Meet Artaeza Poole-Gwynn, Aggie Press Logo Designer
By Khadejah Bennett
Aggie Press Contributor
With the entrance of a new school year, The JOMC Journal at North Carolina A&T wanted to spice up things for the academic year.
The JOMC Journal officially changed its name to The Aggie Press (or AP for short), and since then, it has seen a major increase in contributor participation and audience engagement.
This online news publication held its first interest meeting mid-September, and students were asked to tweet their suggestions of a new name.
It was Kristen Shipley, a freshman journalism and mass communication student, who tweeted name “The Aggie Press,” and the AP staff and students loved the name.
The next step was to find a unique logo to match the new name, and that was the hard part, according to AP editors.
The AP held a logo design contest that was open to all students at A&T, and there were no restrictions in this competition. The AP received various logo designs that impressed many AP editors and contributors, but it could only select one design.
After careful consideration of logo submissions, the design submitted by Artaeza Poole-Gwynn, a senior graphic communications systems student, was
Artaeza Poole-Gwynn, a senior graphic communications systems student
chosen. Gwynn also won a gift card as a token of appreciation from the AP, and she was very excited that her design was chosen.
Gwynn, a native of Burlington, N.C., enjoys drawing freehand designs in her spare time and creating graphics to enhance her hands-on experience. She stated that she has always been very passionate about art and using her creativity.
She not only designs logos, but also designs invitations, tickets, photos, and any other projects that need to be completed because Gwynn seeks to expand her skill set.
“I can remember creating as a child, and how I was always very particular about how I wanted my artwork to look,” said Gwynn.
Gwynn stated that she wanted to use her creativity to form visual depictions that communicated messages through image and text. Read more