Kansas State University student Katie Azeltine has been named the winner of a logo design contest sponsored by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.
Azeltine is a senior majoring in Graphic Design. She is originally from Overland Park, Kansas and is the daughter of Mary Lou and LeRoy Azeltine. Katie said she started at K-State as a Mass Communication major, but switched to Graphic Design because she said she wanted something more hands-on. She will graduate in May with a BA in Graphic Design and a minor in Mass Communications. She hopes to work in the advertising industry, perhaps in the Kansas City area.
Azeltine’s design, shown above, features the Foundation’s name over a whimsical horizon. She said, “I wanted something with a deeper sense of the Foundation’s work. The horizon represents new things, like the students helped by the Foundation.”
The contest was the brainchild of the Hansen Foundation trustees. Celebrating its 50th year, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation has never had an official logo. The opportunity to design the logo was offered to graphic design students at Kansas State, the University of Kansas, Wichita State and Fort Hays State University.
Daniel Warner, Kansas State University Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, embraced the logo contest as a learning experience for his students. Warner invited a Foundation representative to meet with the students at the start of the project and then return to have the students present their logo designs. The process mirrored work the students will likely do after they graduate.
“It was a very valuable interactive experience for the graphic design students here at K-State,” Warner said.
The Hansen Foundation presented Warner with a gift of $5,000 for the Kansas State University Art Department as the department and school with the winning design. Azeltine received an honorarium for being the winning artist.KSU