Frequently Asked Questions
I get e-mails everyday from people asking me about the site. Hopefully, if you have a question, it will be answered below. If not, you can contact me via the email link on the home page.
  1. "Do you do this for a living?"
  2. "Do you have a template for the helmets on your site?"
  3. "Where do you get the logos?"
  4. "Do you do custom work and requests?"
  5. "Can you design logos for my fantasy team/league?"
  6. "Do you make or sell mini helmets?"
  7. "When will you add a ______ section?

 

"Do you do this for a living?"

This site is just a hobby. I am a Graphic Designer, but that job has nothing to do with this site.

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"Do you have a template for the helmets on your site?"

Yes. The template I use was created by a guy called Thornbird. It is a Photoshop template file with many layers. What you see on my site is a heavily modified and customized version. You can go to his website, www.thornbird.net, to download the original version. It us under the "Downloads" section. I've put a lot of time and work into my helmets to get them looking like I like. I can't give away my secrets, but the template he created is great place to start.

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"Where do you get the logos?"

This question has many answers depending on the logo I'm looking for. Most of the major leagues and big colleges are easliy available in many places in the internet. For a lot of the smaller colleges and high schools, I've had to get creative. I make a lot of logos from scratch in Photoshop and Illustrator based on photographs or images found online. I do get many logos sent to me from visitors to my site. I've also had some success by simply e-mailing different AD's and equipment managers. For most of the "custom" or concept helmets, I just make up a logo and create it using Photoshop or Illustrator.

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"Do you do custom work and requests?"

I am always glad to take requests for custom helmets. If it's a helmet or two, I can usually put them together fairly quickly. If it's more invloved than that, I will tell you at the time of the request if I can work on it and what kind of time frame I'm working with. I get many requests and usually have a few projects going at a time.

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"Can you design logos for my fantasy team/league?"

Yes. See previous answer.

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"Do you make or sell mini helmets?"

I am not a mini helmet supplier or dealer. There are many places online to get blank mini-helmets or get your helmet made.

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"When will you add a ______ section?

I get asked a lot to add different sections and pages to the site. I am always trying to think of new sections and things to add to the current ones. Here are the most common ones and my answers:

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"I sent my high school info, but it's not on your site yet"

I get high school info sent to me every day from many people. I do updates to the high school section in batches. It is not very time efficient for to me add 1 or 2 schools at a time. If you sent me info, I recieve it and add it to my list. I create the helmets in handfuls when I get the time. If you sent me info wanting your helmet represented, please keep checking the update box on my home page to see any new additions.

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I hope this page answered your question. If not, feel free to contact me.

Mike
www.mghelmets.com