After a decade spent focusing solely on creating and sculpting identities in the world of soccer, Wrong Side of the Pond is now offering those same creative services to organizations and individuals in soccer and beyond who are looking to make an impression with exciting branding, websites, visuals, and advertising!
D.J’s extensive experience sculpting holistic brand identities across digital and physical mediums includes the creation of logos, websites, engaging still and animated media, print, promotional materials, and full advertising campaigns. With proficiency across the Adobe Creative Suite — particularly After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, as well as expertise in email marketing campaigns — there’s little we can’t help you with.
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While much of the sample portfolio below is soccer-focused, a small selection of D.J.’s
non-soccer work can be found here.
The “Match Collection” is Added Time Outfitters first line of five wristbands — each designed to celebrate a famous match from five of Europes’ biggest clubs.
“The Treble” celebrates the third of the three trophies hoisted by Manchester United during their legendary 1998/1999 season.
The U.S. men’s national team visited Cincinnati for the first time ever in June 2019, and I created a Cincinnati themed crest to commemorate and market events around the match.
Long time soccer pundit Glenn Crooks launched a podcast for Pro Soccer USA, and I was commissioned to come create a logo for the show.
To match the kits I created, I also created a full suite of matching matchday social media branding — including this full time score graphic featuring photography from the match.
To match the kits I created, I also created a full suite of matching matchday social media branding — including this customizable substitution template that can easily swap for any player on the team.
To match the kits I created, I also created a full suite of matching matchday social media branding — including this customizable template to display the team’s starting XI for each match.
Of all the cool things I’ve had the opportunity to design, coming up with the kits worn by the USL’s FC Cincinnati in 2018 is probably the coolest.
The first ever match poster for FC Cincinnati, at the club’s inaugural home match in 2016.
Home pub Rhinehaus hosted a 2016 Premier League survival day party, and I once again made some art for them.
With the sixth season of the #Pondcast came a refreshed look for the website’s weekly podcast.
Another bracket, this time for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.
Upon moving the Cincinnati Saints to Dayton, I was given the opportunity to create the branding for a revived Dayton Dynamo.
We once again hosted another World Cup Watch Party on Cincinnati’s Fountain Square.
I frequently host watch parties at Rhinehaus in Cincinnati — here’s the digital poster for the 2014 World Cup Final.
I committed to creating match posters for each of the 2015 NPSL home games for the Cincinnati Saints. My first was a design based on the many stained glass windows found in Cincinnati’s churches.
The third Cincinnati Saints NPSL match poster I designed in 2015, for the “I-71 Cup” with AFC Cleveland.
The inspiration for the fourth Cincinnati Saints matchday poster in 2015 was arguably the club’s biggest fan, and Tom’s menacing glare welcomed Detroit City to “the C”.
The fifth Cincinnati Saints match poster of 2015 was for the match against the Erie Admirals… who the Saints were able to sink by a score of 2-0.
We also surveyed club leadership in the Promotion & Relegation Survey, so they got an infographic too.
The epic Promotion & Relegation Survey project produced loads of data on North America supporters’ desires for the beautiful game.
A nod to historic match posters for the Chelsea-Tottenham match in March of 2014.
Click to see the full effect of my 2015 Spring North London Derby digital poster.
A new logo for the fourth season of the WSOTP Podcast.
The Saints hosted World Cup Watch parties on Cincinnati’s Fountain Square — I designed the posters in addition to MCing the event.
One of the first ever WSOTP works to appear in print, I designed the schedule poster for the club’s inaugural NPSL and WPS seasons.
My own take on the new MLS logo.
I made a WSOTP rendition of the MLS logo, so I it was only right that I made one for the revamped USL logo too.
The city of CIncinnati invited the Podcast team back down to Fountain Square to host the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Party.
The local Spurs supporters chapter needed a t-shirt designed — I stepped up to the plate.
I produced what proved to be a pretty popular wall chart for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The official 2.0 logo of the WSOTP Podcast.
We sponsored our first-ever FIFA Tournament alongside the Cincinnati Gooners, Cincinnati Spurs and Rhinehaus.
I made a guide for the Transfer Window
Serving as the header image for my piece on taking in the first ever match for Louisville City FC. It featured a combination of my photography and graphic editing skills.
Jeremy ran a survey on the Podcast to get a pulse on American soccer fans, and I made an infographic for it.
The very first shirt design I came up with for the WSOTP Shop paid homage to the city of Cincinnati’s flag.
Featuring the name of every player that helped the USMNT qualify for the 2014 World Cup, this design proved to be one of our most popular shirts ever.
The boys over at The Football Attic fancyied my subbuteo figure for their “League of Blogs” project makes me feel important.
There still wasn’t an official AO in July 2013, and I helped those get out the initial word.
Dayton might not be much to shake a stick at, but it has one thing that most city’s don’t: a vibrant soccer scene.
The WSOTP Pub Atlas needed some artwork, and this map that ended up looking like France did the trick.
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