Because you'll find and be inspired by lots of great art designed exclusively by artists under age 18. It's one-of-a-kind art, unique and refreshing, the art that's only possible for kids to make. We think it'll make you a little happier. And you have the option to purchase unique one-of-a-kind, high-quality products based on the work.
By visiting Purely and/or purchasing Purely products, you support a whole bunch of worthy: kids, the arts, entrepreneurship and small business. We've seen kids grow self-confidence from knowing someone, appreciated their hard work.
Purely gives artists a platform beyond their parents' refrigerator and walls of school to share their art. It allows them to share art broadly and feel proud of their work. It allows kids to build portfolios and watch their art evolve. And it can even be a launchpad for aspiring career artists.
Additionally, kids earn money! For every product purchase based on their art, kids earn 8%. Plus shoppers have the option to tip the artist at checkout.
A happy note: Some of our artists, especially the older ones, are phenomenally talented, and create highly sophisticated art. You may wonder how a kid can do it. Just like academics and athletics, the arts offer an opportunity for kids to show what they've been given and developed and really worked at.
- View art by category. For example, Animals or Seasonal. - Click "Search" on the homepage, and typing in a keyword. Keywords included in the product title will appear in the results list. - Filter products in the dropdown by category, age range and/or product type.
We plan to add more advanced search and filtering options in the near future, and welcome your suggestions.
Not only do we want to showcase kids' art, we want the kids to experience an entrepreneurial thrill when their effort allows them to reap a reward. They earn 8% of whatever you purchase (this is comparable to commissions paid to Adult artists who sell their art on products). You also have an option to add a "tip" to your purchase--and every cent goes directly to the artists. If you purchase multiple products from different artists in one transaction and choose to tip, the tip will be split evenly between those artists.
Purely is able to offer licenses for the use of digital art files. These requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, working with the artist. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss licensing a piece of art.
Currently, Purely sells t-shirts, canvas prints, posters, coffee mugs, pillows, totes, and device cases. And we'll soon have stationery, postcards, and coasters. We'll continue to add products as we grow.
We work with a handful of American production and fulfillment companies. It is important to Purely that the our vendors have the same commitment to quality that we have--and we've selected our partners accordingly.
Our vendor uses the latest Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing technology to offer a wide variety of printable garments and design color options at an affordable price. The DTG ink in this process is different from the ink screen printers use.
Yes! In order for you to prolong the life of your custom print, we suggest following the care instructions:
Machine wash cold, inside-out, gentle cycle with mild detergent and similar colors. Use non-chlorine bleach, only when necessary. No fabric softeners. Tumble dry low, or hang-dry for longest life. Cool iron inside-out if necessary. Do not iron decoration. Do not dry clean.
We do prefer that our products are made in America, and most of them are. Read more about our products here. All of our products are printed and orders fulfilled in California or North Carolina fulfillment centers.
All products are custom printed. It takes 2-7 days to print your product, depending on the type of product you order. At checkout, you'll have a number of shipping options, so receipt of your product will also depend on your chosen shipping method. Read more about fulfillment and shipping here.
Because all products are printed custom, we only accept returns in the rare case of misprinted, damaged or defective products (not in the case of buyer's remorse, wrong size, etc). Returns must be submitted to our fulfillment vendor within 30 days of receipt (the return address on your mailing label). See more here. And be sure contact us before returning a product.
Anyone will have the opportunity to buy your art. Site visitors you do not know may browse and discover your art--and be inspired to buy! To start, family and friends may be especially interested. So make sure to get the word out.
But artists earn 8% of the purchase price on every product purchased based on his/her art. Plus, shoppers have the option to leave a tip for the artists, and 100% of that tip goes straight to the artists. If a buyer purchases multiple products from different artists in one transaction and leaves a tip, that tip will be split evenly between those artists.
You will be paid monthly through PayPal. When you create a Purely account, we'll ask for your PayPal email address (or your parent's email address). Purely will never ask for your financial information.
If you don't have a PayPal account, it's easy to sign up.
We take children’s online protection very seriously.
We will not provide "personal identifiers"--last names, locations, schools, sports teams, etc.--of any of our Purely artists. So, when you sign up with us, create a username and indicate your birth month and year, that's it. The site will only show the username and an age range (e.g. 6-9, 13-17)
We adhere strictly to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) So, if you're <13, your parents must manage your account for you. We only identify children by a username and age range.
Artists who are 13-17 years old may create and manage their own accounts. For your protection, though, your parents will receive a notification email letting them know that you have joined the ranks of Purely artists, and providing information opting out, if necessary.
