Design and Illustrate a Label with Jon Contino Premium class

Jon Contino, Creative Director

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4 Videos (35m)
    • Introduction

    • My Favorite Hand-Illustrated Labels

    • Translating Your Mood Board Into Sketches

    • Working With Your Top Design (5:54)


About This Class

Join iconic lettering artist Jon Contino as he shares his process for preparing, designing, and executing iconic graphic labels. Whether it's packaging, t-shirts, or apples, there's a right way to design and illustrate a label — and now you can learn how.

You'll go behind-the-scenes in Jon's studio to explore what inspires him and see his full label design process — from research, sketches, and composition to manipulating final colors on the computer.

With 30 minutes of video lessons, 3 class-specific project guides, links to favorite articles, and a collection of core reference images, this class will inspire you to transform a simple sketch into a real mark. Get ready to make a lettered label you'll love!


Designs by Jon Contino


278 of 315 students recommendSee All

Nice One.
Nuthan Murarysetty

Always Learning and sharing my knowledge to others

Great Class I wish it was longer and a little more in dept.
Jon is an amazing designer and it's really cool to see his process. Appreciate the look behind the scenes!





Jon Contino

Creative Director


As a New York native, I have been under the influence of corporate mass marketing and inspirational street art since my first breath. Not surprisingly, I have garnered considerable attention for my unique approach to design utilizing hand-drawn lettering and typographic illustration in conjunction with a modern yet minimalistic sensibility. 

I received numerous accolades for my fusion of old and new world aesthetics and continue to influence modern trends in graphic design and apparel design.

I reside in New York with my wife Erin and daughter Fiona where I work as a freelance illustrator, and also as Co-Founder and Creative Director of menswear brand CXXVI Clothing Company.

For a complete list of my features and accolades, check out the information page on my personal website.