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


292 of 329 students recommendSee All

What a great class! He does an excellent job explaining the process! Thank you, Jon, for sharing your knowledge!
great class!
Nice One.
Nuthan Murarysetty

Always Learning and sharing my knowledge to others





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.