Is there a survival guide to Threadless design?
June 19, 2011 4:12 PM Subscribe
How do I survive the brave new world of Threadless design?
posted by anonymous to media & arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've decided to start submitting designs to Threadless. I am interested in design and illustration, and I really like Threadless t-shirts. My goal is to have a shirt printed in a year's time.
My biggest problem is that my stuff isn't scoring well. I haven't had any designs that haven't finished scoring early. I keep staring at the skinnyStats on my failed designs, and they're bumming me out. Usually more people have voted 0 than 3.
I understand that rejection is part of the game. But despite my love of art, I've never had that art school experience of constantly being critiqued and rejected. As a big fish in a small pond, I've always been "the artsy one." As such, this constant rejection is leading me to, well, dejection.
How can I embrace rejection? How can I change these low scores into a motivation to succeed? Rejection is such a part of life in the art world. If I can't figure out a way to handle rejection like this, I'll end up burning out before I achieve my goal.
Anonymous because my accounts can be loosely connected.