Zazzle Featured Seller Interview with red_dress

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Rosa, from the Zazzle store red_dress, talks with us about her appreciation for customization and her work ethic as a designer. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her store red_dress!

Zazzle: Give us a brief bio. What made you interested in art and when did you start designing?

Rosa: Hello! My name is Rosa and I’m Portuguese. Having a degree in Portuguese Studies, I’m interested in the historical side of art. As a hobby, I started creating graphics, a few years ago, when I discovered the world of blogs and webpages. Creating new templates were so much fun.

Zazzle: What inspires you?

Rosa: I get inspired by looking at pretty things. The Zazzle marketplace is a good source of inspiration. From ARTSPROJEKT iPhone cases to cute paper goods, there’s always something that inspires me to be creative.

Zazzle: How do you begin your creative process?

Rosa: I often begin with a cup of coffee, a subject in mind, and nice sample photos. I try my best to always include a customizable element to designs.

Zazzle: Where’s your favorite space to design?

Rosa: My office, where I have a big desk and sunlight. There’s usually a cat peeking behind my laptop screen or playing with my yarn stash.

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

Rosa: Probably this simple Love square key chain, with custom photo and cut out text. I like the message “Love is all you need” and the black and white picture really makes the blue design pop.

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

Rosa: After checking Zazzle was an established and honest company, I really was impressed by the wide range of quality custom products offered and how easily a Father’s Day greeting card turns into a fun birthday card.

Zazzle: How many hours do you typically spend working on your Zazzle store?

Rosa: I live at my Zazzle store; when life calls, I go out.

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

Rosa: Read the forums, learn about templates and then follow these steps:

  1. Design with a theme in mind (a transparent grid will help you to align your text);
  2. Pay attention to titles, descriptions and tags;
  3. Repeat #1 and #2.

When you are feeling “meh”, promote products and read reviews. There’s usually something to learn from what our wonderful costumers have to say.

Zazzle: Can you give us a sneak peek of future designs?

Rosa: I’ll be adding more colorful and fun designs to my store soon.

Thanks for sharing Rosa!

4 Responses to “Zazzle Featured Seller Interview with red_dress”

  1. Islands Of Time Says:

    Very Nice! Thanks for sharing your story, Rosa. I am inspired and off to create a few things this very minute!

  2. stine1 Says:

    Great interview!

  3. Girly Template Says:

    Ei Rosa, muito legal a sua entrevista :) Parabéns pelo seu sucesso!

  4. ArtByApril Says:

    Nice interview. Your shop is inspiring!

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