(April 3, 2017) – A design created by Armstrong Senior Sonia Mednick, an Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design, was chosen as the official logo for the 2019 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) annual meeting, which will be held in Savannah, Ga.
When SASHTO members looked to Savannah area’s talented art student scene for the project, Angela Horne, associate professor of Art at Armstrong, thought the challenge would be a good fit for her Corporate Logo and Identity Design course. The Georgia Department of Transportation worked with the design students to provide information about what the logo needed to convey, and students conceptualized individual results for judging.
“The logo had to portray Savannah specifically, so I chose to create my logo using the Savannah skyline for my main inspiration, including the Talmadge Memorial Bridge,” says Mednick. “The 13 stars in the logo signify the fact that Georgia was the 13th colony.”
Mednick’s winning logo will be featured at the SASHTO conference held at the Trade and Convention Center in Savannah in August of 2019. She also received $100 in honor of the achievement from the Armstrong Foundation. Additionally, both Mednick and Horne were recognized at Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken’s Joint Leadership Team Meeting late this March.
With her senior exhibition approaching this April, Mednick hopes that this accomplishment helps catch the eye of potential employers. And while she is new to graphic design, she dreams of one day carrying her artistic talents to animation giant Pixar.
“I’m so lucky that I was able to have this opportunity while in school,” says Mednick. “I got to learn a lot about what it will be like in the real world, and I gained a lot of valuable experience.”