Kyle Trzaskus

Kyle Trzaskus


1. How does the flag you designed represent who you are and what you care about? 

The flag represents how the people of Cook County can stay connected under a flag no matter the distance between them. I love how the flag has more flair than most flags.

2.  Why did you decide to join the Flag 2021 competition?

I was in my graphic design class at ETHS and one of the assignments was to make an entry to this competition. It started as a fun project but has turned into an amazing experience.

3.  What did you learn about Cook County that surprised you?

One thing I learned about Cook County is that it has the biggest forest preserve in all of Illinois.

4. Tell us a short story about your collaboration with your flag mentor/partner(s).

The whole process of going over my flag design with my mentor, Heather Anderson, was a very fun and educational experience.  I’ve learned a lot about what colors look good together and the overall design of the artwork. She helped me make all of the flag’s pieces have the same length. My submission started as an inconsistent sketch brought to life by my Adobe inventor, to a flag that I am proud of.