I am looking to create a clothing line, and know exactly the style I want, how the graphics should look, etc...the problem is while I have plenty of vision, I do not have the ability to translate what my mind sees to my hands!!
I am looking for a design team to create the graphic images for me, based on descriptions I provide - I am also looking to be highly involved with the process.
What kinds of firms should I be looking at? What sort of costs should I expect to budget for each design pattern?
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Ryan- I am not clear on whether you are looking for design for clothing or brand identity for your clothing line. The Ralph Lauren horse is his brand ID and of course in certain places he uses it on his clothing just by itself. If you are looking for designs for t-shirts its something different, if you are looking for fabric design (pattern design) again its something else. As far as design needing to scale I recommend you don't worry about that right now. If you work with a professional designer, they all know how to produce the designs and they will deliver in a format that it would scale but depending on what you are looking for every process requires a different type of file.