Jet Award Trophy

The Man Behind The Trophy


Trophy Design

The Jet Award trophy designed by Joe Putjenter a 1978 graduate of Omaha Westside High School. He was born in Omaha, NE in 1960. He attended the University of Nebraska Omaha majoring in architecture. He is a member of the alumni from the previous Studio Academy, graduating in 1983 with a 4.0 grade point average. With wife, Lisa and his son Daniel the Putjenter family resides in Omaha.

He is the current owner of Artistic Sign & Design where he has been blessed with a litany of outstanding creative projects, including the famed gate signs at Memorial Stadium home of the Huskers in Lincoln, Nebraska and the renowned tunnel walk arch leading into Memorial Stadium. He also sculpted the bronze “black shirts” wall for the Ndamukong Suh Conditioning Center. From church walls to carved impressions at the University of Kansas depicting Gale Sayers he has done it all.