Sofia Hogue

Sofia Hogue


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1. How does the flag you designed represent who you are and what you care about?
My flag represents the land and waters of Cook county. I’m big on nature so making something related to what our county was built on was really important to me. 

2. Why did you decide to join the Flag 2021 competition?
I joined the flag contest because it was a part of my school’s graphic design class curriculum. I wasn’t expecting to get anywhere with it but here we are! 

3. What did you learn about Cook County that surprised you?
I mainly learned a lot about the nature of Cook county, but the thing that surprised me most is that Cook county is the second most populated county in the country. 

4. Tell us a short story about your collaboration with your flag mentor/partner(s).
My process was really interesting because I had never worked with a mentor before in my work. I thought I was just going to be tweaking and perfecting my design, but it turns out I ended up making at least a 100 different flags with varying levels of adjustments. Though we ended up loving my original design with slightly different colors the most of all.