Sports played a huge role in my life, and by sports I mean soccer. I spent countless hours playing and watching the game on TV. At around age of 13, I began showing interest in sports graphics. My passion for it grew over time to a point where I would daydream of one day creating graphics for a major sports broadcasting company. It’s safe to say that sports graphics was the foundation of my motion graphics journey. I developed a strong passion for it and in my spare time I would create sports looking graphics for fun using software like Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. Over the years I started noticing how a lot of the sports graphics at major sports TV channels were not done internally. Most of the graphics were farmed out to different creative agencies around the world. Knowing that kind of took a stab at my dream. Instead, I decided to take a slightly different route by working at creative agencies and video production companies.
At the beginning of March of this year I decided to finally follow my heart by taking on a new challenge as a senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports. It has been challenging and exciting at the same time. I’ve learned more in only few months than I have in my entire career. I sit next to very talented people who are the heavyweights in this industry. It was also comforting to know that most of the work at Fox Sports is done internally. The best part of this job is that I get to create sports graphics all day long. Some might find it boring, but I absolutely love it.
This brings me to the purpose of this post. Today I’m going to show you one of my first projects at Fox Sports, and it is creating an In-Game Promo for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015. What is an In-Game Promo you might ask? It’s a graphic element that would randomly animate in while you are watching a live sports game to remind you about an upcoming game.
When I got to Fox Sports, the Women’s World Cup graphics package was just about complete and Drive Studio (drivestudio.com) was behind it all. You can view the finished package by Drive Studio at this link: https://vimeo.com/drivestudio/wcup2015. I was asked to create an In-Game Promo for it that would look slightly different from the main package. I did however use some already created elements in the backgrounds of the graphics. Take a look at this video and stay tuned for more of my work at Fox Sports.