CHICAGO — Cintas Corporation has named aspiring fashion designer and housekeeper Joe Deese, from Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport in North Carolina, the clear winner of its 2011 "Design a Uniform" contest, according to a press release.
Held in conjunction with International Housekeepers Week, September 11–17, the contest challenged hospitality staff to design a housekeeping or environmental services (EVS) uniform for the chance to win a $500 gift card from Cintas, the release stated.
"I''ve always enjoyed designing clothes, so the contest was a fun opportunity to apply my passion and hobby to the workplace. I put a lot of effort into the uniform design, which combined practicality with aesthetics," said Deese.
According to the release, Cintas selected Deese''s contest entry, one of several worthy submissions, for his enthusiastic and well-researched uniform design.
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