10 Amazing T Shirt Designer Portfolios

June 18, 2008 | Written by Gino | Category: T Shirt Business

Whether you are looking for a t shirt designer to do custom work for your new t shirt design business or you are just looking for inspiration for your own t shirt designs, you are bound to find a designer you love in the list below.

All these talented t shirt designers have amazing portfolios filled with colorful and detailed t shirts designs created for a variety of clients. If you are looking for amazing t shirt design contact the designers below to see if they will be willing to do custom work.

Outsourcing the design work can save you a lot of time when starting a t shirt line! Plus a lot of the designers below have large fan bases already and having work done by them could benefit both of you!

Amazing T Shirt Designer Portfolios

1. Herman Lee

Herman Lee has to be my personal favorite t shirt designer! His style is one of a kind and he is well known in the t shirt design community.

2. AJ Dimarucot

Aj Dimarucot is well known for his visual art masterpieces and his t shirt designs are no exception. His tee designs are very graphic, colorful and will be sure to make any t lover’s heart melt.

3. Jeff Finley

Jeff Finley is a graphic designer and part owner of Go Media. He is well known not only for his design studio, but also for the amazing t shirt designs he creates!

4. Ed Pincombe

Ed Picombe is a t shirt designer with a unique style who has had many great submissions get accepted to Threadless.com.

5. Ray Frenden

Ray Frenden is a talented illustrator and t shirt designers who creates powerful, colorful and clean lined illustrations for t shirts, identities and more.

6. Flying Mouse

Flying Mouse is a great designer who submits a lot of his work to Threadless. he has many wining submissions which is not an easy thing to achieve!

7. Kneil Melicano

Kneil Melicano is a designer and illustrator will a very detailed t shirt design style.

8. Matt Lyon of C86

Matt Lyon has some really fun and colorful t shirt designs that keep your eyes moving and searching for cool new details constantly!

9. Justin White

Justin White has designed some amazing tees which often use lots of color and long flowing lines.

10. Josh Principe

Josh Principe has designed many t shirts of varying styles, one of my favorite ones being the image showcased below!

Do you know any other great t shirt designers or design tees yourself? Let us know in the comments!

34 Responses

  1. Illu | June 19th, 2008


  2. One of Twenty | June 19th, 2008

    Really amazing stuff, my brother and I are starting our own t-shirt design and art gallery online (OneofTwenty) and this is the kinda stuff we look up to.

  3. Fubiz | June 19th, 2008

    Beautiful selection!

  4. Jeff FInley | June 19th, 2008

    Thanks Gino! I appreciate the linkage. Nice to be in the company of other great designers.

  5. kivoiam | June 19th, 2008

    Joshua M. Smith aka hydro74 does mind boggling amazing work. http://www.hyrdo74.com

  6. tasos | June 20th, 2008


  7. Debbie | June 24th, 2008

    Show us what you got! The world is waiting!

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    Join ShirtCraze today and submit cool t-shirt designs and slogans, buy awesome shirts, and vote for your favorites. It’s easy and free to join!

    You see, each month we are having a t-shirt designs contest where the top ten vote receiving designs will win a total of $5000.00! That’s right…$5000.00! ShirtCraze is a pure democracy…the most votes wins!
    We will also choose a random voter to receive $500.00 just for coming to ShirtCraze to vote for their favorite design or slogan! The more days you come to vote each month, the better your chances of winning the $500.00.

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  8. aj dimarucot | July 3rd, 2008

    Wow thanks for putting me up on the list. Totally unexpected.

  9. Gary Rudisill | July 20th, 2008

    Please check out my site http://www.GaryRudisill.com

  10. Josh Principe | July 25th, 2008

    thanks for the link man, was not expecting that.

  11. Maria | August 12th, 2008

    Do you want to see 10 scary but funny t-shirt designs? The idea is originally conceived by me. To view the design, please check this :) http://super-saver-store.com/blog/?p=12

  12. Derek | August 18th, 2008

    #5 is really kool. great design

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  14. Flipowski | September 4th, 2008

    Check also these coolafied & purified designs >> http://www.aaitski.com

    The Aaitski! Bros.

  15. Derek | September 12th, 2008


    “don’t be a bastard”

  16. PK | September 28th, 2008

    Great designs

  17. Nathan Winburn | February 18th, 2009

    check out my fantasy/ dark art
    just hit browse gallery on the site

  18. Amit Partani | March 4th, 2009

    hi, i like the t-shirts, they are really cool. it is something very unique. all the designers have a good sense of designing n presenting the product. i like the ideas and the way all have put them. keep it up guys!!!! looking forwrd to see some more such kinds of prints and designs in any format.
    and yes, i am even looking for a t-shirt designer who is willing to work for my brand and my t-shirt company.so looking forward to see ur portfolio.

  19. Amit Partani | March 4th, 2009

    i loked “herman lee” , “lay frenden” and “kneil melicano”
    these three were awsome. looking forward to see these guys portfolios for my t-shirt company n for my brand.
    keep it up guys…..

  20. Donatella V | March 14th, 2009

    Not funny T-shirt designs!

  21. Roxsie | March 20th, 2009

    Hi there

    Wow this a great site. I really do admire the creative and artistic abilities. I have found a new passion for design. Though I donot know how and who can help with having my designs get noticed.


  22. Marco Minervino | April 30th, 2009

    does anybody know the name of the artist who makes the illustrations of the characters for scam t-shirts?

  23. jamie bennett | May 11th, 2009

    also check out Pistache….. http://www.pistacheclothing.com

  24. Ralph Manis | June 17th, 2009

    Nice choices… I have to say that I like Kneil Melicano’s a lot!


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  26. mike deebel | August 13th, 2009

    Hey Gino! I love that Justin White shirt!! I followed the link to his site, but I couldn’t find the shirt you have posted here anywhere. Any ideas where I might find it?? Thanx.

  27. Gerhard | August 21st, 2009

    I love Knell Mell designs, would like to have him in my portfolio. It reminds me to Sean Larsson latest designs. Good job guys!

  28. IOTC | September 1st, 2009

    Rock on.. Rock on

    Justin White’s designs are awesome.
    as well as Hermans.

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  30. Tshepo | October 27th, 2009

    Hey fellas. I have been designing a lot of t’s lately. Now I want to sell my designs.

    What do yall think is the best bet, to sell the designs to a clothing brand and get commision on each t or just start up my own establishment

  31. lsdink | November 26th, 2009

    If you have the artistic edge, we have the platform for you to show off and flaunt your designs.

    http://www.lsdink.com functions on a very unique and novel concept of selling limited editions of designed t-shirts.

    Individual artists around the world submit their designs and the best design is voted a winner. The winner’s t-shirt design is showcased and up for sale for a duration of 69 hours only. There are limited versions of these t-shirts which make them more exclusive and desirable and a symbol of pride for the owner.

    A site – of the youth, for the youth, by the youth

  32. Mayank | December 25th, 2009

    I design t shirts an i looking for it as a my career can you help me. I have some designs done by me.

  33. Patrick | December 31st, 2009

    Looking for someone to put my ideas into reality for my Christian Clothing company. It will specialize in skateboarding and biker apparel. I have several ideas, but lack the artistic ability to get them into production. Let me know if anyone is interested. Thanks

  34. Claytowne | January 12th, 2010

    These are really nice examples. Beautiful compositions, a bit of humor,a bit of everything. However doing t-shirts for clients is a totally different animal. I’ve designed t-shirts for my own company as well as many for clients who are starting their own t-shirt company or need branded merchandise. My t-shirt design portfolio can be seen here: http://www.claytowne.com/ct_gallery_ill_tshirt.html