Are You ready for some Football? NCAA Product Design

MadWerkz teams up with artist Will V and Joddy to create attention grabbing NCAA level product designs for Quality Holdings.

When plastic injection molding giant Quality Holding of Georgia wanted to create an engaging offering for some of the NCAA’s greatest institutions, they called upon MadWerkz to deliver a fresh product design.

Duke Blue Devils Design

Today’s college athletic fan is highly invested in his or her team. And the choice they make in products that display the college’s brand, speaks volumes as far as their dedication to that brand. Quality Holdings previous product designs were pretty much what you see everyday, a stock product with a simple vinyl decal application.

Quality Holding Original Model
Original Model

“We wanted something screamed represent! Quality Holding’s coolers are big, huge, durable products , so developing immersive graphics that spoke to the buyers commitment to quality influenced a lot of the early concept phase. The agency wanted to deliver multiple messages on all sides of the design and they gave us an incredible amount of room to present something engaging to the fan, so we pushed the design” Says graphic artist Will V.

Product Design Michigan MadWerkz Studios Design
New Model

The new designs went through a painstaking process of computer generated product design. The base model was clean up, with a specific plastic shader created to reflect the light in which the cooler would most likely shown.

The shader reflected a slightly course plastic hull on the top and a durable hard plastic surface on the bottom, commented Look Dev artist Joddy Eric Matthews who also oversaw the design concepts.  The next step was to get the exact color combinations from each university.

It’s all about the Color.

“College sports fan can tell if your color isn’t right. They can tell the difference between Carolina Blue and powder Blue a mile away.” Remarked Will.

North Carolina rear view

In the end the renders were put into Photoshop were a gradient and several adjustment layers were added to bring in shadows and details. All this information was saved into custom libraries for sharing throughout the team. The Several different versions were rendered for Blue Frame, including catalog hi resolution and web versions.

Overall I think we made attention grabbing product design renders that any fan would be proud to own, stated Chris Kennedy. Later, Quality Holding commissioned a design for the world’s most prestigious golf tournament, The Masters.

For more information on MadWerkz product design capabilities, contact us at operations@madwerkz.com

For more information on Quality Holding, visit them at qind.net

Building a 5X brand

MadWerkz creates branding, splash page and product labeling for S5X supplement line

AB Style agency tasked MadWerkz with creating Branding and Product Labels for the digestion aid supplement S5X.

“The agency wanted a clean style with a clear way of determining the various types of supplements in the product line, we determined that a numbering system, color varied, would do the trick.” Stated project director Christopher Kennedy.

Product Label

Joddy Eric Matthews designed the labels, then handed them off to Jay Mitchell who created them in Adobe Illustrator before they were then rendered in Photoshop. The next step was to map the labels on to a CG bottle which was done by Christopher Kennedy in Maya. The Bottle was lit and rendered, using a custom shader in Vray before being submitted to the client for approval.

 

Splash Page

Once the product designs were finished, a quick responsive splash page was mocked up using Photoshop and Adobe Experience Design. The tagline, Take 5 & Revive was added along with the product lineup and the S5X Logo. In the end, the splash page mockup was rendered and delivered to AB Style.