It doesn't. But we will get to it in a moment. First, let's see why so many artists think that it is wrong and unfair when there is a site-wide sale … [Continue reading] about How 50% off sale punishes an artist
Matt worked at a large company producing branded fruit juices. He was a marketing director, one of the four marketing directors there. But when the … [Continue reading] about Lulled
The main thing that helps you improve as a writer is, of course, writing a lot. Write as much as you can. You become a writer simply by reading and … [Continue reading] about How to be a better writer
I watched Brandon Sanderson's keynote speech "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known as a Teen Author" and one thing stuck with me. When he was young people … [Continue reading] about You will not starve
When you work on something for a long time it's difficult to say how good it is. This is a design I made 3 years ago and it's titled "Get your own … [Continue reading] about I almost deleted my best selling design
Two years ago I talked to a fellow designer. She told me that she opened her store on one of the websites where you can sell your art. If I remember … [Continue reading] about Designers give up on passive income
There's a funny design I once saw that I now spent 15 minutes searching for. Here it is: It makes me think about how I approach designing for … [Continue reading] about Put it on a t-shirt
3 weeks of nothing - that's the best summary of my blog visitor stats after the first month. Here's the graph provided by WordPress on which my blog … [Continue reading] about Blog Stats after 4 weeks
I belong to a few Facebook groups for designers and there's one topic that keeps coming up, though it's usually asked in various ways: "No one buys … [Continue reading] about No sales? Read this.
I just stumbled on a 6 years old thread on the Threadless forum: Top 20 best selling designs. And if you scroll down the thread, you will see another … [Continue reading] about Learn from the best
Do you know the 2-minute productivity rule? It goes like this: If a task takes 2 minutes or less to complete, then do it now. I first read it in … [Continue reading] about Complete small tasks right away
Tomorrow is Black Friday and after that the best 3 weeks for all the artists who sell their art online. Everyone shops for gifts and so artists … [Continue reading] about Make your first sale in the next 3 weeks
I try various methods to fight off distractions and to stop switching between tasks. My recent tactic is to write each item from my to-do list on its … [Continue reading] about One thing at a time
There are 2 things that a designer needs: a graphic tablet and a graphics editor. Here's what I use: GRAPHIC TABLET I bought my graphic tablet 9 … [Continue reading] about What tools do I use?
Friends, family, and other artists often ask me: can you make money on Threadless? I've been a designer for 8 years now and I've been selling my … [Continue reading] about Can you make money on Threadless?
Today I wanted to show you the most popular design that I ever made. Here it is: I don't know how many designs I've made in my life - a few … [Continue reading] about My most popular design ever
If you don't know what an Eisenhower Matrix is, it's a tactic to decide what to work on next. You can put each task into the correct category based on … [Continue reading] about Eisenhower Matrix
I've started writing my blog a few weeks ago and it's been difficult to keep going. When I was learning to draw a few years back I remember how … [Continue reading] about I like all the reminders that I should blog daily
I was thinking about my first two jobs and that it was a good thing that they were just a bit too uncomfortable and forced me to find something else. … [Continue reading] about Step out of your comfort zone
When I was in my third year at a university, I got my first serious job as a programmer. I wasn't very good, but I was just good enough to have my … [Continue reading] about I am lucky that my first two jobs sucked
After the success of our first game, we decided to make a sequel. Making a second game should be easier, you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, … [Continue reading] about Our worst game
My favorite book from childhood is "Summer Lake" though I have it in Polish. There's a dead fish on the cover but other than that the book really is … [Continue reading] about Don’t let the dead fish fool you
I've just finished uploading over 30 designs to my TeePublic store and there's still more to go. I am a little behind with it but now definitely is … [Continue reading] about Why haven’t you opened your TeePublic store yet?
This text is not about dogs. When I first started drawing things and selling them on t-shirts and such, I spent way too much time endlessly … [Continue reading] about Minimal designs
I drew a cat in a gift box and it made me think that I could write a short note about gifts because I am asked about it sometimes. First, I think it's … [Continue reading] about Useful gifts for artists and designers
Two days ago my grandma had trouble breathing and was feeling tired. My mom measured her blood pressure which was too high and then called a doctor at … [Continue reading] about My Grandma
The story goes like this: in a pottery class students were divided into two groups. Students in the first group were asked to make a perfect pot. … [Continue reading] about Pottery Class Story
In December 2017, like every Christmas, I visited my mom. My brother was there too. Usually, we eat a lot, maybe watch some movies, do jigsaw puzzles, … [Continue reading] about Hidden Paws
T-shirt designs are sort of like cartoons. Everything is more inspiring when said by animals. Before I created this blog I've read a lot of … [Continue reading] about Everything is better when a cat says it
There is one app that I use every day, many times a day — Roam Research. And I can't overstate how vital this tool is for me. Roam is a note-taking … [Continue reading] about Best way to take notes