Evanston Township High School
Student Design: The Lakeview Flag
- How does the flag you designed represent who you are and what you care about?
The part of my flag that represents me the most is the blue element representing Lake Michigan. The lake is one of my favorite things about Cook County and is a place I have spent a lot of time at, so it is one of the first things I knew I wanted to incorporate into my design. I feel very lucky being able to live right by one of the lakes that is part of the largest concentration of fresh water in the world by area.
- Why did you decide to join the Flag 2021 competition?
I initially submitted my design to the competition because my graphic design teacher reconstructed one of our projects to fit the contest and had us submit our designs. After being selected I thought it was such a cool and unique experience that I was very excited to be apart of.
- What did you learn about Cook County that surprised you?
One fact I learned that made it into my design is that there are 6 regions of the county.
- Tell us a short story about your collaboration with your flag mentor/partner(s).
It was very interesting to collaboratively work with a professional on this flag. Coming into the process I had only taken 1 semester of graphic design which ended up getting cut short because of Covid. It was very cool to be able to work with a professional and bring my ideas to life.