Alice Buffet Middle School, located in northwest Omaha, is part of Omaha Public School‘s magnet program. Their offerings include, but are not limited to, classes in digital media, journalism, television broadcasting, iDesign, and speech. To effectively teach these courses, Buffet is home to a distinct communications and electronic media facility, where they produce BBTV (Buffet Broadcasting Television), a daily student-created news program.
My brother, Grant Torpin, and Laura Chytka are the teachers in charge of the broadcasting program at Buffet. Grant asked me to create a logo that would help the kids and their program feel more professional. The program already boasted an impressive affiliation with CNN Networks (one of the few middle schools in the nation with the honor) and had the facilities and equipment to create professional-level videos. He understood that a unique logo was needed to create an identity for the program — a symbol that was easily recognizable and at a level deserving of the students’ and staff’s hard work. Plenty of uncredited extra time is regularly put in by these hard working individuals to make their programs special, so I was more than happy to donate my time and expertise to help them even further.
I also created a basic on-screen graphics package for their news broadcast. Quick projects like this can be very rewarding, and I’m excited to see Buffet’s magnet program and BBTV continue growing and producing a quality product.