Career and Technical Education Center

Recent FISD Grad Designs Look for Reedy High School

Sep 09, 2015

Olivia Bryant is thrilled to have her artwork trampled underfoot each day at Reedy High School. She is also excited when she sees it on the floor in the gymnasium and on T-shirts worn by Reedy students, teachers and even Principal Karen LeCocq.

Bryant, a 2015 graduate of Heritage High School and former student at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center, designed the Reedy High School logo, drawing on ideas and inspiration from LeCocq and others.

The rendering of two lions, one male and one female, is beginning to be seen throughout the community as students of the new high school embrace their new mascot and school identity.

“Olivia was so patient with me,” LeCocq said, explaining she had an idea in mind early on and that she wanted both masculine and feminine representation in the logo. 

Bryant is currently studying graphic arts at Tarrant County Community College. She also is working at 91Design, where she is learning the printing business, working with large printing machines and designing items such as wedding invitations and business cards. A logo, such as the Reedy design, will be a major part of her portfolio, she says.

While touring the new school with LeCocq and her mom, Nicole Black, Bryant smiled every time she saw a version of her logo around the school or on the clothing of students.

Coach Katie Rackley was in her Reedy spirit wear and stopped to meet the young designer.

“I love it. It is so cool,” Bryant said, looking around at the many students also wearing the logo somewhere on their T-shirts and hoodies.

Bryant studied under instructor Dianna Bacon at the CTE Center. Bacon joined her for her first look at the campus and how her design was integrated into the building.

“I had her as a student at the CTEC for three years so she went through the Graphic Design and Illustration pathway,” Bacon said. “In her senior year at HHS, she took the third course, Practicum in Graphic Design. That is the last course of the sequence offered at the CTEC.”

The practicum places students in internship programs to gain real-life experience.

Bryant’s internship as part of the Practicum was with the Frisco Roughriders for the 2014-15 school year.  Designing the Reedy logo was optional for her, as she already had enough work with her internship and core classes.

However, Olivia chose take on another project and used Adobe Illustrator to draw the double lion heads and make requested revisions, Bacon said.

Bryant expressed her appreciation to LeCocq for the opportunity to design the logo. She also said she was thankful for Bacon’s instruction and for the support of her parents, Nicole Black and Darin Bryant.