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The MATS GIANT CYBER SALE is HERE! 30-50% off everything!!


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, the holidays are coming, but we’re also really excited because today we’re kicking off our GIANT CYBER SALE, which is the biggest MATS sale of the year!

Lilla writes: “I was so energized by today’s Facebook Live with my fabulous students, that I decided we should launch the GIANT CYBER SALE early!” Due to popular demand, we’re launching the GIANT CYBER SALE now! Head over to our site for huge savings NOW!

All your old favorites and some exciting new classes for next year are heavily discounted, but for this week only! All the new courses will be relaunching next year at full price. Sign up now to save big!

Let me teach you how to get beautiful projects like this.

How do you get your art on products like these? Let me teach you!

Now is the time to sign up during the BIGGEST sale of the year!

What’s on offer this year?  

  • Brand New courses for next year! 
  • Heavily discounted bundles (up to 50% off!) with early bird access to purchase new courses for 2018 at an amazing price! 
  • All individual courses are 30% off! 

To help you choose which is right for you, here’s a helpful guide 

Lilla’s checklist for you! Download your copy here. 

Details on this year’s offers:

Make art you love with Lilla’s brilliant assignments and build your portfolio! More great pieces = More $$.

You get:

  • MATS Assignment Bootcamp 2018 (5 months Jan-May 2018)
  • *NEW!* Lilla’s Art Recipes: Drawing People (self-paced, start anytime, to be released on March 1, 2018)
  • MATS A (self-paced, start anytime, learn all about the Bolt Fabric, Home Décor, Children’s Books, Wall Art and Gift markets)
  • MATS B (self-paced, start anytime, learn all about the Stationery, Baby & Children’s Apparel & Décor, Scrapbooking, Editorial (magazines) and Party Paper markets)

Save 50%! Find out more here. 


Having an agent can change everything. Give yourself the best chance of getting agent representation with this special bundle. 

You get: 

  •   Everything in the Art Juice PackPLUS: 
  •   *NEW!* LIVE Portfolio Review class with Lilla Rogers (Weekly LIVE portfolio reviews in June 2018)
  •   Entry into the 2018 Lilla Rogers Studio Global Talent Search with the chance to win representation from the studio plus a host of licensing deals and career development opportunities

Save 50%! Find out more here. 


Are you ready to take your art business seriously? Want to learn how to make and manage more money, and stay sane and happy running a business you love? This is for you. 

You get: 

  •   Everything in the Rep Prep bundlePLUS: 
  •   *NEW!* MATS MBA (3 week crash course in business + money, co-taught by Lilla Rogers + Beth Kempton)

Save 50%! Find out more here. 


Want to transform your art career in the next 12 months? Want 2018 mapped out for you, with an incredible learning opportunity every single month? Then this is the one for you.    

You get: 

  •   Everything in the Art Biz Blast bundlePLUS: 
  •   MATS Creating Collections for Home Décor (self paced, start anytime)
  •   MATS Illustrating Children’s Books (5 weeks from October 2018*)
  •   12 days of affirmations illustrated by Lilla Rogers (delivered in December 2018)

(*If you register for this bundle you will be automatically registered for the October 2018 class, but can request to move to the February 2018 class if you prefer) 

Save 50%! Find out more here. 

And that’s not all! Save 30% off all individual courses in the GIANT CYBER SALE!

Find out more about what’s on offer here 

*Note: Lilla’s Art Recipes: Drawing FacesMATS MBAGlobal Talent Search, and Illustrating Children’s Books (Oct 2018) are not available for individual purchase at this time 

How do I sign up?  

Just visit https://makeartthatsells.com/giant-cyber-sale-2017/ between November 21st & 27th to sign up and save big! These deals won’t last long!   

Lilla says: “I want gifted people to make money with their art. They deserve it. I want them to make art that sells, while being their own cool selves. That’s my deal. Sign up now to make better art and make more $. Make 2018 be the year your art shines! 

If you need any help figuring out what is the best fit for you, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at [email protected]. Make 2018 the year your art shines! 

See you in class! 

The MATS Team xo 

 

Lilla’s vintage bingo board!


