Griffith University graduate Elise Appleton has her design work on display across the world, after the Queen launched the 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace this week.

Elise’s colourful design was chosen for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) emblem.

Elise, who works in Griffith’s Office of Marketing and Communications, created the emblem to celebrate the Baton’s journey across the Commonwealth.

“I drew inspiration from flight paths, and used these to represent the connection and unity of people and places from around the world,” she said.

Grffith Art graduate Elise Appleton shows off her Commonwealth Games 2018 design

Griffith Graphic Design graduate Elise Appleton shows off her Commonwealth Games 2018 design

The team, headed by Griffith Studio and Design Manager Romina Vella included Griffith graduate Francis Keil and Queensland College of Art design students Felicity Walsh and Shaun Wilson. They presented four concepts for the QBR emblem to GOLDOC.

The record-breaking relay will span 388 days and travels 230,000 kilometres across all Commonwealth nations and territories.

Like the GC2018 parent emblem, Elise’s design for the QBR emblem features the fun, friendliness and warmth that is unique to the ‘friendly Games’.

After starting its global journey yesterday, the Queen’s Baton will travel through the entire Commonwealth on its way to Australia where it’s due to arrive on Christmas day ahead of the GC2018 Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.