i dont know...the idea with the text i think was a good one because it goes with the theme of the sig, and your point comes across with the color and BG..so i think it works. maybe you could leave the icicles (sp?
) of the "ice cold" text and move it down on top of his name so its almost like one piece, that way it isnt as overpowering in the sig. the crystals need a little touching up, but you are already far ahead of where i was when i started out, so nice job dude. this is your best BG and best lighting so far. i agree with joel about the border. we all used to make sigs with the render over the border and it was horrible. gotta leave the border on top