I thought it would be fun to make you a key vintage bingo board so you could analyze your portfolio of work. I’ve listed the kinds of subject matter that attract top jobs. How many squares of the bingo board can you check off? (Post on Instagram using hashtag #MATSbingo. I’d love to see!)

Are you missing some categories? Are you loving a particular one and want to get more work in that category? Want to broaden your portfolio to attract more work? Or maybe you want to freshen up your style in your favorite category with inspiring assignments that I’ve written to help you do just that!

Now’s a great time, because our BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR starts TOMORROW! Up to 50% off! Keep an eye on your inbox and our website for details on the sale.

Make more art, make better art, get more work.

xo

Lilla

Alumni success ‘spotlight’ interview with Vicky Woodgate


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We are so proud of our Make Art That Sells Alumni, and we are pleased to feature a series of spotlight interviews showcasing their successes and artwork. We’ve asked them to share how the MATS courses have helped them learn and grow. You can see more Alumni Success stories here

Today, we have an interview with Vicky Woodgate who has taken Bootcamp, MATS A, MATS B and MATS Creating Collections for home Decor. 

Tell us a little about how you got started in art and design

I have always wanted to be an artist from as far back as l can remember, so as soon as l could l sped off to art school studying at Chelsea School of Art in London. I finished my degree in Illustration and Graphic Design and like most students went and found myself on round the world back-packing trips. While away l got opportunities to paint murals – many in Australia, l got work as an illustrator for various pop magazines, and T-shirt companies – Australia was good to me.

Once returning to London l “fell” into working in the tv, theme-park and theatre world, painting huge backdrops, sets and rides, for wonderful clients like Universal, Warner Brothers, Tussards, The Globe and the BBC. After 10 years, much travelling and painting up ladders l missed illustration, l packed up and taught myself Illustrator and photoshop and reinvented myself as a digital freelance illustrator. It was hard, l managed to get an agent and l embarked over the next 10 years on editorial, educational and advertising work, it paid the bills but after a while l felt something was missing… hello MATS

Lilla always says “People buy your joy.” What brings you joy?’

Wildlife! The great outdoors –animals, birds, worms.. you name it.

Which is your favorite market(s) to design for and why?

I am new to children’s publishing and find it fascinating! Lets see how this goes for a while.

Vicky Woodgate book illustration

What are you working on currently?

An author-illustrated book about birds from around the world – called A World of Birds, with a journalistic- vintage diary feel with maps, facts and drawings- based on my merchandising line.

What are some of the key things you have learnt from the MATS experience?

Don’t be afraid to try something new, get back to drawing, really do follow your heart when it comes to content and the direction you want to go in.

How have the classes helped your artwork evolve /grow?

It gave me the confidence to try something new, get out of my comfort zone, get back to drawing.

Any aha moments during MATS you would like to share?

I love the philosophy of MATS and what Lilla and the team bring – people really do respond to your passion/joy. This gave me the incentive to just go for it and create a merchandising line after taking HOME DÉCOR. Off the back of that experience l put in a proposal to write and illustrate a book about my passion – wildlife to a publisher I admired.

What are your key successes since taking a MATS class?

Creating a merchandising line based on British wildlife (my joy) and getting a 3 book publishing deal! Yay!  Based on wildlife, tick two for joy.

How would you describe taking a MATS class to a fellow artist looking to develop their art?

Whether you are a beginner or have been in the creative industry for years, that is of no matter, the most important thing is to enjoy what you create, it does not have to be polished, it could just be a spark for something you will revisit later, that is what l took from it, don’t put pressure on yourself and feel you need to create a certain look. Be yourself, also take advice and learn from the teachings and those around you, its such a welcoming supportive community, understand and get used to the deadlines if you are new to this industry, but don’t punish yourself if you fail to finish on time, do it again, and you will get it. It takes practise and before you know it, it will be second nature. Take out of the courses what YOU need, then go out and go for it! But mostly – ENJOY IT!

What is your dream gig for your artwork?

