Create the Best Swag with Generative AI

Codecademy Team
Create swag merchandise using ChatGPT

Introduction

Have you ever wanted to create merchandise, products, or items to show off to your friends? Maybe you struggled to come up with an idea or an exact design. In this tutorial, we will use ChatGPT to develop swag in support of a specific cause, stopping animal cruelty. We’ll also use other Generative AI to transform text-based descriptions into actual designs!

Setting the Context

As with any ChatGPT interaction, the first thing we must do is set the stage! Let’s tell ChatGPT that we are a company specializing in spreading awareness to stop animal cruelty through the use of social media and we are looking to create swag to symbolize and promote animal safety.

Prompt:

I own a company that specializes in creating social media content to spread awareness for animal cruelty. I'd like to create swag for my company, can you help?

Response:

Absolutely! I'd be delighted to assist you in creating swag for your company focused on spreading awareness of animal cruelty. Swag can be a great way to engage your audience, raise funds, and promote your cause. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. T-shirts and Hoodies: Design eye-catching t-shirts and hoodies featuring your company logo or slogans related to animal cruelty awareness. Make sure the designs are visually appealing and easily recognizable to generate interest and spark conversations.

2. Tote Bags: Create reusable tote bags with animal-themed designs and your company's logo. Tote bags are practical and eco-friendly, making them a popular choice for swag items. People can use them for shopping, carrying books, or as a daily accessory.

3. Pins and Buttons: Design animal-themed pins or buttons that people can wear on their bags, jackets, or hats. These small accessories can serve as conversation starters and help raise awareness about animal cruelty whenever they are seen.

4. Stickers: Produce stickers with catchy slogans, quotes, or animal illustrations related to your cause. People can stick them on laptops, water bottles, notebooks, or other personal items, helping to spread your message to a wider audience.

5. Water Bottles: Promote sustainability and hydration with reusable water bottles featuring animal-themed designs and your company logo. By encouraging the use of reusable bottles, you not only raise awareness but also contribute to reducing single-use plastic waste.

6. Notebooks and Journals: Design notebooks and journals with animal illustrations or motivational quotes related to animal rights. These can be useful and practical swag items that people can use for taking notes, journaling, or as a daily planner.

7. Calendars: Create annual calendars featuring adorable animal photos or success stories of rescued animals. Include important dates related to animal welfare events, awareness months, or relevant holidays.

8. Pet Bandanas or Collars: Consider creating custom bandanas or collars for pets, featuring your company logo or animal-themed designs. This swag item allows pet owners to show their support while also spreading awareness during their daily walks or visits to the park.

Remember, the key is to create visually appealing and thought-provoking designs that resonate with your target audience. Additionally, you can sell or distribute these swag items during events, fundraisers, or through your website to raise funds for your cause and increase your reach.

Creating Swag

With the animal awareness swag context set, ChatGPT is prepared to assist. Sadly, Generative AI cannot produce our swag merchandise for us (that would be a cool Generative AI feature, though!). Instead, we’ll ask ChatGPT to provide text descriptions so we can provide another Generative AI tool or a human artist to develop the actual imagery. Let’s ask ChatGPT to provide test descriptions for each item in the first section.

Prompt:

Can you create a text description example for each swag item above?

Response:

Certainly! Here are text descriptions for each of the swag items mentioned:

1. T-shirts and Hoodies:

"Make a bold statement against animal cruelty with our premium cotton t-shirt. Featuring our company logo and a powerful message, this shirt combines style with advocacy."
"Stay warm and spread awareness with our cozy hoodie. The front showcases an eye-catching design representing animal rights, while the back carries an impactful slogan to inspire change."

2. Tote Bags:

"Carry your essentials in style while promoting animal welfare with our durable and eco-friendly tote bag. Its vibrant design features adorable animals, making it a conversation starter wherever you go."

3. Pins and Buttons:

"Add a touch of compassion to your attire with our enamel pin. This unique accessory displays an adorable animal and serves as a symbol of your commitment to ending animal cruelty."
"Make a statement with our eye-catching button. Pin it to your bag or clothing to raise awareness about the importance of treating animals with kindness and respect."

4. Stickers:

"Spread the message of compassion with our high-quality vinyl sticker. Its playful design showcases an animal in need, reminding others to join the fight against animal cruelty."
"Decorate your belongings with our vibrant sticker. This peel-and-stick accessory features a heartfelt slogan, reminding everyone to be a voice for the voiceless."

5. Water Bottles:

"Stay hydrated while making a difference with our sleek stainless steel water bottle. Emblazoned with an inspiring animal graphic, it's a daily reminder of your commitment to ending animal suffering."

6. Notebooks and Journals:

"Capture your thoughts and ideas in our animal-themed notebook. Each page features an uplifting quote, making it the perfect companion for your daily reflections and notes."
"Organize your life while advocating for animal rights with our journal. Its elegant design and thoughtful prompts encourage you to take action and make a positive impact."

7. Calendars:

"Brighten your year with our animal welfare calendar. Each month features a heartwarming image of a rescued animal, accompanied by important dates to raise awareness about their well-being."

