Have a question? It might just be answered below:
Do you have a catalog where I can see all your designs?
Not really. I license my designs to many different companies who then manufacture, publish, market and sell my designs in their own product lines. These product lines vary wildly and change seasonally. You'll find lots of links to currently available products here in the sidebars of the blog: just a click will take you to an online retail source for each item pictured.
If you'd like a simple way to stay current with what's new, what's out there now in stores and what's coming soon, please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and I promise you'll be the first to know!
Do you have a studio where I can visit?
For now, I work from my teeny tiny home, in a teeny tiny studio, which I happily share with my weird and socially-awkward animals. Here, there is not much in the way of separation between home (private) space and work (business) space.
Once my art is scanned and in digital format, the originals are promptly packaged up and stored safely in my basement studio - not spread out or displayed on the walls or shelves. Same with product samples and handmade items: put away in boxes, as there just isn't really a place to spread it all out.
Most of my clients are located several states away, so there isn't really a need for a traditional business/client/public area for meetings and such. And those that are here in Seattle - if we don't meet at their own offices, most of the time it's simpler (and a nice excuse) to get out to a coffee joint or lunch spot for meetings anyway.
However, there are projects in the works for this year (2017) and the Artstuff Studio is growing, stay tuned here and on social media to find out more.
I'm an art director. Do you have an online portfolio where I can view your art?
I just joined the Art Licensing Show but I'm still working on my portfolio! It will be up soon. For now, though, if you contact me and tell me a little about your company and what you're interested in working on together, I'd be glad to send you a digital sample portfolio (jpeg or PDF).
I'm looking for a Beth Logan (or Beth Hendrickson Logan) poster I saw/had years ago, but can't find it anywhere. Can you help?
Sure - contact me and I'll hook you up! If it's still being sold elsewhere, I can direct you to a retailer who still carries it. I've started compiling these "archival" designs right here, and hope to add more to this page soon. Many are out of print but I still may have copies stored here in my studio. If it's out of print and I don't have a copy, I can print it in any size you like on my studio's professional-quality printer. You can also check out my Etsy shop - some of these older prints are already available there.
I am an artist. Can you tell me how to get into Licensing?
Oh boy. I could write a book! Maybe I will someday (or not) but until that happens (or not) let me just say that this is a deep, involved, and ever-changing subject! If you look in the right places you'll find a lot of good advice out there. If you're serious about getting into Licensing, your very first stop should be this article. A very honest reality-check is the most important foundation you need to set for yourself before diving into this business.
Once you've decided it is still your dream/goal, then start your research! A quick web search will turn up consultants and advisors, free advice and forums for you to link with folks from all sides (and experience levels) of the Licensing Industry. And about that book: my smart and hilarious friend Ronnie has written an awesome book on Art Licensing, and I highly recommend it!
Seriously, research, research, research!
Get ready to work your buns off (while spending way too much time on them), spend a fortune, live/breathe/dream your work 24/7, and stand brave and tall amidst ego-crushing let-downs. The lows can be devastating but the highs are awesome and I wouldn't change a thing about my own crazy career path. Follow your dream, and if Art Licensing is your dream: welcome to the Circus and break a leg!
I am an artist. Would you be interested in doing a trade for art?
Maybe, but please don't be offended if I don't take you up on your offer. As I mentioned above, I live in a teeny tiny house. Wall space, as well as shelf or tabletop space, is at a premium here, and it's simply not practical for me to collect more stuff than I already have!
Will you donate your artwork to my favorite charity's or child's school's auction, raffle, or other fundraising event?
Artstuff Ltd. currently supports several close-to-my-heart non-profits benefiting animals, humans, and the environment, as well as auctions for schools where good friends' children attend and charities with whom family members and close friends are already associated. There's always more I wish I could do for these awesome organizations. If only there were more of me...
Most people aren't aware that under current US tax law, as the creator of my art I am the only person not allowed to claim "fair market value" of my own art when it is donated to charity; the IRS only allows artists to deduct the cost of supplies which is pretty minimal for me (a piece of paper and a little paint or pencil dust?). This doesn't stop me from donating art when I care about something and want to help, but when folks think, "why not just do this, you get a tax deduction" please realize that for me a donation of art is an act of love - not a deduction to be taken lightly.
But this doesn't mean my answer will be no if you ask!
If your question wasn't answered above, feel free to contact me, ask away!