RWU students design brand identity for R.I.’s first teen recovery center

A LARGE LOGO and graphic designed by Roger Williams University students welcomes visitors to the state’s first teen recovery center. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE CENTER

PROVIDENCE – As part of a Community Partnerships Center project, Roger Williams University students worked with The Providence Center to develop a brand identity and website for the Jim Gillen Teen Center, Anchor Recovery.

During the spring semester, students from adjunct professor Dina Vincent’s citizen designer graphic design course and professor Al Cutting’s web-development center course collaborated with Holly Fitting, vice president of residential and recovery services at The Providence Center, to generate a suite of creative designs and build a functioning website prior to the center’s launch.

“It was an unbelievable amount of work they did,” said Fitting in a statement. “We got such a wonderful product from [this project.]”

The materials created by the students include a logo, sign designs, murals, letterheads and business cards.

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As Rhode Island’s first recovery center designed specifically for teens burdened with addiction, the facility is part of the Anchor Recovery Community Centers and will provide a range of services – from coaching to education and support – for teens and their families.

A launch event for the center was held June 21. The Jim Gillen Teen Center, Anchor Recovery is located at 1280 North Main St. in Providence.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email,