Sunday, September 18, 2011

Interview with Albert Guillermo of Cartoon Acid

Albert Guillermo of Cartoonacid





Albert Guillermo of Cartoonacid


Rico:
What's Your Name?


Albert Guillermo

Rico:
List your shop(s) -


Albert Guillermo :
Cartoon Acid

Rico:
How long have you been at Zazzle?


Albert Guillermo :
3 months

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


Albert Guillermo :
The tricks, tips and tools people use to promote their shop. The wealth of information in the forums has been extremely helpful.

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


Albert Guillermo :
I work on a MacBook Pro hooked on to a Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet. As for software, I use Photoshop, Corel Painter, Illustrator and Poser.

Rico:
Who or what inspires you?


Albert Guillermo :
I draw inspiration from anything and everything.

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


Albert Guillermo :
I put in about 50-55 hours a week including creating and promoting.

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


Albert Guillermo :
Be unique. The Zazzle marketplace is flooded. Your own artistic style is what's going to separate you from the rest and help you stand out. Also, promoting your brand is vital.

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


Albert Guillermo :
I love snowboarding and watching movies.

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


Albert Guillermo :
-I've been skydiving in New Zealand.
-I hate bitter melon. It's what evil tastes like.
-I love sushi.
-I'm awesome at dodge ball.
-I'm Canadian, so by default I am hardcore hockey fan!

Rico:
List 3 of your favorite designs you want me to feature. Tell me something about each design.


Albert Guillermo : 

Kiss of Death Skateboard Deck:

'Kiss of Death' is a dark and gritty designer skateboard deck crafted with tons of attitude! Set against the backdrop of a cold and creepy night along with an engulfing supermoon, the haunting illustration features an evil Queen blowing flying skull kisses of death! The perfect blend of navy blues, rich black, purple and gold combined with the overall artwork makes this a must have deck! This is the 'bright moon version' and is only available here on Zazzle! Also, as an added bonus the design features bats, which are exclusive only to the deck design.


Evil Heart iPad Case:

'Evil Heart' is a stunning designer iPad case that's laced with tons of attitude! Protect your iPad in style with this irresistible case featuring unique skull patterns, devil's pitchforks and a stylized heart. The beautiful blend of rich black, hot pink and baby blue combined with the artwork makes this a perfect case! This is the original 'hot pink version' and is only available here.


Spaced! Skateboard Deck:

'Spaced' is a fun and vibrant illustration of an astronaut being ambushed by a few little green men! The comic book style artwork combined with the stunning color scheme makes this product a must have! This is the 'orange spacesuit version' and is only available here on Zazzle!

Rico:
This is one of my personal favorite designs from your shop. I love the movement in this design


Girl with Headphones and Pet Dragon Speakers:

Featuring a beautiful illustration of Penelope and her pet dragon Pocket. Unique and exclusive only to this design is a colorful set of Oscar bunny head equalizer bars. This is the alternate hyper version and includes a darker background and eye-popping vector shapes simulating sound.


Rico:
Where else can our readers find you online?


Albert Guillermo :
Cartoonacid.com
Facebook
Twitter
e-mail: contact@cartoonacid.com

3 comments:

  1. What awesome designs,good luck to you.

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  2. I so admire your dedication!! Very inspiring! Also, it is rare I read about people who use a bunch of programs like I do.

    Thank you!
    ~ Diane Clancy

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