Hey, Cool Shirt: Designing Effective T-shirt Graphics

, Lead Designer for Johnny Cupcakes Inc.

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Class Project

Design a t-shirt for your favorite brand

About the Class

Whether you're starting your own clothing brand or you've always wanted to design a shirt for your favorite clothing company this is your chance to design a shirt for that dream client of yours! You'll learn to define your brand of choice (or your own) through research and sketching and create a design that represents it using typography and illustration, then we'll get it all ready to print!  

  

  

What You'll Learn

In this class the student plays the part of the freelancer as we cover important aspects of the design and pre-production process, which include:

  • Get to Know Your Brand. Researching your brand and conceptualizing graphics
  • Sketching Your Graphic. Sketching from thumbnails to refined drafts
  • Getting to Your Initial Illustration. Basic t-shirt set up and guidelines
  • Finalizing Design for Printers. Differences between printing techniques, and tech packing your shirts for printers

    

 

What You'll Make

You'll design a t-shirt for yor choice brand. Along the way we will share our work within the Skillshare Classroom for feedback from peers and myself.  If you happen to choose Johnny Cupcakes as the brand you are designing for, there is a chance we actually feature the graphics in a new collection! (With your permission of course).

More Information

Basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop

Level: Intermediate

School: Design

Related Subjects: Fashion, Fashion Design, Illustration, T-Shirt Design, Technical Packages

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At a Glance

  • 4 Video Lessons (1h 8m)
  • 2.5K Students
  • 92% Positive Reviews (79)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Chris Delorenzo

Chris Delorenzo

Lead Designer for Johnny Cupcakes Inc.

I'm a Boston based illustrator and graphic designer, and currently the head designer for the clothing brand Johnny Cupcakes where my t-shirt designs are coveted and worn all over the w...

92% Positive Reviews

Scott Rooney

Scott Rooney

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Really enjoyed this Chris! I have been designing shirts for bands and department stores for over 5 years now. Was great watching your workflow and design skills in action. Scott.

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