Portland Raider Bird

Raider Bird Full Body

I had the wonderful opportunity to reimagine the look of my grade school mascot, the Raider Bird.

When the school I attended as a kid hired me to help them redesign their mascot I was honored and excited. I worked closely with the Portland Public Schools Superintendent, Athletic Director, and School Board to achieve a more bold and striking Raider Bird than the one they had previously.
Raider Bird Sketches

Sketches

Throughout the design process I created dozens of sketches as the school and I narrowed in on the look we wanted.

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Raider Bird Head

I’m really proud of how the final Raider Bird turned out. It ties into the spirit of the original, while setting the stage for a bold new look going forward. I also made multiple color variations of all of the logos, for use on different color backgrounds and for limited color printing situations.

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Other Logos

I also made various other logos for the school. A full body version of the Raider Bird, which allows the school the option to apply the logo in a wider variety of situations, while maintaining visual consistency. A football helmet logo and a vector version of their varsity letter.

Raider Bird Style Guide
Raider Bird Merch

Style Guide and Merchandise

To help the school implement the new logos more effectively and consistently I put together a style guide for them to share with print shops and other vendors. Since completion the logos have been applied to all sorts of official school gear and merchandise.

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