Bridge Run design unveiled

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014


Julian Smith, Executive Director of The Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR) is pleased to announce that Charleston resident Shea Tighe is the winner of the 2015 Design Contest. Out of 65 designs, Tighe's winning artwork is the official design for the 38th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run, presented by BI-LO and Boeing and set for Saturday, March 28, 2015. The design will be featured on 2015 CRBR t-shirts, posters and all distributed promotional and informational materials for the race. As the winner, Tighe not only has his mark on one of the nation's top 10K races, but he will receive $1,000.00, 100 CRBR posters and 24 CRBR t-shirts featuring his design. The Cooper River Bridge Run t-shirts are sponsored by Michelob Ultra, The Post and Courier, Jim and Nicks BAR-B-Q, Aquafina, Geico, Departure Media, Cinebarre, and Gildan.

Tighe's design was revealed a private unveiling ceremony on the evening of August 20 at Alhambra Hall. Tighe's design was voted the favorite among CRBR board members, community members, local dignitaries, and past CRBR design winners.

Smith said, “Everyone is very excited about Shea's design for next year's run. His design captures the essence of the bridge, Charleston, and even our Air Force base. We hope the community and Cooper River Bridge Run fans enjoy the design and we can't wait for the 38th Annual race!”

All other design entries were auctioned off at the unveiling ceremony to benefit the CRBR's 15 benefitting charities.

Visit www.bridgerun.com for more information.

About Shea Tighe:

Shea Tighe has called Charleston his home for the past three years. Growing up, he would spend summers on nearby Seabrook Island with his family and knew there was no place he's rather be than the Lowcountry.

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Tighe graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Landscape Architecture and began his career with the international resort planning firm EDSA in Fort Lauderdale. Two years later, Tighe decided to make the move to Charleston. Not able to find work as a landscape architect, he coincidentally got a job as the Marketing Coordinator Seabrook Island. While there, he discovered a passion for graphic design and photography and focused his energy on those disciplines. After gaining experience as a freelance graphic designer and photographer with local agencies, he was given the opportunity to practice landscape architecture once again with Seamon Whiteside.

The entrepreneurial side of Tighe led him to his current endeavor with STEM Premier, a technology start-up in that connects academic and technical STEM students with colleges and companies. He manages business development and educational partnerships for the Mt. Pleasant-based company. Shea is known to take on freelance photography and graphic design projects as well.

On his own time, Tighe enjoys being active and outside. He loves paddle boarding, landscape photography and is an avid runner. If it's raining, you will find him with a cup of coffee working on his next graphic design project.

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