Categories: Digital curriculum, Values
Members: Paula Barberis, Sofía Stead
About Tisel’s design
We wanted to create a friendly character that embodied the values of St. Andrew’s Scots School, and portrayed the school spirt.
Tisel was designed using two main visual references: the thistle flower – one of the school’s symbols – and the characters in the app game Dumb Ways to Die, which has become very popular.
Tisel shares St. Andrew’s colour scheme.
These are some of the first sketches:
Tisel was then drawn digitally. Here are some of its first versions:
Once the final design was chosen, a series of expressions were created, for potential use on other graphic material.
This led to the idea of combining Tisel with the very well-known and loved memes, which would probably make it more appealing to the older students.
Meme Tisel was used for the Extended Essay presentation, for instance, to explain different approaches to investigation, and various ways in which we (all) procrastinate.
Tisel is now in every classroom in the Secondary school buildings, reminding students and teachers about what academic honesty means
Tisel poster for SS:
Tisel posters for MS:
Our next objective is to work on making Tisel part of the school culture. Content creation is something we wish to promote, and we intend on leading our students by example.