I’ve got it! My first author illustrated book called Urban Jungle just came out, a huge city map book, showing all the wildlife found in our global cities, facts and stories and how we can better understand those creatures living right beside us! I am currently working on a 2nd book followed by the Urban Jungle sequel.

ABOUT THE BOOK : URBAN JUNGLE

I always thought wouldn’t it be nice to write and illustrate my own book. So I decided to take time out and come up with a few concepts and create a proposal to send to publishers. I had no expectations, l was hopeful but knowing the huge amount of competition out there I was under no illusion that l would ‘land’ a deal. I had 3 ideas and went with my most “passion” subject “Wildlife” with the invaluable help of my great friend Zoe Tucker (who also teaches MATS Illustrating Children’s Books) – she steered me in a few important directions with my proposal. l spent two months coming up with research, look, layout and cover letter. Luckily my chosen publisher also loved the idea and we agreed a deal within a week of submission. Call it luck –timing- or just a good idea? Perhaps a combination of all three and a sprinkle of creative happy dust.

See more work here: Website | Instagram | Chiff chaff studio

Competition Alert: Guess the name of the new MATS course!


We’re holding an exciting competition to celebrate a BRAND NEW COURSE launching in spring 2018! You’ll have your chance to sign up for this new course & several others during the MATS GIANT CYBER SALE which will be on from November 21st-27th!

TO ENTER: 
– GUESS THE NAME OF THE NEW MATS COURSE!
– Add your guess(es) in the comments of the pinned Facebook post (see link below)
– You can guess as many times as you like!
– The deadline to submit your guess is November 19th at 11:59pm PST
– The winner will be announced on November 20th!

ENTER HERE: www.facebook.com/makeartthatsells (see pinned post)

Keep an eye on @MakeArtThatSells on Instagram for hints! The first hint will be shared tomorrow but feel free to start guessing anytime!

The winner will get all this goodness, worth over $200 in a cool Lilla Rogers Studio tote bag!

The prize includes:
2 Candles
3 Children’s books
A fabric ornament
Magnets
A melamine plate
A cookbook
Several journals
An adult coloring book
A day planner
A charcoal set
An LRS tote bag featuring gorgeous artwork by Tara Lilly Illustration & Sarah Walsh Makes Things

ENTER HERE: www.facebook.com/makeartthatsells (see pinned post)

 

COMPETITION RULES: The winner is the first person to post a comment on the pinned Facebook post (link above) with the exact name of the new COURSE we are cooking up, which is part of a new series by Lilla which will be launching early next year. In the case that more than one person guesses the correct answer, the person whose comment has the earlier time stamp will win. In the case that no-one guesses the correct answer, the winner will be the person whose guess, in the sole opinion of Lilla Rogers, is closest to the actual course title. Please ensure you post your guesses on this pinned post on the MATS Facebook Page. All guesses posted elsewhere will not be considered as entries to the competition. Any comments posted after the closing time of 11.59PM PST on November 19th, 2017 will not be eligible.This competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 from any country. There is no cash alternative.

Three things NEVER to do for a brilliant art career


There are three things NEVER to do for a brilliant art career:

1.) Stop learning new things. Keep drawing the same things over and over.

2.) Don’t make a lot of art. Stay uninspired and don’t make time for new work.

3.) Don’t keep up with what art directors & successful artists have to say.

 

But if you DO want a brilliant art career, take MATS and supercharge your art!

Perhaps you want to increase your sales on Etsy with new and better work. Or maybe you want to learn about new markets. Perhaps your career has stalled and you want to get reinvigorated. Maybe you want to try something new. Or maybe you just plain love being surrounded by all that great support and inspiration.

Lilla doing one of the things she does best!

Why should you take one of our popular self-paced MATS A / MATS B courses?

If you are ready for it, this course could change the trajectory of your entire creative career. To make the most of it you will need to commit time and energy, and be sure it is for you.

