Zazzle Featured Seller Interview With Vlad Gerasimov

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Vlad Gerasimov, aka vladstudio, has been a Zazzler since 2004.  He was kind enough to answer some questions about his artwork, and his time with Zazzle.  Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out his store Vladstudio!

Micro Animals Giraffe Poster

Zazzle: First off, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Vlad: I was born and have always lived in Irkutsk, Russia. It is located near lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world by the way. I received economical education, but never spent a minute working as an economist! I also play piano and guitar.

My typical day may seem not so interesting. I spend most of day at home, sitting with my MacBook Pro (because I am a home-based worker). I reply to e-mails of my website visitors and clients, maintain and improve my website, and of course, I always draw something in Photoshop.

Zazzle: What’s your inspiration for your designs?

Vlad: I am inspired by many very different things, such as beauty of nature, interesting objects and ideas that I stumble upon in Internet or in real life, works of other artists. In the past,  I spent a lot of time making software icons, and therefore my art inherited some of icon design principles – clear lines and details, pseudo-3D.

Zazzle: What has been your favorite design you’ve created, and why?

Vlad: Every artwork is as a child, you know ;-). I think the most special for me are:

• Learning to Fly – http://www.zazzle.com/learning_to_fly_poster-228241061925473627 – don’t know why, but it resonates with me

• Planet Earth – Inversed – http://www.zazzle.com/world_inversed_poster-228598349567979121 – that’s my most popular artwork ever :-)

World Inversed Poster

Zazzle: What is your favorite Zazzle feature? How do you use it?

Vlad: My favorite page on Zazzle website is, of course, “Earnings Summary” :-)

Speaking seriously, I like how buyers of my products can customize them.

Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?

Vlad: Variety of available products. The only type of product I am missing is Jigsaw Puzzles! My artworks would be so great as puzzles.

Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?

Vlad: – give your visitors choice. Whenever you create a work of art (or a photo), make as many different products out of it as Zazzle offers. For me, posters, mousepads and t-shirts are best-selling product types;

- integrate Zazzle to your website;

- carefully resize your image for different products (f.e. for a mug and a poster you will need to crop differently, make sure nothing important is lost after cropping).

Thanks Vlad!

4 Responses to “Zazzle Featured Seller Interview With Vlad Gerasimov”

  1. Zmurfu Says:

    Wow very interesting, I’m just a new Zazzler (sure this term already exists) and was following zazzle on twitter. Glad I found this interview. I think Zazzle is a great way for me to earn from my photography hobby.

  2. Cherie Says:

    Thank you for the interview with an exceptional artist whom I had the pleasure of being a fan of since I first saw his incredible work!

    Vlad, you are by far, one of my most favorite artists ever! Your work is mesmerizing, beautiful, unique and it captures you and makes you look some more! I especially love your ‘Alice In Wonderland’ series posters, one of your newest pieces, ‘Quiet Night’ -incredible! And then there’s an adorable ‘Snow Leopard’ and ‘Xerox’ and ‘Alien and ‘Chameleon’ and ‘Where Smiles Are Born’, ‘Rock Stars’, ‘Malevich’….there are just so many brilliant works of art in your gallery!! All done with Photoshop. I am soooo jealous. I only hope to be as half as good as you with digital art…I wish I could come there and you could teach me!

    WHOEVER YOU ARE, new Zazzler or have been here for a while, do yourself a HUGE favor and really LOOK at Vladstudio!!

    Blessings Vlad,
    Stay warm!
    Cherie

  3. darling Says:

    i made a new shirt for the band i am trying to make

  4. Ratenkredit Says:

    Fantastic website you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Many thanks!

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