Shop Owner Interview #3: Dannie Herdyawan from Cimahi (Indonesia)

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MakiPlace Shop Owner Interview #3: Ciusan from Indonesia

Sometimes you just hopelessly search for what you love doing, or what you’re destined for.

If there is any magic that can lead you to passion, it would be the spell “just do it”.

This turns out so right in the case of the Ciusan’ owner.

He just happened to become a designer.

And then he happens to be so in love with it.

Let’s discover together!

Hi, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi, my name is Dannie Herdyawan from Cimahi (Indonesia), the owner of Ciusan on Makiplace. I have worked as a designer for a time. If there is anything I can tell you, it would be this one: It seems that I was born for this job. I really love what I’m doing.

What are you selling? Why and how did you make it?

I’m designing and selling print templates like business card and flyers which I think are quite important for any business. I don’t remember how I started designing in particular, I just gave it a shot. However, there is one thing for sure, I’m now deeply into it.

How do you get inspired? Where do your ideas come from?

It’s hard to say exactly where my ideas come from. At times, I’m in the toilet and the ideas just rush to me like water. I think that’s what makes creativity- related work somewhat special. You can’t know when a good idea will come. I mean, it happens to come and you go grab it. Maybe you are still scratching your head finding nothing impressive at this time but suddenly filled with great ideas just some seconds later.

Any tips for designers and developers on selling their stuff?

Personally, great products should go with good promotion. Social media trend is so popular today that I think we should catch up with it. It will be a good idea to create a fanpage on facebook or pin also on Pinterest, tweet on Twitter to promote your designs. A personal website is also an efficient way to bring your products closer to customers, as in my opinion.

Which feature would you like to see on Makiplace?

That would be great if both buyers and shop owners can follow some different authors. Besides, I also want Makiplace to enable me to send messages to the followers and buyers who purchased my designs.

What are your favorite resources for design and development?

Google is a huge source of information, as people all know. So I take advantage of it to learn about the new trend and improve my design skills day to day. Despite being bombarded with loads of recommendations and instructions sometimes, I still manage to get what I need.

That’s the story. Now Dannie Herdyawan already has an online store on Makiplace – Ciusan. Go visit to see how his passion and effort bear fruit.

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