Makers of Sport Podcast #71
“The best designers are always problem-solvers...[our] job is to figure out how to make this [project] the best it can be.”
On this week’s podcast, freelance sports designer Brian Gundell joined the show to discuss his career working in a few different limbs of the sports industry. From agency side to Nike to the MLB to college football recruiting, Brian has an varied history in this niche of design.
Brian touches on the importance of SportsLogos.net to his entry into sports design, as well as the importance of networking and building relationships with folks in this very small industry.
We laugh about the ridiculousness of college football recruiting graphics and Brian elaborates on this newest position for designers in sports.
Lastly, we touch on the lack of upward mobility in college sports and Brian leaves us with some insight into his move to full-time freelance.
- Brian on Twitter
- Episode 52: Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net
- Episode 67: Aaron Masik, Upper Deck
- How Magazine
- Print Magazine
- Smashing Magazine
- Old Hat Creative
- Episode 13: Kris Bazen
- Episode 11: Adam Clement, Under Armour
- Todd Van Horne, Nike
- Episode 8: Darrin Crescenzi
- Episode 44: Torch Creative
- Episode 37: Matt Lange, Alabama Football
- Episode 58: Surf Melendez, Miami Dolphins
- Jon Willey, Miami Dolphins
- Brandon Moore, Miami Dolphins
- Episode 57: Ashley Strauss, Tennessee Titans
- Sammy Silverman, Ohio State Football
- Alex McLeland, STN Digital
- Boyd Erickson, Arizona State
- Create Legal
My next guest is going to be Tim O'Shaughnessy. Tim is a broadcast art director at ESPN where he has worked on motion packages for brands such as ESPN College Football, Mike & Mike, NBA on ESPN and the 2014 World Cup to name a few. Some of Tim's work can be seen at his site here.
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