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T-Shirt Design - Extra Credit

Download Imagine yourself as a design engineer. You are faced with the task of coming up with a new design for a T-shirt. The possibilities are endless. You could create a design from scratch, mock a design already on the market, or combine your own ideas with existing ones to get a “new and improved” design. What ever route you choose, there are a few things you need to consider.

This extra credit activity is a grade booster. A grade booster is an activity where you can earn up to a total of 30 points, (in this case 30 points) to add towards any grade you have received this term. In order to receive all 30 points you must meet all of the criteria below.
IMPORTANT: A grade booster activity can only be submitted for points once!


T-Shirt design with text only
10 points
T-Shirt design with text and graphics
10 points
T-Shirt design with text, graphics, special effects, font and back, complex images, etc.

10 points

30 points


  • Always select fonts that are easy to read
  • Think of creative ways to use text and graphics together, blending, wrapping text,slanting text, extruding or 3-D. etc.
  • Use colors that compliment each other.
  • Use graphics that are eye catching and unique
  • Consider designing a front and a back for your shirt
  • When ready to print ask the teacher for help, there are special commands and paper that must be used.


Check out the examples below to get an idea of what design will receive what grade.  
Remember, the more creative you get, the higher the points you will score

10 Points
20 Points
30 Points

Thank you for your interest in the program.
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