First year student produces a winner 

Kirstie Mulkerrins (pictured above) is congratulated for her winning logo design for Kokoda Industries

First year Charles Darwin University graphic design student, Kirstie Mulkerrins has produced the winning logo design for Kokoda Industries, a local non-profit business providing jobs for Territorians with disabilities.

Kirstie, a student in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries, beat many of her peers to produce the winning company design.

Kokoda Industries’ acting Chief Executive Officer, Ian Walker said the decision was a difficult choice but Kirstie’s design was finally chosen because of its simple yet distinctive form.

“We thought her design depicted people working together,” Mr Walker said.

“Working together to give people with disabilities employment so that they can lead a more productive life is the essence of what our organisation is about,” he said.

Kirstie said she was very excited to hear the news that she had won.

“I was really excited when I received the email from my lecturer saying that my logo had been chosen,” she said. “It was such a buzz.”

CDU’s School of Creative Arts and Humanities received a monetary donation from Kokoda Industries, with Kirstie being presented a framed Certificate of Appreciation for her efforts with her winning design on it.

Kokoda Industries is a division of HPA Incorporated and is a local manufacturer of steel, aluminium and timber outdoor furniture and timber products.