Play ball! It was always fun to work on projects for the Idaho Falls Chukars, even before they were the Chukars! I.E. Productions served the team for a very long-time. My first task was to create some stickers for the team (then the Padres):

It wasn’t long before the name changed to the Chukars. The Chukar is a little bird found in the region. This was my attempt at a logo.


So, they left it to those who had more experience designing sports logos. That’s just fine. I got to design the first pocket schedule for the team as the Chukars:


The 2004 season saw the team shopping around for a new place to play ball. Here’s the brochure cover for the capital campaign:

And the presentation for the proposal meetings to get a sponsor for the park. I designed this in Adobe Photoshop without the aid of any 3D modeling programs:
But, I did use 3DS Max for the buildings. I mocked up the logos in Adobe Photoshop afterward.


As any local fan can tell you, Melaleuca stepped up to the plate for naming rights as a sponsor, and the rest is history. Here is an electronic ad I created to announce opening day:

Then, for the big home opener at the new field, I was behind the outfield wall taking photos of the event with I.E. Productions President, Chad Hammond. We had a helium balloon with a remote controlled digital camera tethered so we could raise and lower it for the photos. This was before drones, but we got some great photos.
Opening Day 2007

Opening Day at Melaleuca Field 2007