Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ramp It Up! An Exciting New Consulting Panel of Seasoned Professionals in Art Licensing

Sheila Meeham and I met at the AmericasMart Atlanta last January and again at Surtex this past May. She's been in the art licensing business for many many years now. She has a strong background in marketing and sales in the greeting card and gift industries where she quickly discovered to be passionate in the 'art' of doing business, as she calls it.

She was the Vice President at Determined Productions, Inc., representing Felix the Cat and Peanuts to name a few, and then she moved to Schurman Fine Papers (now Papyrus) as Director of Licensing. In 2002, she opened her own agency while also consulting with emerging and seasoned artists on growing their business.

Sheila is relentless in helping her artists and strives to make the world a better and more artistic place to live. I share with her the same purpose, which is to help artists make beautiful things and ultimately to make the world a better place.

Sheila, together with three other art licensing and product development veterans, also recently launched a new and exciting venture called Ramp It Up.

In their words, they "offer expert advice for growing your creative business." They "are a platform where artists, creatives, designers and product developers/inventors can share their designs and concepts with our expert panel in order to get them to the next level."


I found their program to be very inspiring and more comprehensive than many others on the market because they provide a personalized consulting service which covers a broad array of developmental needs, from portfolio reviews to marketing art work to product development and placement in targeted markets. They are professional, experienced and lovely to work with.

Check it out their site for more information on advancing both your art and your licensing business!