Jeremy Pruitt grew up on a farm, and in high school he made a logo for his “studio” out of construction paper. Now, he’s a senior designer at Cultivator Advertising and Design  in Denver, and the winner of 5280’s first cover contest. He designed the cover for the July 2013 “Top of the Town ” issue, which also happens to commemorate the magazine's 20th anniversary . The cover (pictured below) is worn and rough, but also refined, like much of the work he does under the brand Thinkmule .
Roll your mouse over the cover to learn more about the design, in Pruitt's own words.