This week's shop feature is Sip Studio where you can get custom made business cards. I think it's nice to be able to make your own business cards if you are a shop owner. So if you are looking for something unique with a sense of style for your business, try Sip Studio here. Read below more about this shop.
1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?
When I first created my shop I thought to myself, 'what do I want to be known as?' To me, this was a very easy question, so I chose my initials. Boring I know, It's not as creative as other peoples, but I like to keep things simple.
2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?
I sell a variety of affordable pre-made logos for small business'. I also offer custom design work for those who wish to have something a little more personal! I'd say the designs in my shop were unique compared to others, as I like to experiment with different mediums such as watercolour.
3. What is your favorite item at the store and why?
Mhmm... well, I'm going to have to say the 'Blossoms' pre-made logo for sure! It features a lovely flower embellished circle, it's just perfect. It's also helped me in a way too, since creating that I've been contacted by a few wedding specialists asking about custom designs and it makes me want to start selling printable wedding invitations. Exciting!
4. What inspires create your products?
I'm inspired by a lot of things. Even if I'm just wondering around my local supermarket, I'll see something with beautiful typography on the packaging and ideas will start gathering in my head. I'd also say that Pinterest is the Queen of inspiration to me, there's so many images on there I could spend days glued to my computer screen.
5. Where can we find you?
My Etsy shop: www.sjpstudio.etsy.com
6. What advice can you give for other sellers out there for their shop?
Promote, promote, promote! A few months back I knew nothing about promoting and my shop was going nowhere. But ever since I joined an abundance of Etsy Teams and constantly contributed to all the forums I noticed an increase in my shop views and sales. I'd say do something you love, because you'll want to promote and if you keep a blog of up-to-date things around your chosen area, you're bound to get somewhere. All it takes is a bit of passion.
Now some fun facts about you
7. What is your Favorite Food?
Oh, this is such a hard question! Can I say everything? If I had to choose though, I'd have to go with noodles. Honestly, I get through so many packets of noodles a week, it's unbelievable.
8. Describe us one positive event in your life in your life that you felt was a miracle to you or that you knew the Universe was there watching over you.
I wasn't prepared to go to University after leaving college, because I didn't fancy moving away from my family and friends. It was getting to the end of my college year, everyone had their places in various Uni's and I had nothing, didn't know what I was going to do... then my tutor announced to the class that they were starting a HND course (Higher National Diploma, it's basically like the first two years of University) this was my break through, I immediately applied and got a place! I'd say that if I hadn't done that, I certainly wouldn't be were I am today with my designing.
9. What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Definitely Canada! I went on holiday with my family and we rented an RV for a few weeks to travel around Canada and discover the beautiful sites first hand. It was amazing and one of the best experiences of my life! I saw many famous locations, from the CN Tower in Toronto to Niagara Falls and Algonquin National Park.
10. Anything else you like to share about you?
I spend a lot of time with my mum throughout the week and she tries to teach me knitting (It's never going to happen). I've found knitting impossible to do with my clumsy hands, so I'll leave that to her, but we've been discussing about opening a second Etsy shop, primarily to sell her wonderful knitted creations, so keep your eyes peeled! :)