Adam Marks

Shoot With KD

Shoot With KD
Client: Sparkling Ice
Deliverables: Gamification, Microsite, Sweepstakes, Retail display
Role: Art direction, design, UX/UI, Animation


Keving Durant's partnership with Sparkling Ice started when he initiated a conversation with the brand simply because he likes the product. As an athlete, he enjoys the bold flavor of Sparkling Ice while not consuming large amounts of added sugar or sweeteners. In 2016 Sparkling Ice wanted to create a brand experience that included Durant, and also marketed to young athletes and sports fans.

The Idea
An online gamification where users attempt to score on Kevin Durant in an interactive 2D experience. Consumers were led to the microsite by in-store displays that were scannable using visual recognition functionality of the Shazam app. If players scored on Kevin they were given one of a variety of KD related prizes, including Nike shoes, basketballs, jerseys or Sparkling Ice products. Win or lose, all participants were given a discounted offer for their next purchase of Sparkling Ice.

My ROle
I led and designed this project from brainstorm to launch. I worked closely with a team of developers when desiging the game experience. As a sports fan, it was easy for me to imagine a 2D game where the objective is to score on Kevin Durant. Shoot With KD was truly a rewarding project where my love for design, sports and gaming converged into a successfuly end result.