Aaron Draplin: How to Design Merch in Adobe Illustrator

Aaron Draplin, famed designer and former Creative Director at Snowboarder Magazine, gives some great instruction on designing merch.

April 10, 2020

If you're familiar with the awesome style of Y2K-era design in Snowboarder Magazine, you're familiar with Aaron Draplin's work. He's an iconic designer based in Portland, OR, who has blessed us all with some of the most fun and rich design of the last few decades. If you watch him speak on TED, you catch the vibe. Oh yeah, and he's the creator of the wildly-popular Field Notes booklets.

Today Aaron dropped a great vid with a few tips for modifying your Adobe Illustrator designs to produce great real-world pieces, such as patches for merchandise. It's definitely worth the watch.

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