ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation. As of February 2015, ESPN is available to approximately 94,396,000 paid television households.
As a graphic designer for ESPN, I was responsible for a variety of tasks including updating head shots and action shots to be used on air. These needed to be keyed out and treated with a particular set of filters. The most challenging show to work on was SportsCenter since many of the news stories were coming in at real time. For that reason, I was forced to design quickly based on what was requested by the director or producer. The graphics department had many guidelines to keep the design throughout the department consistent. This included acceptable fonts, logo usage, and background texture.
The following designs were aired in featured segments on ESPN SportsCenter:
Being a college football fan, I enjoyed working on this piece below. Illustrating an issue regarding the NFL draft, each panel featured a player with their corresponding team logo. This segment featured first-round draft picks over the last 5 years:
The image below is an artistic rendering of how it looked on television: