Rebecca Moses, the designer behind the Zazzle store EclecticCycle, chats with us about growing up in the South, her vintage-inspired designs, and her most popular products.
Zazzle: Tell us about yourself! Where are you from?
Rebecca: I’m from North Carolina, so the northern end of the South. I’ve had a pretty normal life: I went to a local college here in North Carolina, got married and had a kid. The fun things about me are that I collect unicorns, and I love chinchillas.
Zazzle: What is your background in art and design?
Rebecca: Being from the South, I grew up on a dirt road where there wasn’t really anything to do. I just started drawing as a kid, because there was honestly nothing else to do! I carried that love all through school and college and into my adult life.
Zazzle: Where do you find your inspiration?
Rebecca: I am inspired by vintage and antique art. For example, I really enjoy detailed antique prints, especially vintage Japanese prints and South American and African tribal designs.
Zazzle: What is your favorite Zazzle product to design? What design in your store seems to be a best-seller?
Rebecca: I personally love the posters and prints. You can make them in such large sizes, and I think that’s really fun. The octopus designs in my store are very steady sellers. People seem to love octopus art! I’ve had sales from all over: the United States, Germany, Australia. If there’s one thing that sells pretty steadily all over the world it’s the octopus posters.
Zazzle: How did you hear about Zazzle?
Rebecca: Word of mouth. A few years ago, I was at a friend’s house and saw an awesome, giant fairy poster and had to ask her where she got it. She told me it was from Zazzle, so I looked you up and it all started there.
I really enjoy working with Zazzle, all of the products I’ve bought have been great. I think it’s wonderful that there is an avenue for freelance artists to get their work out there, and be able to learn how to market it themselves. That’s the really great and fun thing about print on demand. It’s really changing a lot for freelance artists.
Zazzle: Do you have any advice for other Zazzle designers that are just starting out?
Rebecca: I would say, in general, just take it one step at a time. People tend to get overwhelmed very easily by all of the different aspects of creating a store and marketing their products. You can only do all of that one step at a time.