Emblazoned on Twin Falls Middle School student planners, classroom posters and letterheads is an image of ravens soaring in the sky with Mount Si looming in the background.
“It isn’t necessarily your charging athletics logo,” said artist Jeannie Cavenaugh, who volunteered her time and talents to design the logo. “I felt it should be a little classy because the school is just a gorgeous design, very modern, so I wanted something clean and crisp.”
When the North Bend resident first visited the new campus this summer, she knew Mount Si would be the main inspiration for the image.
“It’s just smack dab at the base of Mount Si, and you could immediately see that the architects were taking full advantage of the view,” she said.
Cavenaugh took on the pro bono project at the suggestion of Guy Lawrence, marketing director of The Summit at Snoqualmie, where Cavenaugh builds signs and designs graphics for brochures and other visual projects. She said she was excited to donate her time because “schools need all the help they can get.”
A bird lover — her portfolio is full of avian renderings — Cavenaugh was also excited to create a design with ravens, the bird that students voted in as official mascot.
After her initial visit to the unfinished school, Cavenaugh spent about a month showing her evolving design to other artists for feedback, refining it as she went along.
Last month, at the school’s open house, she had a chance to meet many of the children who will be looking at her design daily on the pages of their student planner.
“It amazes me to be around younger kids. When I was there that night, they were so full of energy, and so excited to see the school. It made me feel good,” said Cavenaugh. “I wish I could go to school here! The environment really helps students get more out of their education.”