Frequently Asked Questions


A collection of frequently asked questions about my design resources and website. I've tried to cover everything, but if your question isn't answered here please send me a message and I will be happy to help.

Can I license your artwork? + -

If you're interested in licensing any of my designs, please send me a message on my Contact Form (clearly stating licensing in the subject line). This is something that we would need to discuss in email before I can give you an answer.

Do you do logo design or other bespoke projects? + -

I am occasionally available for bespoke branding work, though this depends on my free time, the size of your project and its requirements, and your timescales. The best thing to do is to contact me and tell me about your project. Make sure to be as specific as you can and tell me your budget. A ballpark figure is fine.


Unfortunately I can't consider any client projects unless you have a budget in mind.

I tend to be selective with client projects; they have to be something I can really get behind for me to invest the time as this is time spent away from my shops. I lean toward the creative / crafting / making industries (e.g. a cake maker, or a jeweller, or an independent woodworker) because these are a better fit for the type of client work I offer.


The best way to decide if my art style would fit your project is to look through my Portfolio before contacting me.

What software do I need to use your digital resources? + -

I try to include .png, .jpg and .pdf equivalents to any Illustrator or Photoshop files, but this is not always possible. For example, in the case of logo templates the files need to be editable (e.g. used in a program like Illustrator or Photoshop) so that customers can add their own text and details.


To make use of all of the features and options in my products I recommend you have access to one or more of the following:


Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Affinity Designer

Please make sure you read through the product descriptions before you make a purchase. While I will always try to help out if you are having technical issues, I can't offer refunds if you did not read the product requirements and you don't own or have access to the relevant software. Everything you need is listed on each product description.

Can I copyright your design resources? / If I purchase a Commercial or Extended Commercial License do I own the copyright to your design resources? + -

No you cannot copyright my digital design resources, even if you have bought a commercial license to use them. I still retain the rights to the original resources in their unedited form.


If you purchase a Commercial License or an Extended Commercial License on any of the marketplaces where I sell my design resources, you can create your own products using these resources, providing they are combined with other elements to make a unique design (e.g. you are not simply re-selling my artwork on its own). Because these products are available for anyone to buy and use, you cannot copyright them as they are in their raw form or in any bundles sold online.


Please see the License Agreement for information on the different license types.

Can I use these resources in a logo design for a client / company? + -

Yes, you can! If you purchase the Commercial License (see the License Agreement) you can use my graphics in your logo and branding projects. As per my License Agreement you cannot share my resources in their raw form with any third parties (i.e. not you) or create designs that could allow my resources to be extracted by a third party (e.g. sharing the original unexpanded Illustrator file).


Some of my products include premade logo templates. All you have to do is replace the placeholder text with your own text or brand name.


Licensing works a little differently if you make end products for sale (e.g. if you make branded t-shirts using my designs). Check the License page for more info.

Can I sell designs using your resources on Print On Demand websites? + -

Yes, you can, but you have to make sure that you combine my resources with other graphics to create a unique end product. The end product must be significantly different to the original item you bought from this site, meaning you cannot simply put one of my vector icons on a t-shirt and sell it. What you can do is combine one of my vector icons with other graphics and create a new, unique composition which you can then sell as your end product.


Re-selling my resources as they are on any POD site violates my License Agreement.

Can I share or sell items created using your freebies? + -

Unfortunately, no. You can use any items labelled free or freebie for your own personal use, but you cannot sell, repost or share them with others (the best way to share a freebie with your friends is to point them to my website. It really helps me with my reach and who knows - they might find other stuff they like!).

Are you available to write a guest blog for my site? + -

I am available for guest blogging providing it's related to my niche (design resources, creativity, vector design - basically, anything you find on my site or on my social media).


I charge for writing guest blogs, so bear this in mind before contacting me. The reason I charge is because writing guest blog posts takes a lot of time (drafting, editing, proofreading, getting someone to proofread it after me, formatting the post, researching the topic). 


Please drop me a message with your budget, topic details and a link to your blog/site so I can check that I would be a good fit to write for you.

Do you accept guest blogs on your website? + -

Possibly. 😊 The best thing to do is get in touch with me and tell me about yourself and why you think your content is a good fit for J. Oliver Designs. I only accept guest blog posts from people who are active in my industry (illustration and design) and whose content would be beneficial for my readers.

I made something using your resources. Can I show you? + -

Yes! I love to see how people use my resources and I'm thrilled when people find them useful. Drop me a link via email or tag me on social media and I will check out your work. 😊

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