Dressed for success
Out of 340 graduating seniors, he was the one: Bryant Nichols – graphic designer extraordinaire.
“It’s a passion for me,” said Nichols. “I was really excited to do it.”
Nichols chatted casually about his latest assignment, but there was nothing informal about the task; Nichols designed the first ever Loveland High School (LHS) crest, and his work will be featured on new, sustainable robes that will be ready when the Class of 2013 walks across the graduation stage.
“I thought a student should be instrumental in producing the new artwork; it just has more meaning,” explained Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “We decided to select these high-quality graduation robes, because we can use them year after year. We were one of two Green
Ribbon Schools in Ohio, and this initiative falls in line with our environmentally friendly goals.”
The new robes are black with thick Tiger-orange embellishments on the neck and sleeves, and – of course – the crest designed by Nichols.
“I’m really happy with the end result; I’ve gotten positive feedback,” said the senior, who got his first taste of graphic design in a class at LHS. His thirst for advanced instruction was quenched when Nichols enrolled in an individual study program focused on graphic design. Currently, around 50 LHS students are utilizing the individual study program in subjects
ranging from psychology, economics, physics, music and engineering.
After Nichols crosses the graduation stage this spring – his crest on – he said he plans to continue graphic design studies in college, setting himself up for a career.
“It’s been a great four years here – it’s gone really fast,” Nichols said. “When I leave, I’ll have left a lasting mark here and that’s really cool.”