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10 Videos (36m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Project

    • Overview

    • Principles of Effective Design

    • Buy Me

    • Join Me

    • Read Me

    • Transactional

    • FAQs (and Email Clients)

    • Closing Thoughts


About This Class

Join MailChimp's Fabio Carneiro and learn how to design a marketing email that helps you — the small business owners, freelancers, and startup teams — accomplish your business goals.

This class is an overview of email design, covering:

  • the difference between web design and email design
  • key considerations for designing and developing emails
  • best design practices for the 4 most common email types

Note: This class is an introduction to the craft of creating and developing effective email, not graphic design or the aesthetics of email.

An email's design has a huge impact on its effectiveness. Whether you want to design your own emails, tweak some templates, or just work more effectively with designers and developers on your team, use the tactics in this class to make the most of email!


MailChimp is an email marketing service provider founded in 2001. It has 9 million users that collectively send over 15 billion emails through the service each month.

Seeking an introduction to email marketing? Check out MailChimp's first class on Skillshare, Getting Started with Email Marketing.

276 of 288 students recommendSee All

Very good introduction to design considerations. Offers a lot of tips, so I took more than a few notes. Highly recommended. This class and another Mailchimp class Email Marketing Essentials: Writing Effective Emails complement each other; I recommend you watch both.
It's a pretty decent overview of generic elements of email design rules. I wish it included videos of how to use and customize MailChimp templates.
This class provided clear information and ideas on email marketing/design.
Sarah Reynolds

Graphic Designer | Image Maker





Fabio Carneiro

Email Development and Design, MailChimp

Fabio Carneiro specializes in email and user experience design. He is the lead email developer at MailChimp, in Atlanta, GA, where he and his team spend their days neck-deep in HTML email, designing and developing versatile, responsive templates for more than 8 million users.