Global Talent Search 2013 champion Zoe Ingram shares her experience of winning


12 months ago Zoe Ingram was working as a freelance web designer, earning a living but her ‘heart wasn’t in it’. That was until she took Make Art That Sells, and then entered the Global Talent Search, and everything changed.

Click below listen to an interview between Zoe and MATS/GTS producer Beth Kempton where Zoe shares her experience of the course and competition, It is hard to believe that she was nervous at the outset, unsure of whether her work was ‘good enough’, and never drew in a sketchbook. One year on she has been crowned the GTS winner, signed by Lilla Rogers Studio and in the last six months alone has landed licenses and commissions from a host of prestigious companies including a book deal, a home décor product line, a fabric collection, greeting cards for IKEA, and seven foot tall garden totems!

If you have are on the fence about the Make Art That Sells course, or worried about whether it is worth you entering the Global Talent Search, PLEASE take 20 minutes to listen to this interview and know that it could be you!

Scroll down to see some of Zoe’s lovely sketches and final artwork.





Zoe’s GTS Round 1 entry


Zoe’s GTS Semi-Final entry


Zoe’s GTS Final entry

Are you next? Register for the Global Talent Search here!


  • Just listened to this interview and it made me so unbelievably happy!

    March 25, 2014
  • What an inspiration!

    March 26, 2014
  • How brilliant ! was thinking today the days and chances of oportunity through personal achievement have gone , listening to this story has given me new hope, my days have passed too old now , but am happy in the knowlege that there still are the breaks there for young people and up and coming artists. of the future .
    So very well done to both Zoe and Lilla

    by phil Remedios
    March 27, 2014
  • Zoe and Beth – thank you for such a candid interview! It was so great to here Zoe’s story— I identify with you so much. Right down to the sketching! Lilla, Beth, and you Zoe, have truly given me the clarity to understand what I want, and the courage to in keep working hard and to take big risks, trusting more and more that it will only lead to great things. I am so so happy that I gathered enough courage (like you did, Zoe), before I ever knew any of you, to sign up for the MATS courses.

    March 27, 2014
  • I loved hearing this interview with Zoe and Beth. Zoe sounds awesome. Good questions and I appreciate her honesty about her own insecurities. It helps. It’s encouraging – staying open, trying new things in class and I like what she said about entering GTS – “you owe it to yourself to find out”. I don’t know why so many of us struggle with self doubt, maybe bc there are so many talented people out there, but there’s nothing to lose. I’m so glad I listened to this before beginning 1st big MATS project. Thanks for sharing it.

    April 2, 2014

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