I'm a painter, born and raised in Colorado. I work with my girlfriend and business partner, Ace Springer. The two of us started our Company Cosmic Tiger Clothing as an enlightenment campaign and as a way to sell our art. We had both approached the idea of selling our art on graphic as individuals but didn't proced because of a lack of knowledge. Us coming together was perfect because we had what the other person was lacking on their own. Thus bore Cosmic Tiger Clothing.
In our art we try to showcase ideas through surreal images. For instance our "Psychedelic Skull" painting shows one side of the circle of life, returning to the ground. I typicaly hone my ideas for paintings through meditation and through travel. Ace has spent time backpacking around the us, gaining spiritual enlightenment and knowledge as she travels.
Through art and selling clothing we hope to challenge the way people think and hope that it will encourage people to become more enlightened and spiritual individuals.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Sarah. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
When I was seven I had a near death experience. It completely changed my concept of reality because I saw myself while outside my body. Around the age of ten I started sacrificing a lot of my time to acquiring spiritual knowledge. My partner Ace started perusing spiritual knowledge after leaving the Mormon church. Both of us dedicate our time to healthy eating, exercising, and painting. Our next step in life is to build a tiny house in a box truck and experience different parts of the United States and meet many people in doing so.
Sarah, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
As people who strive to create abstract paintings we live a pretty abstract life's. I am particularly passionate about spending time in nature, be that camping, hiking, or just relaxing. Connecting with primal human thinking is absolutely wonderful. When keeping a fire lit is my biggest priority it takes the rest of my problems away and allows me to live in the moment. Lessons in life like that a low me to find contentment when I'm worried about the future or the online clothing store.
Who is your inspiration in life Sarah? How do you keep inspired?
A lot of my inspiration comes from my partner Ace. She's a incredibly intelligent and innovative individual. Since I've started working with her I've learned to let loose when I paint. I still rely on lines and balancing in my work but the colors have become more fluid.
We all make mistakes Sarah, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Designer , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I've found it to be incredibly difficult to get our companies name out there. It's a difficult process. I personally have had trouble finding successful people who I can associate with. I've seen plenty of other people do it that way. I feel as though it will help me grow Cosmic Tiger as rapidly as I'd like to.
Sarah ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Designer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Since its just my partner and I we can develop schedules depending on our priorities. For instance if I'm at work one day she'll check the sight for new orders. On days I don't work I spend about 3 hours a day working on the web sight, learning about digital marketing, and trying to improve tragic to the web sight.
Please tell us Sarah, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Designer?
Ace and I had just moved to Park City, Utah when we started Cosmic Tiger. More often than not we'd sacrifice our income to see that products where shipped out in a timely manner.
Sarah, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I had originally introduced the idea of limiting the amount of products we have on our web sight to Ace. She was reluctant and even wanted to add 10 new products a week. It seemed like to much for the average person to go through. It wasn't until we encountered other entrepreneurs who encountered the problem of having too much on their sights that she changed her mind.
Sarah please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
I'm so proud of having quality products and a couple of repeat customers. With graphic T's it's always possible that the print could come off or be of poor quality. Also having people coming back to the sight means that we have good products that people remember.
Sarah, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Being creative at work is my job! I'm living my dream of making money with my art. Also working and changing the web sight to make it better has been challenging but rewarding.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Designer?
When I was 19 I started working with a woman who was a designer for Levie's. She had gone onto become a mozaic artist who taught me the power of selling art on clothing. A lot of her income had come from scarves of her mosaics. It was a truly revolutionary idea. I recommend that all artists should do this. Original works can cost $100's of dollars and people will typically only by one. You can sell the same piece multiple times and for a reasonable price.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
My dream is to be sold by a big name brand store. If love to work with photographers in the park city area. I will one day showcase our clothing and products on people and in practical situations. Pillows look cute but people are more likely to buy it for their couch if they see it on a couch.
Now for the best part Sarah! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Ace Springer and Sarah Ray