MATS A/B is for you if…

  • You want to be in demand and have your work sell like hot cakes
  • You want to make some killer portfolio pieces in a structured program
  • You are already a working artist and you are looking to break into other markets
  • You would describe yourself as an illustrator, painter, mixed media artist, graphic designer, surface pattern designer, fabric designer or just someone who loves to draw
  • You are ready to learn about real business, and making real money
  • You have some experience of creating art in at least one medium (this course aims to take you from good to great). You do not need to have sold work before, but if you have, awesome!
  • You have some idea of your personal style but want to hone it
  • You have some idea of your preferred medium but are willing to experiment
  • You want to know where your art will sell
  • You are willing to listen to advice and act on it
  • You want ideas for fabric designs you can print through a site like Spoonflower and sell
  • You want to make better work to sell in your Etsy shop
  • You have a basic knowledge of Photoshop and/or Illustrator (if you want to work digitally)
  • You are straight out of art school and want real business advice (NB: formal art education is not a prerequisite, and the course is open to all ages)
  • You are an art director secretly wanting to try your hand at illustration (and wouldn’t mind spotting some great art at the same time!)
  • You are ready to invest time and energy into your creative career
  • You are prepared to push yourself outside of your creative comfort zone
  • You want to be part of a supportive creative community of fellow artists and designers

This is not for you if:

  • You are a complete beginner or are looking for an art technique class. There are hundreds of fabulous creative courses out there – please have fun exploring and then come back to us when you are ready!
  • You are looking for technical tutorials in Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • You are not interested in learning from others or receiving supportive feedback

Take some time for yourself & supercharge your career with MATS A or MATS B! Find out more information about these popular courses here.

A few of the many of downloadable PDFs included in the courses.

You literally get a pound of downloadable PDFs full of Lilla’s wisdom, all beautifully designed. These are wonderful sources of inspiration and information that you’ll refer to again and again.See the lists here and here.

Come for the assignments & amazing content; stay for the support that you love.

The MATS Team xx

P.S. Keep an eye on your inbox for newsletters about our upcoming BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR and new MATS courses launching soon!

 

 

 

Alumni success ‘spotlight’ interview with Felicia Spahr


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We are so proud of our Make Art That Sells Alumni, and we are pleased to feature a series of spotlight interviews showcasing their successes and artwork. We’ve asked them to share how the MATS courses have helped them learn and grow. You can see more Alumni Success stories here

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Today, we have an interview with Felicia Spahr who has taken MATS A.

Tell us a little about how you got started in art and design

After years of being in advertising, then starting my own business, I suddenly had a powerful insight: that I was an artist, and I needed to do something about it. I fell in love with painting, and committed to sitting down at my kitchen table every day and making art like my life depended on it. I basically went from Square 0 (non-existent drawing and painting skills) to…something much better :)

Lilla always says “People buy your joy.” What brings you joy?’

One of my favorite things in the world to do is have people over my house and entertain them. I’m in love with the art of conversation, how to make people feel at home, how to present the food and table so people feel like they’re experiencing something wonderful.

Which is your favorite market(s) to design for and why?

I love wall art because I feel like I can express myself the best within that market. I feel like I think in shapes and color, and I love to put that all on paper and try to make sense of it.

What are you working on currently?

I’ve been learning Japanese brush painting and calligraphy, and have been working on pieces that are basically geometric abstracts of deconstructed calligraphy characters. I love combining how graceful I feel when I do calligraphy with a geometric piece that I have to be much more methodical and precise about creating.

Felicia’s artwork featured in UPPERCASE magazine

What are some of the key things you have learnt from the MATS experience?

One of my favorite parts of the MATS experience was the constant reminder that there is so much work out there. This is a new world to me, so hearing Lilla say that and show us all the assignments her artists were getting made me feel like the world was expanding and my dream was possible.

How have the classes helped your artwork evolve /grow?

They really helped me integrate thinking about how other people would feel looking at what I create. Creating art is not just about me–it’s about an intimate relationship with who is looking at it. If I’m not thinking about them when I’m making the work, what am I doing?

Any aha moments during MATS you would like to share?

The second time I took MATS, I felt like I could evaluate my work like an art director or agent. This was huge for me, as I didn’t really know how to critique my work before. But putting myself in their shoes and seeing the art through their eyes helped me create not just artistically better work, but work I felt people would love.

