Cutest Valentine’s Day cards? I know what you’re thinking, “how can he know the cutest Valentine’s Day cards? He’s just one man!” It’s true that cuteness is subjective for most people, unless you’re a cuteologist like me. I’ve spent six months training with puppies, sunshine, and lollypops to ensure that I have a cute-o-meter that is highly tuned to the cutest things on this planet. Just last week I came up with a new, cuter word for kitten (the Cuteness Board of America is still reviewing it). It’s been hard work, but worth it to ensure a perfect response to all things Valentine’s Day. That’s why I submit to you the 10 cutest Valentine’s Day cards ever in full confidence that there will be many “Awwwwww” comments at the end of this blog post. Enjoy.
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 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.
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Egyptian Protest Spawns T-Shirts and More
By Patrick Briggs, Zazzle Maniac
With civil unrest comes vocal artistic expression. Right now, the riots and political climate in Egypt are creating an environment for artists around the world to show their feelings through Free Egypt t-shirts and Mubarak t-shirts. It’s amazing to see how the voices of the global population express their beliefs through Zazzle’s platform. Some examples of shirts created from the protest are below.
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