Graphic Designer, Cook County Bureau of Administration
Design Mentor: I Will Banner
1. What inspired you to become a mentor for the Flag 2021 competition?
As the in–house creative for Cook County Government, the subject matter of the competition along with my own personal experiences with some great mentors both personally and professionally made my decision to serve in this momentous effort an easy one.
2. Through this experience what did you learn from your student, and what did you hope to impart upon your student?
This experience was enlightening, amid a global pandemic, virtual classes, and social distancing – Drew maintained enthusiasm and passion in his work, asking questions, doing research, and truly enjoying the process, which is all I wanted for him.
3. Tell us about a favorite memory you have working with your student(s).
My favorite memory working with Drew would have to be our initial meeting. Drew was not shy and ready to work which really impressed me coming from a sophomore in high school. We truly hit the ground running on day one and put together a submission that we were both truly proud of.