We had the good fortune of connecting with Christine Ray and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christine, what do you attribute your success to?
There are two factors why OMG Pet Art is successful. First is because our other business is an award winning branding agency that has been in business for over 25 years – Maximo Branding. We know how to brand, market and create an online presence for a product since we had done it successfully so many times before for our clients. The second reason is our artistic talent that allows us to illustrate and create the artwork for OMG Pet Art and continue to come up with new products for OMG Pet Art.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We specialize in personalized gifts for pet lovers. We place the names of the pets on a heart hanging from the item we sell. Customers will put 1-6 names on the heart to for the pets they lost as well as the ones they have now.

Everything that OMG PetArt produces is original and unique, as well as personalized. We are best known for our Poodle art (Wind Chimes, Pet angels, Pet Night Lights, magnets, etc.), which is due to us having two Standard Poodles, so we naturally drifted in that direction. But we do art also for labradors and Cats.

What sets us apart from others is our creative approach and attention to personalized detail. Although our primary sales focus was within the continental U.S., but we also have customers in Canada, Mexico and Japan.

People are always so delighted when they receive a gift from OMG PetArt. They love their pets and love the personalized items they receive.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would start out at Carlson Creek wine tasting room in old town Scottsdale, we are members there and they know us well, After that we would walk around old town and go into a few Art Galleries. We would go to dinner at Virtu Honest Craft and sit on the patio. We love their charred octopus appetizer and out of towner’s love to enjoy the beautiful weather. Or if they wanted Mexican food we would take them to Frank and Lupes or The Mission and sit out on the patio.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Joe Ray, my husband and partner with Maximo Branding and OMG Pet Art. We are a team and we feed off of each other to create new and innovative ideas. I would also like to recognize my son Max Ray our web designer for putting all of our websites together.

Website: https://omgpetart.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omgpetart/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/maximo-branding/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/omgpetart

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OMGPetArt

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh_GUBubMvZsNAZPxDru6gg

Other: https://www.pinterest.com/omgpetart/

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