UPDATE 1 year later! They're back! After a lot of musing over this, I've decided I prefer having everything in one store.
On Friday, October 12th I will be removing all Personal Use and Limited Use license products.
Why The Change?
I’ve realized from the years I’ve been in business and from being a part of a fantastic entrepreneur group (CoCommercial) that a business best serves its customers when it concentrates on what that one niche needs. While my core offerings have always been commercial license graphics, right now I have a smattering of products aimed more at end-users like scrapbookers and paper crafts.
What excites me the most is providing other artists and designers the same tools I use in my creations and also teaching the methods I’ve honed to make and use professional graphics. It's my goal to serve and inspire other commercial artists.
Including Personal Use license items in my offerings distracts from that mission and has made my licensing confusing and complicated.
What Will Change?
What Are Commercial Use License Products?
Commercial Use license products are art and graphic "parts" that a designer will use to put together in a unique design that will be used commercially. This could be an editorial, brochure, advertisement or a product like greeting cards, wallpaper, or artwork.
Here’s an example of art and design "parts" that would be available with commercial use license: vintage illustrations, Photoshop brushes, ephemera, overlays, etc.
Below is my design using those art and graphic parts. As you can see, I took the Commercial Use art "parts" and created a unique design. Your unique design would be totally different from mine even using the same elements. The page below is from the Catharina digital papers which I will be removing from the store next Friday.
What Will Happen To These Products?
I may eventually offer them on paper craft and scrapbooking sites or I may just keep them as jumping off points for future designs under my surface design brand. I may also look into placing the printables and scrap items in different stores. I'll keep you posted on that eventuality. Note: For now at least, I will keep my personal use product that supports Feral Cat Rescue in the store.
I’ll get new terms up on the store by Friday October 12th. It will take me awhile to get all the products re-loaded with new terms, so I think I will first add on a download with the new terms. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions!
Note: a few of the Commercial Use items shown are not published yet, but will be!