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Lots of you had questions about the how of getting better in art licensing. Fortunately, there's lots out there if you know where to look. Here are a few of my best suggestions:
Tara is one of the most successful licensed artists in the area of marketing. She does a terrific job. Better yet, she shares her experience at http://artlicensinginfo.com/. If you're serious about understanding the world of licensing and having at least a working knowledge of the business, her site is the first place to start. You may not have to go any further.
Kate has had a very successful career in the greeting card industry. First as a designer and manufacturer and now as a licensed artist/designer. She has an in depth understanding of the market and shares her knowledge on her blog at http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/. She also supports an online greeting card group, offers classes, and has written a couple of books on the subject.
If you're interested in developing your writing skills along with your artistic talent, the well known Michael Rhoda is now available for hire. Recently relocated to some sketchy South American country after an esteemed career with several major card companies (I suspect he's running from his bookie), Michael is now offering one-on-one consultations through his blog at http://www.michaelrhodastudios.com/do-i-really-need-michael.html. This is an opportunity to learn from the best that you may not want to pass up.
As I mentioned in the video, I do a small number of very hands-on portfolio reviews through out the year. If you feel you're ready for this next step and would like to find out more, email me at Kimberly@MontageLicensing.com.
P.S. Be sure to leave us a note and let us know your questions about the world of licensing!