We at Zazzle are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Bigstock, a leading stock image source for quality illustrations and photographs. The Bigstock store will include lush artwork, trendy designs, and rich photography that span from stationary to bags to postage to skateboards… really, skateboards!
With this new partnership, our team has hand-selected a collection of Bigstock images to be featured on Zazzle products, available for purchase with a few quick clicks.
Bigstock Images – Now on Zazzle!By Shelly Leis, Zazzle Ambassador
Inspiration for All Walls – Jeremy Lin Posters Now on Zazzle
by Patrick Briggs, Zazzle Maniac
I love a good inspirational story and there’s no better than the story of Jeremy Lin. An unheralded player for many NBA teams, Jeremy bounced around the league until he got his chance with the New York Knicks this year. Since the start of the season he has shined bright, proving his detractors wrong and kicking off a wave of fan fervor. It’s great to see examples of someone that has the heart and the passion to pursue his dreams and never give up. To me, it’s same kind of passion I see around the Zazzle offices as we continually work to build the world’s largest customization platform and community for artists, customers, and manufacturers. That’s why we’re happy to have a great collection of Jeremy Lin posters on Zazzle through our partnership with Getty and the NBA. He’s an inspirational message for basketball fans and customization fans alike! You better believe some of the below posters are going to make it onto the Zazzle Office walls.
What inspires you? What “never say die” story do you have in your life? How did you/how do you succeed? Share in the comments.
Zazzle Featured Seller Interview with Sarita_K
by Jes, Zazzle Community Producer
New Zazzler Sarita, from the Artsprojekt store sarita_k, talks with us about her artistic inspirations and what she’s looking forward to. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her store sarita_k!
Zazzle: Give us a brief bio, where you’re from and when you started making art.
Sarita: I studied my art education at San Jose State University’s School of Art and Design in California, where I graduated with a BFA in Animation and Illustration in 2007. After graduation, I worked in Seattle, Washington for ArenaNet and gained valuable experience working on the game, Guild Wars 2 as an Environment Artist. Eventually moved back to Dubai and began working as a full-time illustrator and concept artist. Currently, I’m working at a casual gaming studio and will have two ipad games releasing soon. In addition to gaming, I also love illustrating children’s books and will have my first e-book published very soon.
Zazzle: What is your inspiration for your designs?
Sarita: A lot of my work is inspired by animals and nature; I think they’re wonderful creatures and I’m just in awe of their beauty and tenderness. When I lived in the Bay Area, I used to visit the San Francisco Zoo often and draw the animals – my favorite were the polar bears because they were so playful! I also love watching the National Geographic Channel, and there’s always something in there that instantly inspires me, whether it’s an elephant or a cute little beetle. Plus, I think animals a great way to connect with children, whether is trying to get a message across or reading them a story.
Zazzle: When you’re not creating art, what are your other hobbies?
Sarita: I’m a movie-junkie and love going for film festivals whenever I can. I also swim and play guitar regularly.
Zazzle: Any artists you look up to when ti comes to designing?
Sarita: Wow, there’s so many! But some of my favorites are Lisa Frank, Pascal Campion, Daniel Krall, Charuca Vargas, Sam Bosma, Jon Klassen, Buff Monster and Daniel Dociu.
Zazzle: What is your favorite Zazzle feature? How do you use it?
Sarita: Tweetfering! – You can really use it to promote your products directly. It’s a great way to market yourself!
Zazzle: What has been your favorite design you’ve created, and why?
Sarita: My favorite design so far has been “Dragon Love”. It’s this cute little dragon I made that can’t breathe fire, but only exudes little hearts from her mouth. This piece was inspired by a crush I have on someone. lol!
Zazzle: What was the very first thing you made on Zazzle?
Sarita: The first thing I made on Zazzle was my Capricorn Mug – I thought it would be a fun illustration to start with!
Zazzle: Being a newer seller on Zazzle, what are you looking forward to the most?
Sarita: Getting more recognition and also being able to put my designs on new products! I was so excited when Zazzle started offering iPad and iPhone cases, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?
Sarita: I was actually invited to join ArtsProjekt, and I noticed how many phenomenal artists were posting their work on Zazzle. I knew I had to be a part of that! Plus it’s a great platform to market yourself and also make a some money too!
Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?
Sarita: Be sure to check out Zazzle University! I was really lost when I first joined, but once I thoroughly read through all the tutorials and I was able to get around much better.
More of Sarita’s Designs
Zazzle Refer A Friend Program
Welcome to Zazzle’s Refer-a-Friend Program!
