10/3/13

Announcing the Global Talent Search 2013 Winners!

After four months, 1500+ entrants from 30+ countries, three rounds of competition, more than 10,000 public votes and many hours of deliberating, we are over the moon to reveal the winners of the 2013 Global Talent Search! It was so hard to choose from our outstanding six Finalists that we have decided to give two awards – the Grand Prize and a second Special Studio Award. Two art careers are about to change forever. Drum roll please…

 

Grand Prize Winner:

ZOE INGRAM, Australia

Congratulations Zoe! The finalists were asked to design for a home decor line with Midwest CBK. Here’s a glimpse of Zoe’s winning work for the competition (we will be sharing more in the coming days):

We loved the very fresh take on birds with the integration of the doilies, the zany/happy freedom of her style, and her sensational color palette. She has a distinctive look that we know will become recognizable and is highly marketable. Artists that can do patterns, lettering, icons, and people are able to attract a vast array of work – and she has proven herself in all of these areas. She’s expert in traditional media as well as digital media which is a terrific combination. Plus she can paint.

Can you believe these amazing plates? Zoe created in response to the assignment for Home Decor week in our Make Art That Sells class. We fell in love with them the minute we saw them. I am quite fond of the “seedling” lettering as well. I remember commenting on the plate that she submitted for class (the plate on the top left) and saying in the weekly art review, “This is a perfect piece.” Can you believe she created all four in one week? Her years as a graphic designer show.

It was clear that Zoe already had the talent, and then Make Art That Sells helped her understand the market potential for her work, and present it beautifully.

We are thrilled to announce that Zoe has won TWO YEARS’ INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION BY LILLA ROGERS STUDIO, with a host of licensing deals and international promotion including:

– A MINI FABRIC COLLECTION with the prestigious ROBERT KAUFMAN FABRICS

– A SCRAPBOOKING LICENSE with PRIMA MARKETING INC. Zoe will work directly with Prima’s own Creative Director and in-house Design Team through the development process, giving her the hands on experience to learn about this industry from the inside out.

– A HOME DECOR AND GIFT PRODUCT LINE WITH MIDWEST-CBK. Margo Tantau, Midwest-CBK’s Vice-President of Design & Creative, will personally work with the Zoe to create a smashing product line of gift and home decor products, such as wall art, lighting, textiles, ceramics, and specialty products, all offered with the voice of Zoe to help her build an identity and strong brand footprint in the marketplace.

– A LICENSE FOR A JOURNAL COVER with gorgeous UK-based stationery company PAPERCHASE.

– A LICENSE FOR A DECORATIVE GARDEN PRODUCT WITH STUDIO M, the new artful home and garden division of Magnet Works, Ltd.

– A FEATURE IN WHERE WOMEN CREATE BUSINESS, the top creative business magazine from Stampington

We are thrilled to welcome Zoe into the studio fold and cannot wait to start working with her.
But there’s more – we were so blown away by the finalists’ work that we added another prize…

Special Studio Award Winner:

Daniel Roode, USA

Here’s the winning work Daniel created for the third and final round of the competition:

Can you see why we had to add another prize? His submission is a fully-realized product line with a strong graphic read with a charming retro feel, and lovely textures. And check out his calligraphy!

We are thrilled to announce that Daniel has won:

– TWO YEARS’ INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION BY LILLA ROGERS STUDIO

HOME DECOR AND GIFT PRODUCT LINE WITH MIDWEST-CBK. Margo Tantau, Midwest-CBK’s Vice-President of Design & Creative, as one of the judges of the Global Talent Search, was so blown away by Daniel’s work that she offered this prize. She and her team will personally work with the Daniel to create a gorgeous product line of gift and home decor products branded with Daniel’s name.

We couldn’t be happier to add these two awesome artists to our studio family, alongside all our other talented artists. The other four Finalists are also brilliantly gifted, and we will be showcasing them and their final entries here on the blog over the coming days. We are grateful to our judges, to everyone who entered the contest, and to everyone voted and supported the participating artists.

 

LOVE WHAT YOU SEE?

If you are an Art Director… Want to talk to us about licensing or commissioning work with our newest artists? We’d love you to contact us. Hurry! These artists are going to get booked up fast. And of course we have all your favorite artists, too.

If you are an artist… Want to see your career skyrocket? We would strongly encourage you to consider joining the next round of Make Art That Sells(which starts on Monday). The course clearly had a major impact on Grand Prize Winner Zoe Ingram’s work, and helped her take it to the next level. She said on her blog “I learned so so much during the e-course and I don’t think I would have made the top 50 had I not taken part in it.”

