Plum­ber taps into art award

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

IF be­ing prac­ti­cal and artis­tic is an un­usual com­bi­na­tion of per­sonal char­ac­ter­is­tics, then plum­ber Tom Crook is the ex­cep­tion to the rule.

The lo­cal busi­ness owner is the win­ner of the ve­hi­cle brand­ing award for his mem­o­rable logo de­sign in this year’s Master Plum­ber and Gas Fit­ters As­so­ci­a­tion awards for ex­cel­lence.

Mr Crook ( 29) re­ceived his award at the Crown grand ball­room in Bur­swood on Satur­day.

The tal­ented fa­ther of three com­bined his cre­ative flair with his en­tre­pre­neur­ial drive and plumb­ing ex­per­tise to scoop the $ 500 prize, also plac­ing fourth in the plum­ber of the year cat­e­gory.

Com­pe­ti­tion judges com­mented on the sim­ple, el­e­gant and ef­fec­tive de­sign in­cor­po­rat­ing the three sym­bolic el­e­ments of water, eco- friend­li­ness and gas.

Mr Crook said his wife Aimee in­spired the de­sign when she sug­gested he de­vise a sim­ple but quirky brand for their busi­ness.

“I was pas­sion­ate about art at school and much to my art teacher’s dis­ap­point­ment chose not to pur­sue a cre­ative ca­reer,” he said.

“These days I do get to doo­dle and colour in with my kids.”

He de­signed the logo about six months af­ter launch­ing his Wat­tle Grove busi­ness and he en­tered the awards for the first time this year.

Thomas Crook with his de­sign: “Reg­u­lar cus­tomers have said they love the logo… all the feed­back has been pos­i­tive”.

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