|Headline:||Graphic Design + Photography (On Products I Sell Online)|
|Description:||I spent over 10 years in the high pressure deadline world of Graphic Design with little room for creativity. |
I did Photography as a hobby until my husband recommended I try and market my work. After several successful shows in the Hamptons I realized I could take it even further. With a market flooded with photographers, especially landscape scenes like my own, I knew I needed to set myself apart from the others, especially at shows.
This is where my Graphic Design background kicked in. I researched and found a variety of venues that allowed me to produce my Photography on items such as keepsake boxes, handbags, mousepads, journals and more. When I introduced these products at shows I received rave reviews from customers and had other photographers hoping I`d divulge my sources so they could follow my lead. Since shows were held only in the summer I launched my website so that customers could shop year round for not only prints of my work, but the variety of products featuring them as well. I do all of my own marketing and collateral thanks to my design background.
A few years ago I became inspired to do Tae Kwon Do products also. Being a student myself, and after earning my Black Belt, I knew that there was a niche market for other martial arts junkies like me. I came up with a few catch phrases and some designs targeted at women and viola! Another big seller.
Now as a former Bride, having planned a wedding, I have come to realize yet another market. I have created a variety of designs aimed at the Bride to Be. I love coming up with new concepts, catch phrases and art.
My business dream is to have something I create earn a spot on Oprah`s List of favorite things. But for now I will be content with selling to people from across the globe.