Jose Gonzalez '16
For my Senior project, I want to explore creating a unique way to use design to bring awareness to this topic. My proposal is this: to create a soccer team that would help contribute to bringing Autism into the light. The Chicago Allstars is a new soccer club based in Chicago but pays specific attention to the autistic community. Why soccer you may ask? Besides being a favorable sport of mine, soccer has been recently growing and becoming a popular sport in the United States. In the same sense, Autism cases also have been becoming more prevalent in the U.S and around the world. I wanted to make that connection between these two seemingly distinct subjects and have everything in my design to be intentional. As a designer, my job was to create a visual identity for this new soccer team. The choices a designer makes must be intentional and meaningful. A designer is called to create for a purpose to help those in need and not out of selfish ambition keeping mind the target audience who he is designing for and including. My target audience is the general public and the job I have is to bring awareness to Autism.