Licensing & Commissioned Works

Licensing M. Nicole van Dam® Designs
As you can see by scrolling below, M. Nicole van Dam has licensed her artwork for various uses. Nicole enjoys creating designs specifically tailored to her clients licensing needs, in an effective, timely manner. If you are interested in licensing any of M. Nicole van Dam™ works or having Nicole create a work tailored to your specific licensing needs, please contact Nicole at (805)448-9998 or Email Nicole.

2015 M. Nicole van Dam Boots

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National Facebook ad campaign example

A few of the products made using the artwork of M. Nicole van Dam

Examples of some of the products made by manufacturers licensing M. Nicole van Dam’s Fine Art:

M. Nicole van Dam™ fine art used under license for boots:

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An example of Nicole’s artwork licensed as and translated into a boot

A peek at the detailing of these fun boots (this boot based on M. Nicole van Dam’s “Bon Jour” artwork)

Here is an example of the press given Nicole’s boots at the MovieGuide Awards, and it didn’t bother Nicole one bit to be referred to as a “modern day Monet.”

M. Nicole van Dam Artwork and Boots Honored Backstage Movieguide® Awards Gifting Suite from RealTVfilms on Vimeo.

2015 M. Nicole van Dam Boots

Another view of these great boots made using M. Nicole van Dam artworks

Another view of these fun boots based on M. Nicole van Dam artwork

M. Nicole van Dam fine art used under license for scarves (currently sold by Christopher & Banks department stores):
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Nicole’s scarves were chosen for a national Facebook campaign and contest by national US department store Christopher & Banks:

National Facebook ad campaign example

Honey Bee Happy facebook campaign

I Love You Mom facebook contest

 

 

color chorus facebook campaign

golden gate facebookOne of these scarves was also chosen by this national Christopher & Banks department store for the Accessories headline page:

 

 

 

 

 

M. Nicole van Dam™ fine art used under license for Jewelry
So excited to share that my “Dance of the Fall Leaves” earrings design has been licensed and is now for sale! I am so proud and grateful to wear these! Hope you like them too!

Here is the Dance of the Fall Leaves artwork on which it was based:

Dance of the Fall Leaves

There is also a matching kaftan, which I’ve loved wearing in interviews with the earrings – you can see both together in this interview of Mayor Johnny Johnston:

M. Nicole van Dam™ fine art used under license for Glass Plates
(following are a few examples of the 18 glass plates made to date under this license):
Winter
Winter Glass Plate
Swan Duet
Swan Duet glass plate

Autumn Rose
Autumn Rose glass plate
Sailing
Sailing Glass Plate
Country Rose
Country Rose glass plate
Butterfly Woman
Butterfly Woman glass plate
Cello Fantasy
Cello Fantasy glass plate
It's Spring
It’s Spring glass plate
License of Nicole's Fine Art for Glass Plates
Gondolier of Venice glass plate

More types of Licensed Products:License for Collectible Jars, Design in 3D

License for Collectible Cache Pots/Jars, for which M. Nicole van Dam created wrap-around raised colored designs for two-piece 3-dimensional collectible products, including also naming the product and interior slogans

License for Collectible Jars, Design in 3D

More photos of products created under a License with M. Nicole van Dam for Collectible Cache Pots/Jars, for which M. Nicole van Dam created wrap-around raised colored designs for two-piece 3-dimensional collectible products, including also naming the product and interior slogans:
Honey Bee Happy
Honey Bee Happy Collectible Jar
Season's Sparrow
Season’s Sparrow Collectible Jar
Flutterby Collectible Jar
Flutterby Collectible jar
Nature's Nativity
Nature’s Nativity Collectible Jar

 

Following is an example of how a manufacturer chose to blend Nicole’s poetry together with her art:

Nicole’s poem about Hummingbirds was used with Nicole’s artwork to make an engaging coaster.

The exact wording of the poem used in the coaster above shows how Nicole is inspired by nature’s wonders. This poem reads:

Hummingbird
Zipping by
Colorful imp prancing in the sky
Playing with the wind
Magically you hover near
and I hear
that 70 beats per second sings
A song through your powerful wings

Every blossum catches your eye
With your long bill you drink nectar as you fly
Playing cupid in life’s pollination scheme
Dancing your merry dance to Nature’s theme.

 

Below is an example of a license for rubber stamps, for which Nicole van Dam created series of black and white engaging, clean designs suitable for rubber stamp manufacturing client

License for Rubber Stamps, Design in Black in White
Following is an example of a tile mural such as those created under the license of Nicole’s Fine Art for large tile wall murals of custom sizes

License of Nicole's Fine Art for large tile wall murals of custom sizes

 

In addition, Nicole’s children’s book story, “Inca Dink, the Great Houndini” as well as her illustrations and narration, have been licensed and digitized and narrated by a well-known BBC personality, Dominic Byrne, for use on Apple iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch.  If you search for Inca Dink in the Apple app store you will find it, or you can find it through this link: Inca Dink, The Great Houndini

License of Nicole's Children's Book story,illustrations and narration for digitized, narrated use on any iOS 7 device such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Licensed Products based upon M. Nicole van Dam Artwork Have Earned Excellent Press
Licensed products based upon Nicole’s artwork have earned excellent exposure, including on television (following is a video of the Good Day TV Show on Fox TV that did a segment sharing rain/garden boots based on Nicole’s artwork with their viewers):

Here is an example of the press given Nicole’s boots at the MovieGuide Awards, and it didn’t bother Nicole one bit to be referred to as a “modern day Monet.”

