Free Flat Friday: Shorts!


I’d like to give you a preview of the new Bawaiian Short we’ll be releasing soon. The one shown above is in the dark indigo floral print, and the fabric is really beautiful in person. Click the link to download the .AI file, and you’ll find it all set ups for use with a line art version, a solid color fill, and a colored up version that is like the one shown above. You may need to right-click or option-click and select “save as.”

Use it as a platform to create your own short design for the Betabrand Think Tank, for design school, your career, or personal development. If you find these flats useful, please let me know! I love seeing how people have used these in their work.

Free Flat Friday: Men’s Woven Shirt


Happy Free Flat Friday! Every Friday I upload a new Adobe Illustrator garment flat for the readers of Aetnian Fountain. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one has a color fill (like the image above), and one is unfilled line art and is easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them in design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. If you find these flats helpful, let me know by leaving a comment below or hit me up on twitter @stevenbwheeler

Good luck!

Free Flat Friday: Men’s Blazer


Introducing Free Flat Friday! Each Friday, I will upload a new Adobe Illustrator garment flat for the readers of Aetnian Fountain. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one has a color fill (like the image above), and one is unfilled line art and is easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them in design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. If you find these flats helpful, let me know by leaving a comment below or hit me up on twitter @stevenbwheeler

Good luck!

Free Flat Friday - Leather Jacket

Today I’m giving away a flat for a leather bomber-style jacket. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one with a color fill, and one that is outline only and easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These flats are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them for your design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. If you find these helpful, share a link to this page so others may find these flats, drop me a note either here or on twitter (@stevenbwheeler), or simply let me know what you’re working on.

Happy illustrating!

Free Flat Friday for August 8th 2013
Men’s 5-pocket jeans. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one with a color fill, and one that is outline only and easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.
These flats are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them for your design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. If you find these helpful, share a link to this page so others may find these flats, drop me a note either here or on twitter (@stevenbwheeler), or simply let me know what you’re working on.
Enjoy!

Free Flat Friday for August 8th 2013

Men’s 5-pocket jeans. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one with a color fill, and one that is outline only and easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These flats are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them for your design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. If you find these helpful, share a link to this page so others may find these flats, drop me a note either here or on twitter (@stevenbwheeler), or simply let me know what you’re working on.

Enjoy!

Free Flat Friday for August 2nd 2013
Men’s raglan style woven long sleeve shirt with contrast detail, welt chest pocket, and button-down collar. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one with a color fill, and one that is outline only and easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These flats are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them for your design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. If you find these helpful, share a link to this page so others may find these flats, drop me a note either here or on twitter (@stevenbwheeler), or simply let me know what you’re working on.

Enjoy!

Free Flat Friday for August 2nd 2013

Men’s raglan style woven long sleeve shirt with contrast detail, welt chest pocket, and button-down collar. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one with a color fill, and one that is outline only and easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These flats are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them for your design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. If you find these helpful, share a link to this page so others may find these flats, drop me a note either here or on twitter (@stevenbwheeler), or simply let me know what you’re working on.

Enjoy!

Introducing Free Flat Friday! Every Friday, I’ll upload a new Adobe Illustrator garment flat for the readers of Aetnian Fountain. The sketches will likely be a version of something I’ve been working on recently, so you may notice a trend as the weeks go by.

This flat was originally designed as a bike-friendly twill cycling blazer with a bunch of performance & reflective safety features, but I dialed it back a bit so you may adapt if for your own use more easily. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one with a color fill, and one that is outline only and easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them for your design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. However you adapt them for your own use is fine with me! If they’re helpful to you, awesome! All I’d like in return is for you to share a link to this page so others may find these flats, drop me a note either here or on twitter (@stevenbwheeler), or simply let me know what you’re working on. But seriously, no pressure. I just want to be as helpful as I can to other designers out there. 

Have fun! 

Introducing Free Flat Friday! Every Friday, I’ll upload a new Adobe Illustrator garment flat for the readers of Aetnian Fountain. The sketches will likely be a version of something I’ve been working on recently, so you may notice a trend as the weeks go by.

This flat was originally designed as a bike-friendly twill cycling blazer with a bunch of performance & reflective safety features, but I dialed it back a bit so you may adapt if for your own use more easily. The AI file (go snag the 30-day trial of Adobe Illustrator if you haven’t already) has two versions; one with a color fill, and one that is outline only and easier to edit. Click here to download the .AI file.

These are provided to you, the readers of An Aetnian Fountain, for free. Use them for your design classes, personal development, or even in your professional career. However you adapt them for your own use is fine with me! If they’re helpful to you, awesome! All I’d like in return is for you to share a link to this page so others may find these flats, drop me a note either here or on twitter (@stevenbwheeler), or simply let me know what you’re working on. But seriously, no pressure. I just want to be as helpful as I can to other designers out there. 

Have fun! 

Monday’s Design: 

Raglan sleeve woven shirt with welted chest pocket.
100% Cotton double-weave fabric. 
Contrast is reverse side of self. 
18L & 14L 4-hole shirt buttons. 
Clean-finished seams.

Monday’s Design: 

  • Raglan sleeve woven shirt with welted chest pocket.
  • 100% Cotton double-weave fabric.
  • Contrast is reverse side of self.
  • 18L & 14L 4-hole shirt buttons.
  • Clean-finished seams.

BostInno: Betabrand’s Bike-to-Work Shirt Hits the Market

When I came on board here at Betabrand earlier this year, I was stoked to begin working on the house’s bike-commuter apparel line. I knew I wanted to create a shirt that complimented the Bike-to-Work Pants that were already a huge hit, and get even more traction within the cycling community. 

So you can understand how big of a deal this is for me and how proud I am of all the hard work it took for the team here at Betabrand to get these shirts made! There was a lot of time spent in pattern development and fabric research that went into the creation of these, and I’m thrilled by how they turned out. 

The Betabrand Bike-to-Work Shirt has the following comfort and safety features for your ride to & from work:

  • Non-wrinkling poly fabric with moisture wicking and mechanical stretch.
  • Vented chest pocket backed with a mesh liner.
  • Rear cape vent under the back yoke (works in tandem with the Betabrand BTW Jacket)
  • 3M Scotchlite retroreflective seam binding under the sleeve placket. Roll cuffs up to expose.
  • 3M Scotchlite retroreflective band under the back of the collar. Pop the collar to expose.
  • Droptail rear hem keeps your shirt tucked in.

Click here to read the post from BostInno, and here to purchase the shirt at the Betabrand store.

Coming soon to Skillshare: Learn to draw garment flats in both Illustrator or freehand like we do here at Betabrand! You’ll get a crash course in technical flat illustration, a major skill for any designer. We’re hard at work making video demos, course guides, and templates for you. 
Stay tuned for more, and be sure to check out all the other amazing classes over at Skillshare.com! 

Coming soon to Skillshare: Learn to draw garment flats in both Illustrator or freehand like we do here at Betabrand! You’ll get a crash course in technical flat illustration, a major skill for any designer. We’re hard at work making video demos, course guides, and templates for you. 

Stay tuned for more, and be sure to check out all the other amazing classes over at Skillshare.com