Graphic Design


Gethin Jenkins is Wales’ most capped player and the world’s most capped prop of all time. Gethin has won 5 caps for the British & Irish Lions and is a triple Grand Slam winner with Wales. In 2016/17, Gethin was granted a testimonial year by the Cardiff Blues and the Welsh Rugby Union.

The charities chosen to benefit from the testimonial year include the NSPCC and #StayStrongForOws, the charity set-up to help Owen Williams, who suffered a serious injury whilst playing for the Cardiff Blues in 2010.

The Brief

We were approached by Engage Sport, the organisers of the testimonial year to become the official design and website partner for Gethin’s testimonial year. The requirements included designing a logo, website, sponsorship sales materials, a brochure and a range of materials for each of the events that would be taking place over the course of the 12 months.


A logo was designed using Gethin’s shirt number ‘1’ to represent the letter ‘I’ in both his first and second name. Red was used as the primary colour to represent the honours that Gethin has won for both Wales and the British & Irish Lions.

A full width website was designed and developed, featuring large images from the various teams that Gethin has played for over the years. It also includes a timeline of Gethin’s career, details of his chosen charities and a list of the many events that are taking place throughout the year.

The website is responsive to mobile and tablet devices and is built on thinkCMS, our content management system. This allows the testimonial organisers to quickly and easily update the website either on a desktop or a mobile device, as the CMS is responsive in both the front and back-end of the site.

We also designed a whole host of other materials including leaflets to help sell sponsorship, a 96-page brochure and materials for each of the events including pop-up banners, stage backdrop and event programmes.

"We have worked with upriseVSI in the past and have always found their work to be of the highest standard. They are also extremely responsive and are able to turn around work very quickly, something which is hugely important when working on events."

Liz Williams
Director, Engage Sport
(Organiser of the Gethin Jenkins Testimonial Year)

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