Designing a logo for ‘The Margin’

DEIJ stands for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. This newly formed school-based group is now called ‘The Margin’. This group is focused on maintaining OSC’s aphorism of “Unity in Diversity” through schooling efforts (educational campaigns), discussions, visitor speakers, presentations, narratives, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The Margin aims to support OSC’s vision and mission to engage students toward intercultural comprehension of all gatherings of individuals.

In our first meeting, we conceptualized marginalized groups around that world about whom we, in the long run, intend to educate ourselves and the OSC community about. The reason I joined this group is to educate myself and others about egregious issues faced ubiquitously.

Impulsively, I decided to submit a logo suggestion for this group. I started by free-sketching & coloring the logo on paper. After this, I proceeded to get my stylus and laptop out. To create this digital art, I used an app called “Bamboo Paper”. After a lengthy 2 hours, I was finished with my logo.

In my opinion, this wasn’t my best piece of art but it was a good effort. I think the concept is demonstrated well as it depicts different communities and global issues such as LGBTQ+, World Peace, and gender equality. However, I’d say that my art skills and techniques require more effort and work.

Learning outcomes observed: 

1. Strength & growth
LO1 Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth. Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others.

3. Initiative & planning
LO3 Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.

6. Global engagement
LO6 Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance. Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally, or internationally.

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