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How to Work With a Designer to Create a Custom Christian T-Shirt



Designing a great design for Christian t-shirts is not a simple undertaking. It is possible to feel sometimes intimidated, particularly if you lack the computer programs or design abilities necessary to bring your ideas to fruition. Suppose you have decided to collaborate with a professional designer to create the Design for your next t-shirt. In that case, you will want to ensure you know what you need to bring to the table for the design process to go off without a hitch.

We have collaborated with hundreds of clients to bring their bespoke designs to life on t-shirts. As a result of this experience, we have compiled a list of the greatest advice we have to offer on collaborating with a designer to make your next favorite Christian t-shirt. Let us jump in!

Create Your Design Brief

Making sure the designer is aware of your preferences is the first step in creating an exceptional faith based t-shirt design. In idea, instructing your designer to produce “anything they think looks beautiful” may sound like a wonderful idea, but in practice, this is seldom the case. Instead, it will lead to a more drawn-out design process fraught with many “pull-your-hair-out” moments for you and your designer.

Let us analyze this procedure and go through it step by step so that you can see how it is not quite as complicated or time-consuming as you imagined when you started.

Established Your Design Requirements

Beginning with what you already know you need to make Christian t-shirts is the easiest way to ease into designing new shirts. Create a list of the non-negotiable design components that must be included in your design. These are the things that cannot be changed. This might be a logo, the date of an event, or a particular picture that depicts your company, group, or the cause you are working for. The next step in the procedure is to decide the particulars of the items you want to print on. This is an excellent opportunity to do so. It is useful to contact your designer before they get too far along in the design process if you know that you only want to print on light blue t-shirts or that you need to have both a front and back design. If you know any of these things, it is good to notify your designer.

When you fill out the design brief, one of the questions we ask is about your style and the atmosphere you see your t-shirt design having. According to our research, this is a crucial step in determining what characteristics you want to include in your Design. You should thus take down a few adjectives to assist you in identifying the style you are searching for in your Design. Some examples of such terms are “playful,” “feminine,” “flowery,” “rugged,” and “art deco.”

Collect Image Files

If certain photos or logos need to be used in your design, you may be required to supply assets to the designers so that they may incorporate them into the design. Alternatively, if a particular component has to be shown, you can be asked to send along some reference images. Check the quality of any photographs you want to give your designer before doing so. Accuracy and legibility in the printed product depend on this step being performed. If you are drawing ideas on paper, you should make sure to scan them or photograph them in a way that will allow the designer to view your ideas in a concise and clear manner.

Gather Feedback

If you are creating t-shirts for a group with whom you have already worked in the past, think about which of your designs were the most well received by members of that community. What kind of comments and suggestions have customers made regarding those other Christian t-shirts? One of the great ways to create a shirt that will be loved by your community is to pay attention to what they desire on a tee. You will know that they will not be nearly as thrilled with a white shirt if you already know that they truly enjoy darker t-shirt colours, or at the very least that they will not wear it as frequently, if you already know that they prefer darker t-shirt colours.

Also, remember what kinds of t-shirt goods are popular in your town and wear them accordingly. T-shirts come in a different styles and materials from ultra-comfortable cool christian t shirts to relaxed-fitting comfort colors styles. You may want to choose a certain type of clothing and a particular color for it, depending on the goals of the shirt and the ages of the people who will be wearing it.

Find Design Inspiration

Even though you may not think of yourself as a designer, you probably have a strong grasp of the many sorts of designs that look nice or connect with the people who will be seeing your work. You may get some design ideas by browsing Pinterest, Dribbble, or Instagram. This can help you convey to your designer the kinds of styles, fonts, and colors that you and your audience appreciate. Your designer will be more likely to create a “perfect faith based t-shirt design” on their first try and you will be able to get through the design stage more quickly. The more your designer can learn about you, the closer they will be to doing so.

When you fill out the design brief form, we will give you many design samples that you can navigate through. You will be asked to choose some of your favorites so that we can better understand the design style and typefaces that are most appealing to you.

Write Your Brief

After you have become familiar with the list of design standards and have gathered the essential picture assets, it is time to begin writing your design brief. Your designer may let a design brief be as structured and complicated as you want, or it may be as casual and basic as you like. Every designer relies on their unique process.

Customers who use our service must fill out a multi-step form that provides us with all the relevant data we need to design a shirt that the client will enjoy wearing. After that, you will collaborate with a representative from the Studio to complete your brief. Although, in most cases, we can utilize the feedback from the design brief form as they are, we sometimes need additional information from clients to better understand their intended design outcomes. If necessary, a studio representative will get in touch with you to ask you some follow-up questions to ensure that your design is perfect. The most significant thing to keep in mind is to constantly strive to share whatever opinions you have as much as possible.

Your designer will start working on a design based on the information supplied in the design brief as soon as you and your studio representative have finished creating the design brief for your project.

Review Your Design

When your designer completes the first round of designs for your project, they will most likely give you file proofs for you to go over and provide feedback on. Although the procedure followed by each designer is unique, we will provide you a few distinct design ideas within around one week. It is essential to ensure that time is put aside for assessing these files as soon as they are received. If there are any additional stakeholders whose approval is required for the final sesign, now would be an excellent opportunity to include them in the discussion.

Find a mechanism to mark the designs as you go through the process of assessing them so that you can identify any changes you would want made. You have the option of doing this in a digital format, or you may print off the file and make notes on it. Keeping communication between you and your designer clear will be made easier by doing so.

When you provide feedback, you should do your best to be as detailed as possible about the aspects that need to be changed. For instance, rather than just stating that “something is amiss,” be specific about what is not working for you. If you do not like the font, please explain why since this will allow your designer to quickly identify a suitable replacement font for your project.

Keep in mind that you need to make sure that all of the terms are spelled properly and that the dates are also right. If you have been focusing on it for too long, you may want to ask someone else to review it for you so that they can see any little mistakes that you might have overlooked.

Finalize Your Design

Your designer will consider your input on the sesign, make any necessary adjustments, and then provide you with the final version for you to proceed with. If you collaborate with Bonfire, we will make this step even more convenient for you by submitting the design for you immediately into the apparel design tool provides. You may choose the designs and colors of your gear there, set up your campaign, place an order for supplies, and more. You will not have another opportunity to go over your design before it is sent to print, so double-check that it is perfect before the final review.

When developing a design for a personalized t-shirt, it is possible that working with a designer can save you a lot of time but also cause you a lot of worries. We have learned over the course of many years and hundreds of customer projects that the amount of time and attention you invest into the design brief process is the single most important factor in determining the final outcome of your project. If you give your design process more forethought from the beginning, the remainder of the process will be simpler and move more quickly.

We have high hopes that these pointers will assist you in developing a more effective brief for your Christian clothing design you will be working on next.


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