Design Sponge, has again inspired me by sending me off to visit a blog called Oh Joy. The article that led me there, was one of their biz ladies posts. The post was titled: biz ladies 09: advice from design bloggers. One of the bloggers interviewed was Joy Deangdeelert Cho. Here is the about section of the site.
The Oh Joy blog covers inspiration & design with a focus on home accessories, textiles, and fashion. Updated 2-3 times a day, the site reaches up to 30,000 readers daily and an average of 470,000 page views per month. Editor of Oh Joy, Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a graphic designer and blogger who worked with numerous fashion clients in New York before launching her own business, Oh Joy! She now designs textiles, packaging, and branding for clients in the fashion and food industries and sells her stationery line nationwide. She has authored the Oh Joy blog since 2005 and recently launched a new food blog, Happy Lady Eats, in 2009 chronicling her foodie adventures. She recently finished co-writing Creative, Inc. – a book about becoming a freelance creative talent to be published by Chronicle Books and released in Fall 2010.
Since I have of late, decided that in addition to ketubah design, that my future might just be in surface design and art licensing, Joy’s experience made an impression on me.
She makes beautiful things—and in addition to her creating and marketing her products, she has an amazing blog that lets you know about other great products created by others. All of the bloggers interviewed, were giving advice on how to get your products noticed. In other words, how to successfully submit your work to their blogs (which are followed by the multitudes), so that they showcase your wares to their ever expanding readership.
Another lesson learned!
Here are a couple of products from Joy's site (copyright of course to Joy).