Spread the word about Zazzle and earn rewards! When you sign up for our Refer-a-friend program, you will be given a unique referral link that allows you to send special discounts and offers to your friends and then receive rewards in return. It’s easy to start referring, so sign up today and start earning rewards!
Get $10 off your next order from Zazzle! Zazzle is the best place to get unique, custom gifts for everyone on your list this year! They have everything you could want from holiday cards and custom postage, to t-shirts, mugs, and smartphone cases to gallery-wrapped canvas and so much more!
Click the following link to get your $10 off coupon - Zazzle.com Refer-A-Friend Program
How does it work?
With Zazzle’s Refer-a-Friend program, we will give you $10 every time you refer a friend and they make a purchase on Zazzle. Your friends will get $10 off their orders too, so it’s a win-win!
How can I earn rewards?
When you register for Zazzle’s Refer-a-Friend program, you are eligible to begin earning rewards. Every time you share with your friends and they make a purchase on Zazzle, we will give you $10 to spend on your next Zazzle order.
How will I receive my rewards?
When a friend that you have referred makes a purchase on Zazzle, we will send you an email letting you know and giving you your $10 reward.
When does this offer expire?
This offer will be running from now until December 31st, so give all of your friends an extra gift this Holiday season of $10 off their Zazzle order that they can use on custom gifts or something special for themselves!
Can I earn refer-a-friend rewards when I make a purchase myself?
Sorry. You can only earn rewards when a person other than yourself clicks on your unique referral link and makes a purchase on Zazzle.
How many friends can I refer?
You can refer as many friends as you’d like and they will each receive $10 off their purchase at Zazzle!
How many rewards can I earn?
You will earn $10 towards your next Zazzle purchase for each friend that you successfully refer, so the more you refer, the more you earn!
Zazzle Gets It’s Skate On With Tony Hawk Foundation
Is that Tony Hawk, the most famous skateboarder in history, showing off a Zazzle skate deck? Why YES, it is! In fact, Zazzle just teamed up with Tony Hawk Foundation to auction off thirty “Create Your Own Pro Model” decks at two successful fundraising events during its 8th Annual benefit. Our made-to-order-technology allowed Tony Hawk and team to offer the decks to lucky auction winners, who will have their own names applied to the Zazzle decks during production, effectively creating their own pro skateboard models endorsed by Tony Hawk Foundation. The two events raised almost $1.4 million, and the Zazzle decks at each event sold out in minutes!
Zazzle is proud to support Tony Hawk Foundation celebrity fundraisers to benefit Stand Up For Skateparks, a non-profit which has raised $5 million dollars to build high-quality skateparks in nearly 500 low income areas around the US.
The first of two DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefits took place Sunday October 6th at the home of Ron Burkle, Green Acres Estate, in Beverly Hills, California. Within the span of an hour, a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek, Mat Hoffman, Mitchie Brusco, and Lincoln Ueda was followed by an intimate set by the Grammy-winning duo The Black Keys. In addition to the Vert Demo and The Black Keys performance, the family-oriented event featured interactive activities for kids of all ages, great food, and live and silent auctions. Auction items included a custom Triumph Scrambler 900 “Hawkized” by Roland Sands Design, a Tony Hawk Edition Customized Ford Explorer by Galpin Auto Sports and DUB, and autographed skateboard decks from Tony Hawk and other top pros like Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Nyjah Huston, and Shaun White. Other auction items included a Kelly Slater-autographed surfboard, as well as autographed guitars from Jane’s Addiction, Green Day, and Rancid, plus luxury vacations and much more.
The Beverly Hills benefit raised $755,000 for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to build free public skateparks in low-income areas, providing local, at-risk youth an opportunity to participate in a fun, safe and healthy new activity.
DaGeDar Presents Stand Up For Skateparks was Co-Chaired by Tony Hawk and fellow THF Board Member and skate legend Mike Vallely, with other notable supporters including Andre Agassi, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Ron Burkle, Chantal and Stephen Cloobeck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Dempsey, Jon Favreau, Perry Farrell, Leeza Gibbons, Brian Austin Green, Robin and Danny Greenspun, Ben Harper, Mat Hoffman, Terry Kennedy, Anthony Kiedis, Bobby Kotick, Chuck Liddell, Howie Mandel, Sal Masekela, Lance Mountain, Andrew and Trina Pascal, Andrew Reynolds, David Spade, Bill Walton, and Shaun White.
“It was our best event by far,” said Tony Hawk. “The auction items were one-of-a-kind, and the skate demo was one of the best sessions I have ever witnessed (or taken part in). The Black Keys were the icing on the cake—the crowd was in awe.”
