Aussies on Etsy – Billy Mac

Christina – of Billy Mac – is another talented Aussie to be found on Etsy.

With an emphasis on uniqueness and kid-oriented graphics, I just wish that I had found her awesome range of t-shirts when my kids were still little enough to wear them…

NAME: Christina
AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: Sydney

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself…
I’m a mum of 2 with a degree in Fine Art and a background in retail Advertising. I own 2 businesses, billy mac clothing and cc design management, a graphic design, advertising and print management business. I work from home and am constantly run off my feet! My girls are absolutely gorgeous, they are 3 and 18 months and are fiercely determined little people … if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be working from home in my dream job (and most of the time in my PJs) I would be stuck in an office working long hours with little emotional reward.

Billy Mac T-shirt - Don't Call Me Baby

2) What time of day are you at your creative best?
I’m a night owl and do a lot of work in the evenings when my girls go to bed … so any time between 7.30pm and 3am!

3) Where do you find your inspiration? Do you have any ‘rituals’ to help put you in the creative state-of-mind?
I find my inspiration in movies, music, ‘gingoism’ and sayings, popular culture and fine art. I look for something that either makes me laugh or say “awwww that’s cool”. No rituals to speak of but I am addicted to coffee and often have several cups sitting around my studio.

Billy Mac T-shirt - Kombi print

4) How do you squeeze crafting into your busy life?
There’s always the night time and in the daytime I often have my 3 year old next to the computer with me saying “I love that t-shirt mummy”. My girls are also regulars at the post-office when I send out my items, so they have become a part of my business.

5) What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on updating my Etsy store so that it includes all sizes (driving me bonkers!); adding in kids Hoodies for winter; and I’ve just added Long-Sleeve Tees and Baby Onesies (so cute) into the range.

Billy Mac Onesie - Pirate Heart Tattoo

6) What three tools could you not live without?
You may think I’m a computer geek from this list, but they really are the tools of my trade!
1. My 27″ iMac screen – it’s ridiculously large and makes the keyboard look tiny but I often work between several programs on the one project, so can have them all running at the same time, and I can see them all and jump between them ‘Jackson Pollock’ style.
2. Adobe Illustrator – my lifeline
3. Adobe Photoshop – my fixer upperer.

You can find Billy Mac Clothing at the following online venues –

WEB http://www.billymac.com.au
ETSY http://www.billymac.etsy.com
MADEIT http://www.madeit.com.au/billymac
TWITTER http://twitter.com/billymac_tshirt
FACEBOOK hhttp://www.facebook.com/billymacclothing

Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us Christina!  My curious-question though… the origin of your business name…!?

Cheers,

Tasha

Contact me View my portfolio Visit the shop

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Responses to Aussies on Etsy – Billy Mac

  1. billy mac October 2, 2010 at 2:05 PM #

    Thanks Tasha … for the interview. Billy Mac was my nickname when I was a kid. My Dad still calls me Bill and my maiden name began with Mc, so I was Billy Mac!

    • Tasha Chawner October 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM #

      That’s too cool, Christina!!
      Cheers,
      Tasha

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Tweets that mention Aussies on Etsy – Billy Mac « Tasha Chawner -- Topsy.com - October 2, 2010

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Chris Coleman, Tasha Chawner. Tasha Chawner said: …have you seen the fabulous range of kids tee's at Billy Mac? Come and meet Christina – she's today's Aussie on… http://fb.me/yAUE6Ndk […]

Blog design and development by Crimson Pear