How to Join the Season of Giving this Holiday

The busiest shopping season is upon us. This time of year is your best opportunity to attract new visitors to your Artist Shop and convert them into regular customers. Your success is our priority, and that’s why we’re letting you in on our upcoming Season of Giving holiday campaign. We’re sharing our concept with you to give you ideas on how to market your shop during the holiday season. This year, we’re focusing on the warm, fuzzy feeling we allRead more

Introducing Ink Tuesday: Month 1 of Starting a Brand from Scratch

I’m the creator of Ink Tuesday, and this past month has been the best of my life. This is surprising, considering this summer I was the most anxious I’ve been in years. I felt like the rug had been pulled out from under me. I was just going through the motions of work, eat, sleep, and repeat with very little to look forward to. All those gut-wrenching feelings of self-doubt went away when I decided to start a 365 projectRead more

New Product: The CHAMPION® of All T-Shirt Styles!

Champion® Unisex T-Shirts are now among the many Threadless apparel styles you can add to your Artist Shop today! This isn’t just any new addition to the product catalog. It’s the first-ever branded T-Shirt style we’ve opened up for Artists on the Artist Shops platform. This elevated version of a classic, everyday tee makes Champion® and your Artist Shop a winning combination. Each Champion® Tee carries on the tradition of an American manufacturer that’s been making sportswear since 1919. They’veRead more

8 Popular Design Trends for Fall Home Decor

Do you smell that? The faint aroma of pumpkin spice? Summer’s not technically over, but fall is hot on our heels. That means your customers will soon plan to redecorate their homes for the upcoming season. Now is the time to add seasonal designs to your Artist Shop and build a collection of Fall home decor. Make your Artist Shop the first place your followers look for ideas on embellishing their abodes. If you aren’t already aware, the Artist ShopsRead more

10 Steps to Earning $1,000+ Monthly with Your Shop

I’m Justyna, owner of two Threadless Artist Shops, Fox Shiver and TRUFFLEPIG. I’m here to share some advice on how to run a successful shop that brings in money. When I started making designs, I was bad at drawing, had no followers on social media, and earned nothing. I didn’t even have any designs to add when I opened my first shop. It took me days to make one, and then weeks to add it to my store, because IRead more

5 Sweet Design Ideas for Double-Sided T-Shirts (NEW!)

We’re heading into uncharted T-Shirt territory. We’re ecstatic to announce double-sided printing is now available for most styles of T-Shirt in your Threadless Artist Shop! Our artists have long requested alternative print locations for garments, and we’re thrilled to offer this game-changing new feature. Double the print area means double the space to showcase your creativity! The ability for artists to add front, back, and crest prints to their tees exists exclusively within Artist Shops. No other print-on-demand brand offersRead more

Three Ways to Make Money at Threadless

For many members of the Threadless community, making art is a lifelong passion. But how does an artist turn that passion into not just money, but a reliable source of income? That’s what Threadless focuses on since we set up shop more than two decades ago. Over the years, we’ve partnered with thousands of independent artists, many of whom experienced great success. Some have even gone on to create their own businesses. And we couldn’t be more excited! If you’reRead more

4 Photoshop Alternatives that Won’t Break the Bank

There was a time when I loved Photoshop. It’s an incredibly intuitive and versatile tool made for creative pros. No denying that. But that level of quality comes with a price tag—one that’s cost-prohibitive for a lot of folks. There’s good news, however. The list of cheap and free alternatives to Photoshop continues to grow. Some work on tablets, and others even work inside your browser. And work well at that! There are a bunch of Photoshop alternatives you canRead more

Art Trends: Abstracting the Human Form

This week, we explore a recent trend that’s not directly related to art market sales. When looking at gallery exhibits and solo shows, I’ve noticed that art galleries and collectors give more recognition to artists who abstract the human form in their work. In other words, they illustrate subjects that read as human, but with unrealistic bodies and/or faces. Meaning unnaturally smooth skin, simplified faces, abnormal limbs, etc. Our brains are able to recognize the human elements, even though theRead more

6 Design Ideas for the Cut & Sew T-Shirt

When it comes to displaying your art on apparel, the Cut & Sew T-Shirt might just be your most versatile canvas. From the bottom hem to the collar, you can cover every inch with your own art. Think far outside the traditional chest print while designing your t-shirts. If you’re curious about how the printing process works, it’s all in the name “Cut & Sew.” Our manufacturing partner first cuts and prints each piece of your shirt separately, then sewsRead more

Lifestyle Overlays That’ll Make Your Art Pop

Lifestyle photography showcases your products in real-life situations, out in the real world. This allows potential customers to envision themselves using your products in their everyday lives. 75% of online shoppers rely on product photos when deciding on a potential purchase¹. High-quality lifestyle photography not only helps you drive conversions in your Artist Shop, but it can also increase engagement on your social-media posts. More shares equals more conversions! Most lifestyle photography requires a professional-grade camera, near-perfect natural lighting, andRead more

Art Trends: The Father of Photography Returns

As with every trend, interest fluctuates over time. No trend remains in the dusty volumes of art history books. Lately, the art world has rekindled its interest in photography in the same way it did when Vivian Maier’s photographs were found. For some unknown reason, photography brings in less money in the market than paintings. Perhaps it’s because there’s a persistent debate on whether photography is on the same level of art forms like painting and sculpture. However, in theRead more