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LOGO WAVE STUDENTS

Enabling design students to stand out through the power of deepened value.

Logo Wave Students partners with universities across the globe providing resume and portfolio value-add to aspiring young designers.

We’ve brought this already established logo competition to the classroom (but with a different spin). When it comes down to it, we help young designers stand out to future employers and design clients. As a result, these students can more effectively land the design job and projects they always dreamed of.

How It Works

This logo design competition integrates seamlessly into university course curricula to better support students, design professors and the art department as a whole.

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FICTIONAL BRIEF

A fictional, life-like creative brief is crafted and provided for the design professor and students. Each student then compete against each other to develop their best logo design solution within the parameters of the brief.

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GRADED PROJECT

Waves run seamlessly within the professors curricula as a graded project within the class. These waves can be incorporated into classes like Branding, Computer Graphics, Typography and Digital Illustration, to name a few.

03.

JURY REVIEW

Logo entries are carefully reviewed by our internationally acclaimed jury with a single winner coming from each wave. A few members of our jury include design influencers and authors like Louise Fili, David Airey and Alina Wheeler.

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VALUE-ADD

Each student earning 1st place will earn timeless resume value, add “award-winning” to their title, nab our 600+ page Designer’s Toolkit, RookieUp Design Starter Kit, certificate, digital badges and additional network exposure.

“This unique opportunity gives my students a resumé-building exercise that is truly invaluable.”

– DIANE GIBBS | DESIGN PROFESSOR, SOUTH ALABAMA UNIVERSITY 

MEET OUR FIRST-CLASS JURY

David Airey
David Airey
Founder | Logo Design Love
Kyle Courtright
Kyle Courtright
Founder | Logo Wave
Jeroen van Eerden
Jeroen van Eerden
Founder | Jeroen van Eerden Design
Jacob Cass
Jacob Cass
Founder | JUST Creative
Louise Fili
Louise Fili
Founder | Louise Fili LTD
Bill Gardner
Bill Gardner
Founder | LogoLounge
Alina Wheeler
Alina Wheeler
Author | Designing Brand Identity
Ian Paget
Ian Paget
Founder | Logo Geek

WORDPRESS SUPPORT

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POWERFUL THEME OPTIONS

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VISUAL COMPOSER

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PIXEL-PERFECT DESIGN

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ONLINE DOCUMENTATION

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REVOLUTION SLIDER

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DIFFERENT MENU STYLES

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ULTIMATE ADDONS

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SUPERB SUPPORT

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University Classes Accepted

We’re excited to partner with you! Please see the design courses we integrate with (junior and senior level undergrad). Don’t see your course? Reach out and we can help determine if you’re a good fit.

  • Advanced Illustration
  • Advanced Typography
  • Advanced Digital Design
  • Illustrator 1 & 2
  • Branding
  • Computer Graphics 1 & 2
  • Identity Design
  • Graphic Design 1 & 2
  • Graphic Design Capstone
  • Digital Illustration
  • Logo Design 1 & 2
  • Typography 1 & 2

The Heart Behind it All

We have a heart for students and young creatives. It’s our mission to support bright-eyed, aspiring designers in reaching their goals. To be a conduit in helping them land their dream job and working with dream clients. That’s what makes us tick.

Once students graduate, potential employers and clients will see the young designer’s award-winning title and how they were chosen by a jury comprised of top design influencers. That’s social proof that creates a double-take. To give students an additional influx of credibility before they enter the workforce that will help them stand out in a distinct and memorable way.

Virtuoso Jury

Logo Design Love. LogoLounge Series. Designing Brand Identity. These are best-selling books written by members of our esteemed jury. Design giants from our industry who’ve taken the time to review the student’s work for this competition. To have the top design authors and speakers affirming my student’s work pre-graduation? That’s the type of value that can’t be bought.