If you want to learn how to make great art that sells in the top ten markets for art internationally, whilst staying true to yourself, there is no other course like this out there. There are still a few places left if you are quick – register here!

 

CHANCE TO WIN A 1-1 PORTFOLIO REVIEW & CAREER CONSULTATION WITH LILLA ROGERS

Have you ever dreamt of having a portfolio and career consultation with a top art agent? Well this is your chance! For the first time ever Lilla Rogers is offering a private one hour portfolio review and career consultation (via Skype) to TWO lucky artists.

This is a rare, incredible opportunity to tap into three decades’ of experience from someone at the forefront of the art licensing industry. Lilla Rogers Studio has sold art for products worth over $100 million. Lilla knows what is hot, what is on the horizon and where your work fits in. Find out more here! The deadline to enter the 1-1 competition is 7pm EST / 12 midnight GMT Sunday 6 October.

60 Comments

  • Stunning work from both Zoe and Daniel – congratulations to both. It has been so exciting to watch this process.

    October 3, 2013
  • This is amazing work! No wonder there are two winners! haha.
    Congrats to you Daniel and Zoe. This is gorgeous :D

    x

    Miriam

    October 3, 2013
  • congratulations for both the winners,they are really great!!!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to Zoe and to Daniel! Awesome and beautiful work!! All the best as you move forward in your careers…..You are in great hands!!!
    xoxoxo
    deborah(MATS)

    October 3, 2013
  • I was a fan of Zoe’s work from the very first Mats brief-I am so glad that you picked her!!!!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congrats!!

    by Jill Baron
    October 3, 2013
  • Stunning times {2} …. congratulations to both artists.

    October 3, 2013
  • Simply stunning! Both winners!!! Muchísimas felicidades!!! :)

    Can’t wait to start at MATS…. Golden opportunities Lilla presents to designers around the world! Awesome! Thanks!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to both Zoe and Daniel! Their work is amazing!!

    October 3, 2013
  • Iuhu!!!!! GREAT WINNER ZOE! And also Daniel show a tremendous talent!. COngrats to you both guys!

    October 3, 2013
  • Amazing stuff!!! Huge congrats to both artists!! So happy for them!

    October 3, 2013
  • Yay, Zoe and Daniel! What amazing, inspiring work! I am honored to have made it to the final round with you. Good luck, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congrats you two! Well done oh and I want that mouse lamp. How cute and clever is that!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to you both! I am thrilled for Zoe- her work and use of colour is always fantastic. I have loved watching this competition unfold! I don’t know how you kept it to only TWO winners. Awesome job! Julie

    October 3, 2013
  • Massive congratulations to both parties! Deserved winners!

    October 3, 2013
  • Beautiful work and such vivid colours. Huge Congratulations to both! Well deserved. x

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to both of you!!!! Very well done! Good luck with everything and I look forward to seeing your names out there on everything. :-)

    October 3, 2013
  • Wowwie! Absolutely gorgeous work! Congrats to both winners!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to you both! It is well deserved….your work is amazing!!

    October 3, 2013
  • What wonderful work by all the artists involved in this exciting process. We have followed the competition closely since it’s inception, and I can honestly say that it was difficult for us to choose ‘winners’ from this lovely gathering of talented people. We did however feel a little bias – Daniel Roode is our son, and we are so happy for him. Of course our heartfelt congratulations go out to the ‘grand prize’ winner Zoe Ingram of Australia, whose artwork we find totally inspirational. Wonderful work Zoe ( It goes to show that hundreds of years ago we ‘shipped’ our best talent ‘down under’). May all of you find ‘rich’ fulfillment in your artistc endeavors.
    Mom and Dad Roode – Barron

    by Owen Barron
    October 3, 2013
  • Congrats Zoe – I picked you from the very beginning – you are going to do great things! There is no ceiling to your talent!!! Daniel your woodland animals are right on trend and amazingly cute! Best of the best to you both!!!! xx Christine

    October 3, 2013
  • Fabulous! congratulations Zoe and Daniel – really thrilled for you :) Gabs

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to both of you!! Your work is stunning!

    October 3, 2013
  • Wow! Simply stunning work by two amazingly talented artists! Congratulations Zoe and Daniel! I will look forward to seeing LOTS more work by you two! Job well done!!!
    x, Val

    October 3, 2013
  • Gosh, these are just AMAZING. Congratulations to the winners– I especially LOVE Daniel’s style and I see why you had to add an additional prize. Gorgeous! Now I’m even more excited for Part B of Make Art That Sells– can’t wait for Monday! :D

    October 3, 2013
  • Wow! Both so amazing! Congrats to Zoe and Daniel, I can’t wait to see where your careers go!

