Use these resources to explore ways to fabricate, manufacture, self-publish, and sell your work!

Finding resources to help manufacture, produce, and sell work is a critical part of any business. Luckily, there are multiple platforms out there that help connect makers with resources for making and selling. For fine artists and designers alike, these tools will help you create and distribute your work.

Manufacturing and Suppliers

These platforms connect makers to manufacturers and supply chain resources.

 

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Maker's Row

For select types of creative products, this platform provides guides and contacts to manufacturers and factories to help bring your idea to life.

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Dragon Innovation

For a monthly subscription fee, this platform offers customized solutions to entrepreneurs for all aspects of their supply chain needs.

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Sculpteo

This company provides professional online 3D printing and laser cutting services for on-demand production of prototypes, individual products, as well as short-run manufacturing.

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Wovns

This RISD alumni-founded company allows customers to create customized woven textile designs through their patent-pending system for jacquard looms.

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Selling Work Online

These platforms offer options to sell your work directly through online markets.

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RISD Made

This RISD-sponsored platform is an online source for goods made by RISD artists and designers. The website features alumni with online stores selling a wide range of creative items.

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Big Cartel

Since 2005, Big Cartel has helped artists and makers sell $2.5 billion worth of goods by providing an easy way to create an online store.

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Absolut Art

Absolut Art sells limited edition, signed and framed prints – printed on the highest quality archival paper – by emerging and established artists from around the world. Artists can apply to their curation team to be added to the site.

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Self Publishing

These platforms provide full service self-publishing options for artists and designers.

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Print Ninja

PrintNinja is a custom printing company offering high-quality offset printing for comics, graphic novels, children’s books, and art books.

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Book Baby

Book Baby offers a wide range of publishing options for creators including print on demand, e-book publishing, and marketing assistance.

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Blurb

Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.

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