How do I set up an Artist Account?

Ready to start selling your amazing artwork on the Redbubble marketplace? All you need to do is complete the steps on your Artist Dashboard:

  1. Get paid
  2. Create products
  3. Set up shop

Heads up, it may take up to 5 business days for your shop to be visible to the public once your account is set up. But, not to worry, you can use that time to add more designs to your shop or perfect your profile!

If you're over 18 and want to share your art with your customers worldwide (and have responsibly combed over our User Agreement), you can get started by picking a username and signing up for free.

 Already have a Shopper Account?

You can use the same account you shop with for your Artist Account! Some of these steps may already be completed, but it's always a good idea to check that your info is still correct.   

  Get paid

Add your name

To get started, let's add your name.

  1. Go to your "ACCOUNT SETTINGS"
  2. Under "Edit Profile," scroll to the "Profile" section
  3. Enter your first and last name
  4. Click Submit Changes at the bottom of the page

Here you can choose to show your user name or your real name. This can be changed at any time. 

Confirm your email

Before making your artwork available for sale, you'll need to verify your email address. You should have an email with a link to verify your address in your email inbox.

Don't see it? Head over to your Edit Payment Details page. Double-check that the email address is correct, then click  Resend confirmation.


You should receive a confirmation email shortly.

If you don’t see the email within 1-2 minutes, look at your Junk or Spam folders.

 Please note:

If you enter your email incorrectly or can't receive the confirmation email, you'll need to create a new account with the correct or new email address. Since only one account can be connected to an email address, you must choose a new user name. 

If you want to open multiple accounts, each must be created with a different email and username.

Please read about our Upload Limits if you are operating multiple accounts.

If you're still having trouble, head to our Artist Request form with your Redbubble username and the email address you are trying to confirm. Our Artist Experience team is always happy to help you out.

Confirm your phone number

You can confirm your mobile phone number by going to the  “Edit Payment Details” page under your “Account Settings.”

  • Select your country
  • Enter your phone number
  • Click Send code


You should receive a text to the number you input within 60 seconds. 

Don’t see the text?

  • Double check you input the correct mobile number 
  • Click Send code again

Check out our phone verification article if you want to learn more!


Your mobile phone number will only be used to verify you are you. Redbubble will not use it for marketing purposes. For more information about this, check out our Privacy Policy.

Add your residential address
  1. Click Edit Payment Details under "ACCOUNT SETTINGS"
  2. Scroll to the "Residential Address" section
  3. Input your address details

Add payment details

To complete your account setup, go to your Edit Payment Details page. Then, under "Getting Paid," select the currency you wish to be paid in. Your chosen currency will determine if you can use PayPal or bank transfer. You will see the following options in the drop-down.  

Currency PayPal Bank Transfer
United States Dollars (USD)    
Australian Dollars (AUD)    
Canadian Dollars (CAD)    
Euros (EUR)    
Pound Sterling (GBP)    


Once you select your currency, it can't be changed. 

When you’re happy with your choices, hit Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Need more information about Getting Paid? Check out our Artist Payment Process article.

Reusing payment details

Keep in mind, the number of times you can use the same payment details is limited to ensure multiple accounts are not used in a way that interferes with the functionality or integrity of the marketplace.

  Create products

Add designs

Now that you've input your payment details, it’s time to upload your designs!

For your Shop to be visible to the public, you must upload at least 5 pieces of public artwork and enable at least 1 product for each design. After uploading your first 5 designs, it can take up to 5 business days for your shop to be visible to the public in Redbubble searches and with direct links.

If you still need to upload 5 designs to your Redbubble Shop, your Shop will be private to you, and your customers won't be able to see your artwork.

During this time, you may see a temporary banner when viewing your artwork that says:

This work is not publicly visible as this account is currently Restricted
Fret not! You'll no longer see the banner when your account is visible to the public.

Why not add more designs and some personality to your profile while you wait?

  Set up shop

Add a profile picture

We suggest using an image, photo, or graphic icon for your avatar to help people recognize you across Redbubble. 

For best results, try using an image that's 100x100 pixels. No worries if you can't get it 100x100, our bots will do the resizing and cropping for you.

Please note:

Your avatar can't be removed. However, you can update it anytime to a different image or even a solid color. 

Add a cover image

Cover photos are an excellent opportunity to make a lasting first impression and tell a story that reflects your style. Your cover image could feature an individual artwork, a collage of works, or even a dazzling shot of your studio.

You can add a cover on the Edit Profile page from your browser. Cover photos must be 2400 px wide by 600 px high and in JPEG or PNG format. To remove it, click Remove Cover

Be sure to check out your profile on mobile to see how it looks to fans viewing on their cell phones.

Here is an example of a cover photo in action from Featured Artist Maike Vierkant.


Check out Designing Eye Catching Cover Photos on the Redbubble Blog for more information on spicing up your cover photo.

Add social links

You can connect your social media accounts to your Redbubble profile. This will allow your customers to follow you so you can better engage with them and market yourself on social media. 

To do this, head over to the Link to Other Sites page under the Artist Tools.

Add a bio

Your artist bio is a great way to share a little about yourself and your art. In 500 characters or less, you should try to include:

  • Your location
  • Your cultural identity or influences
  • The type of art you create
  • Your style of art
  • Themes or topics related to your art
  • Subjects or causes that inspire your art
  • Big-name clients you've created work for

You can create or edit your bio in your Account Settings

Account Tiers

All accounts will be classified into one of three tiers:

  • Redbubble Standard (subject to an account fee) : A starting point
  • Redbubble Premium : Generally has an established follower base, a unique personal brand, or creates work that incorporates relevant trends in your own style 
  • Redbubble Pro. : Artists in our top-seller program

The tiers are intended to encourage positive engagement with the marketplace and recognize and reward artists who invest time in creating and promoting unique products.

You can check your account tier anytime by navigating to the new Account Tiers and Fees page from the Artist Dashboard. You will also find a record of any account fees deducted from your monthly earnings in previous pay cycles.

Account Tiers
  Redbubble Standard Redbubble Premium Redbubble Pro
Free shop front      
A global audience of millions of customers      
Full control over your pricing. You set your margins      
Customer service support on your behalf      
Global printing and shipping by 3rd party fulfillers      
Inclusion in marketing programs      
Email support, help center and blog resources      
Opportunity to submit fan art      
Email newsletter with tailored tips and insights      
Advance notice of sales dates      
Priority participation in fan art programs      
Advance notification of product launches      
Account fee is not applied      
A dedicated account manager      
More feature opportunities      
Increased marketing and PR opportunities      
Advanced customer and marketplace insights      
Fast-tracked approvals for exclusive fan art programs      
Increased support for content and IP-related issues      

*Only available for high-earning premium accounts

Want to change tiers?

Check out this article to find out how!