My art licensing Life & Pitch your portfolio

(Keep reading to see how you can get a FREE copy of ‘Jumpstart Your Art Licensing’ Companies Directory. You can start pitching your work to companies straight away!)

My life changed when I took Shannon McNab’s Pitch Your Portfolio. Before taking this course, my work was disorganised. I’d send a random email to a company and a week later, send another email to a different company. I rarely contacted the same company twice. My art licensing career was stuck in limbo.

After taking the course and implementing Shannon’s methods –

– I have contacted over 100 companies multiple times,

– I regularly submit my work for art callouts,

– I’ve licensed & sold my work to various companies and product categories.

I am also regularly in contact with art directors who want to see my art. Art licensing is as much about nurturing relationships with art directors and to show them that you are in it for the long haul.

I have become super-organised. All my art is presented on lovely sell-sheets and is catalogued in a database. I have a submission schedule that is oh-so-satisfying when the status is marked as ‘submitted’:


What is also rewarding is marking your work as ‘sold‘ or ‘licensed‘. The wonderful thing about cataloguing your work in a database is you know exactly what art is available at a glance.
Everything that you do in this course will save time, both now and in the long run. You may only have a handful of art pieces now, but as time goes on, your catalogue grows.



Art Licensing is a numbers game and you sometimes have to contact a company multiple times, in order to get your work licensed.

With Pitch Your Portfolio, you create a system that makes this process as easy as pie.

Do you have any concerns?

  • I know there are multiple courses out there promising this and that. I’ve taken so many, I know! I have to say that this course is so logical and practical and you can implement the advice straight away.
  • If you are worried about the price – do you know if you license one art piece, you make the money back? It’s always a pleasure to celebrate the licensing deals of students in the Pitch Your Portfolio Facebook group.
  • Send me a mail if you have any questions (

Once a year Shannon runs her highly successful course and as a past student, I cannot recommend this course enough. In fact I was recommending this course, before I ever became an affiliate – that’s how much I believe in it.

The course starts on April 4th 2023. If you sign up now to be on the waiting list, Shannon is giving away a special BONUS!


If you sign up for Pitch Your Portfolio using my link, you will get a FREE copy of ‘Jumpstart Your Art Licensing’ Companies Directory. So straight away you can start pitching your work to companies! Check out the guide here to see what it’s all about.

In order to get the FREE Jumpstart Your Art Licensing Companies Guide you MUST use my affiliate link to purchase the course (please use the same browser and/or device to complete the transaction. Using a different browser or device from what you originally used to click your affiliate link to complete the transaction, will not work).

I hope to see you in the Pitch Your Portfolio Facebook group, celebrating your licensing deals!


‘Jumpstart your art licensing’ Companies Directory

‘Jumpstart Your Art Licensing’ Companies Directory

I licensed my first designs in 2013. Instead of it being the start of a brilliant licensing career I ended up getting my products manufactured and selling to shops and craft markets.

The mistake I made back then was sending an email to a company and NEVER contacting them again! Rookie mistake! Although I contacted many different companies back then, the secret is to keep contacting them on a regular basis. At the time, I didn’t know this and I gave up. I was also clueless in general about art licensing – my work wasn’t organised and it would take me forever to send an email, etc.

After restarting my art licensing journey in 2020 with a greater knowledge of the industry, a more organised portfolio and a steel-eyed determination, I have licensed & sold almost 20 designs since then!

It takes a long time to find companies to license to and if you are serious about art licensing, do you know in the beginning you should be spending 30-50% of your time finding companies?

That’s a lot of time that you could be working on your art.

I know what’s it like to be starting out in art licensing and feeling lost. Over the years I have researched hundreds of companies. It took me forever but I am delighted to share this information with you now.

The ‘Jumpstart Your Art Licensing’ Companies Directory is a 25-page PDF, beautifully designed and can be downloaded immediately.
There are over 200 resources in this guide – 134 companies that accept artist’s submissions, in the following categories:

  • Greeting Cards
  • Stationery
  • Gift Wrap
  • Fabric
  • Wall Art
  • Wallpaper
  • Apparel
  • Puzzles
  • Gift & Party
  • Editorial
  • Publishing
  • Home Decor & Garden

Plus a special bonus of 68 resources

  • Art Agents
  • Trade Publications
  • Licensing Shows
  • Tradeshows
  • Get Featured Online

There are also lots of tips throughout the guide to help you in your art licensing career.

So if you’re starting out in Art Licensing and don’t know where to begin, or if like me, you are coming back to it and feel stuck in a rut, this guide will save you loads of precious time and quite literally jumpstart your art licensing!

For a limited time only this guide is available for less-than-half-price.
(Please note the guide is available on my ‘Pretty Dreamy Stationery’ online shop.)

Exhibiting at Blueprint with Collective Soul Studio

Hi everyone, I am excited to be exhibiting at Blueprint this year as part of Collective Soul Studio. We will be available virtually from September 14th to 16th.
Please get in touch if you would like to view new Fall, Holiday, Christmas & Floral art.

Collective Soul Studio is a group of nine international designers and illustrators and our work is available for a wide variety of markets such as baby & kids, fabric, home decor, greeting cards, wall art and stationery.

‘Folk Floral’ FREE Colouring Page

Hi everyone

I hope you are all safe & well and getting used to the ‘new normal’ under Covid-19. Here in Ireland we are still under lockdown to help curb the spread of Coronavirus.

I wanted to share with you another FREE Colouring page to download, print out and colour in (you can also download it to a tablet and colour it in on a drawing app). It’s suitable for children and adults.

I’d love to see your page coloured in, so tag me on Instagram @tinadevinsdesign (or email me at and I’ll share your masterpieces. You can print it as many times as you like.

Also if you know anyone that might like this, do share this blogpost with them. Colouring-in is a great stress-reliever, and a finished piece also makes a nice memento to post to a grandparent or loved one.

Free colouring page, design by Tina Devins

To print the image – just click on the drawing to open the full size, download it and print with your home printer. The image is 8 x 8 inch format so is suitable for U.S. 8.5 x 11 inch paper and European A4 sizes.

Here is another FREE colouring-in page too, if you haven’t seen this one.

Take care, keep busy while you’re staying in, and keep safe!

Chat soon,

Tina 💕✨

‘Soul Butterflies’ FREE Colouring Page

‘Soul Butterflies’ Colouring Page by Tina Devins

Hi everyone. I hope you are all well and safe. In this challenging time where we’re all staying indoors as much as we can to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, I just wanted to offer a FREE download of one of my drawings for you to colour in.

The butterfly is a powerful symbol of endurance, transformation and hope. In this unprecedented and scary time, there has been an outpouring of good vibes from all communities – people pulling together, coming up with innovative ways to create a sense of normality and community whilst staying apart. It’s wonderful to see all the good news stories coming out of this lockdown.

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Welcome to my Design Blog!

Tina Devins Design & Illustration

Hello and welcome to my design & illustration portfolio for stationery, textiles, editorial & the children’s market.

My name is Tina and I live on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland.
I will be posting my design work, my process, sketches, inspiration, behind-the-scenes and some of the creative projects I like to do outside of drawing.

I hope you enjoy my work and look forward to this wonderful journey!