Congratulations to Cassandra, winner of the ELN’s “I’m Voting” button design contest.
Distilling the complexity of a community into a single image isn’t easy, but it’s a challenge Cassandra D’Ambrosio decided to tackle. When creating her button design, she paired sketch style illustrations and bright colours to represent the vibrancy of the GTHA’s communities.
“What makes voting so important among emerging leaders is that we, too, are vibrant – and our votes will keep our cities moving in a brighter direction.” Cassandra said when asked about why she chose this design. “Our civic engagement is valuable and vital as we head into the upcoming municipal election.”
Cassandra is a born and raised Hamiltonian and works at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce as a Project Manager where she oversees the implementation of Magnet, a job-matching and career-advancement platform. Having previously held a volunteer role as PR Chair with Hamilton HIVE, Cassandra plays an active role in the young professional community in Hamilton. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, watercolour painting, and hunting for vintage clothing gems.
Two versions of the winning design featuring landmarks from across the GTHA will be printed on buttons to be handed out at ELN municipal election engagement pop-ups across the region.
Thanks to everyone who submitted artwork. It was a pleasure to see all the creative ideas and designs from our network.
Now that municipal election season is here, it’s your chance to get involved with the ELN! In addition to our pop-ups across the region, we’re hosting an online Twitter chat about key election issues id entified by ELNers and commissioning a series of blog-posts from GTHA youth about what they would do if they were mayor.