I keep going MIA ("missing in action" for those of you who aren't familiar with the lingo). The real problem is that I keep disappearing and telling you I'll be back sooner than I really am. But this time, there's a good reason for it.
Way back in 2012, I took an online graphic design course, and then in 2013 I opened my shop on Zazzle.com. But, as the amateur I was back then, I was uploading some pretty awful designs. (Many surprisingly sold ?) As I got better at what I do, though, I just wasn't feeling it anymore. What's the "it" I wasn't feeling? I wasn't feeling pride in my artwork. I wasn't feeling good vibes that I got from seeing other designers' work. I wasn't happy with the way my Zazzle storefront looked with less-than-perfect designs. Another big problem - and I mean BIG - was that I didn't set up my products to be customer-friendly. Zazzle is all about personalizing gifts, and they allow you to make template placements which allow the designer to set up exactly what text or image the customer can replace with their own. Here's an example:
Here's another example. This photo cube has both a place on top for a name or message as well as three placeholders for your photos! I set it all up for you. It's as easy as 1-2-3 - if not easier! Go ahead - click either image to try it out for yourself!
So, as you can see, this is going to be a lot of work and it's going to take a lot of time which explains where I've been lately. And this time, I'm not going to say I'll be here more often, because as you can see, I'm going to be really busy! But I will come by every now and then to say hi ?.