Posts Tagged ‘images’

New Integration with Instagram and Google Drive is a Snap

February 15, 2013

We’re excited to announce that with our Zazzle “Create” tool, you now have the option to take your pictures straight from Instagram, the beloved online photo-sharing and social networking app, and Google Drive and apply them to products of your choice on our site. Every day you’re snapping, creating and sharing your unique visual content, and we understand that there’s a whole trove of design possibilities in which to be tapped. Some of the best potential designs for custom products can come from your personal photos and we want you to easily be able to take advantage of that.

With the integration of Instagram and Google Drive, your pictures can be uploaded to products, such as mugs, iPhone cases, t-shirts, keychains, necklaces and more. Click on “Select Images” when you start to create a design for product. You’ll then be taken to a pop-up option to upload your pictures from Google Drive and Instagram (left-hand tool). Simply click “Connect to Google Drive” or “Connect to Instagram,” and you’ll have options to select any of your images for upload.

While other sites might allow you to upload your photos and Instagram snaps to one-off products, our integration allows you to take advantage of all of Zazzle’s numerous and quality product options. Frustrated with the few templated options on other sites for where and how to place your Instagram pictures? With our integration and access to our nifty design tool, you’re given more control and full leverage for just how that sunset over the lake in X-Pro II will look on a snazzy mug.

Go here (or http://www.zazzle.com/instagram) to start turning your snaps into products on our site!

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Seller Spotlight: AudreyJeanne

December 6, 2012

One of Zazzle’s biggest fans is AudreyJeanne, artist extraordinaire with a background in watercolor, graphic design, amalgamated art, calligraphy and more. She paid a visit to our Z headquarters recently and we chatted with her about her background in art, what she loves to design and why she loves Zazzle with a passion.

I wish Zazzle existed back in the day, when my kids were little. I’m a professional artist — I’ve done it all and seen the art world change. As a licensed artist, I can tell you firsthand that it used to be that you could have thousands of images and art that are market worthy, but most wouldn’t see the light of day. It is almost impossible to get your art out there unless you have a great agent or go through the tedious work of doing art show circuits and hope that one or two collections will be picked by a store or a manufacturer. I’m blessed with the best of both worlds, a great agency, MHS Licensing, and a place to test and prove my designs prior to offering them for licensing.

As a licensed artist, you have to be aware of trends, yet you still have to have your own unique vision. There’s tremendous pressure. The joy of Zazzle is that I can get to do what I love and not be a slave to whims or an art trend. I don’t have to bang on doors. I don’t have to have one niche (though I do love elegant, vintage and feminine) and I can let the different sides of me show. I can stay at home, do what I love and be who I am. Zazzle gives me a place where I can take my art and say, “Where can I put this?” To me, that’s amazing. Zazzle is a phenomenal outlet for artistic expression and I encourage all artists out there to give it a try.

My personal style is varied — I love elegant, sophisticated and modern, and tend towards traditional with a touch of edge. I love the invites on Zazzle and love designing for weddings. It’s really a two-way street with customers — you have to be open to feedback. I try to create invites that fit their individual style, as well as color pallette. What’s so fun about Zazzle is that I’m able to have many stores with varying styles, some that you’d never expect from me. I have the freedom and support to create!

Sock Monkey, Fire Truck Boy Baby Shower Invitation
Sock Monkey, Fire Truck Boy Baby Shower Invitation by AudreyJeanne


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