Art Rookie is a unique online sales platform for UK artists and designers, supporting British creatives on their road to commercial success!
What does the artist have to do?
The artist simply uploads and posts their artwork onto a variety of products provided, and we do the rest! Each artist has their own shopfront to promote, as well as being a part of the whole site, and gains a cut of each item they sell. They design and create. We produce, package and post!
This is a start-up business opportunity without any of the usual costs, and with everything to gain. We are all about developing British artistic talent. We have a ‘strength in numbers’ mentality - just by association, people can discover lots of other original talent at the click of a button, spreading the creative love!
What if I’m not an artist?
We also provide an instant product personalisation service. This is an express section for anyone to use. Here you may create your own personalised products for instant purchase.
Where is everything made?
Every product is made here in the UK, and only printed after it is ordered so it is 100% custom-made for each and every customer. Quality is vital to the team at Art Rookie and we only work with the best technology experts around. We are constantly updating our product ranges and always developing the site to benefit our customers.
Who thought of this?
Art Rookie has been created by Liz Bush and Jodie Prince, young artist and designers themselves, aware of the initial struggles of an art graduate. They have a vision to inspire, be inspired and share new and unknown British talent with the world. Take home a piece of something unique.
Liz Bush and Jodie Prince are two friends who had the vision of creating an easy and accessible platform for likeminded artists and designers to profit from. Whether it’s at the beginning of their career, a part time passion or an extra element to a thriving profession.
Liz is a former 1st Class Chelsea College of Art and Design graduate. She began her career as a freelance designer, selling hand-painted silk prints to international fashion houses and high-street suppliers before following her dream of starting her own label ‘Elizabeth Kate’ in 2011, and later opening a shop in London’s West-end. Through Elizabeth Kate she has gained a greater knowledge of the design industry and the challenges you face whether it be business costs, promotional struggles or general responsibilities, which helped spark the idea with the help of Jodie for Art Rookie.
Jodie’s background is in the world of fashion and photography. Graduating from Middlesex University with a BA Hons in Photography, her final degree work was featured on the front cover of the Sunday Times Spectrum Magazine. Through her creativity in photography she discovered her natural talent in styling. Jodie’s skills led her to style for Burberry, Sony Music, Syco along with other freelance styling and editorial roles. In 2011 she styled on the X-Factor live shows, leading her to style the eventual winners, Little Mix and the X-Factor Live Tour. However, being behind the camera is her true love and enabling others to gain a platform and be noticed is what Jodie aims to achieve through Art Rookie.
Together with their versatile skills they hope to discover, expose and endorse Britain’s hub of thriving creative talent!
How it works: You post your artwork onto a variety of products (in the file sizes stated in the guide in your account) and we make, package and deliver. You gain 20% of the base price (product price minus VAT) on all products except art prints. For art prints YOU determine your profit.
Activation: All artwork uploaded is reviewed by a team before it goes live on the site to be sold. This process can take up to 24 hours. All artwork not deemed acceptable for the site will not be activated and the artist will be notified via email. A common problem in art work not being activated is incorrect file sizes. Please follow the size requirements found in the guide in your account.
Copyright: All artwork you post belongs to you! You own and retain all rights to whatever imagery you post on Art Rookie. We only ask for the right to sell your work on our site. All imagery on the site is protected. Art Rookie has a zero tolerance policy for infringement of copyrights and other intellectual property rights. If we were to discover illegal use of artwork we will terminate your account. We use a low resolution image on the site for shoppers to see. So no high resolution artwork can be taken illegally. For more information please look to our Terms of Service. We ask for no exclusivity.
Your earnings: You can track your sales and earnings in your Account. You will be paid all earnings on the 1st of each Month, certifying all orders and payments have been cleared via PayPal.
Wholesale opportunities: Art Rookie wholesales to shops globally. For more info email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Promotion: We promote all artists daily on all our social media sites. Multiple newsletters get sent out to all our customers updating them on artwork, products, trends and artists! We also feature in the glossy’s and papers weekly, you may have seen us in: Vogue, Living etc, Homes and Interiors, The Independent, Time Out, Metro, Period Homes and Interiors, Fabulous Magazine, Ideal Home Magazine, Grand Designs Magazine, Country and Townhouse, Icon, The Evening Standard, Emirates Home, House Beautiful UK, The Daily Mail, You, Your Home, The Resident, The Financial Times, as well as various online features.
Promote, Promote, Promote: The best way to get sales and be noticed is to share your store on all of your social network sites i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Blogs. This is your platform for you to endorse and profit from!
Customers: It’s simple; browse the site, add to basket and checkout! We use PayPal as our payment provider. PayPal accepts all credit and debit payments also. Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery as all items are custom made to order. However, if we can get it out earlier we do!
Artists: If you wish to buy in bulk please email us for prices at email@example.com
Retailers: If you wish to stock any Art Rookie products in your stores please email us for our wholesale price list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press: If you require any high resolution images or press releases please email Liz or Jodie at email@example.com.
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