Can you explain your licensing?
My licensing is pretty unusual in the world of clip art. Upon purchase, I allow up to 10,000 uses for both commercial and personal use for small businesses. This is usually more than enough for most people. If you need more usages, contact me for licensing information- my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I want to start selling wholesale?
Wholesale is perfectly fine if you are mostly selling to other small businesses, such as local boutiques. If you land a deal with a large company, such as Walmart, Target, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc- send me an email and we can work out a mutually beneficial licensing deal. The last thing I want to do is punish my buyers for their success.
If you represent a large company, and are interested in licensing some of my work for products or advertisements, send me an email. I am more than happy to work with you, but my licensing agreement only applies to small businesses (Under 15 employees).
What can I use your clip art for?
Do I have to do anything to your clipart to sell it?
Yes, I require that any uses of my clip art be creative in nature- I do not allow my work to be sold as is as, or simply on a white background.
Be creative with how you use it, add in your own flair- backgrounds, textures, words, and other elements. Mockups do not count as a creative usage- the actual files or the prints themselves must be creative in nature as well.
I consider every use of my work to be a collaboration.
This is an example of what NOT to do with my clipart. Centered image, with a white background and no other compositional elements.
- if you are just printing something for your own personal use, this type of of design is perfectly ok. This rule only applies to people who are using my work commercially.
This is an example of what you CAN do with my clip art. Add other elements, text, a background, just make the design your own.
- If you are a blogger and giving away a freebie, you must still follow this guideline, even though you’re not selling anything.
- You don’t have to use every element shown here. It’s just a quick example.
I am a digital seller. Can I use your clip art for digital downloads?
Yes, you can! I do have a few requirements for digital downloads that feature my work, however.
My clipart must be flattened on any files you provide, so there’s no transparency information still included. This is just to prevent people from purchasing your download solely to get my clip art. This can be done in Photoshop by going to Layers > Flatten Image, or by merging my clipart with the background layer if you want to preserve editing capabilities for your customers. If you provide .JPG or PNG images to your customers, no worries! This is automatically done for you. PDF files with editing capabilities preserved, PSD files, INDD files, or TIFF files with layers must follow the rule to merge or flatten my images.
You may not resell my clipart, or provide it on any platform for free. This is a direct violation of my license. You may not combine the files in a bundle and sell that bundle without express permission.
Are there any uses that you do not allow?
I do not allow my work to be used for any context that is hateful, or expresses a prejudice towards a religion, ethnic group, sexuality or gender. If you’re not sure if what you’re creating is a violation on this front, send me an email.
What about licensing for POD (print on demand) services like Teespring, Society6, Spoonflower, etc?
I do not allow my work to be used on a platform for selling that handles every aspect of manufacturing, customer service and delivery for it’s sellers. It is fine to get items manufactured with my work on them, if you are involved in the process closely, by packaging and shipping, or creating custom items for customers.
If you have your own website which you drive your own traffic to, and you utilize a POD service from there, you are allowed to use a POD service to manufacture and ship items to your customers with my clip art on it.
For more detailed information on this, here’s a list of allowed and not allowed services. Send me an email if you are interested in a platform not listed here.
If you have been selling my work on a platform like this for a while, send me a message. This is a new change in my licensing and I want to be sure I know who you are so i don’t think you’re in violation of this policy. If you purchased my work when this was not a policy, you are grandfathered in to being allowed to sell on these platforms.
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*You may use my clipart to create an original design and purchase fabric with that design from Spoonflower. You may not add designs featuring my clipart to the Spoonflower marketplace.
Can I use your graphics for my business logo?
Yes, you can! Provided you are a small business. I define “a small business” as a business that has under 15 employees.
Should you grow, send me an email, we can talk about licensing for larger businesses. I wouldn’t want you to have to change logos just because you grew!