We asked Jessica (aka JellyBean!) what was the inspiration behind the winning design and how she celebrates Halloween.
How did you come up with the idea for the “Save lives, Not Toilet Paper” T-shirt?
When my manager asked if the team had any ideas for this year’s Halloween design contest we thought of ideas relating to the topic of 2020, COVID-19. I thought of items that were becoming difficult to buy, such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer. I imagined what someone would do with all the toilet paper they purchased and that’s when I came up with the idea of a little kid wrapped in toilet paper saying to “save lives… not toilet paper.”
What were some other ideas you had that didn’t make the cut?
My first idea was to involve the design of bats, but I quickly passed on that. Then I thought of characters with fun masks, like Freddy Krueger standing next to someone with an average medical mask. My other idea was to have someone covered in hand sanitizer like a giant goo monster.
How long have you been a designer with OneBlood & what do you like the most about designing?
I just completed my first year this past September as a Creative Designer at OneBlood. As a designer I really enjoy getting the chance to show my thoughts as an image. I am a visual person, when someone tells me a story I immediately play the story in my head with pictures. It is very satisfying when I can successfully create that mental picture to a digital image.