Hello and Welcome to Esme's Corner. Recently on Sept. 26, 2012 Esme Darkstone, IO PR Team Manager of the Marketing Dept., sat down with one of the residents of Island Oasis and was able to get to know a little more about Isis Ophelia and her store IDdesigns. Here at Esme's Corner she shares that interview.
Esme Darkstone: Hello Isis. So lets start with what brought you to IO?
Isis Ophelia: I came to IO to check it out.
Isis: as a designer its important for me to see how reliable other simulators are. From the beginning I got the impression that the IO management team is running the grid seriously, do you know what I mean?
Esme: Oh absolutely I sure do.
Isis: I had a store in a new grid and after three months after a bunch of work I put into it the owners simply disappeared. With IO Sugar and Damean I have the impression that they really care about the grid and the people who inhabit it. They work really hard everyday to keep the grid up and running and it really shows.
Esme: Yes, its wonderful when you have owners that you can trust but also respect and admire. And your business name it's ID Designs correct?
Isis: Yes it is.
Esme: And what is it you produce?
Isis: I do a bit of everything really, shoes, clothing garden and outdoor products.. but I offer mainly footwear for men and women. I waiting for the scripter to finish my skin hud then I will offer heels with sculpted feet.
Esme: Oh that will be fantastic I was just about to ask if there is anything currently your working on. How long have you been here with us?
Isis: Sense January, I came with a friend to IO and we shared a homestead sim first. Later I bought a premium sim for IDdesigns.
Esme: Oh wonderful, on your land do you offer hunts from time to time or considered doing them?
Isis: In the future I would like to have hunts, contest and special offers for members as soon as I bring more products in for the grid.
Esme: I'm sure that would be a blast! If at anytime you do you can go on our site http://islandoasisinformationportal.weebly.com/forums.html#/ and when have an event section where we can post events once you get started. What do you feel is the greatest benefit of being a creator after doing this for a while now?
Isis: I love learning and the challenges creating new things presents. I really enjoy learning new things or tricks and customer satisfaction. I really love and get enjoyment out of what I do. I love the challenge of trying to make something that someone doesn't have.
Esme: Yes trying to stay a head of the game bring the newest content to the people...is that how you keep yourself motivated?
Isis: Yes creating is a big part in my motivation. I make sure to take breaks in between to keep myself from being completely submerged in the virtuality. I used to work anywhere between 10 to 12 hours daily and as fun as it was the bigger I became the harder I would push myself. In the end I was exhausted and almost burnt out. So now I try to do my best in preventing that.
Esme: Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. That must have been a very difficult time for you. I really glad to see you survive from that period in your life and move forward and still creating new things. Is it hard for you now to take break sense you've been so focused?
Isis: Hard? Not anymore. In the beginning it was difficult I was so hooked and had a routine and a strong drive but now I just turn the pc off. *Laughs* And now with me doing so I always have a fresh mind when working.
Esme: Is there any creators here that you yourself would recommend or mention that your like or enjoy?
Isis: I really like Ryders Rylryde's products, he helped me build a vintage microphone. He has a store at the welcome village he makes neat music appliances.
Esme: Oh that was thoughtful of him. Speaking of building how did you learn to develop your products? Did someone mentor you and teach you? Or classes you participated in?
Isis: I actually taught myself through trial and error plus watching tutorials on youtube and online.
Esme: On that must have been interesting they have everything on youtube now. I learned how to make homemade pizza sauce last week. Do you have any statements you'd like to make?
Isis: Well maybe you can convince Eragon, Subzero's brother, to teach me how to make meshes and sculpts...
Esme: *Laughs* Well we can certainly try! Thank you so much for your time Isis its been a real pleasure.
Isis: Oh no thank you for the interview I had a nice time.
Isis was kind enough to also share an image of some of her pre-fab buildings.
Thank you Isis for your time and candid interview. Be sure to check back for more interviews from Esme's Corner.