New Zazzler Zoe, from the Zazzle stores ZozoCats and ZozoCards, talks to us about her influences and her time as a Zazzler. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her stores ZozoCats and ZozoCards!
Zazzle: Give us a brief bio, where you are from and when you started making art?
Zoe: I’m from Surrey in the South East of England. I always loved art, and my creative family very much encouraged my messy pursuits. After leaving school I went on to get a Degree in Design Crafts. Whilst I was completing this course I made a lot of sculptural wire figures. I started to design these figures using pen and ink illustrations, and that’s how I started to draw in this clear linear style.
Zazzle: How would you describe your style?
Zoe: I think my style is light hearted and whimsical.
Zazzle: What’s your favorite medium to use?
Zoe: I use a few different mediums, but if I had to pick just one it would have to be an old fashioned dip pen and ink.
Zazzle: When you’re not creating art, what are your other hobbies?
Zoe: I like to spend a lot of my spare time outside – I like to take walks and get some exercise, which is very important when you spend lots of time inside drawing! I also like cooking, especially baking large tasty cakes.
Zazzle: What has been your favorite design you’ve created, and why?
Zoe: That’s a tricky one, but I really like this Mother and Baby Bird iPhone case I’ve just added!
Zazzle: What is your favorite Zazzle product to create?
Zoe: These questions are tough! Buttons, cards, necklaces, shoes, so many pleasing products! I was considering opening a more specialist store but I just couldn’t decide which product!
Zazzle: Being a new seller on Zazzle, what are you looking forward to the most?
Zoe: Creating some products that I have not yet tried, like skateboards and calendars. I’m looking forward to adding to ranges like stationary, invitations, and photo templates for various products that could do with a boost. Also, I hope to one day become a ProSeller!
Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?
Zoe: I was selling on art and craft sites online. I didn’t have enough space to keep a whole load of stock so I just sold very small things like cards, badges, magnets, and art prints on demand. I seemed to spend all of my time printing, assembling, and packaging. From reading art blogs I discovered that Zazzle existed, and might just solve that problem.
Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?
Zoe: Keep going, be patent, have confidence your work. Be clear about how you are going to organize your shop from the outset, because organization is going to get so much more difficult when you have thousands of products! Find the Quick Create button early on, but don’t abuse it!