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Artwork by tsai-fi

Baltimore, Maryland · 513 Sales


Artwork by tsai-fi

Baltimore, Maryland 513 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Kim Tsai


Announcement   Welcome to the world of Tsai-fi! Cute artwork with a unique and humorous twist.

Please check out my website for more prints, jewelry, tees, and other fun stuff.

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All artwork and content ©2005 - 2015 tsai-fi
Copyright stays with artist for all artwork and does not transfer with sale.


Welcome to the world of Tsai-fi! Cute artwork with a unique and humorous twist.

Please check out my website for more prints, jewelry, tees, and other fun stuff.

Visit me on my website:
Visit me on Facebook:

All artwork and content ©2005 - 2015 tsai-fi
Copyright stays with artist for all artwork and does not transfer with sale.

Kim Tsai

Contact shop owner

Kim Tsai


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

jb2900 on Mar 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just ordered it and can't wait to have it printed.! Printed and they are exactly what I wanted --Loved them so much I ordered them larger!


dkopko on Nov 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

brandidavis101 on Sep 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars
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Collection of cute artwork and products with a unique and humorous twist.

The tsai-fi (pronounced sci-fi) collection of twisted but adorably, cute artwork was launched years ago as a creative outlet. I graduated from a design school in New York City and had extensive experience designing and illustrating for the toy, fashion and gift industries, yet I hungered for a way to showcase my own flow of original, artistic ideas. My passion for design and my sassy sense of humor is apparent in all of the charmingly playful artwork that I create.

Currently I live in Baltimore, Maryland. My favorite medias that I use to create my artwork include painting, drawing, sculpting, digital rendering, silver-smithing and sewing. I have had my work displayed in galleries, exhibitions, shows, art publications, online, newspapers and magazines. I have also collaborated with other artists and with Urban Outfitters on a limited edition t-shirt collection.

I am inspired by daydreams and my own world of make believe. The world of tsai-fi was created to be an escape from everyday life so my love of fantasy movies is a huge influence for my art. The other two major inspiration areas include popular Asian culture and my everyday life experiences.

I create all of the original artwork in my store and I work with a handful of suppliers to assist in the production of some items . I work with a foundry to have my sterling jewelry pieces cast. I work with a T- Shirt Print Shop for all of my tees so you can be sure that they will be of high quality. I use a supplier to laser cut my wood and plastic jewelry designs. I work with an online customizer to print up my cell phone covers. I also work with suppliers for my tattoos, stickers and the screen printed artwork.

In the last few years, I have started a kiddos only collection called Sweet Scheme. Paper Goods and more for kids. Check out the Sweetscheme Etsy Store too.

Please contact me if you have a project that you would like to inquire about, if you would like to stock tsai-fi in your retail store or if you have any type of question about my artwork. I would love to hear from you!


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Shop members

  • Kim Tsai

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I have been working in the toy industry for fourteen years. I love my job but I also adore creating my own world of characters. So I created Tsai-fi so I could direct my own product line. Tsai-fi is a passion of mine and it is so rewarding.


  • JD Manufacturing

    Hermosa Beach, CA, United States

    JD Mfg is a family owned foundry in Hermosa Beach. Provide mold making and casting for my jewelry

  • David K's T Shirt Printing

    Culver City, CA, United States

    Retailer creates custom screen-printing for my tees and bags.

  • VG Kids

    Ypsilanti, MI, United States

    Printed the screen prints for this item.

  • Zazzle

    Redwood City, CA, United States

    My design was printed with Zazzle for this product.

  • Laser Cutting Shop

    San Pedro, CA, United States

    This company laser cut my design for this item.

  • Ponoko

    Oakland, CA, United States

    I used this manufacturer to laser cut part of this item.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Thanks for your interest and support in tsai-fi. This agreement applies to all tsai-fi items. When you purchase the previously mentioned items it means that you have read and agreed to the following:

Production Process - All my characters are my original designs. I do not use premade patterns of any kind. Therefore, I hand make most of my items. I have a limited number in stock. If the item that you want is currently out of stock, it will be made to order in two weeks or sooner permitting that there are not a lot of orders/custom requests before yours.

Age Grade - There are two cautionary messages that I would like to relate about my characters that are extremely important:

1.) Some of the content of the characters that I create have more adult llike themes and would not really be appropriate to children under the age of 18. The Smashed Sea is a fictitious place where mermaids drink too much. If you are of legal age, please drink in moderation unless you have had an intense day at work then you can drink all you want.......just kidding. Please be careful, alcoholism is not something to take lightly.

2.) Since all the plushies and dollies are handmade, it means that there are small parts that can be pulled off and swallowed by curious youngsters. These plush toys are art pieces for collectors not for young children.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is completed through Paypal and is due at time of purchase.

Sales Tax - I know, I know...not the most exciting thing in the world. But 6% sales tax will be applied to Maryland residents.
After you have purchased an item through Paypal and I received the confirmation email, I will send the package out in the next two or three business days. The package will be sent via USPS 2 or 3 day Priority Mail or First Class mail depending on your location and the weight of the package. Delivery Confirmation is included so at your request, I can send you the tracking information. There will be an extra charge if you must have any item by means of overnight or next day shipping, write me an email and we can work it out. Shipping outside the U.S., takes about a two to three weeks for standard shipping.

Please note that cell phone covers take 2 to 3 weeks to ship out as they are made to order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns/Exchanges- Sorry there are no returns, every item has a uniqueness about them since they are handmade and there may be slight differences between the pictures on the sight and the actual items.

There are no returns on phone covers as they are made to order for each specific phone.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for wholesale and consignment opportunities.

Please email me if you are interested in creating a customized order where you would like to adjust the colors or size of any item in my shop. There will be an extra charge and again the production time will apply but you will have a one of a kind tsai-fi item.

Please contact me for more details if you are interested in custom artwork. I create custom drawings, tattoo art,paintings etc for my clients.