Posted Date: 04/16/2021
What makes a good Union t-shirt design? How are the designs made?
These and other questions were among the questions High School graphic design students were asked to consider during a visit to the U-Wear Spirit Store Thursday for their next assignment: creating their own graphics for possible use at the store.
Teacher Shelly Bowersock took her class – more than 50 students in total – to the store where U-Wear Manager Angie Davis talked to them about the items she and Kathy Ziegler work on and how they create designs or commission designs for things like t-shirts, medals, plaques and so forth.
Davis explained the different ways t-shirt designs are made, showing them several samples, including one jacket design that must be re-done because of a mistake in the company’s process that ruined both the Union split logo and the company’s own design.
After receiving pointers and rules for how to use Union logos, students milled around the store to get ideas. In some cases, students even took advantage of the store’s 10 percent discount with student ID and made a few purchases.
Bowersock said the students will create their designs using the Indesign software, which will be submitted for Davis. If the design is approved, it may end of on a t-shirt.
Davis noted that students could also try their hands at a new Backyard Bowl design for the big game next fall between Union and Jenks as well.