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Mable Tan is a surface designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is very much inspired by kindness, self-care, nature and birds. She loves devoting her time and energy to creating pretty things that brings joy and happiness to people. She feels that it is her duty as an artist to do so - in fact, some may say it’s her super powers. Her work has been seen in Target Australia, Spotlight, RICE, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. She has been featured on both websites (Oh Joy!) and magazines (Mantra, Flow, Origin).
Mélanie Johnsson is a French freelance designer, illustrator and letterer living in Margate, UK. Her work is bold, fun and colourful. She loves spending time in the sea and is in love with the planet: that’s why she prioritises working for eco-friendly brands and passionate people.
Jehane is the creative heart and mind behind UK-based Illustration Agency Jehane Ltd. A successful designer in her own right, Jehane has licensed hundreds of her own designs all over the world. JEHANE Ltd was founded in 2018 with a vision to be the most imaginative, most alive, and most loved Artist's Agency. Renowned for her exceptional eye and creatively developing concepts, Jehane personally represents 20 distinctive artists from the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, and New Zealand. Clients include Anthropologie, Walker Books, The National Trust and many more. Jehane has recently been commissioned for a two-illustrator book by a major author, to be published by Hachette in 2025. She has given many talks about her artwork including at the V&A.
Jehane Boden Spiers, Melanie Johnsson and I go in-depth on how you can grow your career as a surface designer with or without an agent. This event will go on for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We’re going to deep dive on the things like:
- What you should look for in an art licensing agent or agency.
- Should you apply to work with a boutique agency or a large-scale agency? What are the benefits of either?
- How to prepare your portfolio to "wow" an agent
- Find out your rights as an artist before you sign up with an agent
- Ask the right type of questions when you look for an agent to represent you
- Know how to find the right type of art licensing agent for your art
We’re also going to discuss what to do if you decide to do it all on your own
- We’ll talk about the key things you should look for in a contract
- How to look for clients and their contacts
- What to write in your pitch email
- Learn the key terms in a licensing contract
- How to build your business to be multi-income instead of just relying solely on art licensing
- If you can use your artwork posted on POD (print-on-demand) platforms and license it to clients.
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