New logo for youth centre


A thumb-print design representing identity is the new The Youth Booth logo – created by Queenstown students.

Nine Wakatipu High School pupils worked closely with firm Fluid Visual Communications on the new logo for the Stanley Street youth centre.

Wakatipu Youth Trust worker Nathan Baxter says: “I love it the design.

“The thumb print is representative of a person’s identity.

“Its koru-like shape speaks of New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage. This in turn speaks of personal growth, positive change and new beginnings.

“It’s fantastic that it was designed by youth for youth.”

The young design team guided the design in workshops with Fluid, held last year.

The trust-run Stanley Street youth centre itself was rebranded in September – changing its name from X-it Youth Centre to The Youth Booth.

The design process enabled the pupils with an interest in design to gain skills and knowledge from professionals around establishing a brief, working as a team to develop ideas and achieve the final product.

Interest block groups similar to this are run each term from The Youth Booth, with a ASB leadership summit course and fishing course currently running. 

On the horizon is website design, a cheffing programme and a Ceroc dance group.