Coming to the Garment Decorating Industry as a Traditional Graphic Designer


Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On this week’s show, we welcome in James Beck who is a Graphic Designer at Lion Brothers. James has a degree in Graphic Design from Newbury College in Boston, MA and we are going to discuss with him how he got into garment decorating, and what the differences are from what he expected out of college. This will give us all some great insight on how our industry is viewed from the outside and also help us understand design mentality.

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News Items

  • NBM has announced their 2018 shows, and have added locations.
    • Arlington, TX, Sacramento, CA (new), Portland, OR, Cleveland, OH (new), Long Beach, CA, Secaucus, NJ, Indianapolis, IN, Charlotte, NC
  • J. America signs a definitive merger agreement with Top of the World, a supplier of collegiate headwear in the U.S. As reported by Printwear Magazine


Terry – Nathan with Innovative Creative Solutions in Groveport, Ohio

Terry – A great friend of the show Kesa with Kesa Kreations in Kyle, Texas

Aaron – Jenn Tuxen of Rhythmic Tees in Shreveport, LA

Coming to the Garment Decorating Industry as a Traditional Graphic Designer

Terry: James, start out by giving us some background about you and what lead you to graphic design.

Aaron: Tell us about your design program in college and what your goals were at that point? What made you choose design as a career path?

Terry: What brought you to the garment decorating industry?

Aaron: What did you learn from your design program in college that translated well to you roles within the garment decorating industry?

Terry: What skills have your learned “on the job” that you wish you would have learned in college?

Aaron: In your college program, how were garment decorating tasks like color separations taught if they were taught at all?

Terry: We have had a lot of veterans on this program so at times we miss the younger perspective on things, so share with us your thoughts on where you see our industry in 5 years?

Aaron: So what can we expect out of you in the future? Where are you headed in our industry or out?

Terry: Thanks for joining us today James. Tell our listeners where they can find out more about you? –

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