Oak Park and River Forest High School
Student Design: The Cook County Sunrise Flag
- How does the flag you designed represent who you are and what you care about?
This flag represents the unique makeup of Chicago, and showcases its beauty and strength. I wanted to create something that was a symbol of unity, since Chicago is a part of my life and millions of others.
- Why did you decide to join the Flag 2021 competition?
I decided to join the contest as an assignment for my design club. However, I only accepted the task because I thought it would be so cool to design the official Cook County flag.
- What did you learn about Cook County that surprised you?
I learned cook county has a lot of commissioners.
- Tell us a short story about your collaboration with your flag mentor/partner(s).
Working with my mentor was always interesting and engaging. He created a billion ideas off of my original design, that we somehow had to simplify into a worthy flag. Even the smallest details, like the specific hue of the shapes, was constantly up for debate.