As a designer for a technology company out of California, I don't get to do nearly as much sports design as I'd like. To keep my design chops up, and to ultimately use some of the photos I captured during media day, I put together these concepts.
When I first sat down to brainstorm this first concept, my immediate reaction was to go heavy on text and say "oh, hey, come to a game." But the idea seemed obvious — and not nearly as versatile as I wanted it to be. I decided instead to build a graphic that was easy to identify as lacrosse, but didn't hit you in the face with "tickets now available" text.
No visual exploration is complete without a wallpaper, especially when it comes to athletics, am I right?! This wallpaper was built around the athlete. I kept it simple, but opted for an overlooked part of the game (the poised walk) that is not often featured. Set. That. Lock. Screen.
I finished the first wallpaper (above) and said, "let's just stick one of these guys in the wilderness and see what it looks like." Admittedly, I have a love/hate relationship with immersive graphics — they're fun and challenging to build, but they can be overdone if you're not careful. I fell in love with this one, and it found its way into my portfolio. LET'S GO!