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How to Start Working with Small and Local Businesses


If you are a fellow surface designer, you might chase after all those big name brands and companies to land a licensing deal with them. But what if I tell you, that you can start earning money sooner by approaching small or local companies?



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Because that's exactly what I do and how I make a living for myself. This makes working on my licensing deals much easier, because I create income, while sending out my portfolio to art directors for licensing.


"Dear Nina, thank you for sharing your experience in a very clear and concrete way!"

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I've written a blog post for Sketch Design Repeat to show, how working with small companies works and how this might help you and your business.




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Written by Nina Schindlinger


Hi, I am Nina - the founder and creative director of MilkyRosa Design Agency. I specialise in branding and product design for companies that are young-at-heart. My design style is bold, playful and charming, which I use to make the world a little bit more colouful and to make your company tangible for your customers and create an experience they will remember.




 

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Sketch Design Repeat was founded by Shannon McNab, a surface designer and teacher. She offers business courses to help designers get art licensing deals and make a living from their art.


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