Meet the 2015 GTS Winners


And the winner is…



Giant congratulations to Kate Mason for her extraordinary work! Her lush, ripe, saturated color infuses her patterns and product designs. It’s the opposite of a limited palette; it’s about subtle nuances of color. I love how she can have happy palettes and very sophisticated ones, too.

We believe in the broad appeal of her work, yet at the same time she’s able to convey a sophisticated, charming individuality. We feel that her style is irresistible.

We are delighted to now be the exclusive agency representing Kate. We can’t wait to fill her docket with commissions, licenses, and consultations with VIPs. Art directors, contact us to get dibs on Kate for your projects! Read more about the prizes Kate’s won here.

We’re thrilled to announce that we are taking on two more of the finalists!


Katie Vernon


Can you find the gnome in the piece above? Katie Vernon is a trend leader and a master watercolorist. She’s got a gorgeous color palette going on (I love her use of grey), charming hand-lettering, and an eye for quirk. You should see the florals and maps on her website. We’ve loved her work since she did the poster for our Global Art Gathering in Brighton, England. We are out-of-our-mind thrilled to now be representing her.

Clairice Gifford

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I loved Clairice’s final assignments that she delivered in the Make Art That Sells classes. Each assignment she turned in was a jaw-dropper of gorgeousness. Her design sense is impeccable and her lettering knocks our socks off. Even her logo is a gem. We’re excited about bringing this new look to our group. We’re thinking packaging, home decor, fabric, and tons more. See her work here.

Congratulations, winners! And a big congratulations to all the Finalists: Akiko da Silva, Katie Wilson, Nikki Upsher and Susan Evenson! You each did gorgeous work and we know your careers will thrive.

Read how we picked the winners here.

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