Concept Submission FAQ

Assembled here is a list of frequently asked questions for artwork submissions. It will help streamline the process if you follow these guidelines.

How do I send in my concept?
Email it to Chris at

Do I have to use the templates provided here?
No, you can use any template you like. You can even create your own. These are just provided here for convenience.

Will other templates be added to this page?
Yes, my goal is to create a collection of dynamic, custom-designed hockey uniform templates for Icethetics readers to use. The templates featured here should continue to expand. If you've created one you'd like to offer the community, feel free to send it along.

How do I get that background texture seen in every post?
Don't worry about that. The background is added when the concept post is prepared.

Do you require a certain file format?
PNG and PDF files with a transparent background are preferred. Also acceptable are JPG, GIF, PSD or AI files. Please avoid BMP or other lossless file types as this can create excessive file sizes.

Should my submission be a certain size?
Not really. Just try to keep the file size under 2 MB.

May I make revisions to my work after it's been posted?
Yes. The original design will always be left on the site, but revised versions can be added to the same post.

Can I just tweak someone else's design?
No. Be creative and submit your own original work. Don't steal from other designers. However, borrowing official team logos to demonstrate a concept is acceptable.

When will you post my concept?
Hard to say. Due to the volume of concepts and the fact that there's generally only one posted per day, it could be a while. However, the key to jumping the line is creating something that will knock everyone's socks off!

Anything else I should know before submitting?
By submitting any artwork to the email address above, you give permission for it to be posted on Icethetics indefinitely. Icethetics branding is added to each design simply as a way to indicate where the artwork was originally posted should pop up later appear on another website.

As always, if you have any other questions not addressed here, just drop me a line by email or Twitter.

Happy designing!


Icethetics has a handful of jersey templates to help with your concept creations. All we ask is that you keep the branding intact. Now go on and give them a spin! 


Archetype by Chris Smith

Archetype was built to showcase Reebok Edge style jerseys in the new Icethetics Jersey Gallery. The intent is to display a sweater design in a flat environment without warping the sleeves.


Compatibility: iDraw, PDF and PNG versions are available in this download. Archetype was created for iDraw, an affordable vector graphics application available on the Mac App Store.

Added 4/1/15

IceBorn by Matt McElroy

IceBorn was created as a uniform system that has no preconceived idea of what a jersey should look like. It aims to free the designer from such restraints. It's a uniform system born from Icethetics for Icethetics.


Compatibility: Adobe Illustrator, PDF, PNG and Microsoft Paint-friendly versions included in this download.


Added 9/7/13; updated 3/3/15

IceGear by Chris Smith

IceGear is the first official jersey template of Icethetics. It is a refined version of the original template used for the Icethetics Jersey Galleries. It was created to display a jersey the way it would be seen on a player, with the arms to the side. The simplified shape is intended to allow the design itself to better stand out.


Compatibility: iDraw, PDF and PNG versions available in this download. IceGear was designed specially for iDraw, an affordable vector graphics application for the Mac. It's particularly useful for those new to vector graphics.

Added 1/19/14 (final update)