Hello everyone, I was looking through my old links and ran across this post from Puckdrawn.com.
Here it is:
Johnny Griswold – I’ve toiled away on this blog for a couple of years now and, of course, have always been a fan of sports logos and sports logo/uniform concepts since I can remember. One of the greatest sites I ever discovered on the Internet was Chris Creamer’s website, SportsLogos.net. So, like any other fan of sports logos/concepts, I’ve seen my fair share of them over the years. In my opinion, there’s one designer that stands out among the rest: Chad B. Stilson. I’m always amazed at the work that Chad does and honestly feel that he should be working for one of the major agencies, specializing in sports logos. He’s that good.
With that, I’d like to publish an email I received from Bob Neath of the Bakersfield Dragons…
I wanted to share with you the great work done by one of your frequent contributors, Chad B. Stilson of CBS Ink. I’m writing on behalf of the Bakersfield Dragons, a non-profit youth hockey club based in central California. We were looking to update our logo and wordmark for the club’s upcoming 15th anniversary.
Being a big fan of puckdawn.com, I knew there were a lot of talented artists who submitted concepts here regularly who I thought could do a great job for us. I contacted Chad in December and we worked out a compensation agreement for him to create a primary logo and a wordmark for us.
He provided several rough concepts, from which I was able give him a general idea of what I wanted the logo to look like. The pencil sketch that he gave us next was exactly what I was looking for. From there, he digitized and colored the logo and created a wordmark based on the font I was planning on using for the jersey numbers.
I’ve attached the finished product which I hope you will post on your site. I absolutely could not be happier with his work!
Our club now has a professional quality logo that is completely unique to us. And equally important, we went about it in the correct manner by working with the artist and compensating him for his talents, not stealing a logo off the internet and calling it our own.