What are your key successes since taking a MATS class?

Recently getting my paintings published in Uppercase Magazine was a huge win. When I got the email saying they had been published, I nearly lost it. I’ve been working so hard at this and to get that little win felt like my effort had paid off. Now, I’m just motivated to get back at my kitchen table and keep getting better.

How would you describe taking a MATS class to a fellow artist looking to develop their art?

If you feel like you don’t quite “get” how to get your work out there and have people love it and buy it, MATS helps you figure out exactly how markets work, and how to sell without selling out. There is no reason why an artist who creates great work should be struggling to make a living from it.

What is your dream gig for your artwork?

I’d love to create art for Anthropologie. Every time I look at their catalog and see the wall art, I drool.

See more work here: Website | Instagram

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Would you like to experience the Make Art That Sells classes yourself? Browse our live and self-paced classes here

Graduates of our courses have gone on to win work from clients such as Hallmark, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Oopsy Daisy, Uppercase Magazine, West Elm, Midwest CBK, and more. It is industry learning that works in the real world. Find out more HERE and start today!

P.S. Keep an eye on your inbox for newsletters about our upcoming BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR and new MATS courses launching soon!

MATS works! Alumni success stories from students who took MATS A & B


I’m constantly blown away by my students and I really love watching your art keep getting better and better! The MATS community is like no other and it really is a wonderfully supportive group.

Today, I want to share some recent successes from MATS alumni who have taken our popular MATS A and MATS B classes! Please join me in congratulating them! MATS Works!

KRISHNAA SHYAM

Krishnaa launched a kickstarter campaign last week to manufacture her silk scarves.

Krishnaa writes: MATS taught me to always believe in yourself and go after what you want. To know that constantly working and pushing yourself out of you comfort zone can lead to delightful and interesting results. MATS also helped me as an individual to never give up and that every artist has something original and special to offer.

Read Krishnaa’s Alumni Success interview here.


LIV WAN

Liv was commissioned by Snapchat to create geofilters for their French speaking users.

Liv writes: This is my first high profile customer. They love my illustrations and know I have experience working with typography because they have seen my post-MATS portfolio. I don’t think I would have got this job if I hadn’t taken the MATS courses.

Read Liv’s Alumni Success interview here.


STEPHANIE HOFFMANN

Stephanie has published work for several online and print magazines and is en-route to being able to support herself full time with a combination of editorial jobs and selling surface pattern designs.

Stephanie writes: I would never have thought of doing editorial work, if it hadn’t been for MATS and the assignments were great preparation for doing real client work. When I started getting jobs I felt confident that I would be able to keep deadlines and MATS gave me tools for each stage of an assignment. Completing MATS A and B and doing the Global Talent Search gave me the confidence to quit my part time graphic design job and try my luck at illustrating full time.

Read Stephanie’s Alumni Success interview here.


Get instant access to our new MATS A & MATS B classrooms, sign up now and get access to all the materials until the end of 2019!

Make killer portfolio pieces while staying true to your style and taste in our self-paced MATS A and MATS B classes (join anytime).

The new MATS A and MATS B classrooms and all materials are available until the end of 2019, so grab your spot and create amazing portfolio pieces for the top ten most lucrative markets. Taking these classes is also essential to prepare for the Global Talent Search in 2018!

P.S. Keep an eye on your inbox for newsletters about our upcoming BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR and new MATS courses launching soon!

Alumni success ‘spotlight’ interview with Krishnaa Shyam


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We are so proud of our Make Art That Sells Alumni, and we are pleased to feature a series of spotlight interviews showcasing their successes and artwork. We’ve asked them to share how the MATS courses have helped them learn and grow. You can see more Alumni Success stories here

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Today, we have an interview with Krishnaa Shyam from Krishnaa Shyam Designs. Krishnaa has taken MATS: Creating Collections for Home Décor, bootcamp 2015, 2016, 2017 and attended the MATS: Global Art Gathering.

Krishnaa also launched an exciting Kickstarter campaign here.

