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Art Licensing 101: Build Your Illustration Career

A course by Allison Cole , Illustrator and Surface Designer

Illustrator and Surface Designer. Providence, United States.
Joined May 2021

Learn how to grow your business through essential pattern design skills and valuable licensing basics.

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  • 99% positive reviews (272)
  • 7082 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to grow your business through essential pattern design skills and valuable licensing basics.

A course by Allison Cole

Creating unique products with an original design is a great way to build a successful business. In the process of doing so, it’s important to license your work and promote it. Illustrator and surface designer, Allison Cole, has made a career of monetizing her colorful, whimsical patterns, and has collaborated with clients such as Hasbro, Snapchat and Target.

Transform your unique pattern designs into a successful business. Allison uses her expertise and experience to teach you the basics of art licensing and how to create a professional design and presentation. Discover how to apply marketplace research to your work and what you need to do to sell it.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 7 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (272)
  • 7082 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 35m)
  • 7 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a surface design presentation print to market to potential clients.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for illustrators and artists who want to learn about licensing their work and build industry-specific business skills.

Requirements and materials

Some experience in illustration or design, and basic knowledge of Photoshop is required.


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7082 Students
272 Reviews
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Allison Cole

A course by Allison Cole

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Illustrator and Surface Designer

Allison Cole is an illustrator and surface designer. After graduating in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design, she started making products with her own illustrations, such as notebooks, tote bags and pillows. She turned that into a career by selling the items at craft markets and then on Etsy.

Her creative passion and industry expertise has led her to work with multiple clients across several markets including Target, Snapchat, Hasbro, and Nike.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Fundamentals of Art Licensing

    • Art Licensing to Grow Your Business
    • Licensing Terms and Definitions
    • Markets and Research Tips
  • U3

    Creating Your Art

    • Reflection and Pattern Design: Inspiration
    • Repeating Patterns Explained
    • Pattern Design: How to Make a Repeating Pattern
    • How to Make a Presentation Print
  • U4

    Promoting and Selling Your Work

    • How to Promote Your Work
    • How to Present Your Work to Prospective Clients
    • Selling Your Designs: Best Practices
  • FP

    Final project

    • Art Licensing Foundations

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Art Licensing 101: Build Your Illustration Career. Illustration, Marketing, and Business course by Allison Cole Best seller

Art Licensing 101: Build Your Illustration Career

A course by Allison Cole
Illustrator and Surface Designer. Providence, United States.
Joined May 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (272)
  • 7082 students