Zazzle Featured Designer: December Morning

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December Morning, from the Zazzle store decembermorning, tells us their inspirational story of how art became a daily part of their life.

Zazzle: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

December Morning: I was in high school in the late 1970’s when I stumbled upon my artistic talent. My best friend and I thought we would skate through the final couple of years of school by packing in as many ‘easy’ classes as were humanly possible – we figured “Art” class would be the perfect place where we could maximize our goof-off time. Thanks to a wonderful teacher who exposed us to a wide variety of creative mediums, and while we were having fun, it didn’t take long for me to find my talent. I gravitated toward acrylic and oil landscape painting, and thanks to the encouragement from my art teacher some of my work was placed on exhibit and sold before I graduated.

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Soon after graduation I married, and got a job with Intel. The next few years were filled with work and babies, and once the tiny hands were able to reach the table top I packed up my artist tools and that is where they stayed for decades. After raising our family I returned to the corporate world and it wasn’t until experiencing a life changing event that I found my way back to my artistic roots.

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Zazzle: How did you get started with Zazzle?

December Morning: When I returned to the creative world I found it was entirely different compared to how it was when I left it. Everything was digital, and I immersed myself in it. I completely closed the door on the corporate world, taught myself how to use Photoshop, and with the encouragement of a fellow Zazzler I opened our first store. Once I got started I never looked back. I love digital design and the freedom Zazzle gives me to create. My style is often described as elegant, but I am just as comfortable creating vintage and rustic style designs. One of my latest design binges are wedding invitations with a fun and old-school traditional style.

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Zazzle: What are some of your favorite designs and products from your stores on Zazzle?

December Morning: I enjoy creating modern and elegant designs as much as I enjoy creating vintage and traditional designs. Here are some of my personal random product design favorites:

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Zazzle: What inspires you?

When it comes to inspiration, most days begin without a clear cut plan – I never know what the next day will bring, so unless I’m in the middle of a certain design flow, I begin by looking through my design elements and it doesn’t take long before something ignites the creative spark and I’m off and running with it.

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Zazzle: Do you have any advice for designers just starting out on Zazzle?

We know these past few months have been difficult for many of us as we’ve rolled through the Zazzle site changes, but keep looking forward and find what it is you truly love to create, and the rest will follow.

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The holiday season is just around the corner and it’s never too early to update your designs and products for gift giving!

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December Morning is one of Zazzle’s pioneer designers, and we thank you for taking the time to share your story with us.

More from December Morning here:

http://www.zazzle.com/decembermorning

http://www.zazzle.com/invitationcentral

http://www.zazzle.com/the_baby_boutique

http://www.zazzle.com/pure_elegance

2 Responses to “Zazzle Featured Designer: December Morning”

  1. Nicole Says:

    Coo stores! :-)

  2. GaZoomIn Says:

    Congratz. on being the featured seller. I love your designs.

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