Parents/guardians of children and teens who do not wish for them to have Purely accounts should contact us at email@example.com or call (616) 805-9552.
The only information that we'll share publicly is your username, your age range and a little bit about your interests (optional), as provided when you create an account. We will not share your email address or anything that would personally identify you, like last name, location, school, email, or birthday.
When you have an account with Purely, you are granting us an exclusive license to showcase your art to the world. This means that you agree that you won't sell products with your uploaded art independently of Purely. Everyone wins when you direct friends and family to your Page and Products links,though! :)
We also expect that you will maintain a respectful attitude toward all other artists and visitors.
Also, note that we do not encourage posting any information in your Artist Page that will allow you to be personally identified.
The word from our attorneys is that using images of brands without specific written permission violates trademark laws. And if you create art with the recognizable image of a person, you must have that person's specific permission to share the work; otherwise you are violating privacy laws. So, we aren't able to accept these works. If you have art featuring a person, however, just let us know that you do have explicit permission.
You’re simply giving us an exclusive license to show your art to the world, to sell products bearing your art, and to use it for marketing and editorial purposes. You gain the exposure, and possibly earn some money.
You are giving us permission to feature your art on this website, to sell products bearing your art (you receive a commission for each product sold with your art on it, Yay!!), and to use your art for Purely’s marketing/public relations efforts. And as the number of visitors to our site grows, more and more people will see and enjoy your art.
Well, yes. When you upload art, you are certifying that you control all the rights to the art, and have the authority to upload it.
Given that there are so many messes in today's world, we expect Purely to be a destination for visitors to smile a little when they see your art. This means we don't want to see hateful, illegal, or threatening art, and will force to take it down. Also, if you create art that shows a person, make sure you have that person's permission to use his/her likeness/name.
Thought-provoking and fun pieces of art are good, though.
After you've created an account and uploaded your art, you'll receive an email confirmation for the upload.
The Purely team will create your artist page, post your art and create products. We try to have new art posted within 72 hours of receipt, but exact timing will depend on the volume of new art at that time. In either case, we'll notify you and send you a link when your work is live.
We accept any type of image file, including png, jpg, or tiff. Because we print your art on product, the files must be high-resolution (ideally as close to 300 dpi as possible). But if you don't know what that means or if your photo meets the requirements. Don't worry. A modern smartphone can capture a high-res image; just make sure to upload the original file, not a smaller derivative of the original.
If your image is not high-res enough to use on product, we will notify you in the event that you can send a larger file. But we can still post it to your artist page--with the purchase option deactivated.
- Light your art well.Natural light is best (outside or by a window). Ensure there are no shadows and that the media is as flat as possible. - Take a photo. Try and get a straight-on shot of the art by putting it on a flat surface or by hanging it on the wall. - When you send the files, ensure you're sending the highest resolution "original" images available.
If you're designing digitally:
- Output high-res images. - If your art is not full-bleed, please save files as transparent pngs. That way, we can use them on a broader selection of products.
We don't intend to change your artistic work! There are times when your art will look better with the background removed (for example, t-shirts look a whole lot better with just the artistic work, no background). We will have backgrounds taken off if it improves the product.
Also, some art needs to be cropped to fit a product--for example we might need to crop a background to make your art fit onto a phone case. We won't fiddle with the art itself.
Check out the products that feature your art. If you find one that needs to be tweaked, just let us know. We'll make it happen.
We welcome art of all types and tackling all themes, as long the art aligns with our goals.
Purely’s purpose is to have a positive impact on the world. Purely reserves the right to remove any art at any time without explanation, if we believe it conflicts with our goals. For example, we will remove art that crosses the line with violence, prejudice, hate, anything R-rated.
Also, Purely will remove any art that represents copyrighted images, assets or likenesses. (Example: please refrain from including brand logos or known characters.)
If you are under 13, a parent or legal guardian must create your account and upload art for you.
If you are 13-17, you may create your own account and upload your own art. But we will ask for a parent/legal guardian's email address so we can notify them that you've signed up.
Right now, artists/parents simply fill out a registration form, link to PayPal, and upload their art to us. However, we're all looking forward to the not-too-distant time when you will create and control your own account! A lot of other cool features are on the roadmap, too!
When you turn 18 (Happy Birthday!), you won't be a kid anymore, so Purely needs to close your account. We won't be able to sell products based upon your art. We may continue to use your art for marketing/editorial purposes.
Check out other sites for professional artists that you'll be able to access.