There are a lot of designs out there, but this great article by Marshall Atkinson gives priceless tips about creating great original art for T-shirts that just might help you to save cash and stand out in the crowd.
Here are our top 3 favorite tips from the article:
“Make sure everything is spelled properly. Use your spellcheck, or maybe just your finger, to review all words, numbers, phrases, etc. in your design. This seems obvious, but you would be surprised to see the number of misspelled words that we catch on the shop floor from outside designers.”
“Big squares or rectangles used as background elements are the sign of a lazy designer. This says to the world, “hey, I needed something behind my logo and I couldn’t think of what to use. I’ll just throw a gigantic shape back there.” ”
“Contact your printer before designing anything and ask what design software they would like the files created in so they can separate the file easily. Can you use Word or PowerPoint to create your art? Sure, but chances are nobody can print it. Do yourself a favor and ask this important question before you spend all that time slaving over your computer with your creative masterpiece. “