Today we’re talking to Zenobia from Blue Roo Inc, creators of one of our most popular products, both with clients & at our house! My son Max loves this one – Bingo Australia. I’ll let Zenobia tell you all about this fabulous fun game for the whole family!
Tell us a little about Blue Roo Inc:
Blue Roo Inc was born from a love of wildlife and art! Blue Roo Inc create and innovate Australian designed products. Blue Roo Inc are a manufacturer and distributor of premium Australian gifts and souvenirs.
We proudly support Australian artists to bring you inspiring artistic and educational products for the domestic and international markets. We are 100 % Australian owned.
How did you get started?
It all began with an idea. We wanted to showcase the best of Australian wildlife, in a learning through play resource. And that’s how using the centuries old Bingo concept was adapted into Bingo Australia! the possibilities were endless and we had so much fun endlessly researching each animal for this game. I am admirer many artists in Melbourne. We approached Sarah Hardy with the task of illustrating 64 animals for Bingo Australia, and we were so grateful Sarah agreed. We were both eager to get started on this huge project. 7 months later, all the illustrating were complete and we just loved how each animal came to life with its own little character.
Where did your business name come from?
I wanted something to become an umbrella brand name for other products in the future (hopefully). Blue Roo Inc was decided after lots of other business names were considered. Sounds crazy, but I always visualised a blue kangaroo for my logo! I have a love for watercolour art, so I asked Sarah to design me a watercolour splash logo of a blue kangaroo. I fell in love it immediately.
My first creation was…
Yellowstone! Mainly for the amazing dramatic scenes of the Montana mountains and plains.
Best business advice you’ve received…
There will always be people that are the ‘naysayers’ If you have an idea, and a strong gut feeling, go for it! Don’t look for validation and trust your instincts.
The best advice I’ve been given…
Be kind and have compassion for all living things. Face into the truth, no matter how hard that may be.
Your favourite quote…
On the weekend you’ll find me…
In Fitzroy or Brunswick (Melbourne), checking out all the amazing vegan restaurants and cafes (I’m a huge foodie)!
What can’t you live without?
(I should be saying my kids etc ha ha) But I don’t think I can live without a really cold glass of Sav Blanc.
I’m always inspired by…
Creativity. I love seeing other people create and being creative myself. I find it deeply inspiring to lose myself in a project.
Summer or Winter?
SUMMER all day every day.
My home is…
Noisy and fun. My two daughters bring a lot of fun and comedy into life.
Women. We have this amazing ability that with no matter what life throws at us, we still get up in the morning to run a business or go to work. Provide care to our families and be all things to all people. We truly are an amazing underrated army of workers.
A cup of Yorkshire Tea every morning when I wake. Then I can speak.
Every morning I…
Aim to work out… or go for a run.
Last book you read?
Right now, it’s all about podcasts and Ted talks. Sadly, can’t remember the last book I read!
3 favourite words…
Kindness, compassion, tolerance.
Dream holiday destination…
A safari lodge holiday in Kenya.
Thank you so much to Zenobia from Blue Roo Inc. If you'd like to know more about Bingo Australia or any of the other wholesale kids gift ideas I have here at Knee High Agencies, I'd love to chat!
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