Did you know that every Ryze Gear design has been hand-crafted by a talented artist to make you look good? J-Ryze personally spends hours researching what designs are out there. Say he's designing a shirt for dancers one rainy evening. The glow of his laptop reflects off his glasses while he scrolls intensely through Google results. Why?
To examine as many dance shirts as he can. At least 30 minutes, on Google and often more. A lot of people would say that's more than enough for a simple shirt, but not J. He then moves on to Bing, as well as Etsy, another 30 minutes. Why? So he can find the best dance-shirt out there, and beat them. At Ryze, we believe one key to being better is knowing what's out there, and we do it with passion. Can you say that about other designers shop with?
J-Ryze pouring love into his work
And that's just step one.
Once J has a list of contenders, then starts the brainstorming. Jotting down idea after idea of designs that may outshine the rest. He aims for word-play. Visual symbolism. Meaningful messages. Impactful expression. Conversation pieces. Attention-getters. Compliment-earners.
Don't you want that kind of heart poured into your shirts?
In our dance shirt example, he might have list-items such as: "Unicorn Poledance", "All Moves Are Created Equal", "Dance For Your _____", "Queen In Motion" and "Dream Big, Twerk Hard." Each one of these items represents a deep, creative visual to J, and each one gets time devoted to it with an artistic draft.
And he hasn't even drawn a line or pushed a pixel yet. We're getting to that. Next comes the Photoshop phase. And not just PS, he'll also break out Illustrator, coolors.co, even pen and paper may have been used.
Dexterous, precise fingers making thousands and thousands of mouse clicks, tweaking colors, proportions, texture, and spacing, all to get a roughed out sketch assembled.