I had the pleasure to design 17 of the National Hockey Leagues outdoor games. I spent 10 years designing the graphics for these games which were mostly played back East and in Canada. I'm from California so I did not really follow hockey nor did anyone I knew but they were interesting projects to say the least. I became an expert of hanging the graphics on the portable ice rinks each were a bit different configuration depending on if they were playing in a baseball or football stadium. It was a new thing for a boy from Cali to experience sub-30 degree weather while trying to take measurements of a stadium. This meant being out in the cold sometimes for 3 entire days! At the time I had wished we could get the NFL Super Bowl account back which our design firm had lost a few years before. The article above references many of the games I had worked on. Our small sports design firm called, "Flying Colors' had been sold to a Chicago-based printing firm who ultimately didn't know how to sell or manage a business like we were in. On an end note, our small design team would watch every game on TV not for the game it's self but to see our designs on the small screen!
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.