Zazzle Featured Seller Interview With Olympia

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Olympia, from the Zazzle Stores olmpal and zazzleproducts1, was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about her experience as a Zazzler. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her stores olmpal and zazzleproducts1!

Christmas Tree Apron

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

Olympia: I live in Greece. Since my early years I have had an inclination for whatever has to do with art. Not being able to study something relevant to art, I finally became a Greek teacher. Some years ago, I took a course in drawing. Later on, I bought my first computer with drawing software. I loved it.

Zazzle: What’s your inspiration for your designs?

Olympia: Being born and raised in the country, I was always interested in nature. I liked to study things around me and I developed an interest in flowers and plants generally. So, when I started making designs my first source of ideas was the love towards flowers along with geometric designs, which I could find everywhere around me. However, I lately, started to “study” primitive and ancient art and I so much admire the things that all those ancient people created by just observing the world, that their creations became another source of inspiration for me. My designs are mostly decorative. They just exist to make the world around us more beautiful.

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

Olympia: My yellow flowers slip on shoe is one of my favorites. I love it because it is very versatile. I used it to make many different products such as business cards and stationery (among others).  I also love my black forest mousepad because it is very pretty and delightful.  I love beautiful things. I make my designs with that in my mind and I have fun making them!

Yellow Flowers Mini Slip on Shoes

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

Olympia: I love making business cards templates. Business cards are my favorite products and I have a rich collection. When I first started making business cards I didn’t know about the template option. I made them but the customers had to customize the designs to fill in their personal details. I also like pasting text and product codes in the Basic Information section as in my Olmpal gallery.

Zazzle: Do you have any fun stories about being a seller on Zazzle?

Olympia: In the beginning, I hardly could keep myself away from my computer! I designed, uploaded and commented on other designer products, which is something I even now love to do! My daughter remarked that I had put on weight and that my butt looked bigger. I said her that my butt got flat because of the many hours I spent in front of my computer.

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

Olympia: At first I loved the ability to make shoes. It was love at first sight! Then just before last Christmas, I opened my second gallery and I was fascinated with all these wonderful products that Zazzle offers. Now I work more on my ZazzleProducts1 gallery, but I make shoes regularly as well.

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

Olympia: I would advise new Zazzlers to make quality products. They can use quick create but they should first make at least one of each product individually to see how things work and after making products using quick create to check them and delete the ones that have, let’s say, white borders or other defects.

Thanks Olympia!

8 Responses to “Zazzle Featured Seller Interview With Olympia”

  1. Diana Gray Says:

    I’m so glad to see Olympia featured here! She is a very good friend and GREAT zazzler who always has kind words to say. She has 2 wonderful galleries full of original and creative art! Go Olympia!!!

  2. nefera Says:

    Congratulations Olympia !!
    im so happy to see you featured at zazzle , well deserved !
    Your galleries are beautiful and full creative
    best wishes for even more sales :)

  3. Malibuitalian Says:

    Great interview, Olympia! Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us!

  4. steve Says:

    lots of great info! check out my store http://www.zazzle.com/Leetpete

  5. LorrieM Says:

    Olympia is a wonderful mentor and maybe she doesn’t know it! I like to see how others organize their artwork on Zazzle so I may be able to do better myself. Olympia has a huge talent that allows her to design her products and seem organized with all her designs. Her gallery is a fabulous showcase of artistic designs! Congratulations Olympia! I always love your imaginative store!

  6. Elenaind Says:

    Great interview Olympia! Many congrats,I really love it :-)
    Hugs and best wishes.Elena

  7. Melissa Says:

    Olympia was one of the first people I “met” when I started my shops on Zazzle, she is a wonderful person and such a great artist!
    Congratulations Olympia! I’m so happy to see you featured here! Lovely interview…and all the best this holiday season, and always!
    XOXOXO, Melissa

  8. Pepper Says:

    Olympia has one of the hottest shopping areas on Zazzle.com! She does a great job with designing. You can always find her visiting ohter fellow zazzlers galleries! She give such encouragment and kind words. Congratulations Olympia! Well done interview and very wonderful galleries!

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