Archive for October, 2007

Pimp Our Logo Contest Winners!

October 29, 2007

The judges have spoken and the results are in! Today, I have the pleasure of announcing the winners of the Pimp Our Logo contest! Congrats to DustinFoust for his design ZazzleFinal02 t-shirt! Also congrats to all the winners and entrants, everyone at Zazzle was truly impressed by the creativity and off-the-wall thinking that you guys used to create your entries! See below for the full list of winners and a little blurb by each of the judges.

Grand Prize: DustinFoustZazzleFinal02 t-shirt

contest winner

  • Von Says: It was a tough choice between this one and number two. They are distinctly different in their approach but what pushed this one over the top for me is the underlining concept. The art is well done and executed with precision but the strength of the concept and how it integrates the Zazzle logo achieved what I thought was a unique and clever solution that embodied the purpose of this contest far more effectively then the others.
  • Sonya Says: Fun design with sparkle and pizzazz, a nice composition with dynamic flow.

Second Prize: Jfarrell12Where creativity Shines Through!

  • Von Says: Beautiful collage, colors and depth. The only thing missing is concept.
  • Sonya Says: A positive and neo-modernistic design. A flowing design bringing depth and futuristic elements.

Third Prize: BeckCalliRealms of Subconscious 4 Logo Contest

contest entry

  • Von Says: Interesting concept and decent illustration job. I don’t think the secondary type was needed though.
  • Sonya Says: This design struck me as very energetic and had a lot of depth. Very eye catching and dynamic. The tagline “Bringing Creative Imaginations into Reality” is what I believe to be the Zazzle way of thinking for producing artists, artwork and illustrations into the product market.

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HSUS deploys Wildfire Disaster Service Team – Saves Animals in the Southern California Fires

October 25, 2007

HSUS southern California relief HSUS, a member of the Zazzle Community Giving program, has been fighting the good fight recently by helping to evacuate thousands of horses, farm animals and pets from the raging San Diego/Southern California fires.

Within 12 hours of San Diego requesting the help of HSUS, there was more than 20 HSUS Disaster Services staff on site to rescue animals caught in peril, an amazing task for any organization to accomplish.

Support HSUS and the work they are doing with HSUS postage; 20% of proceeds from each sale help HSUS get the resources they need for disasters just like this one. Read the full article about HSUS and the Southern California Wildfires here. Also, don’t forget to visit and support HSUS on Zazzle.

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Holiday Card Template Contest

October 24, 2007

Note: This contest is now over. Winners will be announced after Monday.

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Break out your holiday ideas because we want to see what holiday themed card template you can create! These templates are great for that person who doesn’t have the time, or your creative abilities and wants a beautiful custom card (hint: they just want to BUY). So make it big, small, square, circular or just crazy, but make sure to make it a template!

Remember, it’s only one entry per person, it MUST be a card template, and creating a new template is highly recommended. All entries that don’t conform to the contest standards will be removed from the contest.

How to make a template

 

View Entries » | Go Create »

>>> Contest entries must be received by November 9th, 2007 11:59p.m. (Pacific Time) <<<

Acceptable themes to design for

  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Winter
  • New Years
  • Seasons Greetings

How to make a winning design
Here are the simple steps that will ensure you at a chance at having a winning design.

  1. Thematic relevance
  2. Quality of image (clarity and composition)
  3. Creativity

Prizes
For the grand prize winner there will be $1,000.00 waiting at their doorstep. And for 10 honorable mentions a $25.00 Zazzle gift certificate will be sent to them to make their holiday shopping a little easier. All winners and honorable mentions will be automatically included in the list of templates available in the card design tool. Other entries will have high chance of being selected as well.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Zazzle account
  2. Create your template and place it on a card (How do I make a card template?). Make your card.
  3. Publish your card to the Zazzle marketplace with the tag “zazzleholtemp2007″ (find out how to tag your product).
  4. You’re done! Good Luck!

Examples

Holiday Card Template Contest!

October 24, 2007

Break out your holiday ideas because we want to see what holiday themed card template you can create! These templates are great for that person who doesn’t have the time, or your creative abilities and wants a beautiful custom card (hint: they just want to BUY). So make it big, small, square, circular or just crazy, but make sure to make it a template!

 

View Entries » | Enter Contest »

Contest entries must be received by November 9th, 2007 11:59p.m. (Pacific Time)

Holiday Card template contest

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Pimp Our Logo Contest Winners!

