Local student wins logo competition for North East Glasgow wellbeing initiative for new parents and carers.
Glasgow Kelvin College NC level 6 Art & Design student, Seonaid Walker from Barlanark, has used her creative talents to design the attractive logo and branding for Café Stork, a community-based space for parents and carers from pregnancy through to the first year post-birth.
The Café Stork initiative comes from the North East Glasgow Health Improvement Team who are part of the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) and is currently being delivered in three locations across the East and North East of Glasgow. Each café has an inclusive ethos that is welcoming to all as its central aim is to increase social connections between parents and carers, providing a relaxed and de-stressed environment for its customers to meet up in a safe and supported place.
To highlight the programme, the Health Improvement Team worked closely with Glasgow Kelvin College to offer a competition to design a logo and brand for the project, with a £100 voucher as the coveted prize. From the excellent response, and with the support of the café users, a shortlist of three submissions was drawn up and Seonaid’s entry emerged triumphant.
Asked about her motivation for the design, Seonaid said;
“I read the brief and, from the description of the project I focused on the chilled-out, informal environment of the café. The design is stylised and easy to reproduce in black & white too.”
Susie Heywood from Glasgow City HSCP said;
“It was a decision we took with the parents and it was clear that Seonaid’s submission really fitted the brief. The logo has given the Café a brand identity and we hope to share it with our other café projects.”
Seonaid was delighted to receive her prize at the College’s East End Campus. She’s moving on next year to do Illustration at an advanced level. Remarking on her college experience, she said;
“I’ve really enjoyed my course and my time at Kelvin. The staff have been fabulous and that is what matters. I’m delighted to have won the logo competition and hope to get down to Café Stork in Parkhead soon to see my design in situ.”
Seonaid (centre) is seen here with Susie Heywood and Marie Stewart of Glasgow City HSCP receiving her prize.