Work with your designer to submit a manufacturing drawing for sampling.
Every submitted product has a conversation that you can access by clicking
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Our design rate is set at $50 per hour. This rate takes includes the designer's own work and the cost of software and equipment, but also takes into account the fact that the designer works with our team behind the scenes throughout the process.
This can involve consulting with product experts to review drawings, provide input, and facilitate communication with manufacturing partners to ensure your product meets the highest standards.
After you submit your product details, your account manager will introduce themselves and ask you to look through our Designer Directory to indicate your preference of designers to work with.
You can look a past products and artwork that designers have worked on, and select based on similarity of product features or art style. We'll ask you to pick 3 designers so that we can connect you with someone who is available.
If you don't have a preference, or if you already have a completed design and only need a designer for the manufacturing drawing, just let us know and we will connect you with an available designer.
Once you get connected with a designer, they will already have had a chance to review the product details you submitted. They will likely have questions for you to dig deeper into your vision, or you might have thought of other details in the meantime.
The design process will start with sketches to help you align on the big ideas. This will include sketches of the product itself or any artwork involved in the products — for example, an illustration to be printed on a sweater.
During the design process, your designer will let you know what they are about to work on and quote you an estimated amount of time they will spend on it. This is so that you have an approximate idea of how much it will cost.
The key to making the design process go as smoothly as possible is to be specific about your direction. If you prefer to be open with the creative process and see if new ideas come up, just understand that it may take a bit of time to get to a place where you are happy.
We encourage you to make sure you and the designer are on the same page, so that you are both confident in the work being done!
Manufacturing drawings are like blueprints for a product. They tell the factory everything needed for a product to be manufactured.
Your designer will create a manufacturing drawing that communicates the design concept to our manufacturing partners, with our product capabilities in mind. This includes indicating specific colours, materials, and fabric blends from our extensive library.
Custom packaging is optional because there are default versions for all of the packaging and tags. Your designer might ask if you want to customize any of it, or you can let them know too!
Once you are confident that the manufacturing drawing captures your vision for the product, let your designer know that you would like to submit it for sampling!
Designing a custom website banner is optional. Let your designer know if you are interested in having them design something that fits with the product you worked on together.
The best time to work on this is typically after submitting the manufacturing drawing for sampling, while you are waiting for the sample to be completed. You can also work on this after approving the sample photos while waiting for the sample to be shipped to you.