Flags are meant to be a symbol of pride, but it wouldn't be a surprise if you've never seen Milwaukee's flag flying high. The current city flag is nothing to be proud of – A collage of graphics, colors, and text that breaks most rules of what a good flag should be.
Milwaukee is a great city that deserves a truly great flag, and now is our chance to change it. On Flag Day, June 14th 2016 – after over 1000 submissions and a public vote – this flag was declared The People's Flag of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is evolving. We're not only a city of industry. We're a city of entrepreneurs, creators, and optimists. We need a flag that not only honors the past, but offers hope for the future. It should be designed to outlast all current architectural landmarks, while still providing an element of meaningful symbolism.
This design utilizes bold shapes and colors to depict a visual representation of Milwaukee's most valuable asset, the lakefront. While doing so, it also contains abstract symbolism. Click the different parts of the flag below to find out more.
Since moving to Milwaukee in 2007, I've gotten married, bought a house, and started a family. Every day I'm grateful that I've found a place that truly feels like home. I have so much passion for this city, and I love learning about its rich history and meeting all the wonderful people in our community.
After 17 years in the design industry, I've found that much of my work is temporary, with a shelf-life of a few years at best. I'm honored that something I've created could actually have a lasting impact on the city I love so much.