Today we’d like to introduce you to Susan Vizvary.
Hi Susan, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My whole professional career has been around art and design. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Interior Design, I followed my childhood dreams of becoming a set decorator. For over a decade, I worked on dozens of television commercials, music videos and various photoshoots. I then took some time off to raise a family but soon found myself back in the creative world. This time, I was on the other side of the camera doing fine Art Photography. My travels have taken me to many corners of the world. You can see in my images my love for color, composition and detail. All those areas are reflected in my collections on my images are found on my photography website. Unfortunately, the pandemic stopped all of my travel and, just like everyone else, I was stuck at home. Desperate to keep myself busy and creative, I started to experiment with some of my existing photographs into what I now call manipulated abstracts. By digitally altering the compositions, I created new and unique abstract images. Being stuck at home, I new business was born tying together my passions of interior design and fine art photography.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
As a “creative”, starting up an E-commerce store and all that goes along with it has been a bit of a challenge. Probably the hardest part was finding the right partners to manufacture my products with the same high standards of color and quality.
We’ve been impressed with SVP@Home, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
SVP@Home is a collection of home décor and gift items. My manipulated abstracts are applied to barware, fabric napkins, acrylic serving trays and linen Tea Towels. I’m really proud of the concept of repurposing my photographic art into new abstract art. I’m also really proud of how my products have been received, with orders coming in from all over the country. One thing that sets my products apart from others is the quality of the product themselves. But most importantly you’re not just buying a whiskey glass or a fabric napkin, you’re really buying a piece of art, each with its own backstory. I always include a reference to the original photo which brings the art full circle.
Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
Always follow your passion while being resourceful and don’t let anything get in your way. I hit a roadblock because of the pandemic, so I changed the direction of my work and created something new and unique.
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