Tell us a little about how you got started in art and design

I’ve always been interested in pattern, drawing and design. I grew up in an extremely artistic household. My grandmother was an artist and I sat with her when she sketched and painted. Our home had the old mosaics from the 50’s with designs which was one of my first influences for pattern. I then studied History of art in college, then did a BFA in Illustration in the Savannah College of Art and Design. I found my love for patterns then and when I studied Brand Design in the Bath Spa University my final project was Indian Folk Art inspired patterns embroidered on felt. On this journey I came across the lovely Print and Pattern Blog and saw MATS there. Since then there has been no looking back!

Lilla always says “People buy your joy.” What brings you joy?’

Adding pattern and colour to life. Mostly hand drawing them, seeing it come to life on piece of paper. I love seeing the pleasure it brings to a person when you gift them with the joy of pattern and colour. I love wearing pattern and seeing it all around me. My dream is to add to people’s life through pattern.

Which is your favorite market(s) to design for and why?

I love designing for accessories and home furnishings. When you add a piece of accessory, a scarf or a tote can add so much to your mood! I absolutely adore stationery and I’m constantly hoarding! I can never resist a pretty notebook that inspires me to draw.

What are you working on currently?

My current project is a set of limited edition scarves inspired by a lovely small town called Chettinad in India. I’m launching it through a kickstarter campaign.

What are some of the key things you have learnt from the MATS experience?

To always believe in yourself and go after what you want. To know that constantly working and pushing yourself out of you comfort zone can lead to delightful and interesting results.

How have the classes helped your artwork evolve /grow?

I’ve never wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone. MATS helped slowly push me. Giving me the support and understanding that every artist works at a different pace. This has made me create work that defined my style and me as an artist. It also helped me as an individual to never give up and that every artist has something original and special to offer.

Any aha moments during MATS you would like to share?

I did the Home Décor Course when it was launched and was one of the first to sign up. The aha moment came when I learned how to create a presentation sheet with professionally mocked up samples. That really helped. That it could be done so easily and look so professional.

What are your key successes since taking a MATS class?

Launching my own range of scarves and totes.  Having the confidence to launch a kickstarter to fund my manufacturing.

How would you describe taking a MATS class to a fellow artist looking to develop their art.

A course that aids you in finding your style. That pushes you gently to create work in new ways with a strong story or idea. It will help bring into focus what you want to do with your art.

What is your dream gig for your artwork?

Manufacturing and selling my own designs on products. This kickstarter is a step in that direction.

I’ve also never let go of my dream to work for Anthropologie. To create a complete range for them as I absolutely adore the brand.

See more work here: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Would you like to experience the Make Art That Sells classes yourself? Browse our live and self-paced classes here

Graduates of our courses have gone on to win work from clients such as Hallmark, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Oopsy Daisy, Uppercase Magazine, West Elm, Midwest CBK, and more. It is industry learning that works in the real world. Find out more HERE and start today!

 

How to create a logo with Lilla Rogers Studio Artist Suzy Ultman


Today, we are pleased to share with you a free video tutorial from Suzy Ultman, one of the amazing artists represented by Lilla Rogers Studio. Suzy is kindly going to take you through the process of creating logos (with a bit of background!). Logos are essentially a visual representation of your brand and Suzy will walk you through the all-important qualities of a good logo, and then through the process of creating your own.

Share your logo designs on Instagram! Be sure to tag us @makeartthatsells and use the hashtag #MATSlogo

THE 4 QUALITIES OF A LOGO

(1) SIMPLE: clean, flexible, and easily recognizable
(2) VERSATILE: able to work across different media and within different contexts
(3) DISTINCTIVE/MEMORABLE: quickly recognizable in the crowd
(4) TIMELESS: still hip in 10 – 20 years, depending on the market & size of your company

PROJECT – CREATE YOUR OWN LOGO

First, research the market. Look at other logos in our field and get curious. What catches your eye? Do you see trends? Does the logo fit the above criteria? How are illustrators using type, image, type plus image? Do the logos look professional or hand made? Next, research yourself. Take a look in the mirror. What makes you, well YOU? What’s your personality? What are your quirks? What’s your creative routine? What medium(s) do you work in? What sets you apart from the pack? What colors do you love? What images are you known for? Who are your clients now? Who would you like your clients to be?

