Did you fall in love with surface pattern design?

Maybe you know your art would look amazing on quilting fabric or maybe you've got big plans to have your art all over storage boxes.  You’ve done a little research and you’re ready to build an art licensing portfolio. Sounds amazing!

But, um, how?

It’s confusing, right? Could any of the art you’ve already made work? How do you know what themes to cover? What about trends? Does the art need to be in collections? Wait, what makes it a collection? You’ve got a good start on a design you like, but it’s just not coming together like you imagined...and you keep getting STUCK.

Yep, I feel you.

When I started licensing 8 years ago, I had 2 collections and 6 random one off prints to my name.

ornament set

quilting fabric collection

gift bag collection

Fast forward to today, an I've designed over 90 collections for my art licensing portfolio.

I've put together my whole process, from picking a super saleable theme to what type of layouts to include to my step-by-step guide to improving each design and your entire collection in this concise course.

By the end of the course you'll have an incredible new collection for your portfolio and have answers to all your questions including:

  • Is the art I have in my current portfolio suitable for art licensing?
  • What size should my designs be?
  • How can I make my designs and collections better?
  • How much art do I need to make before I start submitting to companies/agents?

Take all the confusion out of creating new work for your surface pattern design portfolio with this step-by-step course packed full of resources, tips and tricks.

"This class is just what I've been searching for. It's so difficult to find information on getting started with licensing. Elizabeth is a wealth of information and provides clear, actionable steps to help build your portfolio and begin your licensing journey."

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  1: Welcome to Successful Licensing Collections
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  2. Designing for Licensing
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  3. Pre-Design Research and Development
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  4. Design Process Step 1: The Drawing Board
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  5. Design Process Step 2: Palette Matters
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  6. Design Process Step 3: Creating, Revising and Getting Un-Stuck
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  7. Pulling it All Together
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  Section 8: Submissions and Conclusion
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  Submit an Update or Review
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"Elizabeth’s classes are jam-packed with usable, real-world knowledge. She gives solid information, concrete recommendations and practical solutions to help walk you through the process of selling or licensing your artwork without it seeming overwhelming or scary. Definitely a great investment for anyone who wants to get serious about monetizing their art."

- @jennifer_heeren

You can't get into art licensing if you don't have a portfolio, and this course helps you with just that problem.

Successful Licensing Collections is a guide to creating a killer art licensing collection, with in depth coverage on researching topics and trends, palette ideas, licensing basics, methods to get over creative stumbling blocks, tips on unifying your art into a cohesive collection, and a lot more.

You can use the process and the self critique methods in this course over and over again as you build your epic portfolio.



Successful Licensing Collections Course

 Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This course starts as soon as you purchase it! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. The course runs about 2.5 hours total video instruction and has 6 assignments to keep you on track.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What design skill level is this course for?

This course is suitable for artists and designers of all levels interested in building their portfolio for art licensing. I don’t teach how to create art or put designs into a repeat in this course, instead, it's all about taking the skills you have and honing them for products and art licensing.

Is this course only for pattern designers?

No. I design greeting cards as well and my collections often have stand alone illustrations paired with my patterns, so even if repeats are not your jam, you can improve your work through this course.