What: Design by Humans is a print-on-demand shop that allows artists to upload designs to be printed t-shirts, hoodies and other products 

Expected pay: NA

Husl$core: $$$

Commissions and fees: Not applicable (you earn a set price, based on the product sold)

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: Art to upload that does not infringe on another’s trademarks or designs


Like the other print-on-demand shops, Design by Humans allows you to upload your art and turn it into t-shirts and phone cases, providing you with a royalty for every product sold.

The site has a smaller product mix than Society6 and Redbubble, but offers a somewhat more generous royalty rate — at least for the first 90 days that you’re on the site. After that, it’s roughly comparable to the other major sites.

Unfortunately, reviewers say that the quality isn’t up to snuff, which gives your beautiful art a poor canvas. There are also plenty of complaints about the Design by Humans’ customer service.

Society6 and Rebbubble appear to be better bets. However, there’s no prohibition from signing up and selling with all of them.

What their users say: ( from Yelp)

“While they have AWESOME designs, their customer service and overall organization SUCKS. 

“The poster I ordered was defective. It had a large white stripe across it. I also noticed that the resolution was terrible. Major JPEG artifacts. Clearly the image they used was blown up too large. I asked for a refund, but the best they could do was a replacement. No white stripe through the middle of the image, but the same crappy resolution.”

“Good luck getting in touch with the customer service here in any kind of reasonable timeline. They will only respond to requests of any kind via computer,-and you will usually have to wait for 24-72 hours. The size charts are weird, and they make you pay shipping for exchanges. What a frustrating experience!!!!! it’s a shame that I can’t trust these people to be consistent with their sizes, because I really like the designs of their T-shirts. “


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