Getting Inspired

You made it! Awesome. At this point, you may still be feeling a little overwhelmed, but don’t worry too much. Let the information you’ve read digest a bit and then take a crack at a new design. Remember that the key to creating an awesome design is understanding the audience that ultimately will wear it. So let’s start there.

Tips on getting inspired:

  • Think about your audience and what they want.

  • Decide whether you want to create a shirt with text, graphics, or both.

  • Take time to creatively brainstorm using the different techniques above.

  • Need inspiration? Check out the inspiration gallery below!

  • Stuck? Something feels off about your design? Check our our Universal Principles of Design Chapter.

  • Need a walkthrough example using all the techniques? Check out our Walkthrough Chapter.

  • Want to hire a professional designer? We have resources.

Now that's it! Get going! You got this!

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