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ZakW
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    Posted: 14 Jan 2007 at 2:00am
I've been trying to break into the world of skateboard deck design. I've had contact and positive response from large and small deck companies but...in the end I didn't get any work. Any insiders have any advice on breaking in? My design taste is broad but a few of the more arty designs can be found here.

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Quote art-by-desiree Replybullet Posted: 26 Jun 2007 at 12:55am
go to a tradeshow.
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Quote bmx43 Replybullet Posted: 24 Sep 2007 at 11:40am
not much $ in skate deck design. even for the big companies. 
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Quote Niram Replybullet Posted: 11 Nov 2007 at 10:05pm
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Quote THEOCY Replybullet Posted: 26 Oct 2009 at 3:07pm
Some of those top sheets would be banger die-cut base designs, but would need to be a bit simpler.
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Quote JamesFinger Replybullet Posted: 12 Dec 2009 at 9:26pm
Try starting off with some skateboard shops if need be to add some work to your portfolio.  There really isn't much money to be made with designing decks, but it sure is fun.  Here's some graphics I just did for Evolution Skateboards in San Antonio, Texas.




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Quote boomobile Replybullet Posted: 03 Feb 2011 at 10:29am
you could see if there is a small shop in your hometown, and start designing specifically for them. Really, though, you should try to get into the specific company you want to work for first (through any means) and then present your designs. I think that's the only way you'll earn a living off this. Good luck! a you have some great ideas!
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