Since 2016/17 I’ve been working on honing my skill as a kit designer, focusing mostly on soccer, but I also have the tools to work on hockey and baseball.
As of February of 2018, soccer kit commissions are taken and handled on a case-by-case basis. I have a very strong focus on traditional, European designs – which you can see in my portfolio below! It is very important to understand the challenges of manufacturing and what companies offer what sorts of customization. Larger firms offer customization in the form of templates and color choices, but not in the way that companies that do total sublimation. As such, I don’t do custom work for companies like Adidas, Nike, Admiral, &c. Some great starting points include Icarus FC, Stimulus Athletic, and Rage Sports. If you have any questions regarding manufacturing, I am happy to help.
A basic set of two kits is $35 paid upfront. This includes two (your choice) hi-resolution front or three-quarters or rear views. This can either be one kit in two views -OR- two different kits in the same view.
If you are interested in hiring me to do design work including review and editing notes, it is $50 plus $35/hr (min: 1hr) after receiving the first review. I reserve the right to limit the number of reviews to two (i.e. you will end up with three sets), but a contract will be filled and signed upon agreement of work. Each set will have a few (3-5) variations on a single design. Please come prepared with some ideas or an open mind to new designs.
What if I did a mockup for your team uncommissioned?
I often do designs of teams that pique my interest out of boredom or out of a desire to given them some attention. These designs are still mine, and cannot just be lifted wholesale. However, given that the work was not commissioned, I don’t expect the normal payment. If I’ve done an uncommissioned mock-up of your team and you want to use it, please contact me by email (kit-design AT nhkendall DOT com). Generally instead of direct payment, I will ask for donations to Detroit charities supporting BIPOC and the LGBT+ community.
Logo work will be handled on a case-by-case basis. I am still learning how to do vector art, so until further notice it is HIGHLY recommended you provide your own logo.
If you are interested in contracting me to design kits for you or your team, please use the “contact me” page or kit-design AT nhkendall DOT com and I will attempt to respond as quickly as I can.
So please check out my portfolio below and if you like what you see, please reach out to me! Thank you!