THE BIG REVEAL! Announcing the 2015 Global Talent Search 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 SilvaKatie WilsonNikki Upsher and Susan Evenson! You each did gorgeous work and we know your careers will thrive.

Read how we picked the winners here.

Lilla and the Studio Ladies


  • WOW! Amazing work all around! Congratulations to the three of you.

    October 13, 2015
  • Wow ! Congratulations ! Amazing work !

    by Nathalie Taylor
    October 13, 2015
  • Congratulations ladies! Beautiful work!

    October 13, 2015
  • Congratulations to all three of you! Such gorgeous work! So excited for you all! Such beautiful work Messy Miss Kate, well done!! <3

    October 13, 2015
  • Wow, such beautiful work!! Congratulations Kate, Katie and Clairice!
    Ps: love the look of the new website!

    October 13, 2015
  • Thanks, Sophie!

    October 13, 2015
  • Congratulations to all the winners — and finalists. Truly beautiful work, and the hard work is very visible. I really love all three. Katie Vernon’s designs make my heart go aflutter. Looking forward to seeing all the great projects coming your way! What a wonderful community you’ve created, Lilla and team!

    October 13, 2015
  • Thank you, Misha! We are so happy to be able to help to make livings for artists.

    October 13, 2015
  • Beautiful work.. Love it!

    October 13, 2015
  • So pleased for Kate! Massive congratulations to everyone in the finals. Would be lovely to see all the final submissions and know more about the brief. Oh, and the new website is gorgeous!

    by Emma
    October 13, 2015
  • Decorative art

    by matt
    October 13, 2015
  • Congrats!! Love all three, but Kate Mason nakes my heart go boom boom boom <3

    October 14, 2015
  • Amazing work Kate, Katie & Clairice! Very well done to all 3 of you. Big smiles and hugs :) xo

    by Zoe
    October 14, 2015
  • OH What Excitement!!! Luv the Bright Happy designs… and Such interesting, eye catching fun Katie Vernon! Congratulations To ALL!

    by ann O’Hara
    October 17, 2015
  • All the artists work is very pretty but over the years one can see that they are very similar in style and pretty interchangeable. It would be nice to see something a little different, a bit more unique and individual (less homogenised) this year. After all isn’t art about self expression?

    by Sara
    January 3, 2018

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