The Peoria CEO Council recently chose Illinois Central College (ICC) student Inga Anderson's design as the new logo for Greater Peoria Works, a work-experience program launched in December that offers nonpermanent work-based learning opportunities for students.
The CEO Council's Work Experience Committee turned to ICC students to come up with a logo, and Professor David Smit turned the request into a semester-long project for his advanced graphic design students.
“The CEO Council is very grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the talented students from Professor Smit’s Advanced Graphic Design class," CEO Council President Jim Lynch said. "This was a wonderful collaboration between the CEO Council and member organization ICC. Truly, it is an excellent example of what we are trying to accomplish through Greater Peoria Works – providing work based learning opportunities to high school and college age students while providing job related attitudes and skills. This was a success on many fronts.”
Anderson, a sophomore from Peoria, is scheduled to graduate with an associate degree in May. She chose 1930s posters from the Works Progress Administration as the inspiration for her logo.
The CEO Council recently submitted Anderson's logo to the local American Advertising Awards hosted by the Peoria Ad Club. The design won a gold award and will move on to a district competition against winners from nearby states.