Occupation: A student at West Georgia scheduled to graduate in December.
Residence: Carrollton (from Kennesaw)
Number of Peachtrees entered: None.
Number of Peachtree contests previously entered: None.
What was the goal of your design? When I created it, I wasn’t trying to win. I wanted to create something that I’m proud of. My concentration of painting and drawing, I used those skills. I was trying to do something that was different. My teacher, when he gave us the assignment, we looked at past. They always included the peach or the skyline. My teacher told us we didn’t need peach.
What was your inspiration? I love to paint. Clint Samples, my teacher, said you should try to use stuff other than computer graphics. I started with a palette knife and used acrylic paint. I scanned each letter in with Photoshop and then made it digital. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something risky.
How long did it take to design? Three months. We would do a design and then critique them. We had eight or nine critiques.
What would it mean to win? It would mean a lot. Winning that is a huge accomplishment because 60,000 people will be wearing that. These T-shirts are considered trophies for the runners. It’s a really big honor to know that your design was chosen.