Artist Profiles

So you love Easel and want to use it showcase your own work. Time to create an artist’s profile.

A good example Easel profile

How do I create an account?

You can create an Easel account for free by going to Easel’s sign up page. You will need an active email address to sign up.

Your email address is only used to receive notifications from Easel. It is never shared with buyers or artists on Easel.

After you sign up, turn your profile into an artist’s profile by clicking the Create Artist Profile button.

With an artist’s profile, you can showcase your work and offer commission options, as well as commission other artists.

How do I select a username?

Your username on Easel should be unique as it will be used to display your Easel profile. Select a username that is short and memorable.

Your Easel profile will be accessible at easelforart.com/ + (your username). If your username was “fridakahlo”, your Easel profile would be accessible at easelforart.com/fridakahlo.

What info do I need to include in my profile?

We ask everyone who uses Easel for certain information before they can receive a request for a commission. This information helps buyers learn about you. Easel’s profile requirements include the following:

You can edit this information by going to Profile Settings.

As an artist, your profile will include information on your three most frequent mediums and subjects of choice. On each piece, you can specify the medium, and tag the subject and style of the piece. This information is used to showcase your main mediums and subjects on your profile, and bring your pieces up in searches related to the relevant mediums and subjects.

We know that our lists of mediums and subjects are by no means comprehensive. If you think an important medium is missing, let us know by sending an email to artists@easelforart.com.

Why do I need to get my account verified?

Easel verifies the identities of artists in order to make sure that we are paying the right person. You can learn about our verification process by checking out Artist Verification.

Why do I need to have an Easel profile or profile photo?

Your profile is a great way for others to learn more about you before they request a commission from you. When your profile is robust, it helps buyers know that there’s a real person behind the art. We require all users to have a profile photo.

To view someone's profile, just click their profile photo. For tips on how to make your artist profile stand out, check out our tips for artists.

How do I edit my profile or account settings?

You can edit the information that appears on your Easel profile by going to Settings.

Settings can also be accessed anytime by clicking your profile picture in the top right corner and selecting Settings from the dropdown menu.

Selecting settings in the my profile dropdown

Account Settings

The different sections of your settings include:

To see what your profile looks like to others, log out of Easel and go to easelforart.com/ + (your username). If your username was “fridakahlo”, your Easel profile would be accessible at easelforart.com/fridakahlo.

How do I connect my accounts from other social networks to Easel?

Link accounts from other social networks to your Easel profile to further verify your identity, and make your profile more robust.

Today, you can link an Instagram account and a Tumblr account. We are working on adding compatibility for more types of linked accounts.

To link an account, go to Settings > Social Accounts and select one of the connect buttons. You may be taken to a page from that social network asking for permission to connect your account.

You can always unlink an account by going to Settings > Social Accounts and clicking the trash icon next to the account you want to delete.

How do I delete my account?

Deleting your account will permanently remove your Easel profile, uploaded artwork, and other activity on Easel. If you have questions regarding your Easel account, contact us at support@easelforart.com before deleting your account.

To delete your account, go to Settings > Delete Account.

Can I change my artist profile back to a buyer profile?

No. Currently this is not supported, but we are working to allow you to revert your account back to a buyer profile.

Can children create artist profiles on Easel?

In order to use the Easel site and services, you must be 13 years or older. It's against our Terms of Service to create an account as a buyer or an artist unless you're at least 13 years of age.

Can Easel deactivate my account?

Easel may limit, suspend, or deactivate your account, as outlined in our Terms of Service.

Your account may be temporarily deactivated due to your response or acceptance rate. To reactivate your account in this case, please email support@easelforart.com.

Your account may be deactivated during a review of Easel accounts. Reviews are part of an effort to create a trustworthy community and uphold Easel’s Terms of Service.

I have two accounts. Can I merge them?

We don’t currently offer a way to merge two or more Easel accounts. You can use the same account as a buyer and an artist. If you have multiple accounts set up, we recommend that you move all your info to a single account and delete the others.

Why didn't I receive my email notification?

If you didn’t receive an email notification from us, there are a few different steps you can take to figure out the issue.

We might be sending emails to an old or incorrect email address. To see the email address associated with your account, log in to your Easel account and go to Settings > Email and make sure the right email address is shown. If not, simply update your email to the correct one.

It's possible your email provider mistakenly sent our messages to your spam or junk folder. To avoid this,

Sometimes emails can get lost in your inbox. In your email account, search for terms like “Easel”, “commission”, "verification", or other words related to the email you're looking for.

Depending on your provider, emails can take up to a few hours to be delivered. If undelivered or delayed emails continue to be an issue, check with your provider to see if there are any configuration issues or problems with their network that might be affecting your account.