I have been designing stadium graphics for over a decade now. I have 5 Super Bowls under my belt, several NHL Winter Classics and Stadium Series games played in Yankee Stadium and Soldier Field. I have also designed for the Cal Bears, USC, San Diego State, University of Miami & Syracuse University to name a few college teams. I have designed for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos. I have designed the photo collage in the Dallas Cowboys locker room. I have designed the graphics for the BCS National Championship game and the Fiesta Bowl.
I have also traveled to England and designed the graphics at Walker Stadium for the Leicester City Foxes which was a great honor having dual-citizenship in Britain and the U.S. These are just a few of the major stadium and event graphics I have designed. Please check out just a few of the more recent projects and let me know if you have any questions. Here is the link to a few photos of some of the projects I have designed. Please email me with any questions.
Sharable content will put you on the fast track to acquiring new Likes but do Likes translate to payable design projects? Personally I try to promote myself un many ways online. I have a personal Facebook page and a professional Facebook page called Ian Ransley Design and Illustration. Please join it. I use it to promote my work but I also us it while I am designing or to throw up several concepts to get feedback from followers. My theory is your friends are one of the best ways to get the word out you are trying to find freelance design work.
Facebook is an ever-evolving social network which offers businesses many options to market their services. But are the main users of Facebook females between the ages of 18 to 24? Is that really the audience I want? And are most people accessing Facebook from their phones? I think Facebook is still a confusing marketing platform for businesses. Like anything ensure your audience doesn't bore of your brand due to repetition. Refresh or continue to add new content as often as possible so you stay visible and more importantly, the content is interesting. I like the platform because as a graphic designer, I get critical feedback in a safe environment. What do you think about marketing on Facebook as a freelance designer?
Check out the video I created of the year-long process of designing for Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida a few years back. Here is the youtube link; FLYING COLORS: THE DESIGN ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL. Enjoy!
Zachary's Chicago Pizza began in the 1980's in Oakland, CA. Funny enough, my first job after getting a degree in Design from UC Davis was working for a screen-printer who printed Zachary's Pizza t-shirts so I had a shirt before I ever had a Zachary's slice.
Zachary's has a poster contest every other years. They have been doing it for year's so each restaurant is covered in framed 36"x48' posters designed by all ages of Zachary's loving customers. I entered the first year when my older son was 7-years old. I only entered one poster that year and won 100 bucks of pizza. My son was thrilled every time we went to Zachary's to see "our" poster hanging on the wall. In 2009, I entered 3 posters. All 3 posters won, In 2011, I entered 4 posters and all 4 posters won and in 2013 again, I won 4 times. It's 2014 and I have designed 5 posters for the 2015 contest. It's not an obsession but a great way for me to put out my creative ideas in a forum I love to work in. I've used friends, my sons and even my mother as models for the posters. I don't do it for the prize or the "fame". I'm apparently not even the person who has won the most times! There is someone crazier than I am! The Berkeleyside, online-local newspaper even did an article on me.
Zachary's seems to love the posters I've designed so much they hired me to do their anniversary logo and few ads. When you go to a Zachary's check out all the great art on their walls!
Ian Ransley DESIGN
Ian Ransley is a Bay Area Graphic Designer and Illustrator who has designed some of the most popular large-scale sporting and corporate events in the world.