M. Nicole van Dam Artwork and Boots Honored Backstage Movieguide® Awards Gifting Suite from RealTVfilms on Vimeo.

Actress Jen Lilly holding M. Nicole van Dam's Bon Jour boot at the 22d Annual Movie Guide Awards

Actress Jen Lilly holding M. Nicole van Dam’s Bon Jour boot at the 22d Annual Movie Guide Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole’s scarves were chosen for a national Facebook campaign and contest by national US department store Christopher & Banks – here are some examples:

National Facebook ad campaign example

 

 

Honey Bee Happy facebook campaign

 

 

 

I Love You Mom facebook contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

color chorus facebook campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. Nicole van Dam™ fine art used under license for Jewelry

So excited to share that my “Dance of the Fall Leaves” earrings design has been licensed and is now for sale! I am so proud and grateful to wear these! Hope you like them too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Dance of the Fall Leaves artwork on which it was based:

Dance of the Fall Leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a matching kaftan, which I’ve loved wearing in interviews with the earrings – you can see both together in this interview of Mayor Johnny Johnston:

 

 

 

National Department Store Christopher & Banks also selected a scarf with one of Nicole’s designs to be the headline piece for their Accessories page:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find in the App store: Playful Animated, Narrated version of “Inca Dink” story for Apple devices such as your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Nicole was honored for nearly a decade by having her art on continuous exhibit at Santa Barbara City Hall Mayor and Council Offices for almost a decade – from around 2006 until August 2016, encompassing several mayors and city council members over many years. Nicole’s artwork “Voting Booth” was the first thing a visitor to the Santa Barbara Mayor & City Council office would see when entering the office (see the artwork on the square wall). The artwork was accompanied by an explanation of what the art meant:

My artwork "Voting Booth" first thing visitors would see at Santa Barbara City Hall Mayor & Councilmen's Office

My artwork “Voting Booth” first thing visitors would see at the Santa Barbara City Hall Mayor & City Council Office

Following is a quick video tour:

NICOLE THANKS SANTA BARBARA FOR THE DECADE-LONG EXHIBIT!

 

Nicole has also been interviewed on television for her creative expertise which creates excellent visibility for her licensed products:

 

The breadth and scope of M. Nicole van Dam licenses covers traditional visual works and 3D works, and has included even an iPhone app and narration. The wonderful narrated iPhone, iPad and iPod app version of Nicole’s children’s book, “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” – brilliantly narrated by BBC personality Dominic Byrne – is now for sale at the Apple store and works with Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod. If you search for Inca Dink in the Apple app store you will find it as an iPhone app (which iPhone App can be downloaded onto other Apple devices, such as your iPad). You can also find this fun APP through this link: Inca Dink, The Great Houndini

Commissioning M. Nicole van Dam Works
If you wish Nicole to create a special work using themes/colors of your choosing, you can also commission Nicole to create a work specifically for you. Nicole has created works tailored to special themes, and has often montaged elements that clients wish to see in the work, regardless of how disparate these elements may at first glance seem. Examples of such works follow, including a program book cover for the Santa Barbara Symphony, which required Nicole to montage an angel, the Statue of Liberty, Sparticus, and flaming violins, among other things! Nicole’s creations make a unique way to commemorate that special occasion or family member/pet.

Nicole has been commissioned to create works, such as the works that follow:

“Of Mice and Music” – a handpainted violin commissioned by The Santa Barbara Symphony

“Of Mice and Music” – above – This work is a handpainted violin commissioned by The Santa Barbara Symphony.

More Examples of Commissioned Works by M. Nicole van Dam:

The Santa Barbara Symphony also used Nicole’s fine art for two seasons on their Symphony Program Books, including commissioning the following cover, using themes of their choosing. For this Santa Barbara Symphony program book cover, Nicole montaged elements that the Symphony chose, which were quite disparate: The Symphony asked Nicole to montage an angel, the Statue of Liberty, Sparticus, and flaming violins, among other things, and the result follows:

Violins of Fire

Below is another Example of a Commissioned Work incorporating Themes Chosen by Nicole’s Client, in this case these themes being a red barn, hummingbirds, a rowboat (see lower right corner), even mixing spoons (upper right corner)! Nicole loves the challenge of combining disparate themes.

Commissioned Work incorporating Themes Chosen by Client

 

Below is another example of disparate themes being montaged by Nicole into a meaningful work for the recipient – can you find the sailboat, windmill and classic car in this artwork?

Journeys artwork, montaging in a sailboat, windmill, even a car!

Nicole makes special arrangements and pricing on these commissioned works depending on the terms of the commission (for example, Nicole might reduce the price of the commission in exchange for Nicole retaining the right to create a Limited Edition of the work/ license the work, etc.).

Nicole also creates commissions in pen and ink and pencil.  Following are some examples of these commissioned pieces:

The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Portrait of a Bride to Be

Portrait of a Bride to Be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baron and Bella

Baron and Bella

 

 

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