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Design is really important to Stephen so he decides to share his process of designing the latest thumbnail design (see this) for StephenPlays, as well as the history of the evolution of his thumbnails.

In Photoshop, he opens up the thumbnails from the various Let's Plays he has made, starting from Assassin's Creed II. He shares how he feels about each one and how things changed over the channel's history, especially their transition from using a banner to a rounded rectangle and then to incorporating the StephenPlays logo.

He then shares the various prototype thumbnails he made for Super Mario 64 and Bioshock 2 in trying to create their current design, and how they led up to their current thumbnail design.


  • Stephen mentions in this video that he designs Emile's thumbnails and logo.