October 23, 2007

The judges have spoken and the results are in! Today, I have the pleasure of announcing the winners of the Pimp Our Logo contest! Congrats to DustinFoust for his design ZazzleFinal02 t-shirt! Also congrats to all the winners and entrants, everyone at Zazzle was truly impressed by the creativity and off-the-wall thinking that you guys used to create your entries! See below for the full list of winners and a little blurb by each of the judges.

Grand Prize: DustinFoustZazzleFinal02 t-shirt

contest winner

  • Von Says: It was a tough choice between this one and number two. They are distinctly different in their approach but what pushed this one over the top for me is the underlining concept. The art is well done and executed with precision but the strength of the concept and how it integrates the Zazzle logo achieved what I thought was a unique and clever solution that embodied the purpose of this contest far more effectively then the others.
  • Sonya Says: Fun design with sparkle and pizzazz, a nice composition with dynamic flow.

Second Prize: Jfarrell12Where creativity Shines Through!

  • Von Says: Beautiful collage, colors and depth. The only thing missing is concept.
  • Sonya Says: A positive and neo-modernistic design. A flowing design bringing depth and futuristic elements.

Third Prize: BeckCalliRealms of Subconscious 4 Logo Contest

contest entry

  • Von Says: Interesting concept and decent illustration job. I don’t think the secondary type was needed though.
  • Sonya Says: This design struck me as very energetic and had a lot of depth. Very eye catching and dynamic. The tagline “Bringing Creative Imaginations into Reality” is what I believe to be the Zazzle way of thinking for producing artists, artwork and illustrations into the product market.

Honorable Mentions


Your Dreams. Delivered. by bakuninja


Zazzleology Poster by ZsTees


Dinosaur Market by mudgestudios


Zazzle Cannon of Creativity by zekeyspaceylizard


zazzle logo contest by spraypaint


zazzle contest by vitaliy


Zazzle Contest Entry by onthetoast


White Cloud by rottonrabbit


Zazzle Logo Spaceship by compixx


ZAZZLE * DRIZZLE by haitianart

Come to Zazzle for lunch!

October 19, 2007

It’s been over a year since our Summer 2006 BBQ at Zazzle HQ (photos) and we figured it was time for another lunch, especially since we’re in a new office! If you’re in the Silicon Valley area on November 9th, feel free to stop by for a good meal and the chance to meet the Zazzle team. Here are the details:

We look forward to seeing you!

Waffles, pancakes, and 4 types of syrup

October 19, 2007

What’s better than coming to work early? Coming to work early… to the smell of freshly cooked pancakes and waffles, that’s what! Check out pics from Zazzle’s very own syrupy goodness, courtesy of the zQA team. Also, scroll to the bottom to see our patented “Z” pancake (honestly, we customize everything…).
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Zazzle Custom Stamps in New York Times

October 15, 2007

Check out the article featuring Zazzle Custom Stamps in the New York Times! The articles talks about our cards and postage, which are great for customizing with your holiday pictures, messages or artwork to send to your friends and family (hint, hint). Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Zazzle offers cards printed on thick paper, along with gift items like calendars and mugs decorated with digital photos. Zazzle also offers customized United States postage stamps — images of dogs, babies and family members are especially popular.

Also, because this is the start of the giving season and we’re so excited about the coverage from the Times, we’re going to hook you up with a little extra love on Zazzle Custom Stamps. So enter this promo code, FREESHIPSTMP, for free shipping on three or more sheets of postage (don’t tell Bobby…). So get a head start on your holiday postage already!

gingerbloke stamps


Three or more qualifying sheets of postage (sheets of 20) must be purchased to qualify for the free shipping offer. The coupon code FREESHIPSTMP must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The free shipping offer is for ground shipping to U.S. addresses only. Shipping charges will apply to orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid from October 16, 2007 at 12:01 am (PDT) through December 31, 2007 at 11:59 pm (PST). Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

© 2007 Zazzle.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Zazzle, the Zazzle logo, and Zazzle Custom Stamps are registered trademarks or trademarks of Zazzle.com, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Well That’s Different

October 12, 2007

Interested in a little Friday fun? Yeah! I knew you would be…..check out what maximus7 is doing with his Zazzle products. He created a chess set out of photo sculptures.

horse

So I am wondering what interesting and different things you do with your Zazzle products. Let me know in the comments….

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Hug a Pit Bull

October 11, 2007

Check out contributor gracie111 on the news sporting her Zazzle shirt! She is wearing her shirt to support pit bull awareness and fight these lovable but sometimes misunderstood dogs. Check out the full article and link to the video, also here is the link to The Pit Bull Awareness project that helps these guys out.

pitbull awareness on Zazzle

Zazzle Pitbull Awareness


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