Become a VIDA Designer



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How it Works

01

Submit your design

A watercolor painting, a photograph, a sculpture, a sketch, anything you can submit in a digital format, we can showcase on a product.

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Get it manufactured

We will create a branded page for you to share and produce your designs as they are sold.

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Make Money

You will get paid 10% from the net sales of all products that incorporate your design, as well as up to 22.5% for all sales you refer. In addition you can adjust pricing by product to increase the amount you earn.

490,000+

Original Designs

Our designers have created tens of thousands of unique designs on the VIDA platform.

The scarves have arrived which was unbelievably quick. They are astonishingly beautiful and you and everyone at VIDA have done a wonderful job.

Garth Simmons, Vida DesignerDoncaster, UK

2,500+

Cities

Our designers represent over 500 different cities across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and North America.

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FAQ

VIDA is a marketplace designed to help new and professional artists establish or further build their brands at a global level, while focusing on their art rather than the logistics necessary to sell and fulfill products to customers. We source the best materials and factories we can work with, we ensure those factories treat their workers well, and we manage every part of the process, from making it easy to create a store and upload your work to packaging, shipping and customer support. We handle all aspects of operating a business - from product development to delivery and more - so you can focus on being an amazing artist. Artists earn up to 20% in commission for each work sold and, and they have the ability to set their own pricing as well.
Your artwork belongs to you. We ask that you grant VIDA a revocable, royalty-free right and license to use, display, and promote your work. For more information, see our Terms of Service.
Zero cost. VIDA is completely free to use for artists. Moreover, you don’t have to invest in inventory or negotiate prices with factories - we’ve done that for you.
It only takes minutes to upload your artwork and launch your collection on VIDA. How much time you spend on designing your line is completely up to you. Many successful artists on VIDA use artwork, photographs, or paintings they already have to design their VIDA collections. In addition, many of our artists actively promote their work on social media, via email and through other platforms.
You will get paid 10% from the net sales of all products that incorporate your design. In addition, if you sign up to be a VIDA Ambassador (completely free and very easy), you make an additional 10% for all sales you refer. We make all artist payments through PayPal on a quarterly basis. You can see your current sales status on the VIDA Studio Dashboard. Successful artists on VIDA make upwards of $2,500 per design.
Yes. You always get credit for your work. Your VIDA collection page features your profile picture, your bio, your cover image, and even your artistic signature. Moreover, the vast majority of our products feature your artistic signature right on the product.
VIDA is a community of all types of creatives, including photographers, fine artists, calligraphers, sculptors, 3D vector artists, potters, writers, interior designers, fashion designers, even hair stylists - anything you can think of.
Artists have the full freedom to choose whichever VIDA product they would like to incorporate their designs. Artists can also set their own prices provided those prices are higher than VIDA’s minimum suggested price.
VIDA provides a range of tools, tips and resources to help artists build their brands and drive traffic to their VIDA store. In addition, VIDA regularly selects artists for inclusion in search marketing, social media marketing, email and other types of advertising. We also provide a number of premium services, such as professionally designed promotional materials, enhanced product photography and access to select retail and brand opportunities.
Each VIDA product is uniquely produced in small quantities and comes from local mills, wholesalers, and printers across India, Turkey, Pakistan, China, and the United States. We’ve known and worked with all our overseas suppliers for many years and a member of the VIDA team has personally visited each of the factories we work with. Every VIDA purchase helps fund education and empowerment programs for our makers, promoting material, lasting change in their communities. We believe in empowering local communities and giving them the tools so they can build a better future for themselves - for generations to come.
We frequently offer unique, highly sought-after retail, brand, TV, press, and celebrity collaboration opportunities to our community of artists. Examples of past artist collaborations on VIDA include: Home Shopping Network, Steve Madden, Iris Apfel, Warner Brothers, charity:water and more.