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TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION.

The workhorse of your design program.

You provide us with the concept for a design - reference samples, photos, sketches, or just a description. We work with you to iron out the design, construction, and fit details. Then, we build vector sketches in Adobe Illustrator, and send them to you as fully editable source files. We always provide a front and back view, with additional angles and detailed call-outs as needed. Details about our deliverables below, and see some examples here.

  • Get factories to take you seriously

  • Make sound design decisions

  • Present designs to your team

  • Merchandise your line

  • Communicate with your factory 

  • Fit and adjust product samples

  • Build your Techpacks

  • Ensure accuracy/QC in bulk production

  • Create sales materials & investor pitches 

  • Easily update designs for future use

         Flat Sketches: Highly detailed, proportional, black-and-white vector sketches of each product in your collection. These industry-standard technical illustrations give the factory a very clear understanding of your design, and are the essential building blocks for effective product development. They are also instrumental assets for planning, merchandising, and selling your line.

         Specs, Call-outs, Trims Artwork: The nitty-gritty sketches and descriptions we use explain your design to the factory. They provide zoomed-in views, written descriptions, measurements, 1:1 scale renderings of your labels/packaging, and trims placement details to make your design and construction details incredibly clear. These are useful both on their own and as assets to populate your techpacks.

         CADs, Merch Boards: Full-color flat sketches showing all the different fabrics and colorways of your collection. These renderings are indispensable for planning your line and showing the factory which colors and fabrics to use. They are also prime assets for building beautiful design presentations, line sheets, lookbooks, and investor pitch presentations.

Fill out our client survey to get a quote on technical illustration for your project.

Looking for more? We can also help with Techpacks and Design Strategy. Explore!