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Make Art That Sells in the press and media

Make Art That Sells is honored to have featured in a number of beautiful print publications, on several leading blogs and on a variety of inspiring podcasts.

Here are just some of them.

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Uppercase magazine

Make Art That Sells co-founder and teacher and top art agent, Lilla Rogers, writes a regular column for Uppercase  magazine. Use discount code brightspot for $15 off subscriptions, renewals and gift subscriptions.

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Lilla’s column in issue 50 (July-August-September 2021) of Uppercase.

A large number of Make Art That Sells students’ artwork also made it into issue 42 of Uppercase  following an Assignment Bootcamp assignment in which they illustrated quotations from Wabi Sabi:  Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life  by Make Art That Sells co-founder, author and entrepreneur, Beth Kempton. Beth also wrote a column on wabi sabi for the issue. Read more here.

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Art by Make Art That Sells students in issue 42 of Uppercase.


Flow magazine calendar

A number of Make Art That Sells students’ artwork was included in the Flow magazine 2019 tear-off calendar, several of which had been created in Make Art That Sells courses. Why? Because Make Art That Sells courses are designed to help you create showstopping portfolio pieces which are just what art directors are looking for!

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May Rose Journal by Make Art That Sells student Carrie Chapko, as featured in the Flow magazine tear-off calendar.

Click here to read more and see more of our students’ beautiful artwork that made it into the calendar.


Windowsill chats podcast

Creative director and Make Art That Sells home décor teacher, Margo Tantau, hosts a podcast, Windowsill Chats, in which she interviews a whole host of inspiring creative people, sharing stories from the thick of it and figuring out what really works. If you  love to listen to inspiring podcasts while you sketch, draw and doodle, then you won’t want to miss this.

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Hear Margo Tantau and Lilla Rogers share tales of licensing and design and learn why  people buy your joy in Margo’s Windowsill Chats podcast – click here to listen.

Margo has already interviewed Make Art That Sells co-founder and teacher, art agent and former pro illustrator, Lilla Rogers – click here to listen – and will interview Make Art That Sells co-founder, best-selling author and entrepreneur Beth Kempton later in 2021. (And if you love this, be sure to check out Lilla’s FREE WebinARTs series, in which she interviews some of the incredible artists that she represents – click here to listen/watch.)


The Inspiration place podcast

Lilla joined artist Miriam Schulman on her podcast, The Inspiration Place, to chat about different niches that artists can pursue in illustration, what publishers are looking for when booking illustration jobs, and more. Click here to find out more and listen.

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Lilla also featured on Miriam’s 2019 Inspiration Rewind: check it out here.


Craft Hangout podcast

Lilla joined the gang over at Craft Hangout podcast, who described her as “one of the most inspirational and motivational creatives on the planet”. Listen here.

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Art by Craft Hangout alum Tracy Mattocks, inspired by quotations from Lilla from the podcast.


WHERE WOMEN CREATE magazine

Lilla was featured in Where Women Create, a gorgeous magazine that highlights creative women and their workspaces. Find out how she chooses who to represent, what advice she have for artists starting out, and the coolest commission she’s ever gotten as a full-time illustrator. Click here to read the article.

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Lessons from Lilla in Where Women Create. Click here for the article.


MOYO magazine

The free online design magazine, MOYO, featured an 8-page article on Lilla. Click here to read.

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Interview with Lilla in MOYO magazine. Click here to read.


Creative Inc

The bestselling book Creative Inc by Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho includes an interview with Lilla. Get it here.

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Smart Creative Women podcast

Artist, coach and founder of Smart Creative Women, Monica Lee, interviewed Lilla on the Smart Creative Women podcast. Listen here: Part 1 / Part 2.

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Monica Lee from Smart Creative Women.


Craft industry alliance podcast featuring lilla rogers & lisa congdon

Craft Industry Alliance  interviewed Lilla and illustrator  Lisa Congdon, who was represented by Lilla, on their podcast. Listen here as they answer the question: What does it take to make a living as an artist?

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do what you love: interview with lilla rogers

Beth Kempton, of Do What You Love and co-founder of Make Art That Sells interviews Lilla on doing what she loves, a-ha moments, what gets her up every morning, and more!  Read the interview here.

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Beth Kempton (left) and Lilla Rogers (right).