T-Shirt Design

T-Shirt Design for Tweens and Teens

In partnership with JTruth Designs

During the T-Shirt design program, our youth will learn the fundamentals of how to design, and print their own t-shirts. Youth will work with professionals to explore different design styles, and improve their creative skills.

From design through production, we’ll cover which kinds of materials cotton or blends do best with particular types of designs, and covers various printing methods, design considerations, production challenges, and of course budgets and how to get the most out of your design. By walking through potential pitfalls and providing you with the knowledge you need to make smart creative and logistical decisions, we will help ensure that you’ll have a better chance of getting your t-shirt design right the first time.

By the end of camp students will learn

  • Choosing materials to print on
  • Vectors vs. pixels
  • Choosing a printing method
  • Know how direct-to-garment (DTG), dye sublimation, and screen-printing methods work.
  • Online t-shirt printing options
  • Designing the shirt
  • Adobe Illustrator Basics
  • Production challenges
  • Location and size of design
  • How your budget affects your methods
  • Specialty colors and inks for screen prints
  • Social awareness and creative thinking

Registration is open


How you can help us

Your support will provide us the tools for our youth to be
successful, creative thinkers, and problem solvers.