San Anto­nio Mil­i­tary Med­ical Cen­ter (SAMMC)

Project components:

Cus­tom illus­tra­tion for medal design

Our project cen­tered on design­ing a unique Fies­ta Medal for the NICU depart­ment at the San Anto­nio Mil­i­tary Med­ical Cen­ter (SAMMC). This project holds a per­son­al con­nec­tion as Nicte’s son spent sev­er­al months in that NICU. The goal was to raise funds for a NICU reunion cel­e­brat­ing for­mer NICU babies and their families.

The Fies­ta Medal also sym­bol­izes a nod to the rich tra­di­tion of Fies­ta Medals in San Anto­nio, Texas. San Anto­nio Fies­ta Medals are a cher­ished tra­di­tion in the city, with locals and vis­i­tors alike col­lect­ing these vibrant, pin-on tokens that cap­ture the spir­it of the annu­al Fies­ta cel­e­bra­tion and the diverse cul­tur­al her­itage of San Antonio.

Our Methodology

Our goal was to cre­ate a unique char­ac­ter that holds a strong con­nec­tion to the beloved world of Dr. Seuss. Draw­ing inspi­ra­tion from Dr. Seuss’s whim­si­cal and col­or­ful style, the char­ac­ter is designed to embody the spir­it of resilience of every NICU baby. This char­ac­ter’s cape is a sym­bol­ic tes­ta­ment to the war­rior spir­it of our NICU grad­u­ates, their incred­i­ble strength, and the bat­tles they’ve tri­umphed over.