1. How does the flag you designed represent who you are and what you care about?
The flag I designed showcases who I am through its simplicity and meaning found within. It shows I care about being inclusive to all those in our county and what we are known for.
2. Why did you decide to join the Flag 2021 competition?
I decided to join the Flag 2021 competition to present my abilities in design and find a new new flag for our county. I wanted to gain the knowledge of mentorship and design while also doing something good and beneficial.
3. What did you learn about Cook County that surprised you?
I learned Cook County values its environment and forest preserves while also putting the justice system above all.
4. Tell us a short story about your collaboration with your flag mentor/partner(s)
I enjoyed working with my flag partner and mentor and feel I gained a lot from this experience. My mentor, Bill Gatewood, would provide encouraging advice and commentary on the designs my partner and I would present to him. He always tried to make us think outside the box and just let ideas come to reality to see what would work and what would not. We strove to focus on the importances of what makes Cook County so diverse and manifested it into our designs.