Resume Value

Imagine for a second that you’re an employer looking to hire a new designer fresh out of design school. You’re combing through stacks of resumes with the same story: “I’m passionate about design” or “I feel like I could help your company.” The cliche sentiment unfortunately falls on deaf ears. Then something catches your eye. The words “award-winning”.  Taken aback, you look closer and realize the student earned this award-winning title pre-graduation. I don’t know about you, but that’s a credible, self-starter that we’re reaching out to for an interview.

Awards & Recognition

Along with the resume and portfolio value-add, winning students are awarded with our exclusive Designer’s Toolkit (600+ page designer resource kit donated by members of our jury and media partners), RookieUp Design Starter Kit, printable certificate of achievement, winning digital badge set and recognition across our social media networks.

Design prof? Student? Let’s chat! We’d love to meet you, learn more about your university and determine if you’re a good fit.

What makes us tick

When it comes down to it, we have a heart for students and young creatives. We want to give young, aspiring designers a chance to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Whether it’s landing their dream job at an exciting agency, or helping attract qualified clients to their freelance design business–the mission is to bring positive career impact to these design students across the globe. Our aim is to give students the opportunity to add “award-winning” to their title, bringing an influx of value and credibility to their resume and portfolio as they prepare to enter the workforce. In addition, future employers and clients will see that the student’s work was affirmed and awarded by a jury comprised of the best our industry has to offer.

FAQs

What's the mission?

We give design students deepened resume and portfolio value and as a result, positively impact their career.

How does it work?

1. A fictional creative brief is provided by Logo Wave Students.
2. Waves run seamlessly within the professor’s curricula as a graded project each semester. The professor sets the timeline for the project based on the structure of their semester syllabus.
3. Logo entries are carefully reviewed by our esteemed jury with a 1st place winner coming from each class.
4. Each winning student earns timeless resume value as their work is affirmed by our top jury, as well as adding “award-winning” to their title pre-graduation. They will also receive our 600+ page Designer’s Toolkit donated by members of our jury, certificate of achievement, digital badge set and additional exposure throughout our various social media outlets.

What is a "wave"?

Each wave represents a single university class project.

How do I get started?

Reach out today via the contact form below, schedule out a call to chat or email us via info@mylogowave.com.

What are the competition types?

Here are the competition types, along with relevant class examples for each (junior/senior level, undergrad):

1. Symbol – Branding, Computer Graphics, Advanced Computer Graphics, etc.
2. Mascot – Digital Illustration, Advanced Illustration, etc.
3. Wordmark/Logotype – Typographic Design, etc.

What types of classes qualify for the competition?

Branding, Computer Graphics, Advanced Computer Graphics, Typography, Illustration, Digital Design and much more! Don’t see your class? No worries! Reach out to see if you qualify for the competition.

What are the fees?

At the moment, we are in free beta mode! We’re currently waiving the typical fee for the next few universities who decide to take part. Spots are going fast, so reach out today before this sweet deal washes up!

What do the 1st place winning students get?

• Affirmed by our internationally acclaimed design jury, affording top opportunities for job placement post graduation.
• Distinct resume value-add as a rare influx of timeless credibility
• 600+ page Designer’s Toolkit donated by members of our jury and media partners
• RookieUp Design Starter Kit
• Official Logo Wave Students certificate to print off and frame
• Exclusive Logo Wave Students digital badge set
• Recognition and promotion across our various social networks

Who's on the jury?

Our internationally acclaimed jury includes Louise Fili, David Airey, Alina Wheeler, Bill Gardner, Jacob Cass, Kyle Courtright, Ian Paget and Jeroen van Eerden.

What is the jury looking for?

To be wowed! The criteria of the jury review are predicated on 5 primary elements: Craftsmanship, memorability, innovative-thought, relevancy to the brand in question and versatility.

What are the file specifics for each logo entry?

  • 900×900 px
  • 72dpi jpg (RGB), on a white background

How many logos can students enter per wave?

Each student may enter 1 logo per wave.

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FINISHED PROJECTS

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Contact

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