Trade shows can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive.

So you want all the time and money you're investing in one WORTH it. 

But if you've never exhibited at an art licensing trade show before, it's impossible to know all the important details of successfully navigating your first one.

That's WHY I created Trade Show Success!

This class will walk you through the entire art licensing trade show process from beginning to end. Together we'll discuss how to...

  • Decide when you're ready to exhibit
  • Building a portfolio that's ready for trade shows
  • Creating a booth design that'll attract buyers
  • Your marketing efforts before, during, & after the show
  • Prep details like insurance, show forms, and price guides
  • Best practices for interacting with clients at your booth
  • Developing an easy follow-up strategy after the show

And our students seriously LOVE this class...

The course is packed to the rafters with priceless advice from the strategic to the more mundane aspects of preparing for a trade show. She surely saved me and all the viewers hundreds of dollars!


What a wonderful, information-packed class! Incredibly helpful to new designers like me because it really helps to lower the intimidation factor of exhibiting at a trade show.


This was by far the most complete and honest trade show tutorial I've ever come across! Bravo Shannon, you've inspired me to try it again.


I've thought about doing a trade show but didn't know how much was involved. Thank you for your honest, encouraging, and detailed explanation.

Trade Show Success
Get instant access to the ENTIRE class, access to an exclusive class FB group, AND three 2023 Q&A call replays for just €299 (~$320 USD*).

Please Note: A very truncated version of this class is available on Skillshare.

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I'd like to thank Emerald Expositions for their permission to use videos and photos from Surtex. 

Also, JP of SectorBlu for providing the Surtex video footage & Scott Tsai for the photographs. 

Finally, Lizzie Clark and Liz Mytinger, my fellow trade show designers, for permission to photograph their Surtex 2019 booths and include them as part of this class.

  • What's an art licensing trade show? Will your class help me prepare for any trade show?
    An art licensing trade show gives artists an opportunity to showcase their artwork and connect with 100s of brands and companies who are interested in licensing or purchasing art for their products. They're different from other trade shows where exhibitors are typically selling products wholesale directly to retailers.

    So if you're an artist who wants to grow your list of licensing partners or companies to freelance with, this class will help. However, if you're an artist with products that you'd like to sell to wholesalers, this class would not be the right fit for you.
  • How long do I have access to the class?
    You get lifetime access when you purchase this class through Sketch Design Repeat. And it's self-paced, so you can go through it as quickly or slowly as you like depending on how you like to learn.
  • When are the live Q&As? And will there be replays?
    Exact dates are to be determined but the calls are scheduled for January, March, and June 2023 at 12 pm EST/ 5pm GMT.

    And if you’re not able to attend any of the calls, you’ll have the opportunity to submit questions in advance and replay videos of each will be added to the class afterward.
  • Do you offer refunds?
    Due to the digital nature of this product, NO REFUNDS will be given.
  • Will this class help me if I don't live in the US?
    Mostly, yes. Although my experience is with US-based art licensing trade shows, most shows around the world operate in a very similar manner. So if you're interested in exhibiting at a European or Asian art licensing trade show, most of the advice for prep will apply.
  • Do you provide captions or transcripts for class videos?
    Yes! Every course video has captions and downloadable transcriptions available to make it easier for you to learn the material in whatever way works best for you. There’s also a full course workbook you can download or print out so you can follow along through each module.
  • What if I have more questions about the class?
    We're happy to help! Just email us at with additional questions.