Product design

What?

Science-decorated clothing, artwork, gifts, homeware, accessories

Who?

Universities, museums, industry, retail.

Why?

To provide a memorable experience

Why you might need product design

Custom created products are a great way to engage with people and begin relationships. Also if they have a mug with your logo on their desk, it’s harder for them to forget you. You might want to create items for giveaways, prizes or awards.

How we can help with product design

We have experience designing and manufacturing a variety of products. We’ve mainly created mugs, clothing and stationery. We have preferred suppliers for all of these, but if you already have manufacturers lines up, we can work with them.

How it works

The Brief

First we’d want to know what product (or products) you might want to create, how many, and whether you want us to take care of manufacture.

Quotes

Once we have this information, we can put together some quotes to help you get an idea of how much different options might cost.

The Images

Some clients prefer to licence illustration works from us to use on products, or to get us to create a new illustration for them. We can work with any of these.

Production

Once we’ve got a choice from you we’ll send the item off to production. Turnaround time depends on the item.

If you’d prefer, we can lisense the image to be used by your own suppliers.

Ballpark figures

Below are our figures for production using our existing illustrations. Bespoke illustrations are extra.

Product
Dimensions (cm)
Price (£)

Licensing artwork for retail items

Clothing

Posters

Art prints and canvases

Everything else

20% of RRP

25% of RRP

40% of RRP

10% of RRP

Retail pricing

We offer discounts of up to 60% on wholesale orders

Mugs

Leggings

T-shirts

Notepads

Posters

Colour Inner

Heat-change

A6

A5

A2

A1

10

13

35

20

3

5

10

20

Bespoke illustrations

Wrap around mug

T-shirt

Large format repeating pattern

Line art

Colour

Line art

Colour

150

250

150

250

On request

Science Art exhibitions

SciArt projects are generally funded by grant funding. If you’d like us to work on a bid with you then please get in touch.

On the right are the kind of things you should budget for when writing up grants.

The Artists Union England provides guidance about this should you want to find out more.

https://www.artistsunionengland.org.uk/

http://www.payingartists.org.uk/

Day rate for on-site work

You’ll usually need to pay a day rate for required activities that don’t involve creating artwork, such as talks, evaluations or workshops.

Exhibition fee

If you’d like to exhibit artwork that’s already been created it’s normal to pay the artist an appearance fee. This is particularly the case if it’s new work and you haven’t contributed to materials and production costs.

Materials and production costs

Budget for materials and production costs. This would cover materials, studio rental, administrative and living costs, particularly if onsite work is required.

Copyright or ownership

These fees cover production of the artwork, exhibition of the pieces, and coverage of the event. They do not usually mean that you own the final artworks.