Custom art gives businesses the opportunity to support local artists, showcase their brand personality, and create an immersive experience for customers. From eye-catching murals to thought-provoking sculptures, these pieces help companies create unique ambiance and foster emotional connections with their audiences.
Many people pursue commissioned artwork because it’s one-of-a-kind and provides a personalized way to see their aesthetic vision come to life. However, the process of commissioning a work of art can be intimidating for both artist and client. Here are some tips to help make the process smoother for everyone involved.
DO Have a Workflow in Place
While it may take time to develop and tailor a custom art workflow, having one in place BEFORE you start (even a bare-bones version) will make things so much easier for both you as an artist AND the clients that are working with you. This will provide both parties with a clear guide to follow and will also help give them confidence that you are knowledgeable and have their best interests at heart.
DO Ask for Partial Payment Upfront
It is important that the artist you are working with is fully committed to the project before they begins. They should be able to clearly outline their pricing with all expenses included and their timeline for completion in advance. Most artists will also require a deposit or partial payment before they start on the piece to ensure that they aren’t working on other projects or obligations and can dedicate all their attention to the commission.