Where do you live and what is your occupation?
I live outside of Boston, MA, and work doing graphics for a civil engineering company. I do all sorts of things, including photo simulations of proposed projects (i.e. roads, bridges). The most exciting part of my job is I get to take aerial photos from a helicopter to either use as a base of a photo sim, or of completed projects.
What was the inspiration behind your design?
I wanted to feature the scissors, and had the idea to place them like a bow tie, but also like a modern “Jolly Roger.” I feel Mondo’s style is very bold and graphic, so I wanted the look of the design to reflect that, which is why I went with a ‘comic’ style of drawing and used black and white with bright colors.
How does it feel to be a contest winner?
I’m BEYOND excited. It’s feels great to win something, but the fact that Mondo–a designer with a fabulous sense of style–liked my design is a huge compliment!