Art in the Professions
Art Merchandise 101: What is it?
As artists, we're mostly all familiar with designing our works with the thought of it one day being displayed in print or poster format. So what can we do if we have bigger and brighter dreams for our works than them simply being limited to a plastic frame hanging above a desk? Art merchandising - turning designs into products other than prints - can be the next step for the artist looking to expand their design horizons and make some money at the same time. Creating pieces for products other than prints can be artistically challenging as well as personally profitable; many deviants have found monetary gain as well as artistic achievement through doing so. Thanks to a plethora of platforms including DeviantArt, getting started in turning your personal works into cool products can be relatively easy and straightforward. Regardless of whether you're a professional artist, an up-and-comer looking for