“We wanted to get students involved in Let’s Paint the Town and encourage faculty and staff to volunteer,” Bland said.
Shofner said her inspiration for the logo design came from the UW-Stout Clock Tower because she enjoys hearing the bells when she is on or near campus. “It is a reminder of how lucky I am to be in such a challenging program,” Shofner said. “I am very proud of what I have learned in the graphic design program at Stout.”
The logo shows the city’s downtown skyline with the colors red, purple, green and blue around it.
Shofner, who was awarded $200, entered for the challenge of the contest and also to add the logo to her portfolio.
Sassi was inspired by woodland animals in the area while creating her logo, which has a cartoon rabbit and raccoon with a paintbrush. “I take a lot of inspiration from old comics such as Pogo. I just like showing people my art and enjoy sharing it.”
Chancellor Katherine Frank, who attended the awards ceremony on Dec. 8 along with Menomonie Mayor Randy Knaack, said she enjoyed how the contest helped tie the university and community together, creating important collaborations and making sure the city and university succeed.
“It showcases what our students do at UW-Stout,” Frank said. “Every time I see our students’ work, I am so impressed by the professionalism. It’s powerful. It’s what they are going to be doing once they graduate. It’s a great moment to celebrate. Congratulations to our students.”