Hey, Cool Shirt: Designing Effective T-shirt Graphics Premium class
Get to Know Your Brand
T-Shirt Design Showcase11:27
Sketching Your Graphic
Research and Sketching08:13
Getting To Your Initial Illustration
Typography and Illustration20:38
Finalizing Design For Printers
Setting Up for Production27:23
About This 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 you'll share your work within the Skillshare Classroom for feedback from peers.
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Very informative. Clear and moderate tone. Not boring at all. Hope he teaches more classes!
Exactly what you need to know for designing tshirt graphics including file setup for production and different sceenprinting ink types. Great class and inspiring design examples.
Loved it! I learned a lot from this great insight into Chris's process! (:
Graphic Design Student
I'm a Boston based illustrator and graphic designer. My designs are playful, clever and bold with a strong emphasis on visual humour and typography.
After graduating from Syracuse University, where I took interest in graphic design, art direction and packaging, I was hired on as an Associate Art Director for Saatchi & Saatchi in NYC. In the summer of 2010 I became the head designer at Johnny Cupcakes Inc.
In my short professional career I have provided design and art direction for clients such as AMC, GE, City of London, Wendy’s, Fiber One, Wired, Texas Monthly, Monocle, Sarah Lawrence College, Nidecker Snowboards, LG, Smirnoff, and Samsung.