APPAREL & BOARDSHORT DESIGN
TEXTILE AND PRINT DESIGN
Here are of some of the board-shorts I have made. From initial sketch, to final garment. Working in the core market, my role in board-short design was mainly print design. Moving into the big-box market I took on more responsibilty. Now, I create the line plan, merchandise, work with factories, design, and develop. That process includes working with buyers, designing the prints, creating trims and prototyping.
Here are some recent woven print designs. I hand draw the print elements. Assemblage of the final print is then done in Photoshop & Illustrator. The prints are 2 to 5 colors and I create the files to be fool-proof for reproduction. There is nothing worse than having to drop a great print because the strike-off comes back bad and time runs out. One of the ways I combat this issue is to index or color separate each print myself. This leaves little room for the factory to make mistakes. I created these prints for WWW.JACKSNY.COM.
The Tee-Shirt; simple but important. After many years working in apparel, I have a comprehensive knowledge of tee graphics, manufacturing, blanks, custom tees, fabrics, production, screen printing, inks and printing techniques. I have created over 2000 tees since my first commercial design in 1992.
Mood boards; creative beginnings. I created the boards below for a young mens, summer 2017, swim line I designed and merchandised. Trend, Mood or Vibe boards work as a starting point. They are key for any initial conceptual development. They help my client or design team get on board with what I’m envisioning for the line.