Conestoga news

January 3, 2002 11:47 AM

Kitchener Firm Honours Graphics Student for Card Design

Talk about planning ahead. The Walter Fedy Partnership, a Kitchener-based architectural and engineering firm, is already well on the way to producing the company’s 2002 Christmas card, with the help of Conestoga College.

First-year students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design program produced card concepts based on specifications provided by The Walter Fedy Partnership. These specifications included a visual reference to the architectural/engineering field, use of the teal green and warm grey corporate colours of Walter Fedy, a unique presentation and a highlighting of the two children sponsored by the firm through Plan International.

Of the more than 20 student designs, the company selected the one created by Phetphouthong Vonghachack. For his efforts, he was presented with a cheque for $200 and a one-year subscription to Step By Step graphic design magazine by Marina Huissoon (architect and partner) and Lori Chalmers Morrison (communications co-ordinator) of The Walter Fedy Partnership. A Kitchener resident, Vonghachack is a 1994 graduate of Waterloo Collegiate Institute and a 1998 graduate in interior design from Ryerson University.

In addition to its clean, uncluttered design, the card prototype features novel die-cuts which reveal information from interior panels and allow the card to be free-standing for display purposes. Prominent in the interior are photos and stories of the two sponsored children -- one from Ecuador, the other from Zambia.

The Walter Fedy Partnership is a longtime corporate supporter of Plan International, a humanitarian organization which works in 45 developing nations helping children reach their full potential.

CONTACT: Vince Sowa, 519-748-5220, ext. 3453