This FREE challenge starts on March 15 and is for anyone interested in surface design or art licensing. You in???

Build a Portfolio that Works FOR You!

My 3x3 Design Challenge gives you the excitement of joining an art challenge (in a manageable timeframe) with crowd-pleasing design briefs using timeless themes. That combo allows you to create at your own pace designing art that adds value to your portfolio and is easier to pitch to companies. 

You'll receive a prompt every Friday for 3 weeks that includes:

My 3x3 Design Challenge gives you the excitement of joining an art challenge (in a more manageable timeframe) with design briefs using timeless themes. That combo allows you to create at your own pace designing art that is easier to pitch to companies. 

  • A curated mood board
  • Design ideas to help you brainstorm
  • Ready-to-use color palette swatches
  • Helpful resource links 

During the challenge, you'll receive a design brief every Friday for 3 weeks straight that includes:

A curated mood board

Design ideas to help you brainstorm

Ready-to-use color palette swatches

Helpful resource links



  • A curated mood board
  • Design ideas to help you brainstorm
  • Ready-to-use color palette swatches
  • Helpful resource links 

The 3x3 Challenge REALLY works!

Many artists have received licensing deals, agent representation, and more from the artwork they created for this challenge.

I've been doing the 3x3 challenge since the very first one. The prompts are so good, always leave me feeling inspired to create, and make my portfolio very well rounded. It is by far my favorite challenge to participate in!

"I've gained agent representation and sold 2 of the designs + saw interest in others I made for the 3x3 challenge."

- Tracy Beagen

It inspired me to finish a full collection that I licensed to Raspberry Creek Fabrics' CLUB line. Seeing complete strangers sharing the Christmas pajamas they sewed their children with my designs is a special kind of magic.

"I enjoyed the challenge's spins on classic themes so I created work that is both timeless and current."

- Janelle Coury

The holiday work I made for it was noticed by Lilla Rogers and I was offered representation. And that same work caught the attention of Sunny & Ted who commissioned me to create a party paper collection celebrating all shades of Santa.

"The 3x3 challenge was such a game-changer for me!"

- Kay Wolfersperger

They've helped me a lot in building my portfolio. And recently, I've started manufacturing sarees using a design from the challenge — it was a custom order and I'm pretty thrilled about it.

"The 3x3 Challenge opened new doors for me and I'm able to see my business and art in a new light."

- Gargi Datta Banik

I shared a number of Christmas designs on Instagram, including a challenge design. Cloud9 Fabrics noticed it and licensed it for their latest Christmas collection. It’s been really special to see my name on the selvedge.

"It’s great having a fresh new brief to spark inspiration & ensure you’re creating designs that have a wider appeal."

- Helen Bowler

After participating in round 2 of the 3x3 challenge, one of my challenge designs was licensed as a greeting card with Trader Joe's.

"Thank you for these prompts!"

- Stephanie Bauer

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