Jeff Rawson of JRD.Tees
What's Your Name?
List your shop(s) -
Jeff Rawson :
Fake Band Tees
How long have you been at Zazzle?
Jeff Rawson :I have been with Zazzle since January of this year, but just started seriously designing in the past couple months.
Rico: Are you a ProSeller?
Jeff Rawson :I'm not a ProSeller, but plan on being there this month.
What's the best advise you got when you were starting out?
Jeff Rawson :Quality, not quantity. I could design a million tees or bumper stickers everyday, but I would rather make 3 or 4 GREAT designs that don't water down the shops.
What medium/tools do you use to create your designs?
Jeff Rawson :I'm a Mac. Most of my work is done digitally using the Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop & Illustrator), but the art work uses a variety...colored pencil, acrylic, pastels.
Who or what inspires you?
Jeff Rawson :I am inspired by everyday life. I am very sarcastic and observant, so just picking up day to day things/phrases/news inspires me to create something new and fun.
How much time a week to you spend on Zazzle?
Jeff Rawson :It really depends on my full time schedule. I work as a graphic designer during the day, and then do freelance design work at night. So any extra time I have to design goes to Zazzle. But if a great idea hits me, I'll drop what I'm working on to sketch it out or design it up for a shirt or business card.
What's the best advise you can give someone just starting out on Zazzle?
Jeff Rawson :See question #5. To me it is all about quality. I like the customer to have a variety to choose from, but that variety needs to be QUALITY! For instance, at TheBizCard, I probably don't have many more that 25 designs. There were more, but I cut out some of the clutter to just leave the quality designs THAT SELL.
What do you like to do when you are not creating art?
Jeff Rawson :When I'm not creating art, I am outside. I love to fish, hike and play with my dog, Hank. I'm into woodworking and gardening. I also have a 2 year old that keeps me incredibly busy.
Tell me 5 random things everyone should know about you?
Jeff Rawson :
1. My favorite foods are fried okra and sushi.
2. I love anything by Ken Follett.
3. I've been wearing a SillyBand my daughter gave me for 4 months.
4. I've always wanted to visit Ireland.
5. John Wayne is my hero.
List 3 of your favorite designs you want me to feature. Tell me something about each design.
Jeff Rawson :I chose a design from each of my stores:
Aw Skee Skee Tshirts
The Aw Skee Skee tee is my tribute to one of my favorite leisure activities, SkeeBall.
Yellow Tape Business Cards
Yellow Tape Card. This is the best selling business card from TheBizCard shop. I'm guessing because its simple, retro, and awesome.
Postmaster Rodeo T-shirts
Post Master Rodeo Tee. This shirt is a classic fake band tee you would find at the merch table after the show.
This is one of my personal favorite designs from your shop
The Colonel Posters
Where else can our readers find you online?
Jeff Rawson :I can be found at:
Jeff Rawson Design
Jeff Rawson Design Portfolio