Submitting your Maker DesignsPinned
What is a Maker Design?
A unique keycap design created by one our Maker partners. Each eligible design will consist of a custom layout with specifies the printed legends on the keycaps. A specific keycap colorway can be paired with the custom layout.
Keycap colorways, by themselves, are not considered a Maker Design.
What do I need to make one?
To start making custom designs, you will need to utilize a vector based graphics program. We formally support Inkscape, but can also accept Adobe Illustrator, and CorelDRAW files.
If you would like to work with Inkscape, please follow our tutorials to learn the basic skills you'll need for most layout designs.
- Intro to Custom Layouts
- Custom Layouts 1/3 - Text and Objects
- Custom Layouts 2/3 - Object Colors
- Custom Layouts 3/3 - Add graphics
How do I submit a design?
All designs will need to be emailed to email@example.com.
Please make sure you include the following information:
- Full Name
- Display Name (If you do not want your real name displayed)
- Name of your design
- What layout(s) and language is it compatible with.
- Keycap Colorway Option
- Include a screenshot of intended colorway. Customers will not be able to change key colors.
- If no colorway is specified, all keys will default to black, but customers will be able to change the colors in the designer.
- Paypal email address
- Your commission amount. $5 and up.
- Your SVG or AI file.
Work in progress XKCD-inspired QWERTY mirror layout. Basically a regular US QWERTY PC keyboard with tips that A has Return for Caps Lock modifier, S has Apostrophe for Caps Lock modifier, D has Semicolon for Caps Lock modifier, and so on.
Incredibly, the 25 macro per layer limit is just barely enough to mirror the major keys onto one left half of the keyboard. Another layer can mirror the major keys onto the right half of the keyboard.
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