The Healing Foundation came to us recently to help them create a design for their webinar Our Healing, Our Future: shaping strategies with our young people. The unique thing about creating this design is that we were asked to work with some young people to build the initial concept designs.
So off we went to find some young inspiration to get behind the design brief and we found some great inspiration amongst the young people from Trinity Bay High School in Cairns. Once we had that young person that had a passion for design we gave her the brief and off she we went. Catherine Curnow, currently in Grade12 gave us some really great inspiration behind the creation of the elements for the design through her very unique initial sketches.
Once we had the sketch elements down and into the design we had to ensure that had significant representation and the design was made with meaning. We then showed Catherine, her mum Vanessa and Grandmother and they loved what we had done.
We gave an interpretation of the design to Catherine first and then sent it through to the crew at the Healing Foundation and they loved it even more.
Keeping the overall design simple and modern was a main aim of what we wanted to do. Giving some stylised modern elements and patterns to the overall design was key, while keeping the integrity of what Catherine had inspired us with. I think we done it well.
It's not the first time we have worked with young people, in fact we having been doing it for the past 15 years in schools and communities through the region. We love inspiring our young people with the endless possibilities in the creative and technology industries.
What a blast it was working with such a talented young person like Catherine who was committed to the tight deadline and we can't wait to work with other students throughout the region on future projects, including some amazing, culture meets tech and design projects.
It's great to see the awesome talent we have coming forward and to inspire Catherine even more we gave her a HUION GT-191 drawing tablet and some really great tips on how she can enter an industry that is just made for a great talent like her.