But you’re not bringing in the money you deserve to be making from your craft.
Maybe the freelance gigs aren’t coming in as quickly as you’d like, or you’re having to work a day job that you’re not really enjoying to help pay your bills. You want to love the work you’re doing, but you also want more financial consistency, and you’re not quite sure if you can have both.
Yup — We Freakin' Get That.
We know from experience that stressing about money SUCKS, which is why we're extra excited to help you climb on out of that stress-hole and find more stability in your career.
After seeing the magic of licensing in our own businesses, there's no way we're going to keep this secret any longer...
Katie is a lettering artist with an affinity for ornamentation. She stumbled into art licensing after creating her own line of greeting cards that happened to catch the attention of other card companies. She has been happily designing cards, gift bags, totes, and many other products for brands ever since.
Ilana is a Mama, lettering artist, and the author of Mind Your Business, a workbook for creative entrepreneurs. After working on her own line of paper goods, she got requests to design for bigger brands, leading her into the world of art licensing. Now she spends her time designing for planners, stationery, apparel and more!
- What is Art Licensing?
- Fee Structures
- Licensing Agreements
- Creating a Portfolio
- Design Specs
- Marketing Yourself
- Finding & Contacting Buyers
- Finding & Working With An Agent
- Wrapping Up
- Design Behind-the-Scenes
- Trend Shopping
- Creating Repeat Patterns In Adobe Illustrator
- Creating Repeat Patterns in Adobe Photoshop
- Pricing Cheat Sheet
- Copyright Basics
How art licensing for products works & how it's different from traditional freelancing
Pricing, negotiating, and understanding common fee structures
Types of licensing agreements, legal terms, & artist contracts
Building a professional licensing portfolio that buyers will love
How and where to market and sell your work