(Pictured left) Charles Stevenson, a 2011 graduate of McNeese State University, is the winner of the recent McNeese Autism Program logo design contest. Stevenson, left, receives a $100 gift card from Alfred Tuminello Jr., director of the autism program, as the logo contest winner.
(December 11, 2013) Charles Stevenson, a 2011 visual arts graduate of McNeese State University from DeRidder, has won the McNeese Autism Program logo design contest.
Stevenson, a graphic designer at Signs Now, received a $100 McNeese Bookstore gift card. His winning design was inspired by the national symbol for autism - a puzzle pattern, which reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. His logo incorporates blue and gold puzzle pieces under the McNeese M logo.
"I wanted to create a logo that would clearly represent autism and communicate the services offered by the McNeese Autism Program," said Stevenson. "I wanted something that is easily recognizable."
The contest entries were reviewed by a panel of judges that included students, faculty, staff and alumni. The top three logos were placed on Facebook for judging. The winning logo was then selected by the panel with the popular vote from Facebook weighing in as a significant deciding factor.