Last week I was messing around with Illustrator and I was thinking about 8bit design and I thought to myself what would a reindeer look like in 8bit Minecraft style. So I spent about an how putting together colors and looking at classic Christmas images of Reindeer that I found on Google Image Search (Best Place For Inspiration). And before I knew it, there it was staring at me on my screen, a pixelated Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer. I added a “Merry Christmas” to the design in an 8bit font.
Just for fun I added it to a sweater mockup and uploaded it to Facebook. The response was amazing. People loved the design and soon I began to get requests to actually buy the shirt. This was not my intention and on top of that, I was out and about Christmas shopping with my wife, so I wasn’t sure where to begin to be able to offer this as a product.