The Otis Design Group (ODG) at Otis College of Art and Design completed a commission to design and create a new identity-branding package for the William H. Hannon Foundation.
Designed by Otis student Leslie Chung, the package includes a new logo that will go on all the foundation’s printed materials.
Otis students Jeff Spohn and James Brown designed a new Web site.
The foundation paid student costs for Otis Design Group’s high tech design work and donated a scholarship to the college in recognition of the project.
“In a sense, this is a convergence of our philanthropic money into the professional realm and we are delighted with the results,” said Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead, president of the foundation.
Located in Santa Monica, the foundation donates money to schools, churches and social service organizations.
Last year, the foundation donated $10 million to Loyola Marymount University.
The logo n which features lower case, upper case and cursive letters on a chalkboard-green background n evokes the learning experiences of elementary students and symbolizes the foundation’s support for education.
The foundation’s name on a red brick-colored background connotes the “bricks and mortar” philanthropic ideals and real estate background of founder William H. Hannon.
The Otis Design Group is an honors program comprised of Otis graphic design students nearing graduation and stepping into design career jobs.
“All of the work the ODG students do is real work for real clients,” said Ave Pildas, chair of Communication Arts, which oversees the ODG program.
“When these students graduate, they’re ready to hit the ground running,” Pildas said.
Some of Otis Design Group’s past clients include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Chinese American Museum.