License Me

License Me - student project

Hi Brooke! Thank you for a fabulous class! While I'm already somewhat familiar with how to start a freelance art career, your class was full of helpful tips and ideas that answered a lot of my newbie questions. I especially love the worksheet to keep me on track. Thank you!


License Me - image 1 - student project


I'm Kristina Hunter (also known as ArtHousewife), an illustrator and watercolor artist.

One of my big goals this year is to license my artwork to stationery and greeting card companies. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so my dream job is to have a flexible freelance career that allows me to make my own schedule while tending to the kids. I have a background in graphic design, photography & marketing.

I started developing my portfolio last year, and I think I'm ready to submit a few designs, but I'm a bit nervous, mostly because there are no hard and set rules on submissions. Wouldn't it be great if every company wanted your work presented to them in the same way?

This week I put together my first sell sheet. I'd love for some feedback from folks that have submitted before.

1. Is only one sell sheet enough for a submission? Should I add another sheet with more examples or just direct them to an online portfolio?

2. I have other artwork that isn't the same style (it's watercolor)... should I put that in a separate submission or can they be combined?


License Me - image 2 - student project

Thanks for any advice you can share!