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The HealthLab Logo Contest

Thank you to everyone who made our HealthLab Logo Contest a success. We received 63 submissions!! Our artists were from across the ​Harvard community with undergrads, grad students, fellows, and staff all represented. Though our panel of expert judges had a hard time, we are pleased to announce the winners! Congratulations, and thank you for your hard work!! Check back soon to check out our interviews with the winners!

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Congratulations to Leo Saenger and our runner ups: Nithya Ramesh and Izumi Vazquez! Thank you to everyone who participated in this great event!

Meet the Logo Competition Judges

Adrian Gill

Adrian specializes in building creative brands. Having spent over 10 years at Puma, and running his agency, Ad Hoc Industries, he has extensive know-how on building strong brand connection with consumers, and integrating ambitious business goals with bold design  objectives. He currently serves as Brand Experience and Creative Director at the Harvard Innovation Labs and as a board advisor to several startups focusing on creating consumer and brand equity. He stays close to creative ventures wherever possible, and was Executive Producer for a short film that was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. As the former Vice President of the Global Footwear Division at PUMA, a $1.8B business, Adrian was responsible for all footwear product creation, including strategic decisions on consumer trend and marketing strategy. He led the global design team which included collaborations with fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Sergio Rossi, Yashuhiro Mihara and Hussein Chalayan. Prior to PUMA, Adrian was a Senior Management Consultant at AT Kearney Inc. in the Consumer Goods Practice and with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the High Tech Practice. Adrian holds an MBA from Harvard University.

Aaron Haesaert

Aaron Haesaert is the Director of Branding & Creative Services at Mount Holyoke College. He has two decades of branding and design experience, creating award-winning work for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of education, food and beverages, music, lifestyle, financial services, consumer electronics, pet food, travel and health and wellness.


Prior to Mount Holyoke, Haesaert served as creative director at Corey McPherson Nash, and design director at Pure Branding and Catapult Thinking, three industry-leading brand consultancies. His work has been recognized by the “Book AR100,” Communication Arts, Graphis, Print magazine, Rebrand 100, the AIGA Best of New England (BoNE) Show and “The Big Book of Logos.” Aaron holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Art from The Art Institute of Boston.

Floor van de Velde

South African artist Floor van de Velde is an interdisciplinary artist who combines sculpture, sound, photography, and light in a variety of formats, from discrete interventions to room-size installations.

Floor received a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT in 2014, and currently teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is also a Co-Provocateur of San Francisco-based art collective Nighthouse Studio.

Dean Michelle A. Williams

Michelle A. Williams, SM ’88, ScD ’91, is Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, a joint faculty appointment at the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Kennedy School. She is an internationally renowned epidemiologist and public health scientist, an award-winning educator, and a widely recognized academic leader. Prior to becoming Dean in 2016, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Program Leader of the Population Health and Health Disparities Research Programs at Harvard’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (Harvard Catalyst).

Dean Williams received her undergraduate degree in biology and genetics from Princeton University in 1984. She has a master’s in civil engineering from Tufts University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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