On Thursday January 8, Mt Sierra College, located in the City of Monrovia, honored their graphic design students by showcasing the food truck that a team of student artists designed, and fed the community and local businesses BBQ deliciousness.
Mt Sierra College’s Alumni (’14) Veronica Ponce, led the design team to develop a custom food truck wrap for The Rolling BBQ Barn, a locally owned gourmet food truck from concept to creation. When asked about the project, Veronica said “Seeing the final product life-size is very fulfilling, as were the Mac & Cheese bites, you have got to try them! I want to thank Joel De Haro for designing with me until 6:00a.m to meet the deadline and Professor Wu for being a wonderful mentor.”
Current student Lorraine Felix worked diligently to design a one-of-a-kind 20 ft. banner, business cards, and menu; which is brightly displayed on the truck’s 42‘ LCD screen. Current student Joel De Haro also assisted in the concept design of the food truck’s printed wrap. Instructor Migo Wu gave the students full control of the design, and oversaw the digital files; ensuring files were ready for print.
When asked about the design team, the food truck owner had plenty to say, “The way they worked together was remarkable. Sure every project has set backs, but this team was different because they took ownership of their project and were as flexible as they needed to be to get the project done while exceeding every expectation I had. As a business owner, that’s huge for me and I’d hire them again in a heartbeat. Other design teams need to take notice on how these students operate, because Mt Sierra is producing the next generation of designers, and they are changing the game.”
The Rolling BBQ Barn food truck served tri-tip, pulled pork and crispy chicken sandwiches, fried macaroni and cheese, sweet potato & seasoned fries, funnel cake fries, and orange cream coolers.
“We are definitely going to have more events like this in the future. It was a true way to showcase the talent that our students and alumni have.” said Tawny Hernandez, Director of Career Services.
Food enthusiasts can follow Rolling BBQ Barns on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and find out where the next stop will be to taste a Sassy Pig or Funnel Cake Fries. The next stop could just happen to be in “Y’alls mouth” as stated on the food truck.