Design Created by 16-Yr-old Hannaford Career Center Student
Crown Point, N.Y./Addison, Vt. – The Lake Champlain Bridge Community, the grassroots organization entrusted to create, plan and lead the public festivities that will celebrate the replacement and re-opening of the Lake Champlain Bridge, is pleased to unveil the logo design that will be used to promote the event.
The Lake Champlain Bridge Community solicited Vermont- and New York-based professional and student graphic artists to submit prospective designs, pro bono. The selected design was created by Linus Biederman, a junior in the Design & Illustration Program at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, Vt. Linus is a Middlebury resident and the son of William Biederman and Gloria van den Berg. He is also an active member of the Middlebury Union High School varsity boy’s lacrosse team.
The logo will be used on the Community’s website, letterhead, marketing collateral, event materials, and commemorative merchandise promoting the re-opening festivities for the Lake Champlain Bridge.
“We couldn’t be happier with the design chosen. Linus captured the essence of what the Community is all about—the new bridge and its importance in the reunification of the regional communities of Crown Point and Addison, as well as bordering towns on both sides of Lake Champlain,” said Lorraine Franklin, co-chair of the LCB Community and co-owner of West Addison General Store.
Website Design Donated by Wolpin & Associates
A new website design is underway and will be launched by the end of February 2011. The design work is being donated by Wolpin & Associates, based in Bristol, Vt. Wolpin & Associates is the consulting practice of Joyce Wolpin, a marketing and computer specialist. Ms. Wolpin’s skills combine 28 years of direct marketing experience with web site design and development expertise.
“As an unfunded grassroots organization, we don’t have the resources to hire the expertise we needed to give us a presence on the Web,” said Sue Hoxie, communications chair of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community. “Joyce stepped forward and volunteered her services, which we greatly appreciate. Having a professionally-designed website to promote the celebration activities will help educate and attract nearby residents as well as out-of-town visitors to this important regional event.”
About the Lake Champlain Bridge Community
Members of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community include area residents, representatives from local business, historical sites, local governments, and chambers of commerce. The Community can be found on the Web at www.champlainbridgecommunity.org.