Yeppoon’s Mikaela Ritcher, 17, was one of several students in the Certificate IV in Graphic Design class at Rockhampton campus asked to come up with a logo for the “Air Your Dirty Laundry” campaign.
Yeppoon’s Mikaela Ritcher, 17, was one of several students in the Certificate IV in Graphic Design class at Rockhampton campus asked to come up with a logo for the “Air Your Dirty Laundry” campaign. Contributed

Family violence logo idea a winner

YEPPOON'S Mikaela Ritcher would love to work for Vogue magazine one day.

With her graphic design logo spearheading a Gladstone campaign, that day might be sooner rather than later.

The 17-year-old was one of several students in the Certificate IV Graphic Design class at Rockhampton CQ Tafe asked by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to design a logo for the "Air Your Dirty Laundry" campaign.

Mikaela said she created a design on the same day and it was quickly selected for the campaign.

"When they said it was called Air Your Dirty Laundry, I immediately thought of a clothesline," she said.

"Originally, I had a towel hanging on the line and a doll, but that was changed to a pair of jeans and a teddy bear.

"I wanted it to look like a kid's drawing and I gave it some colour so it wasn't too sad looking."

Mikaela's design will appear on posters, newsletters, fact sheets, stress balls and tattoos during a series of events to be held in Gladstone from May 12 as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

Mikaela plans to carry through her graphic design into the diploma course and said she hoped success with the logo would open doors for her.

 

MORE INFO

To learn more about Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month visit communities.qld.gov.au.



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