Glowforge Catalog Designer FAQ


How do I get started?

There is a group of short articles that give you all the details. Just go to go to Become a Catalog Designer to get started. 

How long does it take to find out if I’m approved as a designer? 

We ask for your patience during the evaluation process, it will take several weeks, and we won’t be able to give status updates or answer any questions during that time. Just trust that we’re anxious to offer your designs, and will contact you as soon as we’ve evaluated your application. 

Why is this only open to Glowforge Premium members? 

Rather than charging an additional joining or listing fee like many stores and online marketplaces, we’ve decided to make joining as a Catalog Designer free with a Glowforge Premium membership. 

Why are prices set by Glowforge? 

We believe that your creativity and designs are valuable. We’re setting pricing to ensure that you and other designers are rewarded for your efforts and ideas. We’ve seen the pressure for creatives to undercut each other's prices elsewhere. Also, we’ve all seen talented creatives accidentally ask for way less than they’re worth. By setting and adjusting prices, we can fine-tune the system to work well for everyone. 

How is my payment determined? 

How much you earn for each design depends on a number of factors. For example more prints, higher ratings, and designs offered exclusively through Glowforge all increase your earnings. Since the factors are dynamic, there is no way to calculate your payment in advance.

How do I manage, update, or remove my designs?

If you would like to update or remove your design (during the submission process or after your design is available in the catalog), email Please include your submission reference number and, if published, a link to the design in the catalog.

What if I’m not satisfied?

Unless you choose the exclusive option, you can withdraw your design if you’re not satisfied. We plan to give extra advertising and attention to our best exclusive designs, so they’re not eligible for withdrawal.

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