bringing the Creating Safer Communities brand to life in their work and provided a diverse mix of options that helped us refine how to best visually represent the program. The faculty and students made the process enjoyable by asking great questions and really getting to know ArcelorMittal, our brand and our values,” said Katie Patterson, External Communications Manager for ArcelorMittal. Sunny Oh, Communications Coordinator for ArcelorMittal added, “We hope to use the logo in the future as it truly represents two important pillars in our Corporate Responsibility efforts – a focus on Health and Safety and our work to make the communities where we operate safer. To other organizations, we wholeheartedly recommend working with Harrington students on design projects as we would certainly work with them again after having such a great experience with Jaime and his students.”

Keep reading tomorrow to hear about the second project, a complete identity for the La Grange Public Library!

 Photography by Joe Byrnes

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