I’ve been licensing my patterns to a range of companies for a number of years and get asked a lot about how I go about approaching companies to license my designs.
As a freelance surface pattern designer, licensing is the bread and butter of my income. It’s a great source of passive income. You can earn income from work you’ve already created, in multiple markets, globally. But to get your work licensed you need to be proactive in your approach.
In this class I’ll take you through some essential steps to getting your work licensed and to build your freelance business.
This class is for Surface Pattern Designers who are ready to approach their favourite companies to license their work.
In this class I’ll take you step by step through the following…
Are you ready?
ensure you have everything you need to license your designs
how to ensure you’re visible enough for Art Directors to find you
Approaching Art Directors
learn how to find art directors and how to contact them
Customising your portfolio
learn how to refine and customise a collection for the company you’re approaching for licensing
Contracts & Licenses
learn the ins and outs of these important legal documents
Keep clients and stay ahead of the game
learn how to retain those clients for future work and stay ahead of the game
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I’m proud of what I’ve created, and I’d really appreciate if you’d help me out by watching my class
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