Last weekend we were in Kelowna for the Team Ossenbrink Easter training camp, 3.5 days of sunny, but cold training. We covered many miles, with a lot of climbing, including a trip up to Big White where it’s still full-on ski season! Coach Bjorn snapped this just as I was leaving for the long descent back down.
Coming back with a low immune system into a crowded office and a busy work week meant I inevitably got sick. The up-side of this forced week off training was it gave me time to help coach Bjorn with the new team kit design.
Bjorn already had some defined design ideas, including a sketch with notes and even colour choices; this really helped streamline the process for both of us, I just had to help bring his designs to life!
I initially mocked the design up true to the sketch; however, we found on review that the solid alternating blue/pink barcode segmented the space too much from top to bottom.
I suggested thinning the bars a little, introducing some white to tie back to the white arm and letting some of the black background show through. The intention here was to better tie the top and bottom of the design together, as one complete piece.
Aside from another few small tweaks we were then able to stay true to Bjorn's original design idea.
Champion System will use this design to translate across to the other pieces and I’m looking forward to some sharp new kit for the 2015 race season!
Next up for me is some more rest followed by the Sun Run 10km next weekend, which is one of the largest road races in North America.