Debbie Mumm – Artist – February 2011

The author of more than fifty books on quilting and home decorating, Debbie Mumm began her business twenty years ago as a quilt designer. She soon branched out to fabric design in partnership with a fabric manufacturer. Today, more than thirty companies have licensing agreements with Debbie Mumm, Inc. Her designs can be seen on everything from dinnerware to stationery and fabric to greeting cards. Without a doubt one of the most successful artists in art licensing today, Debbie shares her background and growth in the licensing industry.  She addresses some key topics regarding her business – her ‘elevator pitch,” criticism of her work, early discouragement from friends and family, a “typical” work day, advice for the up and coming, and her thoughts on future trends.