Hello my creative friend. You have probably had this huge question inside of your head for a while:
"How do I know that my art is GOOD ENOUGH to make money from?"
You are not alone.
This is the #1 question that I get from artists.
In fact, 10+ years ago, I was wondering the same thing about my art.
- I wondered who would ever buy my art
- I wondered if my artwork looked professional enough
- I wondered if I could have a future where my art could provide income for my family
- I wondered if my friends and family would take my dreams seriously
I'm living proof that you CAN create Art That Works for your big goals.
BEFORE YOU PUT TOGETHER YOUR ART LICENSING PORTFOLIO:
Make sure that you are making the RIGHT type of work that BUYERS will flock towards.
I teach you how to critique each piece of your artwork inside of Art That Works.
You won't have to wonder anymore if your art is READY after taking Art That Works.
If you dream of designing fabric, stationery, wall art, and home decor, Art That Works is the next step to take as you chase your surface design dreams.
Every artist starts in the same place: by putting pencil to paper (or stylus to tablet).
The difference between the artists that grow and thrive and the artists that stay stuck?
Learning HOW to evaluate your own art objectively and identifying WHO your dream customer is.
Here's Exactly What We Cover In This Course:
Composition, Design Elements, and Principles of Design
We are going back to Art 101 with this lesson as we cover the basics of what makes GOOD art.
My Own Art Evolution
Go back in time with me where I show you the first artwork that I tried sell. Spoiler alert: there are very obvious reasons why my earliest work didn't have an audience. I'll tell you why!
Run Your Art Through The Rubric
I've created a system for you to grade and evaluate your own artwork. This is the MOST important thing you can learn as an artist: the art of self critique and looking at your own work objectively. Then you will know what edits your art needs to be marketable.
Your Place In The Market
Where do you dream of seeing your art? What type of products do you imagine your designs gracing? Design with the end in mind.
Who Is Your Dream Customer?
This is a first step exercise in helping you figure out exactly WHO would be interested in purchasing your art or products featuring your art.
A lesson where I share with you over 50 products that you can design for. As long as people buy products, there is a place for you as a designer.
Develop a Unique Style
How to develop your own style without copying artists you admire.
Next Steps in Your Art Licensing Career
After you've evaluated your art and have made a plan to elevate your best work, what comes next?
Hi. I’m Stacie Bloomfield.
I’m an illustrator, licensed artist and owner of my own stationery company called Gingiber.
I've been exactly where you are: you are dreaming of having a career as an artist. I graduated with an art degree, but then became a coffee shop manager because I didn't know how to make money with my art.
I started selling my own artwork online. I realized that I could leverage my artwork by selling products wholesale, licensing my art, doing custom work, and creating book illustrations. The possibilities seemed endless!
Now over a decade later my products are carried in over 1000 brick and mortar shops.
I’ve taken those same designs on my own products and have licensed them with major brands such as Moda Fabrics, Crate and Barrel, William Sanoma, and more.
I’m passionate about illustration and teaching creatives how they can leverage their art into a career.
You have the ability to create a body of work that can actually sell and is ready for art licensing pitching and product development.
I'll teach you the 3 foundational skills you need to inside this course.
YOU'VE GOT THIS!