Stadium Graphics Ian Ransley has designed (not including the many NHL outdoor hockey games).
Ian has had a career spanning 31 years, 16 of those years are designing for some of the most celebrated sporting events in history.
SUPER BOWL XXXVI : Feb. 3, 2002 @ Louisiana Superdome Super Dome, New Orleans, LA
SUPER BOWL XXXVII : Jan. 26th, 2003 @ Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
SUPER BOWL XXXVIII : Feb. 1, 2004 @ Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
SUPER BOWL XLIV : Feb. 7, 2010 @ Dolphins Stadium, Miami, FL
NFL PRO BOWL: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hi
NFL PRO BOWL : Jan. 31, 2010 @ Dolphins Stadium, Miami, FL
TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL : 2010 @ University of Phoenix Stadium
ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL : 2010-2017 @ Mercedes Benz Super Dome, New Orleans, LA
DENVER BRONCOS : Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS : Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA (2012-2015)
CHICAGO BEARS : Soldier Field, Chicago, IL ((2006)
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Football: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
LEICESTER CITY FOXES F.C. King Power Stadium (formerly Walkers Stadium), Leicester, England (2005-2009)
CAL BERKELEY Football: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA (2004-2008)
USC Football: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA (2004-2010)
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Football: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL (2005)
SAN DIEGO STATE Football: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA (2006)
SYRACUSE Football: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY (2007)
JERRY COLANGELO GOLF CLASSIC: Wigwam Resort, Phoenix, AZ
This is a list of NHL outdoor hockey games Ian Ransley has designed. *All designs were while working for Flying Colors and Moss Inc.
Jan. 1, 2010 : Winter Classic @ Fenway Park, Boston Mass
Jan. 1, 2011 : Winter Classic @ Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 20, 2011 : Hertiage Classic @ McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jan. 2, 2012 : Winter Classic @ Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
2013 : NHL STRIKE (No Winter Classic)
Jan 1, 2014 : Winter Classic @ Michigan Stadium (The Big House), Ann Arbor, MI (Sporting event of the year)
Jan 26 & 29, 2014 : Stadium Series Games @ Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Mar 1, 2014 : Stadium Series @ Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Jan 1, 2015 : Winter Classic @Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Jan. 1 2016 : Winter Classic @ Gillette Stadium, Foxbourgh, Mass.
Feb. 21, 2016 : Stadium Series @ TCF Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan. 2, 2017 : NHL Winter Classic @ Busch Stadium, St. Lois, MO.
Feb. 28, 2017 : Coor Light NHL Stadium Series @ Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Check out Ian Ransley's portfolio: www.berkeleygraphicdesign.com
Yes, design folks, Moss Sports and now events is packing it up and moving from Cali to Chi-town. It's been a great design ride to say the least. I have designed some of the most stellar sporting events in the past decade. I am grateful for all the opportunities and people I have worked with over the years. It's not to say I will never work on a Super Bowl or Winter Classic again but it's time to move on. It's exciting and scary at the same time. There are plenty of design opportunities especially in the San Francisco Bay Area! I've have a fantastic portfolio so let's get out there and kick some design arse!
Find me at: http://www.berkeleygraphicdesign.com
This was my 5th NHL outdoor hockey game as design lead of the 2015 game played at Nationals Ballpark in Washington D.C. It seems every year the number of days our design staff has to site vista, concept, present and present again and again to the lea due gets shorter and shorter. When this happens production times get tighter and there is no room for error but with these shorter timelines the chances of error double. WE don't have the time to proof and get physical proves back to us.
All in all it was a great design success. I was happy with 99% of it. The scope of the project entails covering the stadium field walls, multi-level fascias, any unapproved sponsors, the outdoor rink, entertainment stags, street banners, entrances, host hotels, a spectator plaza for fans, team suites, private parties and all retail venues. It's a massive design undertaking but we seem to pull it off with a quality design crew.
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The 2015 NHL Winter Classic was an outdoor regular season National Hockey League (NHL) game played on January 1, 2015, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The game, the seventh Winter Classic, matched the Chicago Blackhawks against the Washington Capitals; the Capitals won, 3–2, after scoring the go-ahead goal with less than 13 seconds remaining in regulation play. The game garnered an attendance of 42,832, and was televised nationally in the United States on NBC and in Canada on CBC.
The 2015 Winter Classic marked the Capitals' second victory in as many outdoor games (the first being in the 2011 NHL Winter Classic), and the Blackhawks' second loss in three outdoor games (the previous two being a loss in the 2009 NHL Winter Classic and a victory in the 2014 NHL Stadium Series). The game is one of two to be held outdoors during the2014–15 NHL season, the other being the 2015 NHL Stadium Series in February.
Working for Flying Colors/Moss Sports for over a decade I was involved in the design and redesign of the field level and fascia designs for the Allstate Sugar Bowl which has added to the success on ESPN.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Is Most Watched Cable Program Ever
Sunday, January 4, 2015
The 81st edition of the Allstate Sugar Bowl, which doubled as a College Football Playoff Semifinal on Jan. 1, was the most watched program in cable television history. The game, which saw Ohio State defeat Alabama, 42-35, on ESPN, delivered a 15.2 rating, averaging 28,271,000 viewers.
This year's game was the highest-rated Sugar Bowl since the 2000 contest when Florida State held off a furious charge by Michael Vick and Virginia Tech to capture the BCS National Championship. That game, broadcast by ABC, garnered a 17.5 rating.
The other half of ESPN's inaugural College Football Playoff Semifinal doubleheader, the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual, also delivered tremendous numbers. Despite being a lopsided 59-20 win for Oregon over Florida State, the game posted a 14.8 rating with an average of 28,164,000 viewers.
"These record-setting numbers illustrate the enormous fan interest in college football and the wide-ranging appeal of the new College Football Playoff format," said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production. "We are excited to build upon this success when we showcase the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship on ESPN on January 12."
Both games generated significant increases over the ESPN bowl games in the respective January 1 time slots a year ago: a 51 percent increase in viewership for the Rose Bowl Game (vs. 18,636,000) and 150 percent increase for the Sugar Bowl (vs. 11,304,000). The ratings rose 45 percent (from 10.2) and 130 percent (from 6.6), respectively.
ESPN programming now holds the largest 18 audiences in cable television history, and 36 of the top 40.
* The Sugar Bowl now stands as the best college football game ever on WatchESPN based on unique viewers and minutes viewed. Check out the article:
Check out the poster I designed for the Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club. http://berkeleylawnbowling.org/best-retro-sport-plus-solano-stroll/
Maybe this is more of a personal rant but I am asked all the time to literally do design favors for people. I don't mind this when a close friend asks me but it got me wondering if attorneys and doctors get bombarded with requests to take a case for free or check a pulse on the house.
I've been asked to do posters, t-shirt designs and even logos for free. I like the barder idea trading design for a dinner or a day at the spa but people don't realize the time it takes to come up with a concept and execute it not to mention the cost of the software to create such designs. Now, I do well as a designer but us creatives need the most robust computers and many designers prefer to work on Macs. This little machine can cost over 3 grand! The software can cost hundreds for annual upgrades. I'm just sayin'.
Ian Ransley DESIGN
Ian Ransley is a Bay Area Graphic Designer and Illustrator who has designed some of the most popular large-scale sporting events in the world.