joob

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  1. I'd say the best free option, especially for people just starting out, would be Behance. It's a great way to find inspiration and share work. Of course, if you have the money, getting your own personal site would be nice. But in my opinion it's not necessary unless you're somewhat solidified as a designer and it would benefit your career as a designer. I like to think of having your own website as step 2. Step 1 being a free site and creative environment like Behance, but thats just my opinion. Obviously sharing here is great too! As for the best things to show off...it really depends on your goals and what your aspiring to do. Tailor your portfolio to things that interest you and things that you could see yourself working on in a professional creative environment. As for including concepts in your portfolio, think about the bigger picture. For example, including just a redesigned logo isn't potentially the only part of a rebrand or redesign. Think about what else would change (social media graphics, jerseys, signage, ads etc). Things like this can help solidify and support the concept, making it stronger and more effective in your portfolio.
  2. Love this thread so much, can't wait to see whats up next! Hamiltons identity is very well done.
  3. I see what you're saying, thanks for the feedback!
  4. Here is a game-day article graphic I did for the people at WakingTheRed.com, an SB Nation blog covering Toronto FC.
  5. Atlanta's home kit looks pretty clean. A little too dark at the bottom though maybe some gold and/or red accents? Atlanta's away kit looks like something I'd expect to see for LAFC.
  6. Amazing stuff, the latest version is a huge improvement I think. It has been simplified so nicely that now its got a nice flow singular flow/motion/movement to it. The 2013 version was great but the latest version knocks it out of the park. Well done!
  7. Clever concept you got going on with the crest shape, very cool idea. Kits look good too! I feel as if there is a weird relationship between the rounded bottom of the T and straight edges on the bottom of the cropped U. I think maybe you should considering reworking this part of the crest, the U sort of looks like a V since its cropped inside the shield. The thin text used for "Tasmania United" doesn't suit the crest, in my opinion.
  8. Very nice, I get that vintage sports logo vibe from it. I also like how traditional it feels. I'd like to see a secondary version with text of your full name around the circle, like a roundel logo. I think that would be nice to have as a secondary logo. Good stuff.
  9. School definitely isn't necessary in all cases, but like mentioned above, it can help a lot (especially in areas like design thinking, design management etc, like @JESSEDIEBOLT said). Degrees, diplomas, certificates etc can add to credibility and expertise. You already freelance and are the head designer of a wrestling company, which is great. School might not seem like the good choice if you feel like you are already working professionally. If you were to go to school for design I think the best option would be a 2-3 year design diploma program, it's not too long but may prove to be a valuable experience. Though if you're not too happy with the whole 2-3 year school thing, it's not a big deal. I wouldn't want to spend more then 4 years in school since you mentioned you studied business/marketing. I'd say your portfolio is the most important thing, not a degree. But going to school can really benefit your portfolio, so it's sort of a dilemma. From experience, going to school for the past 3 years for graphic design has been very helpful, I can say I've learned a lot and added quality stuff to my portfolio via schoolwork. For me, school was worth it. I got 3 years to build my portfolio, learn design and an internship. I think there's a lot of things in design that you can only learn in school. But there is really great accessible content out there that provides a good amount of design knowledge. Places like YouTube, Skillshare, Lynda etc are valuable assets, some of which I've used during my schooling. Taking a general design program like Graphic Design definitely keeps your doors open for different opportunities, because generally speaking (depending on the course/program curriculum), you learn and work in digital + print. So you explore things like web, colour printing, motion etc. It get's your feet wet into all different areas if you don't know what specific design field you want to get into.
  10. Definitely an upgrade! I'd tried to sneak in a curling rock/stone right at the top, because without the text I feel it would be hard to understand the logo is for a curling club.
  11. It's nothing super unique, but it's something. The concept is easy to understand which is nice, I can totally tell it's an "N' and a "B", but the whole negative-space-letter thing has been done like 1000 times. Like mentioned above, I'd look to make it more stylized to reflect what you focus on. @ldconcepts mentioned you doing hockey concepts so incorporating that generic hockey font might be a good idea.
  12. A while ago I discovered the whole soccer/football culture community. All over the world there are various clubs, that I guess would be considered "amateur", that create and play in these stunning and unique kits. I really took an interest into these types of teams because their team crests and jerseys are always so cool. There are a bunch of different leagues these teams play in across the globe, one of the is France's LeBallon FC. What's also so special about these kits is that most of them aren't made available online, so their super unique and rare. I've seen some clubs make their jersey available to purchase but the best one's are always not for sale. Here is an article on someones list of the 10 best kits from this "community" scene: http://www.guerrillafc.com/magazine/jerseys-top-10 The Bled FC kit shown in the article is definitely my favourite kit of all time. Also wondering if anyone on here has ever heard of/follow this scene like I do? If you don't want to click the article link I've provided pictures below:
  13. Very well done, love this. The shark was rendered perfectly, and I know it's tough to make them look right. Great stuff!
  14. I didn't see the swastika when looking at your concept, but now that I saw it in a post, I can't un-see it. Clever concept nonetheless, just needs to be reworked. Also, I noticed that two corners aren't rounded, makes it look inconsistent.
  15. http://www.footyheadlines.com/2017/03/special-adidas-cadiz-2017-international-womens-day-kit.html Cádiz CF International Women's Day kit