For one budding Hervey Bay designer, an eye for design and a heart for the community have been wrapped up in a neat package.

Kaitlin Liles, 16, is a Urangan State High School student who has proven herself to be a talented designer.

She has put her talents to good use by creating a reindeer-themed wrapping paper which will be sold to raise money for the Reconnect Youth Centre.

Kaitlin created the wrapping paper in collaboration with Gayel Airs, creative director of ethne. creative agency.

Kaitlin Liles and Gayel Airs with Megan Abra (Stockland retail manager) and Melissa Lay (Reconnect Youth Centre coordinator).

The paper will be on sale at The Wandering Teapot pop-up shop in Stockland, Hervey Bay, until Christmas Eve.

A pack of 10 sheets is on sale for $50, or $5 per sheet.

The goal is to donate $1700 to Reconnect by Christmas Eve.

The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre team thanks Kaitlin and Gayel for their fundraising efforts and we wish Kaitlin all the best as she continues her design journey.