When I was in New York a few weeks back I took an afternoon to head out to Brooklyn to visit with Tina Roth-Eisenberg, who many of you know as Swissmiss. Tina and I had only met once before, at the first Creative Mornings here in Los Angeles. We were familiar with one another though, we know the same people and run in the same, small design blog world. It’s not often that I get to hang out with someone who runs a blog like mine, someone I can actually relate to. Obviously Tina’s blog is way larger than what we do, so it was great to speak with her about being a blogger, what she thinks about certain things and how she does what she does.
One of the biggest accomplishments she’s had was creating Tattly, a designer temporary tattoo company. It was also meant to be a joke that turned into a successful business for her. Tattly turned 1 today, and thus she’s imparted some wonderful advice, sharing 7 things she’s learned in the past year.
1. Never hesitate to challenge a status quo
Temporary tattoos have been around forever. I didn’t invent anything new, but, I was able to put a new spin on it by having professional artists create the designs and making sure that they are produced in the US with the highest quality standards. I admit, I never expected the success we’re having, but now, looking back, it actually makes total sense.
Never hesitate to challenge a status quo of a product or service that already exists. Put your own spin on it, stamp it with your personality and you might redefine an entire industry.
A huge congrats to Tina and her endeavors. She continues to be such an inspiration to me.