Directory of Companies you can License your Design Work to

Kate Harper a designer who works in the gift industry licensing her work for things such as greetings cards has put together a Licensing directory. The licensing directory links take you through to the appropriate art and design submission page and also tells you the type of art the companies look at.
Check it out at the Kate Harper Blog

Kate Harper Licensing Directory

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5 Comments

  1. Posted April 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Tara, Great Share
    I just followed the link to Kate Harper Blog and she has some great links to design industry books. I found some other interesting books other than licensing your artwork. Thanks. :)

  2. Posted April 9, 2011 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    I have been wanting to find out more about licensing my work. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Posted April 9, 2011 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Thanks Tara, and thanks also to Kate! What an incredibly useful directory.

  4. Posted April 11, 2011 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Hi Tracey, Thanks – I have been using it to try and send in some card designs. Hope things are going well.

  5. Posted May 27, 2011 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Amazing list… this is really great, I’m going to forward it to my brother who has designed a range of greetings cards.
    I have done a fair amount with licensing in other business fields and it can be tremendous. I licensed some graphic art in the past to someone who needed art for a book they were publishing. It was one of those deals where they found me; but they found me via a page I put up where I offered some hi-res downloads. It was really rewarding seeing my art in their book and the finished product was gorgeous. But it was a one off.. it’s important for artists, graphic illustrators or their agents to put effort into outreach to publishers in various media and find out whether they license and what the procedure is.
    The world of licensing can be competitive as licensors have a lot to choose from and so they sometimes lowball on price. However I have found certain factors to help, one is having a solid catalogue of work, well organized and ready to go; another is not assuming they will come to you, but finding a way to make friends in relevant enterprises and get your work into the hands of decision makers. Also it’s valuable to learn the paperwork side of things… if you don’t work through an agent you need to understand how a licensing contract works, they are very often simple agreements; but for the amount of money that often changes hands in one of these deals you might find you will not want to hire a lawyer every time! Learn the implications of terms such as “non exclusive”, “in perpetuity” etc. HTH

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