How do I set up an Artist Account?

Ready to start selling your amazing artwork on the Redbubble marketplace? All you need to do are  these 3 steps:

  1. Confirm your account
  2. Input your payment details
  3. Upload at least 5 designs

Heads up, it may take up to 5 business days for your shop to be visible to the public. But, not to worry, you can use that time to spice up your profile!

If you're over 16 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?

Get started with your Artist Account by updating your payment details. 

Account Confirmation

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.

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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.

Payment Options

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)    

 Note:

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.

Upload Your 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?

Your Avatar

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. 

Your Cover Photo

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.

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

Your Artist 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

Connect Your Social Media Accounts

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.