Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Dorrie Rifkin

At iPrintfromHome.com, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.

In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.

We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?
2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?

Please read on to find out more about Dorrie Rifkin.

Dorrie Rifkin
Englewood, NJ

What do you do?
Depending on the moment, I am a freelance art director, watercolor artist, and teacher. Painting is the most fun and infuses me with energy. I fell in love with watercolors when I was a kid and the passion grows more and more each year.

How do you do it?
Multitasking. My subjects are from my adventures and life experiences. I live close to New York City so many of my paintings are inspired by city scenes that I photograph. I put the photos into photoshop to create a stronger design (years working as an art director serve me well here). Then I do a tight drawing (here is where a strong paper comes in handy). Next a visit to the fridge for a snack and Diet Coke. Then the fun starts.

Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
I've used iPrintfromHome for a long time. I sell high quality prints in my etsy store.
Let me tell you a story. I was married in July so this is dear to my heart. I just received a thank you note from a customer that purchased a print of a painting I did of New York City's Lincoln Center for her husband to celebrate their wedding aniversay. He proposed to her in front of Lincoln Center. Cool right? Well that was the third thank you I've received from clients that proposed to their mates in front of Lincoln Center.

What a great life!

Contact Information:
Dorrie Rifkin

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

The picture to the right is from our cheesecake party in Februrary 2011 to celebrate hitting 1,000 fans on Facebook. We're featuring that image today because we think it speaks a lot about our company culture.

Connecting with our customers is a priority at iPrintfromHome.com.

We are a small group of people based out of Buffalo, NY working to help artists all across the country. A big part of our success comes from understanding the needs of our customers. And, we gain that understanding by being involved in and helping to develop a community of artists. These days that community has greater reach than it ever has. With the help of the internet, we've been able to connect with people all over the United States and Canada. Many of you have never actually met us face to face, but through our small interactions on the phone, over e-mail and Twitter, or simply by working with your images, we get to know each other. It's really exciting to get the opportunity day in and day out to work with such a dynamic and interesting group of people.

In one form or another, we've been working with artists for over thirty years. Although the technology keeps changing, the basic needs are the same. You and your fellow customers have ideas or visions that currently reside in your mind, on canvas, or in digital form and you need help accurately translating those visions into prints. We know how important your images are to you and we take pride in producing excellent reproductions of your work. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you image your imagination.

As always, we've really enjoyed working with you in 2011. We've got some cool stuff in the works for 2012. Keep your eyes out for more improvements to our products and processes. And, keep on sending us your suggestions and requests! The more we understand what you need and want, the better we'll be able to help make it happen. As always, we aim to provide you with a service that delights you and never takes you for granted.

From our family to yours, we wish you the very best this coming year. We're looking forward to continuing the journey with you.

Happy New Year!

the iPrintfromHome.com team