The Designer

162Hi!  My name is Desirae Cardenas.  I am a self taught screen printer.  The only class I have taken is a screen printing class offered at my local art supply store.  I started designing t-shirts in 2012.  Now not only do I design them, but I also print them.  I do mostly screen printing and heat pressed vinyl.

It was a lot to learn when I first started, and the learning will probably never stop.  I learned a lot from You Tube, thank you, Cat Spit and Ryonet.  Who knew there were so many different ways to print and make t-shirts.  Currently I do screen printing, heat pressed vinyl, and heat transfer paper.  I have also done a few designs with rhinestones.  If you are not sure what any of that means stay tuned and I will eventually write about the differences, benefits, and cons of each one.

I am in the process of moving my equipment into my house, because it is currently in my husbands tool shed.  Said shed is not climate controlled.  We live in Texas, so the summers are very hot.  When I get things moved I will post photos of my work space.

If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you please leave my a comment and I will respond as soon as I can.