~ About Tonya ~
UNIQUE EBAY STORE DESIGNs
MADE JUST FOR YOU
Below is a video that I made of my 1st website design that I designed for myself many years ago.
You can also see examples of my custom design work in the video below.
Hi, my name is Tonya and I am from Bluefield, WV. I am originally from Welch, WV
which used to be a booming coal mining town back in the day. I am also from Stafford, VA which is located in northern Virginia (NOVA) and is 38 miles south of Washington, DC. I lived there for 5 years back in 2007.
I want to also share with you about how I first became a graphic designer. It all started with eBay! My start on eBay is a very humble one indeed! Back in 2006, I had become unemployed and had no college degree at all. I wanted to learn how to make an
income from home, but I did not know where to start. I did not know much at all
about computers back then either. I only knew the basics of computers such as reading
emails, sending emails, browsing the Internet, and playing computer video games.
One day, I contacted my friend Lee to see if she knew of any possible way that I could earn an income at home because it is extremely hard if not impossible for one to get a good paying job with no college degree, so I felt that my possibilities were very few if not any at all. Then, Lee mentioned to me about how she sold items on eBay in her spare time and that I could sell on eBay too.
Back then, I barely even knew what eBay was because I was still relatively new to the Internet. I knew that eBay was an online marketplace where people bought items, but that was about it. After checking out my friend's eBay Store, I said to myself that I can
at least give eBay a try and see how it turns out because I will never know unless I try,
so I did!
I opened my very first eBay Store back in March of 2006. I did not have much money to get started with back then, so I started out by selling a few unwanted household items from around my home. I also bought some items to resell on eBay that I would find on sale at different retail stores such as health products and home décor items.
After I opened my eBay store, I had to enter my eBay store name, so I started to think
to myself about what I was selling on eBay which at the time were items from my home and for the home, so I decided to name my eBay store simply "My Home Sweet Home" which fit me perfectly and that is precisely how I got started on eBay!
3 months later in June of 2006 for the very first time ever in my life, I learned how to make my very first eBay store logo design for my eBay Store "My Home Sweet Home".
You can see how it turned out below. I made it with MS Paint which is a very basic
design program by Microsoft. I now use much more advanced design programs
such as Adobe Photoshop for my current logo designs.
After I created my very first eBay store logo design, I was so thrilled with the results!
I then wondered if I would be able to make logo designs to sell to other eBay sellers,
so I immediately called up eBay and showed the gentleman who answered the phone my brand new my store logo design that I had just learned how to make. He told me that he really loved my logo design! I then asked him if I could create logo designs
to sell to others on eBay and he said, "Yes, you sure can!"
Auction Listing Templates for other eBay sellers like myself that would help eBay
sellers to brand their online business in a very unique and professional way.
Once I started creating and selling my custom designs on eBay back in June of 2006,
I knew that it was very important for me to change my eBay store name in order to reflect my custom eBay Store Designs that I was selling on eBay. I wanted a catchy name, so I prayed that God would help me to pick out the perfect name for my eBay store.
After praying about it, I got out my dictionary and started to read through all of the words starting with the letter A and working my way through every single letter of the alphabet in order to see which word would sound the best. My goal was to find an adjective that would precisely describe the type of designs that I wanted to create for sellers. I then came across the word "dynamic" and I thought to myself about how the word sounded very catchy and unique! Then, I read the definition of the word "dynamic" to see what it meant.
1. means energetic, capable of action and/or change
2. a basic or dynamic force, especially one that motivates, affects development or stability, etc.
After reading its definition, I knew right away that the word "dynamic" would be the best adjective to describe my custom designs! Ironically, after I changed my eBay store name to what it is today, TonyasDynamicDesigns, a year or so later, I learned that the word "dynamic" is also used to describe Website Designs! In the beginning, I had
no idea that there was a real correlation between the word "dynamic" and Website Design, but there is! That is proof in my book that I was truly destined to become
an eBay Store and Website Designer!
After learning this fact, I even got more excited about Website Design! I read online
that in computer terminology, dynamic usually means capable of action and/or change, while static means fixed. Both terms can be applied to a number of different types of things, such as programming languages (or components of programming languages), website pages, and application programs. (Search Networking, 2000)
There for a while, after I had started TonyasDynamicDesigns, I never had my own logo design to go with my new store name because I was unsure of what my logo design should look like. Then, one day, I decided to finally design my store logo. I focused on the word "dynamic" in my store name. After trying out a few different logo designs
that I was just not into, I then decided that I will use a simple diamond shape for my
new logo design because I loved the way the shape looked and also because the word "diamond" has the same starting sound as the word "dynamic" does...like in my store
name and that is how my new logo design was born!
After I designed my new diamond shaped logo, I decided to look up the word "diamond"to see exactly what its meaning was and I was very happy
with what I found out!
The diamond shape motif is a foundational image that is about creativity
The diamond shape is a geometric shape. Geometric shapes are shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and diamonds which are made up of regular patterns
that are easily recognizable. This regularity suggests organization, efficiency, and structure. Geometric shapes tend to be symmetrical further suggesting order.
The diamond shape represents the concept of transformation, clarity, vision, awareness, labyrinth, journey, and immortality.
From a Native American Indian's perspective, each side of the diamond shape represents a facet of life's learning phases such as the following:
You can see my diamond shape motif logo design on my banner at the main top
of this page which is the blue and black diamond that is located next to my business name. I absolutely LOVE it! I will be more than happy to create an awesome logo
design for your business or non-profit organization too! To get started, simply take
a look at my design packages and place your order. It's that easy! Every sale that
I make is greatly appreciated.
Thankfully, I have been able to accomplish a lot since my start on eBay back in 2006.
If it was not for eBay and for all of my wonderful clients who I have worked with over
the years, I would not be where I am today. eBay has totally transformed my entire life!
In 2006, not too long after I learned how to design eBay store logos and eBay store pages, I started to attend college online at The University of Phoenix where I received my college degree in Website Design / Visual Communications.
I also attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. My ultimate goal is to get my master's degree in Website Design in order to become a college professor and be able to teach Website Design to college students because I have such a great passion for design.
*You can learn more about me on my sister site at TonyasDynamicDesigns
You can buy with confidence! I have been helping people worldwide to start up and maintain their Websites and eBay Store Designs since 2006! I greatly appreciate your business. I love designing eBay Stores and Websites. It is truly one of my greatest passions in life with my Christian faith in God always being #1 in my life.
I look forward to working with you soon to make
your business stand out from your competition!
To Your Success!
Tonya with TonyasDynamicDesigns
"Creating UNIQUE eBay Store Designs JUST FOR YOU"