Leverage Alumni Testimonials
Hear from past students about how Leverage Your Art helped them to grow their businesses and changed their lives.
Stacie's course saved 2020 for me! It gave me direction, validation for the dreams I've been kicking around for years, and support as I got started with actually pursuing them. Now I'm consistently pitching my work for licensing and making tangible moves toward wholesale. My website is also 1000% more focused and usable than it was before the course. I've come SO FAR since the class started, and I owe it all to Stacie! Her approachable, open, no-BS teaching style was exactly what I needed to find my own confidence as a creative business owner and as a human.
Tammy de Zilva
Before Leverage, I was purely focusing on building my portfolio and trying to license by work. When I discovered Stacie and the idea of leveraging my art across multiple income streams, it ignited a fire in me. I instantly wanted to sign up to Leverage Your Art and learn all about it. A few months later I had an online shop, taken wholesale and consignment orders, had a stall at markets, was featured in a book, taught my first in person class, licensed my work and grew my business so much more than I ever dreamed of. I'm so thankful to Stacie for sharing not only her knowledge but her encouragement and support. I am so pumped with the direction my business is now taking.
Taking Leverage You Art forever changed the way that I saw every little thing I created. Stacie not only teaches you the ends and outs of licensing and manufacturing your work, but she teaches you how to work smarter and not harder with what you are already creating. I absolutely needed the permission to reuse and repurpose my work. Coming in with a mindset that this was somehow cheating or being "lazy," I had never allowed myself to use my work in multiple ways. Stacie teaches you to really SEE your work and pick it apart to create different products and create more revenue. As someone who has been selling my artwork for quite some time, I was so challenged. I learned so much about the fabric industry, licensing, pitching, and was given a ton of resources for new manufacturers to work with. If you are someone who is just starting out, this is also an excellent course for you. Stacie walks you through branding, website building, finding your artistic voice, managing social media and so much more! I could go on and on, but I promise that you will not be disappointed with this well-rounded course with lots of heart from Stacie Bloomfield.
Stacie's first ever introduction of her awesome course "LEVERAGE YOUR ART" was a smashing success. I am so impressed by her creativity, spontaneity and talent. Not only did I learn a lot, but I look forward to all the jam packed informative lessons I can return to and review over and over. I am so extremely happy to have taken this course and look forward to many more opportunities to learn from the best of the best. The modules within the course are jam-packed with ideas to expand your horizons.
Leverage Your Art (as well as the Creative Powerhouse Society) has been a complete game changer for my creative career. Stacie has shown me how many possibilities there are to diversify my income, expand my reach, and create a more sustainable design practice. I now have a fabric collection being released this summer, and am represented by an art agent. I am so glad I made the investment!
I took Stacie's class and it was just the right information, encouragement and push that I needed to move forwards in my career. I've gotten several freelance jobs since the class, so the investment into myself paid itself multiple times over already. I loved how Stacie was present for the students during and after the class, the Q&A sessions were awesome, and I had all my questions answered. Stacie is a genuine, honest and approachable teacher and her style of teaching fit me perfectly.
Hi Stacie, I just wanted to reach out and say that your course Leverage Your Art has changed my life. ️
I just launched my own website today and I’m already feeling my energy shift. I can’t begin to tell you how amazing the course was and how much I got out of it. I still have tons to go back and review but I’m already on a path to something I’ve been dreaming about for years. Thank you. For your willingness to share and be yourself and to put so much love and hard work into the course. This Canadian girl is forever grateful. ️
I’ve been been working in a creative field for the last 20 years, but never for myself. I am also a ceramic artist and love drawing on paper and on my pots. I thought of starting to sell my own home decor products and then surface pattern design came into my orbit. I wasn’t really sure how to get started. So last summer I made a leap and decided to invest in the Leverage Your Art course by Stacie Bloomfield. It’s a very intensive and comprehensive 8-week course. Stacie takes you through a 360º view of creative entrepreneur’s business, teaches about multiple revenue streams and all the different ways you can monetize your artwork. Stacie’s enthusiasm and sincerity is infectious and she really genuinely wants to help everyone succeed. For me it was a lot of new information and after taking Leverage Your art course I decided to work on art licensing income stream first and have focused on building my surface design portfolio. The best part is that you can go back to the course and revisit it again whenever you are ready to implement other parts of the course into your business. I can definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to become a creative entrepreneur.
I was first introduced to Stacie when I saw a Facebook Live interview she did on a Facebook group I am part of. I was instantly drawn to her kindness, fun personality and in awe of how much knowledge she had and her willingness to share that with us. When Leverage Your Art was announced I knew I had to take this opportunity to learn more from her. After trying to guide myself through the business of surface design and art licensing for a few years now, I realized that I needed more guidance and this course gave me that. I gained so much more knowledge and insight to this business from someone who has proven success. Thank you Stacie for being so kind, generous with your knowledge and real! I do believe this course is an investment for my business and I am eager and excited to implement what I have learned!
I signed up for Leverage immediately after convincing my husband that it would change everything...lol... and then I convinced two of my girlfriends to take it with me, ha! Leverage made me stop and reflect. Leverage made me look at the work I had created in the last five years and think about how I could maximize that work. I have been wholesaling for five years and Leverage opened my eyes to new ways to get my products in stores and how to pitch myself with efficiency.