    October 3, 2013
  • Absolutely beautiful work Zoe and Daniel! We’ll deserved win. I can’t wait to see more of your captivating work.

    October 3, 2013
  • This is such beautiful work! Congratulations Zoe and Daniel!

    October 3, 2013
  • GORGEOUS! Both of them! I’m glad you made the choice to award Daniel as well! Congratulations to both of you!!

    October 3, 2013
  • Absolutely beautiful work by 2 very talented artists! Congratulations and good luck with your new career!
    Best Wishes,
    Amanda

  • Congrats to both! Well-deserved! And to all of the stellar artists along the way!

    by Sue Mattero
    October 3, 2013
  • Beautiful work…congrats to both artists!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations Zoe and Daniel!! Über talented!..can’t wait to see all the fab stuff you will do! Well done indeed!!

    October 3, 2013
  • Zoe’s, as always, very beautiful – a worthy winner.

    And Daniel – really clever work – impressively thought out, great colouring, and so very wonderfully presented. I love them.

    Learning a lot by just looking at these – thanks both and have loads of fun and success over the next two years!

    by Anne Reynolds
    October 3, 2013
  • C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to both. Well deserved!

    October 3, 2013
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE the final submissions and the final winners. Congratulations Zoe & Daniel! Enjoy the ride! Can’t wait to see these products in stores. Very exciting.

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to you both FABULOUS WORK xx

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations guys, I can not stop looking at your pieces! Oh, God you both are amazing!!! Well deserved.

    October 3, 2013
  • I am so impressed with the work of these two wonderful artists. Having seen Zoe’s work in the Make Art That Sells e-course, I have admired her talent with every fantastic piece she has turned out. And what a treat to see Daniel’s well thought out and gorgeous work. Love at first sight!

    October 3, 2013
  • Wow so awesome!! Congrats to Zoe and Daniel!

    October 3, 2013
  • I love the Weekend Retreat product line by Daniel Roode.! Any possibility of it become a real product?

    by Laura Ramirez-Gonzalez
    October 3, 2013
  • Gorgeous, both.

  • Congratulations to both artists! Fabulous work!

    October 3, 2013
  • Brilliant work! Well done, and congratulations to both Zoe and Daniel! Best of luck to you!!

    October 3, 2013
  • Big congratulations Zoe and Daniel ! Love your art – well deserved winning ! Good luck and lots of fun on your journey.

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations, Zoe and Daniel. Your work is very beautiful.
    All the best for your future.

    October 3, 2013
  • Congrats Zoe and Daniel, awesome work! Excited to go shopping and see your product lines come to fruition! So great!

    October 3, 2013
  • I love the work of both winners! I am so happy for both of you, Zoe and Daniel. It will be so much fun to be able to buy products with your art on them. I’ve always admired your work, Zoe. Daniel, I love your Weekend Retreat. I can see why Margot couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with you!

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to both of you. Amazing work!!

    October 3, 2013
  • Amazing work…absolutely beautiful and well-deserved. So happy for you…congratulations to you both!

    October 3, 2013
  • CONGRATS to All. Lots of lovely talent. It’s a joy!

    by Peachmist
    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to both winners! Beautiful work. Best of luck to both of you!

    by Tara Lilly
    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to you both! Lovely work – you must be over the moon.

    October 3, 2013
  • Gorgeous gorgeous work! Makes me smile just to look at it : ) Congratulations to both winners, and best wishes for your new horizons – well deserved indeed!

    by Shannon Blakeman
    October 3, 2013
  • Woohoooo!! Zoe!!! I had a good feeling about you from the very beginning of MATS! So, so happy for you!!! And, Daniel! Beautiful work! congratulations!! What a lucky duck you are! :)

    October 3, 2013
  • Congratulations to Zoe and Daniel!! Fabulous work!!!!

    October 5, 2013
  • Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

    But well done to you both!!! :) Just amazing entries.

    October 6, 2013
  • Loved Zoe’s tote the most, and loved Daniel’s too,
    Worthy winners, indeed, CONTRATS to both of you!!! :))

    by Kiran Ahmad
    October 6, 2013
  • Congratulations to both, Zoe and Daniel!! your work is outstanding!
    Zoe I knew you would be a winner, from the first time I saw your work in Mats. You have an eye for design and color and a unique way of expressing your art!
    Cheers to both of you!!

    October 6, 2013
  • Wonderful – I love everything.

    Congratulations!

    October 16, 2013

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