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December 2, 2011

Visual Communication class re-designing logo for Ark City Country Club


Visual Communication classGiving her students an opportunity to work with a real client in a professional setting, graphic design instructor Sunni Goentzel presented students in the Visual Communication class the chance to re-design the logo for the Arkansas City Country Club.

The students visited with Arkansas City Country Club general manager Darren McBride on Wednesday. McBride gave the students a tour of the facility and provided them with information on the history of the Country Club. He then answered any questions the students may have had.

The 10 students in the course hope to use Wednesday’s visit to the Country Club as inspiration for their logo designs. Each of the logo designs will be on display and voted on by members of the Arkansas City Country Club, with the winning design serving as the re-design of the current logo.

“The students will all be working toward the same goal,” Goentzel said. “It should serve as friendly competition and help push the students to see how their work stacks up against their peers.”

Prior to the logo re-design; students in the Visual Communication class have worked on creating identity marks, as well as studied design principles, typography and color. Most of the work has been done with symbols.

Goentzel has had previous classes work on creating logo designs for businesses such as the Muffin Top in South Haven, the Sumner County Community Drug Action Team, Cowley County Conservation District, and the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited about working with the Arkansas City Country Club and hope we can phase in the new logo really soon,” Goentzel said.

Students in Cowley’s Visual Communication class are pictured, from left, Haleigh Sills, Krystal Wardman, Micah Fry, Katie Arnett, Lauren Sullivan, Antonio Ayers (seated), Jason Williams, Shannon Mahon, Brandon Coon and Amanda Yauch.