We help artists build their dream businesses through online courses,  1:1 coaching and custom brand design.

Self-Made Artist Academy is shifting to an on-demand, independent study format. You can enroll and get started whenever you're ready!

This step-by-step program will help artists obtain the business knowledge needed to build a sustainable career around their art.

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Explore SMAA Pay-What-You-Can Options

Trade your art + services to build your brand.

Trade for access to online courses, consulting sessions, and logo design and branding services.

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Learn Lettering with Chelsie Tamms

We've adapted our popular Hand Lettering with Chelsie Tamms workshop into an on-demand, online format.

Enroll today for only $39!

On-Demand Mini Courses

Included with Self-Made Artist Academy and available for purchase independently.

Are You on Brand? Mini Course

You’ll learn branding basics, branding lessons from Lettering Works’ personal projects, lessons from client success, and how to determine if it’s time for a brand refresh or rebrand.

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The Power of Passion Projects Mini Course

You’ll learn 5 results from passion projects you might not expect, how to design a project around your interests that can help shape the future of your business, and insights from the many passion projects I’ve personally used to grow Lettering Works.

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Hey there! If we haven’t met yet, I’m Chelsie - a business-savvy lettering artist, designer, educator, and your new go-to resource for all things arts business.

Since starting my business Lettering Works in 2016, I’ve created art products (like greeting cards and stickers), designed murals, worked on large-scale campaigns, taught lettering and branding workshops, and even self-published two books. My work is sold in local gift shops around Chicago and Peoria including the Field Museum, Chicago History Museum, Peoria International Airport, and Wrigleyville Sports.

Since scaling my business to six-figures annually, I’m committed to helping other artists to accelerate their potential and success.

1:1 Consulting

Grow your arts business through personalized attention, tailored to your specific needs and goals

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Custom Brand Design

From custom-drawn logos to brand strategy to visual brand development, we create memorable brands for artists by helping them embrace the intersection of art and strategy.

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