T-shirt Design for Non-Designers #1 - Best Practices, Templates & What Sells Best on Merch by Amazon

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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6 Videos (45m)
    • An Introduction to the Class

      2:57
    • Merch by Amazon Designs - Best Practices

      4:22
    • How to Use the Merch by Amazon Template

      13:50
    • How to Create a Custom Template

      16:34
    • Designs that Sell Well on Merch by Amazon

      4:53
    • What Next?

      2:20

About This Class

Hello and welcome to this class on Best Practices, Templates & What Sells Best on Merch by Amazon.

In this, the first class in the T-shirt Design for Non-Designers series here on Skillshare, I begin by taking a look at the best practices when creating t-shirt designs for Amazon.

Here, I cover the recommended guidelines suggested by Amazon themselves, as well as the technical parameters necessary to ensure a quality t-shirt design.

The class then looks at how to correctly use the Merch by Amazon template, before taking a look at how to create your own customised template for those of you who do not work within Photoshop, Illustrator or GIMP and thus cannot use the aforementioned template. Or indeed for those of you that feel the Merch by Amazon template is a little bit too crowded and complicated.

Finally, the class looks at the different types of designs that sell well on Amazon and the good news here is that for the most part these seem to be simple designs that non-designers, that is to say those creatives amongst you who are not graphic designers and do not have any formal training in graphic design are more than capable of creating.

So why not join me in this class today and discover how easy it is for us non-designers to create the type of t-shirt designs that sell well and make a great new side income through March by Amazon.

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David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher

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Currently, on the How To Publish An eBook website, I am giving away a FREE online course for anyone who is interested in making a living (or at least a part-time income) from self-publishing.

I also teach classes about course creation, online learning platforms and teaching, and recently, I launched the Writer Teacher Facebook Group as a place where self-published authors and online teachers can hang out to discuss how to make a significant income from your writing through the repurposing of content that you have already written in the form of online courses.

Some of my most popular Skillshare classes include:

The Writing Productivity Masterclass
How to Become a Star on Skillshare
Scrivener Simplified
Adobe Spark
The Writer - Teacher
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 Apple iOS 10 


A Little Bit More About Me

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

During the last 15 years, I have written non-fiction books in a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time Writer Teacher within the next couple of years.

I have an eclectic range of interests, including languages, writing, history, online marketing, design and travel. I also have a passion for cooking and eating healthy food, as well as the traditional Slovak dishes I have discovered, whilst living in the heart of Europe.

I have created a number of online courses for many of my niches and I have set up both the How To Publish An eBook and the Teach Someone A Lesson websites to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.