Networking 101: Connecting with the Threadless Artist Community Online

Networking is essential for any artist looking to grow their brand and following. Whether you’re a budding artist or an experienced Artist Shop owner, the Threadless Artist Community offers a vibrant, supportive environment to connect, collaborate, and thrive. With numerous ways to engage, from Design Challenges to Discord chats, Threadless provides a fantastic platform to expand your reach, enhance your skills, and build meaningful relationships. Join the Discussion on Discord Connect directly with fellow artists and Threadless team members byRead more

Art Trends: The Charm of Doodlecore in a High-Def World

In a world dominated by polished, high-definition visuals, the raw, spontaneous charm of doodlecore is grabbing attention. Many successful artists in the Threadless Marketplace excel at this playful design style, including notable shops like  Fox Shiver, Badly Drawn Bears, and Obinsun. Earlier this year, Threadless posted a doodle by Lousy Drawings for Good People on Instagram, and it received over 70,000 likes, showcasing the immense appeal of this emerging trend. As an Artist Shop owner, staying updated with current trendsRead more

Introducing Scarves: A Stylish New Accessory for Your Artist Shop

A brand new product is here to add a whole new dimension to your Artist Shop: scarves! These stylish and versatile accessories give your supporters even more unique ways to flaunt your designs. If you don’t already have an Artist Shop, build one for free and start selling these fashion-forward scarves to your followers in just minutes. Here’s everything you need to know about setting up this new product and promoting it to shoppers. A Closer Look at Your NewRead more

Turn Art Into Action: How to Support LGBTQIA+ Charities with Your Artist Shop

Pride Month is a time for celebration, reflection, and action. As an Artist Shop owner, you have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact. With Threadless Causes, you can raise funds and awareness for LGBTQIA+ charities, showing your support for the community in a tangible way. The Causes feature in your shop allows you to donate any percentage of your earnings from any design to a charity of your choice. Threadless not only handles the donation process but also addsRead more

Capturing the Mood: How to Evoke Emotions with Your Color Choices

Color is a powerful tool in the hands of any designer. It can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. For Artist Shop owners, using colors to evoke emotions can transform designs from good to unforgettable. While the scientific exploration of color psychology is still relatively new, and more research is needed to fully understand the mental and physical effects of colors, studies have shown that people generally associate certain colors with specific emotions.1 Understanding these universal associations and theirRead more

Stand Out on Social: Engaging Video Strategies for Shop Owners

As an Artist Shop owner, promoting your merch on social media is essential to making sales and growing your brand. This type of marketing is most effective when it features content that captures attention and engages without feeling like just another ad. Creating promotional content that feels natural and authentic is what makes you stand out on social. In this post, we’ll show you a variety of Threadless influencer videos that are examples of how to make your Instagram andRead more

The Role of Design Scoring in Getting Your Art Featured at Threadless

One of the most common questions we receive from Threadless artists is, “How do I get my designs in the Threadless Marketplace?” A significant step in this journey—and often the game-changer—is the design scoring process. This is where the greater Threadless community weighs in, helping to determine which designs have the potential to thrive. Understanding this process is key, as high scores can significantly boost your design’s chances of grabbing the Threadless team’s attention and ultimately earning a feature. FollowRead more

Art Trends: The Timeless Appeal of Retro-Style Pixel Art

In the vast sea of digital art, one style resurfaces with a nostalgic charm that captures the heart of both creators and consumers alike: retro-style pixel art. This distinctive form, reminiscent of the early days of video gaming, has made a striking comeback in modern design, including Threadless’s vibrant marketplace. Understanding and incorporating this trend in your own Artist Shop is more than a nod to the past, it’s a way to connect with an audience that cherishes both nostalgiaRead more

Best Practices: Mastering the Art of Naming Your Designs

Today, we’re diving into a topic that, while seemingly straightforward, plays a pivotal role in your Artist Shop’s success: the art of naming your designs. In recent times, we’ve observed a trend among shop owners leaning towards keyword stuffing in their design names. While the intention—to improve searchability and visibility—is understandable, this practice often leads to long, unwieldy names that can detract from the overall shopping experience. Our goal here is to steer you towards more effective strategies, enhancing bothRead more

2024 Design Forecast: 10 Emerging Trends to Look Out For

As a Artist Shop owner in the ever-evolving landscape of e-commerce, staying ahead of the curve is key to captivating your audience. Understanding and incorporating emerging design trends into your art not only keeps your work fresh but also connects you with the pulse of what shoppers are seeking. In this post, we’re diving into the design trends that we predict will make waves through 2024. Based on our market research, we’ll explore what makes these trends unique and whyRead more

Apparel Update: More Sizes and Colors Available in Your Artist Shop

Exciting news for Threadless Artist Shop owners! You may have already noticed that there’s been a significant update to the apparel options in your shop. Threadless has recently expanded your range of apparel sizes and introduced a vibrant new palette of garment colors. This isn’t just a minor addition, it’s a major leap towards more inclusive and expressive options for your shop. With this update, you can now offer styles with a broader selection of sizes, ensuring everyone finds theirRead more

Asking Artists: What’s Your Creative Process Like? – Part 2

In the first installment, we explored the intriguing ways artists transition from the initial spark of an idea to a finished piece in their Artist Shop. The journey from concept to creation is as varied as the artists themselves, and we’re excited to delve further into this artistic exploration. In this continuation, we’re featuring a new group of talented individuals, each with their own unique creative process. Discover how they overcome the daunting blank screen, transform their imaginative concepts intoRead more