two small square painting of bright pink and turquoise stripes by artist Alexandra Squire

Not much too long ago, artists didn’t have to fret about matters like their brand names. But in an progressively aggressive marketplace, and the noisy on the web area, we will do greater when we know the place we fit.

A manufacturer is not a brand.

Let’s be apparent. A model is not a logo. A brand is only the visible expression of a manufacturer.

Branding specialist Re Perez claims, “A model is a desired notion.”

Your artwork is made in the studio. Your manufacturer is designed in the mind. Not your mind, but in the minds of others. Your model exists in the minds of viewers, customers, collectors, and gallerists.

Earlier mentioned all, recognizing your manufacturer (how you want to be perceived in the eyes of many others), helps you make conclusions. If prospects are not aligned with your brand name, you say No.

Branding will make you memorable, which therefore leads to extra supporters. Branding may also guide to bigger costs and extra steady product sales.

It also allows you make decisions due to the fact your picks should align with your brand name.

Your art is the basis for your brand.

The first move to getting to be a branded artist is normally the do the job. That usually means it looks like you did it and not like a wide variety of models by your different mentors or academics.

This is why studio apply have to occur right before anything at all else. You have to make heaps and loads of artwork!

As soon as you have that artwork, you can assume about how it need to be introduced in the kind of marketing and advertising components: your web page, site, small business playing cards, letterhead, brochures, and so forth.

My guest for this episode of The Art Biz, to talk about her intentional artist manufacturer, is Alexandra Squire.

Alexandra was crystal clear from the get-go about what she preferred her enterprise and career to appear like. She employed specialists to aid her pull alongside one another a branded identification to present her do the job to the earth. And it was always dependent on the get the job done. Her strong do the job backed up the stunning packaging.

Alexandra and I converse about her selections, advertising, and how she finds time for her painting and company whilst increasing three young women.