stevenbshaffer got their new t-shirt by running a design contest:
T-shirt design "College Educated Black Man"
Check out stevenbshaffer's T-shirt contest…
A college educated, professional, black man faces a unique challenge as he bridges two worlds. In one, he must be smart and action-oriented, direct but not intimidating, and careful never to slip into ebonics or slang. In the other world he must be careful not to seem too "educated" and 'uppity', or act too "white", and should absolutely slip into ebonics or slang where appropriate. I want a shirt for that man, a shirt for me. The shirt says in effect, "I'm a black man, I'm educated, and I still got plenty of soul".
What's your vision?
I happen to be a college educated black man with a BS and an MBA in Marketing. I'd like a t-shirt design that contrasts the "non-stereotypicalness" of an educated black man, with stereotypical black themes. For instance, one concept I thought of includes a profile of an afro'd old school brotha wearing a graduation cap. Like http://www.barsputnik.com/admin/images/events/peterookk.jpg and http://www.cscc.edu/ets/graduation%20cap.jpg, I'd love to see someone bring that concept to life. I'm also interested in other ways the overall theme might be represented however. Manipulate and message freely using any black related themes like hip-hop, the barbershop, chicken, ribs, and watermelon, etc. I won't be offended, and indeed, I'm looking forward to it. I've seen some great designers on this site and I'm excited to work with you all. Steve
- "Educated Black Man" is the only wording that can be included on the design. If you think your design is strong enough to carry the message w/o words you don't have to include them.
- Don't use too much color.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. T-shirt starts at $269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their t-shirt.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
stevenbshaffer collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
General public, those thinking about attending law school, and for those with a sense of humor.
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