Free Download: The Art Licensing Email Pitch Guide


I bet you’ve walked through your favorite retail store or shopped online, and said to yourself, “I would LOVE to design for this company… but HOW do I get my work in front of the right people? How do artists and designers land those big collaborations? It feels so mysterious.”

I remember thinking the exact same thing. Years ago, my dream collaboration was with a company called “The Land Of Nod”, but I had no idea how to get seen by them. That is, until one day I got really brave, drafted an email, and PITCHED MYSELF to their Creative Director.

That email changed the course of my career.
I got a reply and began designing the first of several collections for that company. And that collaboration led to my being able to work with other brands such as West Elm, Moda Fabrics, Chronicle Books, and many more.

I want to help YOU to find your dream collaborations and land them with the help of this guide. As you read through it, imagine...

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10 Tips to Boost Your Productivity

learn with stacie Sep 29, 2020
Sometimes when we've got a lot to do, it can be extremely overwhelming. I know a lot more of us are working from home right now as well, which is a big shift! Trying to get things done from home can be a challenge when you're first getting into it, so I've put together a list of my top 10 tips to boost your productivity.

I hope you find this helpful if your workflow has recently changed, or if you're simply looking for a way to streamline your creative work, or if you've got a big project that you've been wanting to get done but aren't quite sure where to start!
1. Make a List!
There is nothing more satisfying than making a task list and checking things off! I always find that my mind is so much clearer when I'm able to get everything I need to get done written down where I can see it. It's also helpful to prioritize the tasks based on time sensitivity so I know what to work on first.

Whenever I don't finish all my tasks for the day, I simply move those over onto my...
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Brain Dumping! 5 Tips for Sorting Your Thoughts and Ideas More Effectively

learn with stacie Sep 25, 2020
Brain dump: the act or an instance of comprehensively and uncritically expressing and recording one's thoughts and ideas (as on a particular topic)

Brain dumping (or brain storming) is one of my all-time favorite creative exercises. Basically, it's  making a giant list of everything that's going on in your mind at the time, and can be used for all sorts of purposes. It's a wonderful way to sort out your thoughts, clear your mind, and spark new ideas.
I often use it when I start to feel overwhelmed by my work. There's something so calming about emptying my mind of all of the chaotic thoughts tossing around, and getting them down onto paper where I can see them, organize them, and make a plan for how to move forward. It's like I'm de-cluttering my brain!
I also use it when I'm feeling a little creatively blocked, to help the ideas start flowing again, especially when I have some kind of prompt! If there's a particular topic I'm looking at, I'll...
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