- What does DEINKI mean?
DEINKI is an invented word. It came to me when I decided to start my studio and work from home so I could be more present for my children. DEINKI comes from dein Kind, which is German for "your child". Not only is that why I started all this, for my kids, but I design for kids, so... it made sense!
- Where are you from?
I'm originally from Argentina, but I'm based near Hamburg, Germany. We can communicate fluently in English, Spanish or German.
- What are your business hours?
You'll find me in my studio Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm Central European Time. If this doesn't suit your schedule or time zone, please contact me so we can find a time that works for both of us. Here is a handy time zone converter.
- What are your qualifications?
I have a degree in Fashion Design from the University of Buenos Aires, plus an exchange semester at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. In terms of textile design, I've taken more than 50 different online classes from industry referents such as Bonnie Christine, Shannon McNab, Elizabeth Olwen, Mel Armstrong, Maja Faber, Ohn Mar Win, Nerida Hansen, etc.
- How can I contact you?
The easiest way is to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use my contact form or send me a DM on Instagram.
- I don't live in Europe, can we still work together?
Absolutely, most of my clients are based in different parts of the world: Canada, USA, Egypt, Netherlands, UK, Argentina, Singapore, etc. Thanks to technology, it is easier than ever to stay in touch and work remotely.
- I would like to feature/interview you, what should I do?
I would love to, let's talk! Send me an email at email@example.com.
- Do you offer consulting services?
Yes, I do. I offer a "Pick-My-Brain-Session" where you can ask me anything about the fashion and textile industry. This service is for those who would like my advice on a project they have in mind, but need to clear some things up before moving forward. You can book an appointment right HERE.
I also offer one-on-one consultations to fellow artists and designers who would like to get some individual advice from me.
- What is licensing and how does it work?
Think of it as a form of leasing. You rent my artwork to use on your products for a certain period of time in exchange for a fee. All the specifics and terms of the license, such as territory, product category, duration, fees, etc., are outlined in a license agreement signed by both parties.
- What is the difference between an exclusive license and a non-exclusive license?
A non-exclusive license is one that can be purchased by you or anyone else, regardless of product or market, for a specified period of time.
An exclusive license is one in which the design is unique to you. You have the right to use the design on any product and in any market, but you do not own the copyrights. With an exclusive license, there are several levels of exclusivity. The highest level is perpetual exclusivity. Perpetuity allows you to be the only one to ever use this design for an unlimited amount of time.
The next level is exclusive to your specific market or product. This type of exclusivity allows the buyer to be the only person or company to use the design in a specific market or product type.
Another option is exclusivity with a specific time frame. The time frame can be as specific as a certain number of years or as vague as the life cycle of the product.
- Do you offer buyouts?
Yes, I do. Full buy-outs (ideal if you want to own the artwork forever and for every product category there is, you can change it, tweak it, etc.) or category buy-outs (a more budget-friendly alternative if you need the artwork exclusively for just one product category, e.g. kids fashion, paper goods, etc.).
- What are your prices?
Every project is unique and has its own challenges and specifics, so it's hard to give a universal rate for all projects.
You can get an estimate quote right here!
- What are your deliverables?
For limited licenses, exclusive and non-exclusive, the deliverable is a flat high-resolution JPG of the repeating tile.
For buy-outs, the deliverable is a layered AI file of the repeating tile.
- Do you offer additional services?
Yes, color separation, working with PANTONE, scale adjustments, color adjustments, artwork pitch sheet setup, additional colorways, etc.
Contact me if you need these services for the prints.
- Are color changes possible?
Yes, they are. If you like one of my prints, but the colors don't match the colors of your products, don't worry, we can make it happen! The work is charged by the hour at 60€/hour (apart from the price of the license).
- Do you work with startups?
Yes, I love working with startups and helping them bring their vision to life! Contact me to discuss your artwork needs.
- Are the prints in repeats?
Yes, all seamless designs are already in repeat.
- Can I use your prints on any type of product?
Absolutely! From fabric to paper to home décor and stationery. Let's get together and talk about your project!
- Are the prints vector or pixel?
I'd say 99% of my prints are vector, which is a huge advantage in terms of color and size customization.
- What is considered a custom design?
A custom design is a pattern made specially for that one client, according to their briefing, their concept, sometimes even their logo! It's creating something from scratch for that special client.
- What is the cost?
Every project is unique and has its own challenges and particularities so that it’s hard to state a universal rate for all of them. Contact me to get more information.
- Why is the price of a custom-made print higher than your ready-to-use prints?
Even if the design process is very similar, designing a custom print requires much more effort, research, meetings, sketches, revisions, color exploration, etc. resulting in the perfect print for your brand or project.
- Do you work with textile studios?
Absolutely! I've worked with textiles studios in the US, Italy, Germany and France.
- Do you work as a freelance on a retainer basis?
Yes! I’d love to help you and your company when you need it the most. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s talk about it!
- Do you work in-house?
I’m based in the outskirts of Hamburg, Germany and I work best from my fully equipped home studio. I’m open to going in-house for a weekly meeting or a presentation, but the majority of the work is executed remotely.
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