We had a dream that fan artists on Redbubble could create officially licensed designs for their favorite brands. We also had a dream where we accidentally came to work naked. But this is about the first dream.
Our Partner Program gives you the opportunity to connect with brands you love, create officially licensed work and gain more recognition for your creativity. And we’ve teamed up with some amazing partners including Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting, Viz Media and CBS. If you’re new to the Partner Program, here are some tips to get you started.
Works by starfleetrambo, kotabird and drizzledrawings
Right now, you can create officially licensed fan art for 48 brands, and that number is growing by the week. The Current Brand Partnership page is the best place to check the latest brands, and to find all the guidelines for current partnerships. We’ll also be sharing new partnerships and big news via email and social so make sure you’re signed up and following @redbubbleartists on Facebook and Instagram to receive the latest info.
Works by medusadollmaker, koolaid-girl and rg-love
Start with the Guidelines
Before you start creating or uploading your work, it’s super important to read the brand’s guidelines. We’ve worked with partners to try and make these as flexible as possible and they’re different for each brand. If a submission is declined, it’s most often because an artist isn’t familiar with the guidelines.
Works by B-Cubed-Shirts, patonegro and fernandonunes
Submit Your Fan Art by Tagging Your Work
Tagging your work with the tags listed at the top of the brand’s guidelines page will automatically add your work to the review queue. You may see a notification that your work is temporarily suspended. Keep an eye on your email and we’ll let you know as soon as your work has been reviewed.
Don’t forget to add other relevant tags. We see lots of artists just adding the one or two suggested in the guidelines, which means missing out on a lot of potential search traffic. You should be aiming for about 15 relevant tags to give fans the best chance of finding your design in our search and via Google. These might include character names, places, themes or objects. Check out our post on The Art of Tagging for more tips.
Works by spookdoodles, chrisjamesevans and pixenoides
The Partner Program is an ongoing program to allow fan artists to create new, officially licensed designs and post them safely on Redbubble, without fear of future takedowns. We’ve called it The Redbubble Partner Program as we really want it to be a true partnership between everyone involved.
Most importantly, we hope the program inspires you to take a movie, show or character you love and celebrate it in a way that’s completely unique to your style. We can’t wait to see what you create.
Blog header image: Final Space Character Pattern by fournaans