The Fulbright Association is pleased to announce the winning logo of our 2019 Conference Logo Competition is Mexican designer Alberto Cervantes. His submission incorporated the conference theme of “Connecting Hearts and Minds for Global Change” by demonstrating a colorful overlap of diverse people around a globe with hands clasped in friendship. The logo selection committee was moved by its artistic portrayal of unique backgrounds and perspectives sharing space and camaraderie, which incorporates the founding values of the Association and the mission of the annual conference.
Alberto Cervantes earned his bachelor’s degree from the School of Design at the National Institute of Arts in Mexico. Through a Fulbright grant awarded by the Fulbright-García Robles Program from 2005-2007, he completed his master’s degree in Communications Design at the Pratt Institute in New York. He worked for five years at the Wall Street Journal, and currently is the Infographic Director at Viacom.
“Fulbright has exposed me to a global community of bright and curious people that see the world as a place where ideas should be shared and discussed to everyone’s benefit,” says Alberto. “In times of divisiveness and intolerance, particularly at high levels of power, we need more organizations like Fulbright that believe in, encourage and foster the exchange of ideas, diversity, and progress through education.
Alberto stresses that Fulbright is more than just a means to obtaining an education. Not only did it enable him to earn his master’s degree, it also gave him the opportunity to live in one of the most diverse cities in the United States. He cites drawing upon the multicultural metropolis of New York as he conceived the design of his logo submission. “I’ve been living and working in New York for over a decade, and I’ve come to meet and interact with people from different nationalities, races, and faiths on a daily basis. I found inspiration for my logo in the multiculturalism I’m constantly exposed to in the streets of New York, which I don’t take for granted, and in Fulbright’s mission to bring people together despite —or because of— their differences.”
This design will be featured at the Fulbright Association’s annual conference, October 24-26 in the greater Washington, DC area. For more information about attending the conference, please click here.
To learn more about Alberto Cervantes and his work, please visit his website at http://www.albertocervantes.com/.