From Teacher to Artist- John Spagnola and His Designs


After being in the graphics industry from early stages in life, John Spagnola was an excellent graphics Communications teacher. However, when the school he was working for shut down that department, and with him having to take care of his ill mother- John knew he had to find another way to make a living.

It’s people like John who make me so happy to see a place like Etsy exists.
By opening an Etsy store, John was able to set a new business- right from his home!
His designs skills have not been diminished, in-fact they got better as he now had a “free hand” in what he wanted to design.
Thinking practical, John has designed 200+ everyday accessories and items like tshirts, tank tops and even stickers- all with his unique skill set and messages he wanted to send out into the world! He’s using vinyl heat press techniques- to make sure his prints come out in the best condition! A heat press is a nifty way to transfer designs onto T-shirts and it’s becoming an increasingly popular way to showcase designs. If you feel inspired by Johns’s work, you might want to read heat press reviews and get involved in the action. You can start creating some cool designs of your own then.

John is always looking to make his items personal, so he added banners and signs and an open statement to any potential client that he can customize your printing needs, and so far… He’s lived up to that high bar! With more than 350 sales on his Etsy store, SpagGraphics, John has manages to maintain a 5star rating. Amazing, right?

Some of his designs are meaningful, showing his opinion on the world. Other designs are inspired by daily lives, things like food, movies and TV shows. And some are just… Cynic! (And I love it!)

John’s case is a clear one- of how much Etsy can change lives, and it’s a reminder for all of us to choose quality over quantity, handmade over branded- and simply shop with our hearts!

See more of John’s amazing designs in his Etsy store SpagGraphics, or follow his social media (Facebook | Instagram | Twitter) for all of his updates on new designs and potential sales!

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