Creating custom animated alerts for your Twitch channel is a good way to celebrate your viewers as they follow, sub, or donate to your channel. Many fans will want to support your community and unique alerts are a good way to let you know audibly and let them see their name up in lights momentarily.
How to Commission Stream Alerts
Step 1: Create Rough Sketches of Ideas
When going through the process of creating your own animated alerts, try to make sure they are on-brand. You can create short gifs of yourself or animations based on your branding, avatars, or content.
You can either have the same alert for followers, subs, donations, etc or you can create unique ones for each category. Check out what similar channels are doing to get inspiration for your own unique designs.
Once you have a few ideas, create some rough sketches of what you would like so that you can share them with the designer. You can also find other alerts or images that you can show them for reference. While you will need something new, you can often find inspiration elsewhere.
Step 2: Find a Good Digital Artist on Fiverr
When you have finished coming up with design ideas, visit Fiverr to find a good digital artist who can create the stream alerts you need for your channel. Fiverr is an online marketplace where freelancers can create profiles and accept work through the platform. Every artist has their own style and affordable pricing.
There are dozens of Twitch alert designers on the platform and you will, most likely, find an artist whose work appeals to you.
Step 3: Explain Your Stream Alert Concepts to the Designer
Reach out to one of the designers with your ideas to find out if they have the time to work with you. Show them your rough sketches and other images that inspired you in your ideas. Let them know if you want any specific style or colors that you want them to incorporate into the design.
Step 4: Answer Any Questions They May Have For You
Many artists will ask clarifying questions so that they have a better idea of your overall style before they spend time creating a design for you. Go through each question and answer them to the best of your ability. Find other examples or expand on your original idea to give them more context overall.
Step 5: Examine the Work They Return to You
Most artists on Fiverr will return their work to you within a week. When they do, look at the image and see if there is anything that is out of place or needs to be improved. If there is text on the design, make sure that it is spelled correctly.
Step 6: Ask For Necessary Revisions
After reviewing the work, ask for any necessary revisions. Be thorough and clear in your request and thank them for their time. Most designers will allow 1-2 revisions along with their base package.
Step 7: Approve the Work
When they deliver an alert (or several stream alerts) that are to your liking, approve their work, and pay them for their time and efforts. Feel free to tip if they did a fantastic job. Write a full review or rate them to help them find more work in the future.
Step 8: Upload Your Alerts to Your Broadcasting Software
After you have paid for them, you will be able to upload your stream alerts to Streamlabs, OBS, XSplit, or whichever broadcasting software you have chosen.
Custom Twitch alerts are a great way to celebrate the growth of your Twitch community and to give something back to your supporters.