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FrostburgFirst named Frostburg State University student Megan Dignan the winner of a logo redesign contest as part a project completed by two of Professor Cookie Redding’s Advanced Graphic Design classes last spring. The classes worked through the semester to present rebranding materials for FrostburgFirst, creating entire packages with a new logo, poster designs, brochures, and branded merchandise. At semester’s end, students presented their packages to FrostburgFirst Director and Assistant, Jessica Palumbo and Bethany Doyle, who chose the top three designs; the FrostburgFirst Board of Directors voted on the winning design package at their May board meeting. Second place logo design went to student J. Gourdin, and third place logo design went to student Alana Gonzalez.

“This was such a fun project to partner with Frostburg State University,” says Jessica Palumbo, Main Street Manager for FrostburgFirst, “Cookie Redding was great to work with, and her students produced quality work!”

Dignan’s logo design for FrostburgFirst features several historic buildings located on Main Street: St. Michael Catholic Church, the Palace Theatre, and the Gunter Hotel, along with a lamppost, complete with an overflowing flower basket, as a nod to the iconic lampposts that line Main Street. A native of Cumberland, Dignan is in her last year at Frostburg State University and hopes to pursue a career in art and design once she graduates.  As evident in her design of FrostburgFirst’s logo, her work incorporates bright colors, textures, patterns, and a balance between detail and simplicity.

As the first place winner, Dignan received a cash prize from FrostburgFirst, and her logo will be used to represent the organization in all promotional materials. FrostburgFirst also chose to feature her cover design, included as part of her branding package, on the printed 2016/2017 Frostburg Business Directory, which you can pick up at most downtown restaurants and retail shops.

In addition to FrostburgFirst, Dignan has also designed for Frostburg State University’s Late at Lane and Accounting Association.  You can view other projects by Dignan at www.society6.com/megdig or www.instagram.com/megdigdesign.

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Jessica Palumbo
Main Street Manager