Hey, Cool Shirt: Designing Effective T-shirt Graphics Premium class

Chris Delorenzo, Graphic Artist

5 Videos (1h 9m)
  • Get to Know Your Brand

    • Trailer

      01:43
    • T-Shirt Design Showcase

      3
      3
      11:27
  • Sketching Your Graphic

    • Research and Sketching

      4
      4
      08:13
  • Getting To Your Initial Illustration

    • Typography and Illustration

      1
      1
      20:38
  • Finalizing Design For Printers

    • Setting Up for Production

      27:23

About This Class

Whether you're starting your own clothing brand or you've always wanted to design a shirt for your favorite clothing company this is your chance to design a shirt for that dream client of yours! You'll learn to define your brand of choice (or your own) through research and sketching and create a design that represents it using typography and illustration, then we'll get it all ready to print! 

What You'll Learn

In this class the student plays the part of the freelancer as we cover important aspects of the design and pre-production process, which include:

  • Get to Know Your Brand. Researching your brand and conceptualizing graphics
  • Sketching Your Graphic. Sketching from thumbnails to refined drafts
  • Getting to Your Initial Illustration. Basic t-shirt set up and guidelines
  • Finalizing Design for Printers. Differences between printing techniques, and tech packing your shirts for printers

What You'll Make

You'll design a t-shirt for yor choice brand. Along the way you'll share your work within the Skillshare Classroom for feedback from peers.

96% Positive Reviews 360 See All

Very informative. Clear and moderate tone. Not boring at all. Hope he teaches more classes!
Exactly what you need to know for designing tshirt graphics including file setup for production and different sceenprinting ink types. Great class and inspiring design examples.
Loved it! I learned a lot from this great insight into Chris's process! (:
Matey Devedzhiev

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Chris Delorenzo

Graphic Artist

I'm a Boston based illustrator and graphic designer. My designs are playful, clever and bold with a strong emphasis on visual humour and typography. 

After graduating from Syracuse University, where I took interest in graphic design, art direction and packaging, I was hired on as an Associate Art Director for Saatchi & Saatchi in NYC. In the summer of 2010 I became the head designer at Johnny Cupcakes Inc.

In my short professional career I have provided design and art direction for clients such as AMC, GE, City of London, Wendy’s, Fiber One, Wired, Texas Monthly, Monocle, Sarah Lawrence College, Nidecker Snowboards, LG, Smirnoff, and Samsung.