Professional designers volunteered as mentors to help formalize, refine, and clarify flags with the 23 semi-finalist teams. Flag Advisory Panel members selected design mentors from both Cook County and the Forest Preserves graphics departments, as well as college professors and advertising agency design leaders.
Mentors and students spent countless hours working closely to professionally refine the student designs to the incredible graphics you see on this site. We invite you to take a moment to meet our mentors!
Founder & Designer Studio Brazen
Vice President of Sales & Marketing Chicago American Manufacturing LLC
Creative Director Manifest Digital
Creative Director of Brand Density
Associate Creative Director Keurig Dr Pepper Inc
Creative Director Freelance
Executive Creative Director closerlook, inc.
Freelance Creative Director
Partner & Creative Strategy Director Simple Truth
Graphic Designer Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Senior Designer The Office of Experience
Graphic Designer Cook County Bureau of Administration
Executive Director National Public Housing Museum
Director of Communications Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Design Faculty Northwestern University
Adjunct Professor Harper College Art Department
Bill Gatewood Mentor