CYO Interview – Aristocat
1. When did you first start designing CYO?
Oh, I can barely remember when I started designing CYO. I think it was around about 2012, 3 years after I had joined DC.
2. What made you start designing CYO?
Well as an art enthusiast I’ve always been interested in drawing, painting, graphic design… really the lot. When I found out that you could design clothing here on DC I wanted to be able to re-create clothes that I wore from my own wardrobe. Then from there I learnt that the possibilities were endless!
3. What is your favorite CYO piece that you have created?
The most recent CYO piece of mine would have to be my ultimate favourite and is currently available in my shop.
Also the pose that I recently released, Indi. She took a lot of time and effort but I’m very happy with the way she turned out.
4. What your biggest CYO accomplishment so far?
That would definitely have to be making it to the design team. I was actually sought out by Pat (auntypat) which really made my day, even week! I’ve only been on the team for 3 weeks and am still a trainee, but I can’t wait to get in the full swing of things with designing bundles and of course mall releases for the future!
5. What is the best thing about designing CYO?
For me it’s seeing my designs worn by others. I simply love knowing that other people, from across the globe, enjoy my designs enough to purchase them from my shop. It really makes this community what it is; tight-knit, friendly & the best.
6. How long does it take you to create a CYO piece?
It really depends on the complexity of the design. For example my most recent design took a good 4 hours from my day, but for a general estimate I would say 1-2 hours.
7. Who is your favorite CYO designer?
This is so hard! There are so many lovely designers out there and even more arising! I would have to say that I’ve been inspired most by Ami & Pat’s (Zumzy and auntypat) designs lately. They can both do anything and they make me want to do the best I can as they set such a high standard for designs. Also, both of them are so willing to help and have taught me so much!
8. What’s one tip you can offer to new CYO designers?
The number one thing is to never give up. Also, practice, practice, PRACTICE! I remember first starting CYO and being frustrated that I couldn’t achieve the exact look that I had in my head. You really improve so much with practice, it’s really all I can say! 🙂