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Niche and Freelance

Niche design careers and freelancing

Breaking into the T-Shirt industry

Young designer creates a fish hotel, improving upon the elegant simplicity of a fishbowl. Carleton University industrial design student Teddy Luong recently won the “Build a Better” competition held by Toronto-based homegoods company Umbra. He created the Fish Hotel, which is also known as the Fish Condo, perhaps depending upon the life span of its inhabitant. The mod aquarium is a square glass bowl encased in a perforated white plastic shell (removable for easy cleaning) that creates floors and windows: http://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/460410-660.store

Freelance Survivor’s Guide

This site lists freelance web designers at no charge.

Font development

Art licensing

http://www.allartlicensing.com/about.cfm

http://www.redbubble.com/

ethics issues blog post (stephen heller)

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/index.cfm?email&featureID=1942 making your art into saleable products

T-shirt tutorials and tips (also blog about greeting card design): http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/

greeting card association: http://www.greetingcard.org/AbouttheGCA/MemberListing/tabid/107/uc/main/action/cat/parentID/5/Default.aspx

typical portfolio for art licensing: http://artopiacreative.com/artopia_creative%3A_merchandise_design_|_brand_development_|_art_direction_|_illustration/artopia_creative%3A_art_licensing,_product_development,_brand_development.html

Licensed greeting cards: http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/

Tips for selling photos for stock

Another license portfolio example