I feel confident. My wheels are turning and I am super inspired. I feel so motivated to use the work I have been creating and add it to more products. Since the class ended last summer, I have formed a new LLC (I had moved and not created another one in my new state), copyrighted 20 pieces, talked with a wholesale rep and created a pitching schedule for stores and licensing! I have also created tea towels, washi tape and sticker all using existing artwork! I feel limitless and also supported by Stacie and her team. Her vulnerability and transparency throughout the class were so inspiring. I have two kids, I am a stay at home mom and I appreciated the realness in all of the live calls. I mean how amazing is it to have kids run in on every live call and construction happening at the same time all while hosting calls from your COVID “office”?
"Leverage Your Art really changed the way I do business and create new artwork. The well-organized, easy to understand, and extremely thorough lessons helped me to see where I needed to make changes in my business so that I could work smarter, not harder to create the business I've been dreaming of. Thank you, Stacie, for creating this wonderful class and taking the time to share your knowledge in such a kind, fun, and approachable way! Since completing Leverage Your Art, I have designed an entire new product line that will be launching very soon. I would never have been able to do it without taking Leverage Your Art, and I find myself revisiting the videos and lessons again and again and I learn something new every time!"
Leverage was so full of content and value that I hardly know where to start. I could (and will) watch it over and over again. It helped to take a lot of the mystery out of the business side of selling your art. It gave me practical, actionable steps to begin realizing my dreams. Thank you, Stacie for your transparency and frank honesty. Your openness and willingness to just put it all out there is inspiring and very much appreciated. - A Grateful Alumni...Robin
I took Leverage because my art licensing business had plateaued and I needed to figure out how to reach the next level. The course covered many different revenue streams (some of which I'd never thought of) and the guest speakers were top-notch, providing great insights into their specialties. At the end of each week, I'd write in my notes, "what makes sense for me right now" and put down my thoughts. I realized that what DIDN'T fit was as important as what DID, allowing me to narrow down a direction from all the possibilities. It's fun to go back and see how my perceptions changed throughout the course. A year later my revenue is up about 150% and I feel more confident and more hopeful about the direction my business is heading.
Hi Stacie and team,
THANK YOU FOR THE LOADS OF INFORMATION, HELP, AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE LAST 8 WEEKS! You are SO generous, I am so grateful to have been able to take the course and continue with the membership, way to leverage! And to keep giving.
Deep, utmost generous, real, and insightful!
Leverage Your Art is propelling me from where I am, giving me a zoom in and out perspective to take advantage of what is in front of me. I am in my 4th year as a part-time freelance artist and Stacie and her team have shone light in achievable practices that make my art stronger and cohesive, building systems that support my goals. They know SO much and are so resourceful in finding what they don’t. The expert guests made it a full learning experience. I highly, highly recommend it!
For anyone thinking of taking the course:
Just wanted to reach out and extend my thanks to Stacie for her Leverage Your Art class. Even though it was probably one of the most stressful and exhausting times in my life I just felt called to participate. I had been working in a job I loved as a Broadway and Film Makeup artist and then Covid hit and utterly crushed any possibility of work. I had always had a small stream of income from private commissions and doing a few prints here and there but was utterly lost when it came to turning this into a real career. From the moment I took the Free intro class I KNEW I was in the right place. Stacie’s exercises and knowledge were the push I needed to move forward as both an illustrator and professional sculptor. More than anything it gave me the courage to find the audience waiting to see my unique way of creating. This year I have already signed onto two licensing contracts as well as designing two theatrical stage productions and collaborating with a company in England to produce 3 dimensional versions of artwork for the estate of a renowned illustrator. I will absolutely be working through the course again this year and look forward to integrating more social media to build my brand and introducing surface design into my portfolio. I know how hard it can be to make decisions about investing in yourself, it was a major step for me…But when it came down to it, I realized I not only was investing in myself in that moment…I was investing in the best version of myself as the artist and entrepreneur that I was MEANT to be.
Here’s to finding “the magic” in every small step along the way!
The Leverage Your Art course has exceeded my expectations! It's all about creating multiple revenue streams for your business. And business is all about making decisions. This course allowed me to look into many available options, compare and choose the best for myself. It gives me confidence and takes a lot of guessing out of the process. I also like that Stacie is so honest and open with her students, sharing her experiences and expertise. Thanks to the Leverage course and CPS membership, I have opened an online shop on my website and now I'm offering art prints and some other products for sale. Looking forward to creating more digital products and adding more revenue streams! Before Leverage, I didn't even know about all the available options and didn't believe that I can do it. Thank you so much, Stacie!
Since participating in the Leverage Your Art course, my confidence as an artist has grown immensely. From Stacie and her team, I have received unlimited guidance, support and encouragement - which is so essential to me as I make my way in the business of creativity.
Stacie has created a space where artists of all kinds can come together to grow, learn and share their stories, just as she does with us each and every day. Stacie is down-to-earth and authentic - the real deal. And her enthusiasm is contagious - it bubbles over into everything she does!
It’s very exciting to be part of this group of like-minded souls and I look forward to continuing on my creative journey with all my new friends in this community!
From the bottom of my heart Stacie, I thank you!