Company

Frankie Valente Scholarship Fund

A brand that funds student’s dreams by engaging high-level and local donors

Frankie Valente’s Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping EMS/EMT students to successfully graduate by taking on their financial burden. This great enterprise was created by Frankie’s parents after he passed in the line of duty, helping others during the COVID pandemic.

The goal is to provide financial support to young people who are pursuing their passions and making a positive impact in their communities. By taking care of the financial burden emergency students face, the Fund seeks to become a nationwide beacon of hope.

They came out to us with one goal: Building a brand with high exposure to attract donors and support, to finance as many EMS/EMT students as possible.

Objectives

Redesigning their logo and brand identity
Redesigning their website

What we provided

Logo redesign & ID Systems
Website Design & Development
Content Strategy
Positioning
Branding
Graphic Design
SEO
Social Media Management

Elements & values driving the process

Target audience: people who can empathize and appreciate emergency care professionals
Incorporating Frankie’s story into the brand while keeping it elegant and practical
Making the content and online presence accessible for students and donors to engage with it
Threadlink’s process

Frankie V. Scholarship Fund is an organization driven by the passion Frankie Valente left behind, and his ambition of helping as many people as possible. As we dove into the process of building and designing the brand we wanted to ensure Frankie’s spirit was included and expressed. Further, to make this brand successful, we relied on conveying professionalism, purpose, community, hope, and ambition. These elements were included at every step of the design process and content.

Leaving a Legacy

The scholarship fund established in memory of Frankie aims to support individuals pursuing education in becoming an EMT. Contributions to this fund serve as a lasting tribute to Frankie, who lost his life while on duty, and helps ensure that dedicated students can graduate and serve their communities as EMTs.

Elements we considered

Personal connection: Of the brand elements with Frankie. Adding details within the brand’s elements that could speak to Frankie’s parents and add soul and depth to the Foundation.

Growth and expansion: A perspective for the Foundation to become a National beacon for the emergency care sector in the future.

StyleScape
Redesigning their logo

We took the original logo’s intent and transformed it into a contemporary, easy-identifiable symbol with a powerful backstory to support every element of its design.

The original logo was too literal and included commonly used elements that took away from the unique story behind the organization’s purpose and motivations.

We aligned the new logo design with the core purpose of the organization: helping as many students as possible in the emergency care field finish their education.

Frankie Valente Scholarship Pamphlets

logo breakdown

The Logo Symbol is a powerful image connecting two symbolic items: The torch - a universal symbol for enlightenment, hope, and knowledge, as well as a subtle reference to the movie Pleasantville. The intertwined snakes - widely used across the medical field, it is a symbol of wisdom and health. The symbol will empower those pursuing education and it gives homage to Frankie Valente’s name. In-depth Meaning of the Symbol The entirety of the symbol is a stylized letter F, and while following the curve from the top and to the right, is the letter V.

colors
Cetacean Blue

HEX: #061335

Cool Blue

HEX: #081e64

Sea Green

HEX: #22a45a

Vermilion (Plochere)

HEX: #d23929

Maroon

HEX: #800001

Light Slate Gray

HEX: #6d8797

font
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx

Logo Development

1st Lockup

The Frankie Valente Scholarship logo was crafted with many uses in mind. The modern design can be applied to printable materials as well as merchandise such as hats, t-shirts, and tumblers. Our design has a minimum width of 2.5 inches so as to not lose the quality and legibility of the design.

website

We designed and developed a user-friendly website, in line with the new ID systems, and efficiently provided information for both donors and students to drive engagement.

As we created the structure and concept for the new website, we made sure the purpose was easily recognizable, and the positive impact of each donation was clear. The new layout offers an easy-to-navigate design for donors and potential scholars to connect with the Fund. Additionally, it communicates a story and showcases information that invites people to sympathize with the Fund’s ambition.

The new color palette adds to the website feeling elegant, and modern while remaining approachable. We allocated specific sections of content to share Frankie’s story, and how the brand is keeping it alive. Community is a significant aspect of this brand, which is why we designated a section to feature the students who benefitted from the Fund.

success

The Foundation’s online presence has now been launched and can receive donations in an easy and accessible manner.

T-Shirt Design

The white variation of the Frankie Valente Scholarship logo looks great on darker-colored clothing such as this rich blue. When used across the front or back of a shirt, the entire logo can be used. Alternatively, a smaller shorthand logo of the crest can be displayed on the upper lefthand of the shirt.

Water bottle Design

This sleek and simple symbol works perfectly for objects that are taller than they are wide like these water bottles. It still makes an impactful statement without losing any details and can work on a variety of light and dark-colored objects.

Frankie Valente Scholarship Fund has been transformed from a small effort into a tangible organization with ambition and structure.

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Client's Words

ThreadLink's work is amazing. We at the Frankie Valente Scholarship Fund have used them to redesign our website and our brand. Very impressed, happy and proud of the our new partnership with ThreadLink.