Textile Design Lab

How To Sell Your Artwork

Are you passionate about earning a living doing what you love? You’re in the right place. We’ll explore the three most popular ways of selling your work in the design marketplace, how to select a direction for your work and how to start building your own textile design business.

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Welcome to the world of the textile design! I created this guide for artists and designers from all backgrounds and industries who are passionate about earning a living doing what they love. By the end of this course you will understand the three most popular ways of selling your work in the textile design marketplace, how to decide which direction to take your business and the first steps to take when building your textile design business.

Course Reviews

  1. Thank you!
    Michelle,
    What I loved about this course is that it was short, sweet, and packed with information. This course gave me a ton to consider about my future.

  2. Helpful and clear
    Clear and concise overview of ways to work in the business. Very helpful in trying to decide what personality types and skill levels fit into the three main professional career paths. This is exactly the content I was looking for to help me make some decisions.

  3. Hi Michelle,
    thank you for this great overview: I think this course really helps you to choose a clear direction before starting to sell your work professionally as a freelancer.

  4. Eye opening
    This was a great course for me to make me think about the direction I want to go in and what preparation is required to get me heading in the right direction. Great content and very helpful for me just starting out on this journey.

  5. Profile photo of gentilepau gentilepau says:

    Es tiempo de Tomar una decisión
    Es tiempo de tomar una decisión, este curso me ha ayudado a comenzar a pensar mi sueño, a re-pensar que dirección tomar, me he dado cuenta que no se pueden saltar pasos, que hace falta pasión, confianza, una dirección clara y luego ir paso por paso. En mi caso particular me quiero enfocar primero a desarrollar un estilo personal, generar algunos patrones para practicar los cursos que he ido haciendo y las habilidades que he desarrollado, luego creo que me conviene ir por la primera opción a traves de un agente, ya que vivo en Argentina y me gusta trabajar online. Luego veremos que pasa. Gracias!!!

  6. Profile photo of manmeetkk manmeetkk says:

    You got me thinking in the right directions!
    Hi Michelle,
    Thank you so much for designing this course, it really made me pull up my socks, to get to where I really should be going. Thanks for helping in realizing many things professional, that one does not know unless deep in the field already. Your course is perfect starter-material and I am so glad I found your smart and clear guidance! Thanks again and looking for more after this!!

  7. Profile photo of Rashmeet Rashmeet says:

    Blown away!
    Hi Michelle, I am so thankful to you for creating this course! And the entire Textile Design Lab community. I am just starting out on my journey to become a successful surface pattern designer and I cant wait to get more acquainted with this space! You have broken this course down in such a simple and straighforward manner that I had no trouble following your message and guidance! Again, thanks a ton and more power to your lovely initiative!

  8. Great overview of options for selling your work!
    As a new textile designer I’m trying to figure out how to get started selling my work. Michelle broke it down in a really helpful way here, going over the pros and cons of each method and reminding us to be true to our own personality and lifestyle when it comes to deciding how to build your textile design business. Thanks, Michelle!

  9. Profile photo of Heather Ota Heather Ota says:

    Take this class first!
    Michelle clarifies and organizes the information you need to focus and begin your journey as a textile designer. The class really makes you stop and take note of what you love and don’t enjoy doing in the art and business world so you don’t head down the wrong path. Simple, informative, and encouraging material is presented in an easily understandable way. This is really the perfect beginning guide! Thank you!

  10. Profile photo of Lana Koopman Lana Koopman says:

    Concise Overview of How to Sell Work
    This course provided a very clear understanding of the different ways to sell work and set up a business-especially for someone just starting out. Thank you!

  11. Energizing
    Certainly a basic overview, but a great start for someone excited to dive in to this industry. Michelle did a nice job of getting me excited to continue with TDL.

  12. Profile photo of ladanamjad ladanamjad says:

    Great Overview for people just starting out.
    This was a great intro to the textile design industry. Now I have some direction. I recently graduated with a graphic design major, and realized that I want to get into the pattern design industry. This was a perfect beginning guide. Thank You.

  13. Great for begginers
    I am very new to textile design. This course helped me a lot and answered a lot of my questions. Now I know how things work and I know what style of work I like to do. Thanks Michelle Fifis for clearing things out.

  14. Profile photo of Mayacoa Mayacoa says:

    Clear and Helpful
    This course has been very informative and helpful.Now I know the working options in the industry so I can make a right decision base on my needs and skills.Thank you!

  15. Profile photo of Amanda Rouse Amanda Rouse says:

    Start here!
    Glad to have this basic overview of the industry. It is inspiring and very helpful, I would recommend starting here if you are new to the Textile Design Lab.

  16. Straight Forward Learning
    Clean and clear. A really great learning tool! Thank you!

  17. Profile photo of soulofbirds soulofbirds says:

    Clarity, Scope and Expertise
    What a great presentation of the many options for designers, and what great skill in making new designers welcome and unafraid to join the market while achieving their goals and realising their dreams. I will have to listen to it again, as the info feels invaluable at this stage and would love to be able to recall all the details.

  18. Profile photo of Crissie Crissie says:

    Super Informative
    This course was bursting with really helpful information and advice on where and how I can take my next steps towards making a living out of doing what I absolutely love. Thanks as always Michelle 😀

  19. So helpful!
    Very informative presentation. As somebody brand new to the industry, this answered a lot of questions and has pointed me in the direction of next steps. Thanks!

  20. Profile photo of Kate Cruise Kate Cruise says:

    Very clear and helpful
    I found this course very clear about the different ways of selling your work within the textile design industry and an insight into which options suit different personality types. It has given me some very useful things to consider and clarified a few areas of confusion for me.

    Thank you Michelle!

  21. Profile photo of Maria F Leon Maria F Leon says:

    Very Helpful!
    Thanks Michelle! This information helps me to stay focused and know which road is best to take!

  22. First course here, and already start to thinking what to do! very good! Thank you, Michelle! :)

  23. Profile photo of anna anna says:

    Clear and concise
    That all makes sense and gives me a bit more direction. thanks!

  24. Having Vision
    Great course and reminders. Sometimes I lose my vision but, am reminded that it is a key component to my success.

  25. Profile photo of erikanorris erikanorris says:

    Very useful
    So often I find that I want to do everything all at once, but after hearing the different options and how each one compliments different work styles it seems that an agent or print studio is more suited to me. Thanks for helping me see the bigger picture and to help focus me to a particular path.

  26. Profile photo of Giselle Giselle says:

    Thank you!!!!
    I’m a graphic designer working hard to get involved in the textile industry… Since about a year i fell in love with pattern designing!!!
    I’ve found your recommendations very useful.
    Now I see more clearly that my option to begin maybe is with an agent or print studio.
    I’d like to ask you if there is a “way” to find them…
    Thank you very much, Michelle!
    Best,
    Giselle (from Argentina)

  27. Profile photo of nika nika says:

    Loved the info
    The perfect course to make you think. Provides a lot of useful information. Thanks !

  28. Profile photo of anna garriga anna garriga says:

    Very useful!!
    I have just finished the course, thanks for all the useful information!I’ll think carefully about every option, lots of things to consider. Great course!!

  29. Excellent course I will definitely keep reviewing!

  30. Profile photo of gemmacate gemmacate says:

    Perfect First Step
    Wish I had this guide when I first started, full of helpful information and time to reflect on your future career options!

  31. great course
    Really great course! Very informative and clear! Thanks Michelle!

  32. Crystal Clear!
    Thanks Michelle for outlining so clearly the options available to a designer considering leaving a full time job to pursue a textile design business!

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