University of Louisville Magazine

SUM 2018

The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.

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50 UOFLMAGAZINE.COM UofL Hite Art Institute alumnus John Haley was tasked with a big job right after graduation: take an iconic, but dated, fast food restaurant design and make it modern, inviting and as fresh as the fish they serve. Haley, the brand director for devel- opment at Long John Silver's, used his architecture and interior design skills to completely redesign the flagship Long John Silver's in east Louisville. Gone are the wooden planks remi- niscent of a seafood shack; they've been swapped out for a contempo- rary design that Haley hopes evokes a coastal fishing experience. "The challenge was to make us stand out," Haley said. "We wanted everything from the design to the furniture to be simple, direct and comfortable." Haley, who earned degrees in communication and interior design, incorporated cutting-edge technol- ogy for the menu boards and drive thru, and included modern furniture with a nautical twist. He also added a Kentucky touch by using a local art- ist to paint a mural on the side of the building. "My goal is to make this restau- rant home grown and relevant to the community," he said. spotlight JOHN HALE Y alumnus

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