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WHAT IF THE DESIGN YOU’VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR MONTHS WAS FINALLY GOING INTO PRODUCTION?
I KNOW HOW IT FEELS. AND IT’S AMAZING.
You know you need a tech pack to get your designs into development, but you’re not sure about a few things…
What exactly do you need to include?
How do you know if it’s complete?
How much detail is enough?
After creating 100s of tech packs, I figured out answers to these questions. I discovered shortcuts and easier ways to organize things. I created simple checklists to make sure they were complete.
Because better tech packs means fewer protos and samples.
And that translates to cold hard cash (and time).
But what I discovered along the way is that no one wants to spend hours creating perfect tech packs.
It’s actually not even about the perfect tech pack. The best software. The “industry” standard.
It’s about knowing that this design you’ve been working on for months, dreaming about for years, is finally going into development.
It’s about knowing your design will be made correctly.
That your vision will be communicated clearly.
That your dream will be realized into an actual product.
MY DESIGN TO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WILL GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE YOU NEED TO CREATE A PROFESSIONAL TECH PACK
The program includes 5 Modules of Instructional Videos
Module 1: Why a Tech Pack is the Most Important Document to Get Your Designs Made
- What the goal of your tech pack is, and how to know if it’s complete
- Why factories won’t take you seriously if you don’t have a tech pack
- How your tech pack will save you time and money in development
- What the industry standard for a tech pack is
Module 2: The 6 Essentials Pieces Your Tech Pack Must Include to Be Complete
- Tech Sketches: Do I need to show the back, lining, or side views? How do I know when I’ve included enough?
- Colorway Specs: How do I call out multiple colorways and textile print colors?
- Artwork Specs: How do I make sure my artwork is executed the way I envision it?
- BOM (Bill of Materials): What do I need to include? Can I let the garment house figure out some of the minor details?
- Graded Spec: What are tolerances and how do they work? Are there basic rules in proportions for all garments?
- Comments: How do I track development with my tech pack?
Module 3: How to Make Excel Work for You (not the other way around)
- Managing essential features in Excel to make it less clunky
- Simple shortcuts to make your workflow more efficient
- Customize your tech pack so it looks professional
Module 4: Turn Your Design Into A Professional Tech Pack That Any Factory Can Read
- The easiest way to make Illustrator and Excel “work together”
- How to know when enough detail is enough
- How to create your tech pack in Excel to minimize repetition
- How to use your tech pack as a document to track development and hold your factory accountable
Module 5: Industry Insider Tricks & Strategies
- Formulas to assign style numbers so they actually make sense
- What to do when you don’t know how to spec something or what certain details are called
- How to know when your tech pack is complete
- How to know if trims, construction techniques, etc. are appropriate for your design
- How to illustrate hidden details like invisible zippers or waistband pockets