Ricky Colson is creating Zooettes! Colorful silhouette designs that celebrate the animal
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patrons

$55
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Welcome fellow humans! My name is Ricky Colson (a self-proclaimed cat whisperer), and I am the designer/founder of Zooettes.com.

Because I am a life-long animal lover, I built an e-commerce store devoted to celebrating the animal kingdom through simple designs—wall art, apparel, home decor, etc. What started as a solution to empty walls grew into a passion to provide unique designs to other animal lovers around the world.

What are Zooettes?

Zooettes are colorful animal designs with a few unique characteristics:
  1. white and black/brown + one main accent color
  2. animal silhouettes with beady eyes
  3. four-panel layouts with geometric compositions
I create my designs first on paper, then digitally. The list of animals is growing, and I want nothing more than to work on new versions. Currently, I run all operations of the business apart from production so I bounce around quite a bit from one task to the next. I used to paint each one by hand, but I later found a professional printer to handle the finished products. 

Why Patreon?

Every dollar that comes from a sale on Zooettes.com goes right back into growing the business. That means things like testing new products, hosting costs, design software, and marketing. I also donate a portion of the profits to a local no-kill animal shelter.

Every dollar that comes from you through Patreon (and it only takes a dollar) helps me spend time on new designs and improvements and away from that scary time suck—a real job. Put simply, that means aiding with living expenses, food, and bills. Your support=more Zooettes. 

What do you get?

Patrons will get updates on everything Zooettes related, including behind-the-scenes looks at new sketches and products as well as the opportunity to give input on upcoming designs. I'm constantly looking for advice on color choices, picking animals, and how to arrange the canvases in new ways.

For the love of animals.

If you love animals like I do, even the less cuddly ones, I ask that you pledge and become a fan. Zooettes was built on a foundation of empathy and love for good design. My mission is to celebrate these wonderful creatures and find ways to advance the progress for animal welfare which is why a portion of the profits through my shop go to charities that help animals in need.

You can find more information at Zooettes.com. You can also sign up to the Zooettes mailing list here. Thank you!

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” -Immanuel Kant


Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Ah, you must be a fellow animal whisperer. Thank you for supporting the Zooettes kingdom! You are helping me concentrate more on this colorful endeavor. We'll be going from tortoise to hare in no time.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
I'm pretty secretive so this is a big deal for me. At this level you'll get to see sketches and behind the scenes photos of stuff I'm working on. Besides designs, you'll also see other parts of the business like web design stuff.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
I want your input! I'll post questions and surveys for you to help me create my newest designs. That means collaborating with me on things like color choices, animal ideas, and important decisions.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Exclusive Zooettes branded 15oz coffee mug, made in America.
Goals
$55 of $250 per month
New designs are waiting in the wings as I focus on improvements elsewhere, but when we reach this goal the next Zooettes design will be released! I think it will be a popular one =)
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Welcome fellow humans! My name is Ricky Colson (a self-proclaimed cat whisperer), and I am the designer/founder of Zooettes.com.

Because I am a life-long animal lover, I built an e-commerce store devoted to celebrating the animal kingdom through simple designs—wall art, apparel, home decor, etc. What started as a solution to empty walls grew into a passion to provide unique designs to other animal lovers around the world.

What are Zooettes?

Zooettes are colorful animal designs with a few unique characteristics:
  1. white and black/brown + one main accent color
  2. animal silhouettes with beady eyes
  3. four-panel layouts with geometric compositions
I create my designs first on paper, then digitally. The list of animals is growing, and I want nothing more than to work on new versions. Currently, I run all operations of the business apart from production so I bounce around quite a bit from one task to the next. I used to paint each one by hand, but I later found a professional printer to handle the finished products. 

Why Patreon?

Every dollar that comes from a sale on Zooettes.com goes right back into growing the business. That means things like testing new products, hosting costs, design software, and marketing. I also donate a portion of the profits to a local no-kill animal shelter.

Every dollar that comes from you through Patreon (and it only takes a dollar) helps me spend time on new designs and improvements and away from that scary time suck—a real job. Put simply, that means aiding with living expenses, food, and bills. Your support=more Zooettes. 

What do you get?

Patrons will get updates on everything Zooettes related, including behind-the-scenes looks at new sketches and products as well as the opportunity to give input on upcoming designs. I'm constantly looking for advice on color choices, picking animals, and how to arrange the canvases in new ways.

For the love of animals.

If you love animals like I do, even the less cuddly ones, I ask that you pledge and become a fan. Zooettes was built on a foundation of empathy and love for good design. My mission is to celebrate these wonderful creatures and find ways to advance the progress for animal welfare which is why a portion of the profits through my shop go to charities that help animals in need.

You can find more information at Zooettes.com. You can also sign up to the Zooettes mailing list here. Thank you!

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” -Immanuel Kant


Recent posts by Ricky Colson

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Ah, you must be a fellow animal whisperer. Thank you for supporting the Zooettes kingdom! You are helping me concentrate more on this colorful endeavor. We'll be going from tortoise to hare in no time.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
I'm pretty secretive so this is a big deal for me. At this level you'll get to see sketches and behind the scenes photos of stuff I'm working on. Besides designs, you'll also see other parts of the business like web design stuff.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
I want your input! I'll post questions and surveys for you to help me create my newest designs. That means collaborating with me on things like color choices, animal ideas, and important decisions.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Exclusive Zooettes branded 15oz coffee mug, made in America.