Zallen has picked winning clothing designs

For $700 they received 108 design concepts from 22 designers!

  • Award 1
    Zipped Sweatshirt Concept by robertkcroft
  • Award 2
    t-shirt by sempakmacan

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Starts:25-Apr-12 1:12 a.m. GMT

Ends:7-May-12 11:59 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $500, was awarded to robertk...

Award 2: $200, was awarded to sempakm...


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Uploaded on 25-Apr-12 12:52 a.m. GMT

Creative brief

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Business Name


What do you do?

LocalSense is a simple location-based social commerce platform that proves ROI for social media advertising and promotions.

LocalSense makes it easy for businesses to capitalize word of mouth, amplify social sharing, and increase revenues. Consumers have fun discovering local deals and helping friends save money.

Our web-based dashboard makes it easy to create location-based offers and promotions that consumers discover, unlock, share, and redeem. All activity is tracked for analytics.


We are all about social, mobile, local, and virtual. We plan on "owning" location. Plus, we are going to have some crazy data and analytics. The visualizations are going to be pure awesome.

List the size requirement(s) for your clothing design

Normal t-shirt/hoodie

What is your industry?

Cool Tech Startup Dev Team

Describe the target audience for your clothing design

For our startup dev team to wear and we will occasionally give some away.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your clothing design?

"future billionaires", "daft punk meets steve jobs", and "I really need to invest in these guys"

What clothing design styles do you like?

Really like the look and feel from Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex Human Revolution. Some great design examples for startup t-shirts can be found on google and quora. Lots of pretty damn fantastic examples. We also love the design work that deviantART usually has for their t-shirts.

How many colors should be used in the design?

keep it real. Don't over do it. Let the design flow...

What colors do you want to see in your clothing design?

We will leave it up to the designers.

We will likely get designs on dark navy, charcoal, and black cloth. But we would like the option to do lighter fabrics, so including a variation or two of your design submission will be appreciated and get you extra points.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your clothing design?

See above. You are the designer, impress us.

What adjectives should best describe your clothing design?

edgy, sick, awesome, cool, clever, chuck norris.

How will you use the clothing design?

Our dev team will wear to industry events, competitions, hackathons, and overnight coding sessions. We will wear clothing with YOUR design on it as we become rich and famous. Global Domination has its perks.

What must be included in the clothing design?

The logo. It is fine to do variations of color or stylizing it for the purposes of the design.

Inclusion and placement of the company name is optional. Bonus points if you work a subtle QR code into the design or on the shirt somewhere.

Do you have additional info or links you'd like to share?

Be creative. Research other cool startup t-shirt designs.

I'm partial to designs that go outside of the usual front/back print box limitations, so if you suggest something really awesome that "goes outside the lines", any recommendations of a printer that can handle the work would be appreciated.

Front and/or Back designs please.

Logo Font is Gil Sans Std

Other text isn't necessary, but if you do, something like "Dev Team", "Dev Ops", whatever would be cool.

Brief updates

By Zallen on 26-Apr-12 2:42 a.m. GMT
Hey guys! Thank you for the initial submissions. I will be reviewing them soon, probably before tomorrow night. I wanted to get a few in the door before taking the time to review.

One quick note: my dev team has let me know that "dev ops" means something in particular and we shouldn't be using it. So, for future submissions, please use something different like Dev Team, LocalSense, or whatever.

I'm looking mostly for design now, we can tweak the actual text in the final version of whatever design we select.

Thank you!
By Zallen on 29-Apr-12 11:53 p.m. GMT
Thank you for the ongoing submissions. I'm trying to rate and comment/critique all of them.

I'm avoiding giving too much direction, because I don't want to influence your work too much or imply that I like *your* particular design best, or that it is going to win. I am looking to see your creativity and design skills. I think I provided enough to get the ball rolling.

One other thing, I can tell if you are just slamming some stock brushes together or are reusing elements you used elsewhere. Keep it creative folks. I do like a good bit of what I'm seeing here.

Also, try to keep the logo and the name as part of the design.
By Zallen on 4-May-12 6:23 a.m. GMT
Adding two days to give me some time to rate and comment the ones I missed, and any last minute entries. Thank you for the hard work and submissions so far!
By Zallen on 7-May-12 12:54 a.m. GMT
Thank you again everyone for your hard work and submissions. The team at LocalSense is checking everything out and will be voting and letting me know what they think the best design is.

There are about 23 hours left for additional submissions as I write this.