(home to Seattle’s best fish and chips)
The Sapphire Dragons
i worked at a local Seattle t-shirt company for two years after i graduated college. i did several designs for them (from 2007 – 2009), these are just a few of my favorites (and, truth be told, i’m not going to bore you with every design i made over the course of 24 months). entering the t-shirt world was a shock, to say the least. everything that i had learned in my four years at college had to, more or less, be thrown out the window so that i could re-learn photoshop from a screen printer’s point of view. so, if you need some screen film prep or color separation – i’m your girl.
i do miss the sheer randomness of some of the custom t-shirt requests we would receive. for instance, the ‘Chuck D Rocks’ t-shirt was designed for a young man who wanted to give a t-shirt to a certain lady friend of his. since our minimum order at the time was 48 shirts, i suggested he go somewhere else so that he didn’t have to pay for forty seven shirts that he, in fact, did not need. his response? ‘that’s ok, i’ll give them to the homeless,’ i couldn’t argue with that, could i?
[digital illustration + hand drawn illustration + design]