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
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.
Once we have this information, we can put together some quotes to help you get an idea of how much different options might cost.
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.
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.
Below are our figures for production using our existing illustrations. Bespoke illustrations are extra.
Licensing artwork for retail items
Art prints and canvases
20% of RRP
25% of RRP
40% of RRP
10% of RRP
We offer discounts of up to 60% on wholesale orders
Wrap around mug
Large format repeating pattern
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.
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.
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.