Designer Spotlight: Ian Leino

We got a chance to talk to T-shirt designer, Ian Leino at this year’s Tampa Bay Comic-Con, in Tampa, Florida. In today’s video, he explains the process of designing shirts for websites such as TeeFury and He also talks about what he loves most in the design process and how he “fell backwards” into t-shirt design.

I have owned at least one of Ian’s designs for a few years. In December of 2013, I bought his amazing Doctor Whoville design for both myself and my husband.

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He has updated the design over the years, to include new Doctors, but the shirt remains one of my all time favorite t-shirts.

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I also own Ian’s Benedict Cumberbatch inspired design, “Cumber Batch Kids.”


My favorite thing about this shirt, is that it came with a Cabbage Patch Style Birth Certificate. Amazing! 🙂

Another one of my favorite’s is the Mt. Bustmore Design.


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The fit is right on (something I struggle to find in girl’s sizes) and the material is super soft and comfortable. Also, I love the Ghostbusters, and this is actually my first piece of Ghostbusters themed apparel.

He even designed a pair of the wonderful Teefury leggings we love so much: Argyle Fighters.

Check out Ian’s Work for yourself on his website, and don’t be surprised if you see his work pop up on other daily t-shirt design sites.

He is kind of a big deal. 🙂