Now, it’s time to create the logo. You will begin by sketching. When sketching, try 3 types of logo approaches. You may quickly find that one logo style approach suits your personality best, and follow that route.

Or, you may want to explore all three logo options: (1) FONT BASED – a straight-up typographic solution, i.e. your name. (2) ILLUSTRATION – an image that specifically denotes what you do, like a paintbrush. (3) ABSTRACT – an abstract/geometric form(s) and/or shape(s). You’re almost done! It’s time to choose your logo direction, and execute the final artwork. It is very important that the logo work in full color and one-color. You will use it in one-color/b&w for use on boards and banners, and other advertising and presentation pieces where the logo is a secondary or tertiary image.

Password: logodesign

You can also download a transcript here: Creating_Your_own_Logo_Suzy Ultman

Find out more about Suzy and all the other exciting things you can learn from MATS here.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! 

Share your logo designs on Instagram! Be sure to tag us @makeartthatsells and use the hashtag #MATSlogo

xo

Lilla

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Suzy Ultman

Suzy was raised in central Pennsylvania, playing in the woods and collecting stickers. She finds inspiration in scouring antique shops and flea markets, spending time in nature, walking down quirky city streets, and doodling on sticky notes.

As part of the Lilla Rogers Studio gang, Suzy has worked with Chronicle Books, Land of Nod, Crate & Barrel, Papyrus, Abrams Books, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, K&Company, Madison Park Greetings, Oopsy Daisy, and many more.

Her charming creations grace the shelves of Target, Archiver’s, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Crate & Barrel, and Modcloth. Suzy’s vast variety of products includes holiday ornaments, home decor pieces, journals, craft kits, stationery sets, dolls, and fabric collections. The work is simple and sweet, from an artist who lives in a land of mustached snails and apple houses.

Connect with Suzy here: Website | Artist page

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Get instant access to our new MATS A & MATS B classrooms, now available until the end of 2019!

Make killer portfolio pieces while staying true to your style and taste in our self-paced MATS A and MATS B classes (join anytime).

The new MATS A and MATS B classrooms are available until the end of 2019, so grab your spot and create amazing portfolio pieces for the top ten lucrative markets. Taking these classes is also essential to prepare for the Global Talent Search in 2018!

An inside look into Lilla’s Art Retreat 2017!


What do you get when you mix up some of the top illustrators working today with a bunch of the most exciting VIPs in the industry? You get my 3rd Annual Artists’ Retreat that was held last month at my studio/home/nearby lake, that’s what!

Our annual artists’ retreat is how we work with our Lilla Rogers Studio Artists on their career development, keep them inspired, and basically energize all of us. My artists fly in from all over the world for this fun packed event.

Here we are in Lilla Rogers Studio enjoying conversation with Janine Vangool taking photos (far right).

My artists stitching and painting on tote bags for their afternoon craft.

I was so honored that Janine Vangool, publisher of the beloved UPPERCASE Magazine, attended my artists’ retreat too!

Lilla Rogers Studio Artist Sarah Walsh with Janine Vangool at the retreat.

Janine was one of the many art directors talking about what they do and how they work with artists and commission work. We were lucky to have representatives from teNeues, Hallmark, Candlewick Press, BlueQ and other publishing companies.

Check out the wonderful video below that she made of the craft day.

See more of the excitement here on Instagram #lillasretreat.

Hope you enjoyed the show. And keep your eyes peeled for announcements about next year’s Global Talent Search soon (the winner will win a ton of wonderful prizes, and will be given an all expenses paid trip to Lilla’s retreat in 2018!)

Maybe next year you’ll join us!

XO

Lilla

Our new classrooms for MATS A and MATS B are now available!

In addition to all huge amount of content from all previous MATS A and B classes, each class will also have one new assignment for one of the lucrative markets each year, a new assignment for the live reviews which will be hosted by Lilla in 2018 and 2019 AND more additional fresh content trickled in over the two years. The new classes include access until end December 2019!