Katie Vernon for Surtex

Come visit us at Surtex Booth #220 and see loads of new work by some of the best artists working today! Today we’re featuring this creative cool promo piece done by artist Katie Vernon. Did you know one of her favorite things aside from making art is watching two different species of animals become friends? Read more about Katie and check out her portfolio here.


Check back on the blog everyday for new artwork created for Surtex by one of our artists!




Sneak Peek of the Trend Boards

Here’s a sneak peek of the trend boards you’ll get when you sign up for  CREATING COLLECTIONS FOR HOME DECOR. (There are over 50 images per board!)

Read all about how these cutting edge trend boards here.

Share this Trend Board photo (above) on Instagram and Twitter with the #LillasTrends and tag @MakeArtThatSells on Instagram or @ArtThatSells on Twitter by May 2nd and we will pick one lucky winner! Learn more about this life changing contest here. Share away because it could be you!


ART by Zoe Ingram for Make Art That Sells Part C: Creating Collections For Home Decor

Class starts May 16th and runs daily for 5 weeks with weekly live reviews. This will be the last time we will be offering this course this year! Don’t miss out, sign up here.




Special Guest Mimi Kirchner on Periscope

Next Tuesday afternoon on April 26th, we’re delighted to feature a very special guest on Periscope! Mimi Kirchner is my friend and an artist who creates hand-made dolls from vintage fabrics. Her dolls—well-known for their toile tattoos—have been featured at West Elm and Land of Nod. You can read more about Mimi in an article here on Renegade Craft.

We’re so excited to have Mimi visit the studio and to share her dolls, her career, and her thoughts on creative business with you on Periscope. She’s just as excited as we are and says, “I can’t wait to visit Lilla at the Studio. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my most recent dolls and projects. This will be my first Periscope and I can’t wait!”.


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For more information about how Periscope works, read here. See you then!


Lilla & Reine


Carolyn Gavin’s Latest Work

Check out artist Carolyn Gavin’s latest work in her updated portfolio here!








WallPops is hiring a Studio Designer

We got word that the awesome WallPops is looking to expand their team! Are you a highly creative and energized designer with a passion for home décor? WallPops, a global leader in the peel & stick wall décor is hiring for a Studio Designer!

WallPops brand is a colorful, fun and trendy line of wall décor that is the perfect balance of fashion and function.


Check out the details and full listing of this fabulous opportunity on here on Indeed.com:
Studio Designer job – Brewster Home Fashions – Randolph, MA

Dear Lilla,

If you happen to know any local talented illustrators or graphic designers who might be interested in a full time job we’re hiring. Check out the link on Indeed and follow submission guidelines. Contact: jobs@brewp.com for any additional questions.

The Team at WallPops

If you have a job to list please send it to info@LillaRogers.com, we’re happy to help!




BIG Sale on Make Art That Sells e-courses

Spring is in the air and there’s a HUGE sale on Lilla’s e-courses with Make Art That Sells! To celebrate the arrival of this favorite season, EVERYTHING in the shop is on offer. There’s something for everyone, whatever your budget.

This special sale is only for 72 hours!  Don’t miss out. Sign up today!


There is also a special Live Review with Uppercase publisher Janine Vangool and Lilla Rogers for MATS A and MATS B self paced classes with two brand new assignments. For all of the juicy details, check it out here!



Janine Vangool

See you in class! 




Clairice Gifford’s work in Real Simple Magazine

We are delighted that our artist Clairice Gifford, one of our 2015 Global Talent Search winners with Make Art That Sells, was commissioned to illustrate the latest issue of Real Simple Magazine. It’s a rare artist that can design both typography and imagery at this level.


Clairice Gifford for Real Simple Magazine


Clairice Gifford for Real Simple Magazine, second spread

For more of Clairice’s stunning work, check out her portfolio here.  Congratulations Clairice on a job well done!



International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was yesterday and we’re so lucky to work with so many incredibly talented and amazing women here at Lilla Rogers Studio.  In honor of the day, here are a few images that capture the sentiment well!

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Fabulous Women by Sarah Walsh


New art sculpture “Sisters by Heart” products by Rachael Taylor for Demdaco.  Available for purchase on Amazon here.  Also, check out our products page here for the latest cool products by our artists.

Keep on being your awesome self ladies!



Sterling Publishing Is Looking for an Art Director and a Designer for Children’s Books

We love working with our clients and helping them.  So, when we heard from the Creative Director at Sterling Publishing, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble that they were looking for talented art directors and designers, we wanted to help!

 “Dear Lilla,

I wonder if you might know of any super talented children’s art directors who might want to join my team here at Sterling?

Many Thanks,


Please read the below job descriptions and contact: Jo: Jobarowski@sterlingpublishing.com if you or anyone you know is qualified!  And If you have a job to list please send it to info@LillaRogers.com



JOB TITLE: Art Director, Children’s Books

REPORTS TO: Creative Director

JOB SUMMARY: The Art Director’s primary responsibility will be to follow creative vision for their assigned publishing list. The Art Director establishes and maintains ongoing communication with the Art, Editorial, and Production departments to ensure cost efficiency, timely execution, quality control and follow-through from design transmittal to bound books of assigned illustrated children’s titles.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Oversees design and production of large and diverse children’s trade list. Works with agents and artists regarding proposed contract terms as designated by the Children’s Editorial Director and Creative Director. Coordinates with the Managing Editor on schedules and Production in order to meet deadlines in a cost and time efficient way.
Manages and/or designs covers or packaging for assigned titles when appropriate. Negotiates cost and timing with the artist’s representatives for the best product within budget and timeframe under the art director’s direction. Hires and supervises freelance designers and illustrators as needed. Maintains ongoing communication with Editors to insure timely execution and follow-through from manuscript to bound books. Establishes regular routing procedures for review of interior design and illustration by Creative Director and Editors.
Exercises fiscal responsibility in managing design and production of titles.

4-year college degree preferably in Graphic Design, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 5 years experience as an Art Director in interior and cover design for children’s trade books.
Experience managing, negotiating, and maintaining proper image usage rights.
Must have practical experience working with Royalty based illustrator contracts.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat) with competent knowledge of their application in book design and production.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
All applicants must possess a strong attention to detail and have proven abilities to problem solve.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.

JOB TITLE: Designer, Sterling Children’s Books

REPORTS TO: Senior Designer

JOB SUMMARY: The Designer primarily interacts with the Art, Editorial and Production departments. The Designer handles a portion of design, layout and production of several titles. The Designer has strong communication and time management skills, possesses a strong attention to detail and is able to work within a team structure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Handles the design and production of 10-15 titles per list including covers & interiors of established series, novelty titles and original book design.
Works closely with the Art Director and Senior Designer to maintain the highest quality of design and productions standards while keeping on track with deadlines.
Attend weekly status and design meetings. Maintains ongoing communications and schedules with the Editorial and Production departments to ensure timely execution and follow through from manuscript to bound book for all projects. Works closely with all members of the Art Department to increase productivity, communication, collaboration, design creativity and quality. Handles general support of the Sterling Children’s Books Art Department, including but not limited to art logs, art returns and routing.

4-year college degree preferably in Graphic Design, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 3 years design experience, preferably in Children’s book publishing.
A strong portfolio of original graphic design examples showing creative and appropriate use of typography with design ability ranging from traditional to contemporary to totally out-of-the box. Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, with knowledge of applications in book design and production.
Extensive knowledge of typography and book layout.
Detailed knowledge of pre-press requirements for print.
Experience in managing workflows and schedules.
Knowledge of the manufacturing process and proofing.
Strong time management skills and proven ability to multi-task.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.