Recently, Red Door held our first Design Contest.
Entries were posted on our Facebook page, and fans were invited to vote by "liking" their favorite entry.
Click here to view all of the entries
Here is the winning entry, by Claudia Aguilar, which received 176 votes:
started by helping out on cleaning days and dog
washes. I've continued to volunteer at events and participated in the
Holiday Bazaar. By far my favorite thing has been taking part in "Kitty
Boot Camp" this year. It helped me establish relationships
with the current Red Door residents and see their personalities emerge"
Claudia received her BFA in Fine Arts from Columbia and currently works at PaperSource in the West Loop, designing crafting kits and samples. "It has always been a
dream of mine to use my creativity to help others, so I thought the Red
Door contest was the perfect opportunity to do so!"
I set out to design something for Red Door's contest I knew I wanted to
communicate what they do in a simple, bold way. I played around with
ways to combine images of the animals that are helped by Red Door most
often, with a message about their work. I feel that it is so crucial
to really emphasize the importance of adoption. When I sketched out the
word adopt, I liked how the roundness of the letter "o" could be turned
into an animal. I added
details I felt communicated a cat, dog and rabbit in the simplest most
universal way. And of course, I made it red to convey the name Red Door."
We're sure that Gizmo, Polo, Tortilla and Eleanor Rigby (cats) and Franny & Zooey (african clawed frogs) may have helped a little. " I
am very fortunate that my pets didn't have to experience shelter life,
but it makes me more determined to help those who are in shelters"
So congratulations to Claudia, and to all of our designers. Look for the winning design as well as several others on a new line of Red Door merchandise coming soon.