Albion student creates logo for Coast Guard

Posted 7 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Dakota Purvee of Albion holds the banner with the logo he created in his graphic design class at BOCES.

Press Release, Orleans-Niagara BOCES

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was looking for some artwork to represent their 9th District Eastern Region.

The group asked Orleans Career and Technical Education Graphic Arts teacher Crystal Hall-Cirillo if she had anyone in class who would be willing to take on the project.

“I thought one of my seniors, Dakota Purvee, would be a great person to tackle it,” she said.

Dakota, who is from the Albion Central School, was excited to see what he could come up with.

“They wanted a logo to put on their banner that would represent Buffalo, Cleveland, Massena and Niagara Falls,” Dakota said.

He submitted designs to the 50-person board and waited for feedback.

“They chose one and asked me to add more color and make some other changes,” he said. “When it was done they said they loved it.”

When Dakota saw his finished product on the Coast Guard banner he said, “It’s awesome. It was a good experience for me because I saw what it was like to work with a real client and have to keep making changes to please them. I really enjoyed the process.”