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How to Design for the Apparel Market

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: Design, Featured, Marketing, Starting Out|

Want to know what shirt designs sell? It's not about artsy esoteric ideas, themes, and execution. Customers typically enjoy simplicity; generic ideas, easily understood and recognizable. Parodies and borrowed interest designs do well because there are already a built in market. Read more to find out what sells and how you can apply it to your clothing line.

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Shopify Responsive Website Design

By |October 31st, 2013|Categories: Design, E-commerce|

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.

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The best t-shirt tag designs

By |May 8th, 2013|Categories: Design, Featured|

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.

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10 best Bigcartel store examples

By |February 25th, 2013|Categories: Design, E-commerce, Uncategorized|

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.

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Custom t-shirt packaging ideas

By |May 8th, 2012|Categories: Design, E-commerce, Featured, Marketing|

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.

What items can I sell besides t-shirts?

By |January 28th, 2012|Categories: Business, Design|

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 [...]

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Custom packaging that won’t break the bank

By |January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Design|

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 [...]

How to achieve a professional look on a tight budget

By |January 20th, 2012|Categories: Design|

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 [...]

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

By |January 18th, 2012|Categories: Design, E-commerce|

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 [...]

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

By |January 15th, 2012|Categories: Design|

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 [...]

Book Recommendations for Clothing Company Owners

By |January 11th, 2012|Categories: Business, Design, E-commerce, Marketing, Starting Out|

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 [...]

Free Halftone Pattern Overlay

By |October 24th, 2011|Categories: Design|

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 [...]

Inking 101 – Spidey Cover

By |October 16th, 2011|Categories: Design|

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 [...]

Top 5 mistakes in ecommerce design

By |April 7th, 2011|Categories: Design, E-commerce|

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 google search will show you tons of articles [...]

Design Process for t-shirts

By |September 24th, 2010|Categories: Design|

Written by Derek Deal I get asked a lot how i go about making my designs so i figured I’d give a general overview of how I work. The video above is a time lapse [...]

T-shirt design tips: Halftones

By |September 14th, 2010|Categories: Design|

This article was written by Sol Amstutz Utilizing halftones is a pretty quick and easy step to create the illusion that you are using more colors in your design than you actually are. Subsequently, this [...]

Effective Web Design

By |July 19th, 2010|Categories: Design, E-commerce|

I am surprised I haven't written about web design in the past since it's what I have been doing the past two years at double dragon studios. There are a lot of things to think [...]

410 BC Packaging.

By |March 31st, 2010|Categories: Design, Marketing|

Andy over at Hide Your Arms wrote this article about 410bc's new packaging. 410BC sent me a tee a little while back (which will likely be posted soon), and I loved the packaging that it [...]

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