8. Pet Bandanas or Collars:

"Dress up your furry friend in our custom-made pet bandana. Featuring a vibrant design and our logo, it's a fashionable way to show your support for animal rights during your outdoor adventures."
"Give your pet a stylish accessory with our personalized collar. Not only does it keep them safe, but it also spreads awareness about animal cruelty, allowing your pet to become an ambassador for change."
Remember to incorporate persuasive language, evoke emotions, and highlight the impact of each swag item when crafting your descriptions.

Since we are focused on saving animals, let’s modify the swag merchandise to include a sense of safety. One way we can do this is through colors. According to Google, the color associated with safety is green. Let’s ask ChatGPT to modify the descriptions to focus on the color green.

Prompt:

Since the color green is most associated with safety, can you change the text description for each swag item to primarily green?

Response:

Of course! Here's the updated text description for each swag item with a primary focus on the color green:

1. Water Bottles:

Design: A sleek stainless steel water bottle with a wraparound design featuring adorable illustrations of various animals, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds, in various shades of green. The animals can be depicted in playful poses and surrounded by vibrant green nature elements like leaves and flowers. The company name, "Animal Care," and the slogan, "Share and Care," can be prominently displayed on the bottle in a complementary shade of green.

2. T-shirts:

Design: A soft and comfortable green t-shirt with a front pocket design featuring a small embroidered or printed logo of a heart-shaped paw print in a slightly darker green shade. On the back, a larger illustration can be displayed, showcasing a variety of animals coming together in harmony, all in various shades of green. The company name, "Animal Care," and the slogan, "Share and Care," can be printed below the design in a contrasting yet harmonious green hue.

3. Bags:

Design: A durable and eco-friendly green tote bag with an all-over print featuring a collage of animal illustrations in various shades of green. The animals can be arranged in a circular pattern, with the company name, "Animal Care," and the slogan, "Share and Care," placed at the center or along the bottom of the bag in a complementing green font.

4. Stickers:

Design: Vibrant green vinyl stickers featuring individual animal illustrations, such as cats, dogs, rabbits, and birds, each surrounded by a heart-shaped outline. These stickers can be ideal for laptops, notebooks, or even car windows. The company name, "Animal Care," and the slogan, "Share and Care," can be included on each sticker in a slightly darker green shade.

5. Calendars:

Design: An annual calendar featuring a collection of heartwarming animal photos, showcasing different animals each month, all in various shades of green. The photos can depict rescued animals or animals in sanctuaries, emphasizing their journey to a better life. The calendar can include important animal welfare dates and events, along with the company name, "Animal Care," and the slogan, "Share and Care," displayed at the bottom of each page in harmonious green hues.

These green-focused designs aim to convey a sense of safety, harmony with nature, and compassion for animals. The color green reinforces your company's mission while still incorporating vibrant elements to attract attention and spread awareness.

Great work! We have swag descriptions created by ChatGPT. But, reading through ChatGPT’s response, the swag items are missing some sort of unification. Let’s ask ChatGPT to create a text description of a logo that could be placed on all swag items. We’re going to be using a text-to-image Generative AI in the next section that only allows 600 characters. Let’s make sure the logo is no more than 600 characters.

Prompt:

I'd like you to describe a logo that encompasses the imagery and could be placed on all swag items made using no more than 600 characters, including spaces

Response:

The logo for "Animal Care" showcases a heart-shaped paw print with various animal silhouettes inside, symbolizing love and unity with all creatures. Surrounding the paw print is a delicate wreath of leaves and flowers, representing harmony with nature. The company name is elegantly written below, accompanied by the tagline, "Share and Care," emphasizing compassion and collaboration. With its warm colors and meaningful imagery, this versatile logo can be seamlessly placed on all swag items, promoting your cause and inspiring awareness and care for animals.

Starry AI Swag

We have all the text-based descriptions we need to create some imagery for our swag. Although a variety of text-to-image Generative AI tools exist, we will use Starry AI. Starry AI accepts a description of an image, no longer than 600 characters. Let’s use the descriptions provided above to create 2 images: the logo and one of the items above.

We can go to Starry AI and select a variety of styles. In a brief overview of the process:

  • Select the CREATE button and select the ART option.
  • We can now copy and paste the description of each time into the generation box and press the GENERATE button.
  1. Logo: The logo for “Animal Care” showcases a heart-shaped paw print with various animal silhouettes inside, symbolizing love and unity with all creatures. Surrounding the paw print is a delicate wreath of leaves and flowers, representing harmony with nature. The company name is elegantly written below, accompanied by the tagline, “Share and Care,” emphasizing compassion and collaboration. With its warm colors and meaningful imagery, this versatile logo can be seamlessly placed on all swag items, promoting your cause and inspiring awareness and care for animals.
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  1. Water Bottle: A water bottle that showcases a heart-shaped paw print with various animal silhouettes inside, symbolizing love and unity with all creatures. Surrounding the paw print is a delicate wreath of leaves and flowers, representing harmony with nature. The company name is elegantly written below, accompanied by the tagline, “Share and Care,” emphasizing compassion and collaboration. With its warm colors and meaningful imagery, this versatile logo can be seamlessly placed on all swag items, promoting your cause and inspiring awareness and care for animals.
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Conclusion

In conclusion, we used ChatGPT to create swag! We went over how to set the context with Generative AI. We had ChatGPT help with listing swag items, describing them, and even creating a matching logo. We were able to use those text-based descriptions with another Generative AI tool to create actual graphics for our session.

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