Design Your Custom Board – Tips from Pros

A longboard is an the ideal board for cruising around, riding for sport, or simply getting from point A to point B. And what better way to cruise than on a board featuring an awesome design that was born from the creativity of your own mind. This type of customization is very much possible thanks to modern software platforms.


Whatever Skateboards gives you the ability to design your own longboard graphic, allowing you to choose from hundreds of different graphics or even upload your own into our customizer to create your perfect design. Perfect for those that love to skate but often find themselves bored with traditional deck designs, this site allows you to transfer your artistic vision directly to the longboard of your choosing.

How To Get Started

 longboard forms at whatever skateboards website
In order to create your design you’ll first want to decide on a graphic. You will have the option of choosing from a variety of pre-loaded graphics provided or uploading your own graphic into the customizer. When uploading your own graphic the possibilities are endless.

Upload photos, patterns, text, and more and get creating to produce the result you’re looking for.

You’ll be cruising down the street on your fresh new board before you know it, and even better, cruising on your very own creation. If you’re looking to rock a cool ride while also drawing attention to your design and riding skills, there’s nothing better than a custom longboard. Having people stop you on the street because they love the style and art on your board is a rad feeling that’s pretty hard to top.

You won’t have any trouble with the design process itself. All the steps on the road to completing your creation are quick and easy and will have you riding in no time. The first step in the process of designing your longboard graphic will be the decision to use a predesigned graphic or create your own graphic. If you decide to create your own graphic, you will have the option of either scanning a drawing or painting to your computer to convert into a  graphic or creating a graphic on your computer that will be ready to upload to your board.

Once you have your design on your computer you’ll want to convert it to a jpg file to ensure a smooth upload and a good quality image. From there, you are now ready to upload your graphic into the customizer on the Whatever site and then straight on to the longboard you choose. Once you complete this step it will be time to add your finishing touches and details. You can play around with sizing and placement, add text, or even overlay additional graphics.

Your Art on a Longboard

diy designed longboard graphicIt doesn’t matter whether you are an established artist, a beginner, or just a creative person, most people can’t help but be stoked on having a platform on which to share their skills on the board as a rider and literally ON the board as an artist.
What better way is there to share your talents with the world than cruising down the street on them? Designs aren’t limited to any specific medium or style, making customized longboards a good option for many different types of artists. If you are a photographer, placing one of your original photos on a deck is the perfect way to attract attention to your work while creating the perfect way to get around while you are taking photos.
Whether the longboard graphic you create is your own original work or created from existing graphics, your board will be an awesome creation that is not only cool to own yourself, but great to give as a gift. Often times you want to give a board as a gift or simply design one for yourself but are stuck on where to start design-wise. Here a few tips to ensure you will end up with a cool and original longboard graphic.

Customize to the Individual

Whether you are designing a board for yourself or for someone else, you’ll want to focus in on a theme for your graphic. Choose something that you or whoever you are designing for will be stoked to have on a longboard.

Visualize the Final Product

Another important factor to keep in mind when creating a graphic is how it will look once it is printed on the board. You’ll want to keep in mind the shape and style of the board as well as how the colors and images you choose will look visually together.

Be Creative

Likely the most important tip here, don’t forget to get creative with your graphic. Our customizable platform allows you full creative freedom and the ability to make changes to your design right up until the final step.
William Thaddeus Baker

My name is William and I’m boardsports enthusiast. I’ve been skateboarding streets since I was about 9. Also I’ve experimented with longboarding & downhill. As to this site my goal is to help beginner riders to find the right equipment. Everything that I write here is my own opinion…