I met Wataru Watanabe when he was an Industrial Design student at Carleton a few years ago. We hired him as a coop student in the research lab where I work and he developed the look of our atlas frameworks, the look and feel of our wiki and helped with the CD for the Cybercartography book. Since that time he has generously designed the ogWiFi logos, and for a small fee these new Judo crests and other logo material for my judo club. We have an entire series of blog headers, speacial crests for masters and word crests for our sleeves. I am always so impressed with his ability to translate ideas and to work with a group until which time the entire group is happy.
I think this is the first time a Judo Club has a female crest! The hairdo was inspired by one of our national competitors Jennifer Landry from New Brunswick to whom I have donated my body for her competitions training (i like thinking a piece of me is at those national & international tournaments!). She somehow manages to train like a fiend while going to med school! Anyway, she really has those pony tails!
Thanks Wataru! I can’t wait to get these embroidered onto my gi!