Acceptance of Three Submissions is First for University’s Graphic Design Program; Logos to Appear in LogoLounge Book 10
If logos are organizational signatures expressed as art, Woodbury University’s Graphic Design program has reached the pinnacle of that corner of the design world – times three — with the imminent publication of a trio of student creations in LogoLounge Book 10, the bible of the industry, the university announced today.
Book 10 marks the first time Woodbury has had as many as three contributions in a single volume; no previous edition included more than one logo from a Woodbury student. All three students – graduates of the Class of 2016 – are now gainfully employed in the design field. In addition to hardcopy publication, an electronic, fully indexed version of LogoLounge Book 10 will be available online.
Sara Lind, creator of a logo for Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County, is now a Junior Graphic Designer at Guess in Los Angeles. Courtney Omahen (nee Wolf), who designed a logo for Bodhi Brewing Company, is currently a Graphic Designer at Warner Brothers Consumer Products in Burbank. And Trevor McHugh, who created a personal mark featuring a bespectacled fox, is now a Graphic Designer at Messex Industries, an event branding company also in Burbank.
“Our hats are off to Sara, Courtney and Trevor – their accomplishment truly is unprecedented for the university’s Graphic Design program and speaks volumes about their individual creativity and prospects as design professionals,” said Behnoush McKay, M.F.A., Graphic Design chair in Woodbury’s School of Media, Culture and Design. “Logo development is a special, refined artform, and logos can convey so much about brand and corporate identity. For recent grads to join this global community of logo designers as peers is a tribute to each of them.”
Formed in 2002, LogoLounge (logolounge.com) serves a community of designers who are deeply engaged in logo design, its history and its future. The projects in every LogoLounge book are selected for their quality, timeliness, relevance, and inspirational nature. LogoLounge seeks to create an effective mix of large and smaller firms, geographies, budgets, and client types. The submission process is both competitive and highly selective; each book features the most recent top 2,000 logos selected by industry judges and organized according to trends and keywords.
Woodbury’s Graphic Design program grants a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, which is included in the university’s accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The BFA is a professional degree, which translates to a top education resulting in strong, competitive student portfolios that stand out in the graphic design industry. Woodbury students consistently win international and national design awards, and have achieved recognition in entertainment design, web design, advertising design, package design, photography, identity design and environmental graphics.
Small class size allows individual attention from the professional faculty and educational experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, which provides students with the ability to create effective and engaging visual communication solutions. The program has gained a reputation for graduating top quality designers ready to take their place in the profession.