UPDATE - Wallsauce Licensing Design Contest: Tips from the team!

As we have a really exciting competition to become a new licensed artist with wall mural and wallpaper company, Wallsauce is underway, I wanted to share some insights to give you the best opportunity of working with this great online company.

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I asked the Wallsauce team to share some insights about what sells well and why to pass on with you. Below you’ll find some handy tips along with example artwork.

Details of the design contest can be found here

Start with what you do well

Try starting with a current design in your portfolio which you really love. Scale it up and tweak it sit well on a feature wall.

Space Vs Density

Don’t be afraid to let your design breath, not every space has to be filled. But on the other hand, if your design is to go big and bold, don’t be afraid - embrace it! 

Examples of good sellers for something that doesn’t fill an entire space include:

Some examples of going big and bold that sell well:

Made to Measure

Wallsauce’s murals are made to measure, it’s therefore a good idea to consider how your design will work at different widths for all shapes of walls. Landscape is the common choice for customers but it may be that the customer’s dimensions are square and they need to select a portion of this design.


This design by Philip Straub is very popular. As you can see, for a wall 3m wide x 2m wide it looks fab:


It also looks great on a wall that’s 2m x 2m, even though the customer won’t get the whole image:


Here’s how it could look on a wall that’s 1m wide x 2m:


Metallic Illusion 

Metallics and glitter cannot be printed as special finishes, but will be printed as an image - which still looks great!

Here’s a collection that showcases this well:

I hope you found all the above info helpful. If you would like help with your design or feedback on you work in progress or finals before you upload, feel free to post in our private Facebook group tagging me or send me an email.

Don’t forget to checkout our Pinterest board if you need some inspiration. The theme is very open so be as literal or lose with the idea of Nature and above all have fun!

Best of luck,

Natalie x


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Good morning all. I have the pleasure of announcing the winner of a one-year subscription to the fantastically inspiring UPPERCASE magazine. UPPERCASE is a quarterly print magazine inspired by craft, design and illustration. A playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of handmade are some elements common in each issue. 


We love to see your progress and experiments along the way, so the winner for the Uppercase one-year free subscription was selected from those who engaged with the last FolioFocus workshop and shared their journey and fabulous designs.

Selected at random, the winner is.....

Susse Linton

Congratulations, I adore your playful yet sophisticated designs. Thank you for taking part and sharing your work with us all. We will be in touch via email with further details asap.

Thank you also to Janine Vangool, the Uppercase magazine's publisher, editor and designer for this wonderful prize.