Judson Alumnus Brad Imburgia's Work Nominated to Final Four for Wrigley Field's New Logo
(Elgin, IL - April 11, 2013) Brad Imburgia, a 2006 Judson University alumnus, is one of four finalists nominated for the Wrigley Field Turns 100 Logo Contest. Imburgia's work was chosen from more than 1,200 design submissions to create the new logo that will represent the famed Chicago Cubs home.
"Crowd-sourcing is usually a no-no for graphic design professionals, but I made an exception for this contest because I've been a Cubs fan ever since I was a little kid," Imburgia explains. "Wrigley Field holds a lot of sentimental value for me, so I thought it would be great to have a piece of history there."
He says that he entered his design within the first couple days that it opened, and forgot about it after a few weeks. A friend called to congratulate him, and that's how he discovered that his design was chosen for the final four. The final design will be chosen by public vote online. Voting is open from now until April 23 at chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/fan_forum/logocontest.jsp.
Imburgia has worked as a graphic designer since graduating from Judson's Visual Communications program in 2006, creating visual identities for local brands in the greater Chicago area as well as global brands, including Blistex, the internationally renowned lip balm producer. He currently works as the Senior Designer for Thermos LLC where he handles packaging, branding, collateral, advertising, product development and photography.
"I have a career that is both fulfilling and rewarding," says Imburgia. "Judson helped me get my foot in the door with some of the coolest agencies around the Chicagoland area. The biggest strength of the Visual Communications degree was the one-on-one attention from skilled professors. If I had a question the professors would patiently take the time to help me fully grasp what I needed to know. This put me ahead of the crowd when it came time to prove myself in the workplace."
Imburgia and his wife Michelle (Mitchell) Imburgia, who is a 2005 Judson alumna from the art education program, live in Algonquin, Ill., with their son Luke. They are expecting a daughter in late July.