Monday, August 22, 2011

Interview with Christina - Great Gifts Store

Olga Hutsul  self portraitGreat Gifts Store

Rico: What's Your Name?


Rico: List your shop(s) -  


Great Gifts Store

Rico: How long have you been at Zazzle? -

Christina: April 2011

Rico: Are you a ProSeller?

Christina: Not yet!

Rico: What's the best advise you got when you were starting out?

Christina: To keep plugging away even when it seems like I'm not getting anywhere..

Rico: What medium/tools do you use to create your designs?

Christina: Picasa and Sumo Paint

Rico: Who or what inspires you?

Christina: Sandra Bullock has been my main role model for the last 16 years.

Rico: How much time a week to you spend on Zazzle?

Christina: Varies between 20 and 40 hours.

Rico: What's the best advise you can give someone just starting out on Zazzle?

Christina: Maybe to practice a few designs on a private store before starting on an open store.

Rico: What do you like to do when you are not creating art?

Christina: Bicycling, watching movies or playing with my dog, Jojo.

Rico: Tell me 5 random things everyone should know about you?


1) I'm an aspiring filmmaker
2) I love Twitter
3) I'm a coffee-o-holic
4) I dream of traveling to different countries and experiencing different cultures
5) I'm a big music fan and always have a song rolling around in my head

Rico: List 3 of your favorite designs -

New York Chrysler Building Shoes!

This picture was taken on a trip to New York in 2009 with my Mom and my Best friend and is very close to my heart. I think it makes for a great pair of shoes!

I'll Be Home For Christmas Men's Shoes

Though I was inspired by the Military when I made these shoes, these are actually for anyone who can't go home for the Holidays. I think this concept makes for a very special pair of shoes and is probably my favorite design.

Sunlight Peaking Through the Trees Art - Poster

My friend and Photographer, "A.D.B." is allowing her art to be displayed in my store and I think this particular photograph makes an amazing poster.

Rico: Where else can our readers find you?

- Find the Great Gifts Store on Twitter

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for these articles. I haven't been at Zazzle long so seeing how others are doing it is helpful.