Stas Aer wasn't initially my favourite designer, but he kept coming up with creative visuals and by the time I ran a poll he was by far the leading designer as rated by friends and colleagues. At the end it was very clear who had the top design and Stas Aer's concept really stood out. Throughout the process he was responsive and listened very carefully to comments and input. His designs were pretty interesting because he actually took time to read and understand the brief (many designers clearly didn't).
This was the first time for me at 99Designs. I have to say it was a really positive experience. The whole 99D portal is very well set up. When I needed support I was able to get it on the phone. I learned a lot about how to do these things - starting with a need to "blind" the contest. I didn't find out about the possibility to run polls until quite late - wish I'd known earlier.
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We are the New Zealand Barefoot Waterski Team, a group of athletes that barefoot water ski professionally and represent New Zealand at the World Championships.
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We are looking to have a barefoot waterski wetsuit designed, that will be worn by our athletes at the 2018 World Championships.
The national "Emblem" of New Zealand is the Silver Fern (see attached images) and would like that to be a key feature on this wetsuit. Our National sporting colors are Black & White, so we would like to utilize these two colors primarily. I have also attached the template for what the wetsuit panels to use for reference, along with the design we used at the 2016 World Champs to give an idea.