DCCC Student Wins Design Competition

January 2, 2013 - Chris Sanderson, an advertising and graphic design student at Davidson County Community College, recently won a design competition by putting his creative skills to work. Sanderson, a first-year student at DCCC, designed a new logo for Leigh’s Pet Salon, a local business pet business in Davidson County.

The design challenge was part of an experiential learning project through the visual arts club, Acrylix, says Carl Shatley, the club’s adviser. But Shatley notes that the competition was open not only to Acrylix members, but also to all students enrolled in the advertising and graphic design program – so Sanderson had some competition.

“It is a really high honor to have won,” Sanderson says. “Not only do I feel like this competition was a real challenge for what I’ve learned, but this award means that I may have secured a possible future client.”

The owner of Leigh’s Pet Salon, Leigh Truelove, presented Sanderson with $100 for his logo design, and also hired him to produce additional items moving forward.


Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.