Drew Brophy – Artist – January 2011
An avid big wave surfer and world traveler, Drew’s career exploded in the late 1990’s when he began painting his edgy artwork onto surfboards. He is credited as the artist who literally changed the way that surfboards were painted. Now his art is printed on hundreds of products and his original artwork is collected worldwide. In this jam-packed interview, Drew and his wife, Maria, discuss many of the key aspects of art licensing – creative inspiration, connecting with customers, art creation for specific products, his inspiration, rejection, negotiating a good licensing deal, Advances, copyrights and marketing the business and brand.