All Art Licensing's team has been specifically designed with our client's needs in mind. Our team of experts in licensing and the various sectors utilized by licensing, provide years of combined industry knowledge, experience and connections to move you ahead of the pack quickly and efficiently.
J'net Smith is the consummate art licensing coach—she is passionate about helping you achieve a level of success beyond imagining...she definitely knows how to do it! In just six short years, J’net turned Dilbert™ from a relatively unknown syndication-based comic strip into a 200 million dollar a year global brand. Then in 2000, J’net translated and expanded on her extensive experience to train, advise and license all types of creators. She has helped hundreds of artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, authors, illustrators, design firms, fine artists, creative companies, non-profits and agents to maximize the power of their brands and talents.
J’net is the Official Matchmaker, Blogger, and Resource Center Host for the Art + Design and Brand/Agents Zones for the Advanstar’s Licensing Expo, the largest licensing trade show and conference in the world. Since 1995 she has attended Licensing Expo, missing only one year for her son’s birth. You will find her at the show, directly connecting manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers with artists, brands and agents from her headquarters at the ‘Resource Center’ located between the Art+Design and Brands/Agents Zones, as well as conducting interviews for her popular educational blog and answering EVERYONE’s questions personally.
J’net is best described by her combination of specialties—she is one of those very rare people who possess a balanced combination of creative sensibility and extraordinary business acumen. It is this combination that has served J’net over the span of a very impressive career, and has garnered her equally impressive press and testimonials!
She has achieved successes in multiple industries. From her early days in New York building new divisions for such corporate giants as Official Airline Guides, Macmillan Publishing, Paramount Communications, and VIACOM International, to her six years of work spearheading the astronomical growth of Dilbert, J'net has compiled a long list of satisfied clients and has gained an enormous amount of respect and experience in marketing, licensing, advertising, public relations, and also as an agent, negotiator, manager and much more—all of which she looks forward to passing on to you.
Depending on your needs, J'net works with a wide array of experts in the areas of: Licensing, Marketing, Publishing, Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, Product Design, Retail Animation, International Licensing.
All Art Licensing’s media division is Gordica Media, run by Terry Gordica. With over 20 years of TV/film production and post-production experience, Terry has successfully led creative teams and collaborated with clients to realize their vision. From creating strategic marketing marketing messages to dramatic television series’. His clients have included Warner Brothers, MGM, HBO, Showtime and other network and entertainment industry giants.
Terry has an in-depth knowledge of video/film production and digital media, as well as media market trends. His creative and technical expertise enables the creation and delivery of new marketable video products that are adaptable to current media distribution channels including web, mobile and interactive television.
As well as supervising the final assembly of various TV/Film projects, Terry’s achievements also include producing original programming for Interactive Television and managing one of the first mobile video channels - uclick’s ‘Go Comics’ on Sprint. He has garnered 4 Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards, several nominations for International Tele-production Society Awards and Canada’s Gemini Awards. We can discuss promotional and product development needs for your client. Services include: Digital Media Consultancy, Content Creation (Video production and animation projects), Business Development, and Project Management.
All Art Licensing’s public relations team division is run by Meghan Dougherty, who has been providing a successful blend of creativity, strategy and solid execution for a variety of clients for more than 20 years. She has created actionable and measurable marketing communications and public relations plans and effective media materials, as well as developed and executed strategic digital, media and social media campaigns and events. All Art Licensing is very excited to have Meghan working with our clients, focusing on public relations results. She has nurtured extensive licensing, entertainment, local and national media contacts, and regularly counsels clients on digital marketing and PR initiatives to drive traffic and revenue. Her licensing clients have included shopping centers across the country for Macerich, a 70-plus shopping center REIT (investment firm); Samsung; TCI Cable, Philip Morris, Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles book series, Captain Planet, and WWF, to name a few.
Out-of-the box creativity is standard practice. In media crisis situations, Meghan has helped clients to develop clear action plans and messaging that both mitigates negative press and builds positive relationships with media, while protecting the brand.
Meghan is co-author of a successful children’s book series called Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles. The first book in the series, Rise of the Undead Redhead, was published July 2014, and the second book, Woe of Jade Doe is scheduled to be released July 2015.
Becky Denny has been part of the All Art Licensing team for more than five years, after working with J’net to establish her Becky Denny branded products early in her licensing career. She worked closely with major manufacturers of tabletop, stationery, gift, kitchen textiles and home décor to create on trend product lines, gaining experience in manufacturing and marketing for a broad range of product categories. 600+ Becky Denny branded products have been marketed with $5M in retail sales.
Following this, Denny founded Ceranima Home, a wholesale manufacturing company of tabletop, kitchen textiles and home décor items targeting affinity lifestyles. This featured her own Collegiate Tailgate Collection, a multi-category collection of licensed collegiate products geared toward women and casual entertaining. As CEO, President and Creative Director, she was responsible for overseeing all business operations, including funding, licensing, product design, manufacturing, importing, sales and marketing, which created $3 million in sales in less than 3 years. Denny acquired licenses for the top 25 revenue producing colleges, as well as built a base of 2000 wholesale customers in 40 states, and managed showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas wholesale marts.
Today she works with a diverse array of clients, including sports, celebrity and non-profit licensors to help them monetize their assets in the consumer markets through brand identity programs and designing product lines. Clients have included include Matthew McConauhey’s JK Livin’ lifestyle brand and Simply Eartha, lifestyle branded products by the iconic Eartha Kitt’s daughter. She is also a partner in Digs Design, a multidisciplinary design studio and lifestyle brand of custom furniture/décor and original product lines.
Becky Denny’s understanding of marketing and account management come through her core background, as a founding member of DavisDenny Advertising where she served for more than ten years as the Art Director.