Long Beach State recently conducted a new mascot search and asked the community to get involved. As an Alumni of their design program, I was eager to participate! Shown here are my thoughts and designs. The process to find a new mascot for our school was fun to watch and ultimately my design ended up in the final rounds of voting in the “sting ray” category. Although “sharks” ultimately won, I had so much fun dreaming up and designing Manny the Manta Ray.