Debi Cady's mini dachshund Ringo
What's Your Name?
Debi Cady :
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Debi Cady :
How long have you been at Zazzle?
Debi Cady :Since 2010 (can't remember which month) Rico: Are you a ProSeller?
Debi Cady :No, but hopefully one day I will be!
What's the best advise you got when you were starting out?
Debi Cady :Hmm... I really didn't get much advice from anybody, to be honest.
What medium/tools do you use to create your designs?
Debi Cady :I do most of my illustrations in ink or digital paint. I occasionally dabble in photography as well.
Who or what inspires you?
Debi Cady :So many things! God, nature, colors, music, literature, architecture... far too many things to list here.
How much time a week to you spend on Zazzle?
Debi Cady :It depends. Some weeks it's only an hour or two, but when I have a new design to post I spend a lot more time there.
What's the best advise you can give someone just starting out on Zazzle?
Debi Cady :Post your designs on as many products as you can (as long as they will look good on them), and post as many designs as you can, as long as they are designs you are happy with. Don't be discouraged if you don't make sales right away, eventually you will. Stay positive, and look into as many different marketing ideas as you can.
What do you like to do when you are not creating art?
Debi Cady :Knit, sew (although I consider these things to be art too), play with my dog, read, learn foreign languages, dance, sing, spend time with family and friends, watch movies.
Tell me 5 random things everyone should know about you?
Debi Cady :I am a Christian (although you could probably tell that from some of my art)
I absolutely adore animals!
I love learning about other cultures and languages - I speak Chinese (Mandarin), basic Russian, and I'm learning Korean. I also know a smattering of a bunch of other languages.
If I weren't an artist, I would love to be involved in costume or fashion design.
I used to work as a Chinese>English translator before I decided to focus on my art.
List 3 of your favorite designs you want me to feature. Tell me something about each design.
Debi Cady :It's so hard to choose, because in one way or another they are all my favorites! But here are three I think turned out particularly well (I'm linking to the greeting/note cards, but they are all available on other products too):
Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Emelya and the Magic Pike:
The Snow Maiden (Red Version):
This is one of my personal favorite designs from your shop
Christmas Dachshund (Ver.1) Card
Where else can our readers find you online?
Debi Cady :My Cafe Press store
My Red Bubble Store