Welcome! You’ve arrived to the design section of Teespring University. Here, we’ll provide you with all the tools and resources you’ll need to bring your awesome idea to life. But before delving right in, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page.

Remember: the key to designing a perfect tee is understanding your audience. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our audience section before moving on for tips on how to find and define your audience. This prep-process will prepare you to design an awesome and resonant idea that people are really going to love and wear. For the rest of you are already up to speed, let’s get started!


Creating an amazing t-shirt design does not have to be a complicated process. With simple, free tools available online you can create something funny, poignant, beautiful or totally bizarre.

You can be successful on Teespring regardless of your prior design experience. So don’t worry! We aren’t here to try and give you a four-year education. We aren’t here to try and teach you how to create the most complex or most unique design possible. Rather, we’re here to help you think about who you are selling to, what they’d like to wear, and how you can design something that resonates with them specifically.

Simple sells. So does complex.

We see a lot of amazing and intricate designs sell on Teespring. More often, we see really clear and simple ones. There is no right answer to design, and you do not need to be an expert to make something awesome!

Here are examples of two shirts that have both been extremely successful on Teespring. ICE UP SON and THIS IS HOW I ROLL, on the left, are good examples of simple designs that were marketed to the right audience at the right time.