Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Spotlight On: Kim of K Ziegler Design

Kim of KZieglerDesign and I met in the Unofficial Etsy Forums shortly after Etsy got rid of most of their own forums.  I liked her store and her awesomely designed maps, , she likes to read fantasy novels, and she put up with answering my silly questions.   So, of course, I had to interview her.

Tell us a bit about yourself. 
Name's Kim.  I have a degree in graphic design, but I prefer to do hands-on art.  I LOVE paper and books and maps.

What's your medium and how did you get into it?
My medium is paper. I like the texture of it, love playing with it, binding it into books and covering it with ink (and hot chocolate).   I started my shop with just books, but expanded because I need variety, otherwise I get bored.

What's your favorite thing you've made and why?
My maps.  I can't explain how much I love maps, especially old ones. Here's one of them (which can be purchased here.

What is one piece of art you wish you had been the creator of and why?
This guy here  because it describes me exactly.  I'm always daydreaming, but I'm not a coffee drinker, otherwise I would have bought it a long time ago.

If you had to give up the medium you work in now and take on another, what would it be and why?
I'd switch from paper to fiber arts.  My fiber arts classes in college kept me sane, and I've been sewing for thirteen years.  I also do a lot of tailoring of clothes and make up patterns for myself.

An important piece of advice you've learned along the way (about Etsy, marketing, your art, whatever).
It's all about the photos.

One random thing you would like to add, that's not covered here.

Where can we find you?