Salt Lake City, UTAH -- Utah university and college graphic design faculty teamed up with AlphaGraphics to select a new logo to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the leading provider of print-related and digital publishing services for businesses worldwide. The winning design was submitted by Bruce Harris of Cary, North Carolina and was selected from more than 450 submissions from around the world at an event held at AlaphaGraphics' headquarters.
"When we invited graphic designers from our 278 business centers around the world to submit designs for our Anniversary logo, we were confident we would receive superior entries," said Kevin Cushing, CEO of AlphaGraphics. "By simply converting the 'l' to an anniversary candle, Bruce truly captured the spirit of the celebration while maintaining the integrity of our company's logo."
Harris, who has been with AlphaGraphics for eight years and works at the Ashville Avenue location co-owned by Mike Marshall and Jim Huggins, will receive a $3,000 computer and software package for submitting the winning logo. The Anniversary logo will be displayed on 35th Anniversary related internal AlphaGraphics communication, showcased at the 2005 Annual Conference on August 3-6 at the La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona, and made available to franchisees for local business center promotion throughout the year.
Entries were judged by Carol Sogard, assistant professor of graphic design from the University of Utah; Brent Barson, visiting assistant professor from Brigham Young University; Kerry Gonzales, graphic design instructor from Salt Lake Community College; AlphaGraphics' CEO, Kevin Cushing; AlphaGraphics Creative Director, Amy Bowen; AlphaGraphics Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Development, Keith Gerson; and AlphaGraphics Director of Digital and Design Services, Jason Kol.
"We selected Mr. Harris' logo design because it truly stood out among all of the entries as the best mix of corporate design and conceptual art," said Brent Barson, visiting visual arts professor from Brigham Young University. "I think the new 35th Anniversary logo design will be a fresh new look during this exciting time for AlphaGraphics."
Additional prizes were given for Second Place to KC Jackson of Clovis, California, who received a $500 CompUSA gift certificate for design software and Third Place to Rob Gottlieb of Raleigh, North Carolina, who received a 20GB Apple iPOD. Honorable Mentions were given to Leslie Sademan of Walnut Creek, California; Hans Reich of Beachwood, Ohio; Bryan Wootan of Austin, Texas; Jan Gannaway of Birmingham, Alabama; and Talin Wadsworth of Salt Lake City, Utah, all of whom received $50 gift checks.
With 278 locations thriving in 10 countries, AlphaGraphics has established itself as the hallmark of a "ready response printer" by serving the long-term business needs of small-to-medium-sized business customers, with a mix of corporate, on an ongoing basis, while continuing to deliver quality services to consumers' individual print needs.
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