I first started working on TeamSpeak's graphics in March 2018, 12 months later I joined the company full time as their primary graphic designer.
TeamSpeak is a company providing voice & chat software with a focus on gaming & esports. It is partnered with hundreds of esports teams & organisations focused on education & gaming, including some of the world's largest esports leagues.
The TeamSpeak logo is based on a gaming headset with alien-like eyes. Shown in blue & often with a hex pattern used as background elements.
TeamSpeak's mascot is a blue alien, based on the logo. I was part of the team that designed him & personified the brand with a down-to-earth, friendly & fun character.
He's called Tim Speak. Around a year later I designed a female counterpart, Tina Speak, Tim & Tina have appeared in much of TeamSpeak's communications since.
T-shirts, mugs, an esports jersey & hideous Christmas jumpers!
I designed stands for trade shows attended by TeamSpeak & worked on them, meeting current & prospective customers as a representative of TeamSpeak:
Top: Gamescom 2019, promoting the upcoming beta launch & summer giveaway.
Bottom: GDC 2020, promoting the partnership with the Overwatch League.
A bi-fold brochure produced for the event, promoting specialised esports software: Tournament Edition.
Launch & Tutorials
For the launch of the new TeamSpeak beta, a series of videos were produced.
The flagship video was a quick reveal trailer of the appearance & features of the new software, followed by a series of tutorials to show the functionality of various actions in TeamSpeak.
Events & Promotion
Videos were periodically created for events & announcements, featuring TeamSpeak's mascot, Tim Speak.
For Gamescom, I worked on the stand speaking to visitors, as well recording & editing footage for daily video uploads & the final recap at the end of the week shown here.
I was also the man behind the mask, donning the alien head & blue morph suit to bring Tim to life.
ESL One New York was a 3 day esports event covered by TeamSpeak on social media, of course attended by Tim.
Tim also featured on TeamSpeak's first generation of merchandise. Promoted via a video game inspired "Select Your Skin" video.
Badges are small icons that appear next to usernames in TeamSpeak.
Badges are released for a wide variety of reasons, such as marking a gaming event, celebrating holidays or rewarding TeamSpeak's most loyal users.
Hover over to see the badge name & some information on why it was released.
UI/UX & Web Design
After launching the beta & receiving feedback from reviewers and users, we decided to rework the client. Working with a developer & other members of staff, I designed an improved version of the TeamSpeak client.
Shown is the information page & chat UI of a server.
Along with the main colour scheme, I also produced additional themes:
To increase consistency in TeamSpeak's public image, I produced a redesign concept for teamspeak.com, based on the new client, with the following pages:
• Features/Why TeamSpeak?
• Server Management
• Client Download
• TeamSpeak for Education
TeamSpeak's social media marks important updates about the company, celebrates big gaming events, releases & anniversaries.
The Instagram does this through a constantly growing and evolving single image that serves as an artistic love letter to the world of gaming.
Posts are made as a row of 3 images. From September 2019 to December 2020, I designed this Instagram as a single piece, spanning 345 posts across 115 rows.
Clicking "Load More" at the bottom will open the whole Instagram wall, featuring an 8-month gradual release of the Cyberpunk badge code, promotion for new merchandise, a tribute to over 600 sponsored teams, an illustrated advent calendar & New York City travel diary.
Might take a while to scroll to the bottom!