Success is not one color04/08/2014
Although the Black Male Summit on April 11-12 might seem to have an obvious target audience, the result of Black Male success is a vibrant victory for all cultural backgrounds. The seventh annual Summit includes a new logo created by UA graphic design student, Skylar Wuebker.
Q: How did you first get involved with the Black Male Summit?
A: My involvement with the Summit started when Darnell Davis, who serves on the event’s marketing committee, reached out asking for me to enter a contest to create a new identity for their organization.
Q: How did you create the logo for the Summit?
A: The first step to any project is always research. I researched BMS and all that they have done for students, and then created an identity that reflects what the BMS stands for.
Q: Where did your inspiration come from for the logo design?
A: The information that really inspired me was the BMS goal to address the importance of topics like, networking, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and strategies for personal and professional growth for the next generation of young professionals.
Q: Why do you think it is important to have an event like this?
A: Events like this are important for any organization to showcase themselves and help others.
Q: Who do you think should go to the Black Male Summit? Why?
A: Everyone! The BMS isn’t just for the black male student body. From their impact on my life as a white male, the BMS can help any member of the student body and outside communities. I plan to stay involved with the BMS while I finish out my education.
Skylar Wuebker is a junior at The University of Akron from Minister, Ohio. After college, he plans to become a professional graphic designer, with the hopes of starting his own advertising agency focusing on personal relationships with clients. His work can be viewed online.
While the Black Male Summit is sold out, you can learn more at Black Male Summit online.
Story by Tyeal Howell