Now that you’ve got your folder of ideas, it’s time to turn them into a reality! Some of our sellers say they usually compile about 30-50 ideas into a dedicated folder before selecting about 5-10 ideas to turn into designs.
Not too familiar with designing? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Check our “Design Tips” tab for more detailed information from basics of Adobe Illustrator to hiring a designer. Here, we are going to walk you through the basic steps from turning your ideas to a design.
As we've discussed previously, it's very important to keep organized. Google Drive/Doc is an easy and convenient way to create and share folders and documents with your team or designer. Save your finalized ideas into a folder in Google Drive with detailed notes on how you envision your design.
Be sure to include the style you’re aiming for, what you’ve found about your target niche, the number of colors, and colors of t-shirts you’re printing on in your notes to the designer. When you’re working with a new designer, it is not uncommon to take several tries to achieve the design you envisioned. Communication is key in creating a design with your designer together. Pictures, rough sketches, and detailed notes are all valuable informations to your designer.
A good catch phrase always works wonders to catch the attention of your niche. But sometimes that alone is not good enough. It is very crucial to pay attention to the font style, graphics, and overall presentation of your design to be able to scale a winning campaign. Getting the right design for your niche is one of the most important steps for a successful TeeChip career. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or suggestions on creating that perfect design.
Here are some great design-related resources:
- Check out Kuler to test complimentary colors
- Pixeden and The Noun Project for icons, vectors, and templates
- Dafont, Google Fonts, and Free Typography for typography resources
- Beginner graphic design courses: Udacity: Intro to the Design of Everyday Things, Skillshare: Designing effective T-shirt Graphics