Surface design business courses to help artists get art licensing deals + price their work for profit.
Believe me, if you haven’t earned a lot as a surface designer yet, it’s not because your designs aren’t good.
In a perfect world, our art would speak for itself. But in the world we live in, we need to be able to consistently advocate for our work — without burning out.
These are the foundations for a surface design business that pays the bills.
Over the past decade, I slowly transitioned to my dream job as a full-time surface designer working for myself. Before that, I had a career as a graphic designer in email marketing (which was as boring as it sounds). When I say “slowly transitioned”, I mean it! It was definitely not an overnight success.
One thing that did help? Though I’m an artist, the other part of me is a total numbers nerd, so I thrived on testing different approaches, documenting my results, and creating streamlined systems for myself.
Ultimately I arrived at the methods that led me to collaborations with brands like Papyrus, Cloud9 Fabrics, Pyrex, and Trader Joe’s — and seeing my designs on products in stores I shop at!
Join me for a FREE video series where I help you improve your portfolio in just 10 minutes.