Erik Myers holds a framed display of his two winning logo contest designs. He is joined by, from left, WIP Chair Arlene F. Greenfield, OHIO Provost Pam Benoit and Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts Madeleine Scott. Photo provided by WIP
A winner has been chosen for the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) of Ohio University Logo Design Contest! After numerous creative and innovative entries, two designs by graphic design student Erik Myers were chosen to represent the future of WIP.
One vertically oriented and one horizontal design were selected to be used for different purposes. The winning logo incorporates an Alumni College Gateway theme, revealed and described by Myers at the 2013 OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference as a representation of “the University’s outstanding philanthropic efforts.”
Myers was honored at the conference with a standing ovation after being awarded a gift of appreciation from WIP Chair Arlene F. Greenfield.
During the ceremony, Myers shared with his design inspirations with the audience: “This logo incorporates the letters WIP placed in a way as to resemble the Alumni College Gateway. I chose the gateway because it is not only a campus icon, but it also represents the strength and tradition of this University," Myers said.
"Being a gift from the class of 1915 to mark the 100th anniversary of the first graduation class of Ohio University, I felt it greatly represented the University's outstanding philanthropic efforts. With all the great things that Women in Philanthropy has done, past and present, I feel this is the least I can do to show my appreciation. I am honored to have been able to work with such an amazing organization and am super excited that you […]liked my work. Thank you very much for choosing me as your winner.”