Seller Profile – SheffieldMugCo

Name
Rob Duffin

Etsy Shop Name
SheffieldMugCo

A bit about my product range
I design and print a variety of personalised gifts, largely with a Sheffield and retro theme.

I started an Etsy shop because…
My wife recommended it! I’d tried other platforms that didn’t really work and she already had an Etsy shop so I got my 40 free listing to start from her. Fast forward 12 months and there I am leading the team…

I feel inspired by…
Sheffield! Much of my work features the city in some way, but I have always loved the old travel posters featured various holiday destination which I am very much inspired by to create my own designs featuring different Sheffield landmarks.

When I’m making, I like to listen to…
6 Music most of the time, or Test Match Special when the cricket is on.

My favourite product to make is…
The last one! Having printed thousands of mugs, the actual product remains the same, but the designs are constantly changing. Print a new design on a mug for the first time is always exciting to see. My favourite design still remains the mug I designed for when the Tour de France came to Sheffield, a mug I still use every day.

My plans for the future are…
There are a number of Sheffield landmarks I’d like to cover still but I’m working on broadening the range of designs I make to have a wider appeal beyond Sheffield.

A few of their products…