Shopify Responsive Website Design

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I recently did a website for Boston Scally using Shopify to power it. Shopify is my favorite e-commerce solution as a designer and also gives the most power and is easy to use for the client. I would recommend Shopify for anyone starting a clothing line.

Storenvy Review 2013

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Storenvy has made a lot of changes since my original review so I thought it would be good to go back and give them another review. They have made some good improvements with a responsive theme and better marketplace but there are still better options for someone starting a clothing line.

Shopify Review 2013

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If you run a clothing line Shopify is perfect for beginners and experts alike. You don’t need to have any technical or design experience to easily create a beautiful online store. Simply choose a stylish ecommerce website design, easily customize your online store, add products, and you’re pretty much ready to accept payments. Plans start at $14 and comes with a free no risk 30 day trial period and is a perfect match for business owners that want to start a clothing line.

Custom t shirt packaging ideas

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Custom t shirt packaging is something that can set your product and clothing line apart from everyone else. Here are some custom t shirt packaging ideas to get you thinking outside the box.

The best t-shirt tag designs

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One of the most overlooked details in starting your own clothing line is the t-shirt tags. When I say tags, I am specifically talk about the tags hidden away on the inside of your shirt. The tag that never sees the light of day, and is usually an afterthought. So after coming across some incredibly creative tags that in my mind add value and personality to a brand I decided to put together a list of companies that do an incredible job with their custom tags.

10 best Bigcartel store examples

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I recently wrote an in depth review on big cartel for clothing lines and thought it would be nice to also showcase the best bigcartel store examples. These sites stand out from the rest and really push what can be done in bigcartel. Custom slideshows, layouts, type, and menus all come together to make these sites stand out from the rest and make them the best bigcartel stores.

Shirt Jobs, a new t-shirt job board

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Shirt Jobs is a t-shirt job board and was created to help clothing companies and talented designers connect with each other and make the world a better looking place. Please check out shirtjobs.com I would love to hear any feedback or comments you might have to make this site better. Below is an overview of shirtjobs.com Here is [...]

What items can I sell besides t-shirts?

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This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown This is a really good question, but the answer obviously depends on what you consider your demographic to be. But one thing that is definitely important regardless of your demographic is that the product should be unique and professional. Try to steer clear of bandwagon [...]

Custom packaging that won’t break the bank

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This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown Custom packaging is one of those things that are icing on the cake. I think it’s awesome when I get a package that comes in an awesome box, or custom mailer, but it usually ends up in the trash regardless. The only thing I really [...]

How to achieve a professional look on a tight budget

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This is probably a topic that most, if not all, indie brands think about. I know most of you reading this and interested in starting a clothing brand have considered ways to spend less money while still looking professional. Unless you have some sort of substantial backing, chances are that you’re going to try to [...]

How has technology helped and hurt the t-shirt community?

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This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown This topic was suggested by my buddy and fellow New Yorker, Bryan of Doctor Hazmat, who I incidentally met after first talking to him via twitter. It’s certainly an interesting question, but unfortunately I probably hold a heavy lean towards the idea that technology has [...]

When is it art, and when is it art for a t-shirt?

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This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown. This is somewhat related to my previous post of knowing when to not use a design for your line. I think an extremely important distinction is knowing when something is an awesome piece of artwork, and when something is an awesome t-shirt design. There are [...]

Book Recommendations for Clothing Company Owners

I just put up a page for my book recommendations. You can check it out on the very top navigation of the site on the far right. Or you can just click here book recommendations Also post some comments on the books I missed. I am going to go through and add some more in [...]

Free Halftone Pattern Overlay

Working for Teefury, I sometimes have to modify art to reduce color counts to suit our 6 color maximum. I’ve uploaded this PATTERN OVERLAY that can be used from Layer Styles to fill a layer with a halftone pattern. It’s a faster way to change an area of color to a halftoned representation, and since [...]

Inking 101 – Spidey Cover

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Original article posted at deviant art Hey Guys, Thought I would put up a little step by step detailing how to create a cover for Marvel. You don’t have to read the whole thing if you don’t want but, if you do, I hope you find it helpful. The piece was penciled by me with [...]

Top 5 mistakes in ecommerce design

Sorry about the lack of posts. I am going to try and write a bunch of articles myself about web design and different tools available on the web. 1. Splash Page A splash page is the landing page of your site where it has a flash animation or just text that says “Enter”. A simple [...]