Sunday, December 8, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops - Decisive Origin

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is Decisive Origin - run by Cetriya!
Tell us about you - the creator!

Graduating Illust major at RCAD, I've been going to cons since 2006.
I'm interested in product illustration and creating designs for consumer items such as apparel, skins and decor. 

Describe your shop and what you sell

Usuable items with my designs. Notebooks, sketchbooks, coin purses, pencil cases and hope to expand to fabric, decals and stationary sets. 

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

Coin purses and pencil cases, because I feel they're the ones that have the most usability and come in sizes that best represents my work. They print really nice and if they get dirty you can wash them, where as I feel prints are too delicate to stay around long. 

How and when did you start your business?

Around 2006, back when I used to scad, I knew that I wanted to keep to making original designs. I took a bunch of prints out to give away and try to get as much feedback on my work. I also kept notes on what I would like and what I see selling in stores. Then I would produce test runs and I've been selling since. 

Anything else you would like to add?

I'm glad to find that stuff *I* would want, getting positive reception. For a long time, I didn't buy much of anything simply because no one makes stuff I like. I've found many others like me who are loyal because no one else serves them. Everyone else enjoys the fact that the can use the art and not just stick it on a way to forget. 

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and meet Cetriya of Decisive Origin! Another Sensational Shop will be featured tomorrow!