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Are You an Illustrator File Messer-Upper?

September 28, 2017

If you work on a team, you probably know what it’s like to share Illustrator files. And chances are, you fall into one of these two groups of people: The File Messer-Upper You know enough about AI to make edits and modify files. But most of the time you hack things together. You can’t figure […]

Why A Tech Pack is Essential for Your Fashion Design Success

May 25, 2017

Unfortunately, my inbox is filled with emails like this way too often: And it doesn’t matter if you’re sourcing locally or overseas, the same problems come up. Which is exactly why I’ve created loads of resources to help you create your tech packs. Because I don’t want to see designers like you stuck in this […]

PLEASE DON’T USE ILLUSTRATOR FOR THIS (FREE TRAINING)

May 11, 2017

Designers use Illustrator for a lot of things they shouldn’t, and I won’t lie, I’m guilty of a few. Cropping photos? Why launch Photoshop when you can stay in AI and use a clipping mask? GUILTY! Laying out line sheets? This one’s debatable depending on how many pages you have, but InDesign is where you […]

My 3 Best Tech Pack Tricks for Fashion Designers

May 04, 2017

Tech are tedious – and you’d rather spend time designing than speccing. But they’re a requirement to get product made correctly. These simple shortcuts will save you hours in Illustrator and Excel

What is a tech pack?

February 23, 2017

What is the best way to create tech packs? What is the industry standard? How do I know if my tech pack is complete? There are no exact answers to these questions. But questions like what is a tech pack is? What does a tech pack include? Those questions have specific answers – and I’ve addressed them […]

What Goes in a Tech Pack?

October 18, 2016

A tech pack is the blueprint to get your garment manufactured…which sounds simple enough until you sit down and try to put it all together. The amount of details you need to spec become overwhelming. How much info is enough? Should you create it in Illustrator? Where do you put certain things? To start, let’s look at […]

Technical Fashion Flats in Illustrator: A More Artistic Approach

October 08, 2014

When sketching flats and designing in Illustrator, we put our best foot forward to do top notch work and make awesome presentations.  But it’s easy to lose the “design appeal” when it comes to technical flat sketches. If you’re preparing for a big presentation and really want to wow your client (or boss!), here are some tricks you can […]

How to Create Specs for Repeating Patterns

May 08, 2014

A lot of the work I do is print/textile design based, so I’m constantly creating specs for artwork to send to factories.  Here is how to prepare artwork in Adobe Illustrator to make sure your design is executed accurately. Many factories also love to get a printout of at least a portion of the artwork at full scale so […]

Anatomy of Argyle Patterns

March 24, 2014

Traditional argyle patterns typically look very similar in construction and are made up of diamonds and either solid or dashed lines often referred to as rakers.  And yep – it’s really quite that simple! The diagram below shows the one tile that makes up the argyle repeat. Get Yourself Up to Speed Fast with the Ultimate […]

Garment Terms and Abbreviations in the Fashion Industry

March 17, 2014

Your fashion designer friends are dropping terms like CF, HPS and SS – and you’re wondering what the heck they mean. You’re too embarrassed to ask – because you should probably know these terms already. Learn the must know abbreviations so you too can talk like a pro.

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