I'm very excited to be joining this forum, as I was just scouring through it for answers that I had questions for haha..
It seems like everyone here is extremely knowledgeable of the t-shirt/apparel printing industry, so I look forward to getting to know you guys and having you guys shower me with your knowledge
A little about me:
* graduated '10 with a studio art degree, minor in digital arts (which meant a ****ty program that had absolutely nothing
to do with graphic design, unfortunately)
* worked as a graphic designer for a wedding card company in pasadena for a year, decided it wasn't for me and left the job
* am currently exploring/trying to find what I want to do - which has led me to taking classes at Art Center College in Pasadena! I love to learn and take on challenges, but being unsure about what I want to do with my life is a major pain in the ***, and is quite annoying
I would like to say that I have an eye for graphic design, even though I have not received professional education for it... so I am quite comfortable admitting that I am very picky when it comes to categorizing apparel that is "poorly designed & manufactured" with apparel that is "made of higher quality materials, and designs that are 'in'".
I only just recently decided that I want to start an apparel company. Nothing big, just something small and simple (for now), as a side thing. Gotta put my art skillz to work somewhere right? lol. I still haven't settled on what I'll be doing just yet, but I know for a fact that they will be along the lines of mixing the styles of OBEY, RVCA, Wildfox Couture (for their cotton shirts and sweatshirts for the ladies) & any brands you would find on karmaloop.com or at the Attic (in Buena Park, CA). I know that's quite a large spectrum, but I'm still trying to figure it out and hone it down
I'll be posting all of my questions soon, so keep an eye out, and help me out!
It'll be greeeatly appreciated!