Spruce Head student designs egg for White House Easter roll

By Stephen Betts | Apr 04, 2018
Photo by: Mid-Coast School of Technology Daniel Dickey, a first-year graphic design student at Mid-Coast School of Technology, designed an Easter egg to represent Maine in the White House's annual egg roll.

Rockland — A Spruce Head student's design made it to an Easter egg display at the White House.

Daniel Dickey created the design using Adobe Illustrator. The design was then printed on a 2-inch-by-4-inch wooden egg that represented Maine at the annual Easter egg roll.

Mid-Coast School of Technology was notified March 19 that it had been selected to create the design. The notice came on the day of the deadline to submit the design.

"So, needless to say, I assigned one of my quickest and most efficient students to that task, as he really only had about an hour to complete the design," instructor Brandon Soards said.

Dickey is a first-year graphic design student in the design/technology program at the school.

Only five colors could be used and they were preselected. Dickey began by doing research on previous eggs and on images that represent the whole of Maine.

"He ultimately decided to go with a nature theme, and completed a rough sketch. From that point forward, it was a mad dash to create the vector illustration before the end of the period. He created vector images of a moose, chickadee and eastern brook trout and incorporated them into a nature scene," Soards said.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Joanne L Richards | Apr 17, 2018 13:36

Fantastic! Once again Mid-coast School of Technology comes to the rescue!  Great job Daniel!


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