Many celebrities and their families were among the guests in Beverly Hills, including Mark Wahlberg, Jon Favreau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Walton, Perry and Etty Farrell, Chuck Liddell, Kat Von D, Mike ”Rooftop” Escamilla, Fred Durst, Rob Machado, Tillman the Skateboarding Dog, dance troupe Chi-Town’s Finest Breakers, Kevin Staab, Jason Ellis, Jamie Thomas, Stevie Williams, Holly Robinson Peete, Lance Mountain, Chris Cole, Stefan Lessard, Rodney Mullen, and Legoland’s Darth Vader.
Zazzle Launches the World’s Most Advanced Art, Canvas and Framing Virtualization Technology, Providing Billions of Print Options
Redwood City, Calif. (PRWEB) August 31, 2011
Zazzle today launched an entirely new visualization and customization technology for art online. Its real-time product visualization allows users to see the most detailed color, depth and canvas textures, including true-to-life renderings of art found exclusively on Zazzle. The technology offers Zazzle’s worldwide catalog of art content to customers, including instant and accurate personalization and framing on the highest-quality wrapped canvas prints, framed posters and professional photo prints.
- New professional photographic and wrapped canvas printing, including standard and custom framing options.
- Platform for zero-inventory hosting of content from independent artists around the world and well known reproductions of art from the Guggenheim, Musee d’Orsey, MOMA, Uffizi Gallery, The British Museum and more.
- True-to-life interactive views of art and framed prints.
- Custom wall stickers and Giclée prints (coming soon).
“As an artist, I appreciate Zazzle’s commitment to combining technology with the highest quality product through a free online art market. Zazzle is making it easier for artists like myself to maintain a successful art business online without overhead, inventory or costly gallery shows so that I can focus on what I love doing – creating more art,” said Ryan Bliss, Digital Blasphemy founder and world-renown Zazzle artist.
“The importance and power of art cannot be overstated – it has captured our world’s history and the most magnificent of human experiences throughout time,” said Jeff Beaver, Zazzle’s chief product officer and co-founder. “At Zazzle, we have a deep reverence for artists, past and present, and are excited to usher in a new era for their art to thrive by enabling the world’s largest marketplace of content and online technologies to allow for unparalleled, real-time visualization of framing options, wrapped canvases, and more. We have enough content to fill 57 versions of the Louvre and customers can customize all of it – or use their own personal content – to enhance their walls…and hopefully also their lives.”
Zazzle’s technology gives customers a one-on-one relationship with art through an entirely interactive design process. The new art technology and inventory platform provides the most advanced tools to accurately depict the art online, including textures, viewing control and design customization.
Zazzle is the world’s leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle’s proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide. Zazzle’s rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable, including t-shirts, business cards and invitations, in addition to a variety of custom gifts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle’s vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world’s imagination.
August 29, 2011 by Jenny, zTrend Commentator
I know little, to nothing, about fashion. Let’s just say, at this very moment I am wearing jorts. For those of you unfamiliar with “jorts,” they are jean shorts you cut yourself – usually with very little precision. So, for a fashion trend blog, I decided to hand over the responsibility to two very fashionable Zazzlers, Elyse and Lisa (you may remember them from the Sombrero Challenge) – self-proclaimed Glam Gurus. I completely agree, their outfits tend to make me feel badly about myself. That must mean something. Take it away ladies…
Have you ever walked into a room and realized that your style was slightly reminiscent of the homeless gentleman that you saw rummaging through the trash a few blocks down? Well fear not! The Glam Gurus are about to break down this season’s hottest trends on our favorite celebrities and accompanied Zazzle products.
Where do you stand on animal prints? Should this feisty pattern be confined to the bedroom, or can we let go of our inhibitions and dare to release our inner wild side? Either way, animal prints are not only back in style, they are better than ever!
Move over basic black, there is a new hot (or cool) color trending for suits! Light gray is the color of choice for those who aren’t afraid to step outside of that black box.
Okay girls, we all have those cringe-worthy pictures of us sporting a voluminous polka dot dress, usually accompanied with a gargantuan bow. But now our favorite nostalgic pattern has re-emerged with not only more color, but a more flattering silhouette.
Get ready and gear up for herringbone and houndstooth to make a Betty White-sized comeback! These fun retro inspired prints can be found on everything from newsboy hats to sexy suits.
Lace — naughty or nice? For some of us, lace has us channeling the unfortunate “lingerie as outerwear” trend from last year. But to our delight that trend has morphed into a more appropriate and classy version.
Hope this gives you an idea of what to expect in the fall. Leave us examples of these trends in the comments below and let us know if we left any of your favorites out!
Stay stylish Zazzlers