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Ryan McCormick

Project Description

This logo was custom-designed for PGA golfer Ryan McCormick, encapsulating his identity and athletic spirit in a succinct, visually striking emblem. A graduate of St. John's University, where he distinguished himself on the collegiate golf team, Ryan has successfully transitioned to the professional ranks, bringing with him a deep understanding of the game and a passion that is evident in every tournament he participates in.


The design creatively integrates Ryan’s initials, "RM," with a dynamic red golf flag, which serves not only as a visual separator but also as a symbol of the sport he excels in. The color scheme—a sophisticated combination of deep navy and vibrant red—pays homage to Ryan’s alma mater, St. John's University, linking his collegiate achievements with his professional career. This logo is intended for use across various media, including Ryan's personal branding materials, sportswear, and promotional merchandise.

Work in Progress

The creation of the Ryan McCormick logo involved several developmental stages:

  1. Conceptualization: Initial sketches focused on various ways to incorporate the elements of golf with Ryan’s initials. Multiple concepts were explored, from abstract representations of golf equipment to more literal interpretations.

  2. Design Iterations: After settling on the integration of a golf flag, several versions were created adjusting the flag's shape, the font of the initials, and the color intensity to find the perfect balance.

  3. Feedback Loop: Progress updates were shared with Ryan and his team to gather feedback. Their insights were crucial in refining the design to ensure it resonated well with the target audience and stayed true to Ryan's personal brand and preferences.

  4. Finalization: The chosen design was then polished, with precise adjustments to the typography and colors, ensuring high visibility and impact across all applications, from digital platforms to physical merchandise.

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Design Challenges

Several challenges were encountered and overcome during the design process:

  1. Symbolic Integration: Combining the initials with a golf flag in a way that was both aesthetically pleasing and immediately recognizable posed a significant challenge. The design needed to be straightforward yet unique, avoiding clichés common in sports logos while maintaining a strong connection to golf.

  2. Color Representation: Balancing the color palette to reflect St. John's University while ensuring the logo’s versatility across various backgrounds and textures required meticulous tweaking. The red had to be vibrant enough to stand out, yet not overpower the navy, creating a harmonious and visually appealing look.

  3. Scalability: Ensuring the logo’s effectiveness at different scales—from large banners to small digital icons—necessitated numerous adjustments. This involved refining the logo's details to maintain legibility and impact at any size.


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