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Diversity Committee announces logo design winner

October 12, 2012

The Diversity Committee at Loyola University New Orleans recently selected the design of junior Rachel Guillot as the winning logo for the organization’s Student Logo Project. Guillot’s creation, which features a braid in Loyola colors coming together above the committee name, will be featured on posters and programs as well as video monitors that promote multicultural events on campus. Guillot will receive a $100 award from the Center for Intercultural Understanding.

Graphic design professors Daniela Marx and Nancy Bernardo assigned the logo project to the junior design class. Students were asked to write a concept about diversity and Loyola, and from that concept create a logo. They were also required to follow the university’s brand guidelines for creating sub-logos.

“I focused on images that gave a sense of combining or joining together. To me, diversity is about different types of people who learn to work together and function as one cohesive group, embracing each other’s differences,” Guillot said.

“The mark I decided on to properly display this was an image of a braid being woven together, with one end showing the different strands as individuals and the other end showing them coming together as a whole. The image is complex, but is still visible in different sizes, colors and in black and white."

Loyola University New Orleans’ commitment to inclusive excellence is reflected in outreach to the community in the spirit of social justice. In the liberal arts curriculum, diversity symbolizes a willingness to see other perspectives. As students prepare for employment in an increasingly diverse world, students acquire the ability to become people “for and with others.” The Diversity Committee fosters dialogue among people of diverse races, ethnicities, viewpoints, backgrounds and faiths.

For more information, contact Tony Decuir, Ph.D., chair of the Diversity Committee and associate dean of the College of Music and Fine Arts and director of the School of Music, at decuir@loyno.edu.

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