My latest card design for Minted.com is now up for sale: you can buy Painted Pines here, in three different colorways for the holidays. I was thrilled to have one of my designs selected for their holiday collection as there are thousands of entries in this category, from some fantastic designers. And you can also check out my new Minted storefront, where you’ll find posters and art prints—more to be added soon!
I recently received word that one of my card designs for Minted’s New Year’s Photo Card Challenge was chosen—and it is now officially for sale on their site! Paint It Happy is my first win on Minted, so I’m very excited. (It’s funny, I design things that people see every day, but for some reason this one feels more exciting.)
Once the initial design was chosen, I needed to submit it in different color options, along with backer, liner and label designs. It looks like they tweaked the font a bit (which they said may happen), changed the family name, and added an interior layout option—but all in all kept the original look. You can see how it all came together right here.
(Vote here for this Color Poppy poster)
It’s time to vote again! I entered the latest design challenge at Minted, which was to create customizable children’s art. (You can see the guidelines and vote for all the submissions here.) I chose to do a girly flower illustration with a simple name customization (above) as well as a more complex, multi-font poster (below). If chosen, there would be multiple color options in addition to what’s represented here. If you’d like to vote for them, just click on each title and the links will bring you the voting pages. Deadline is Monday, July 15th, at 9:00 PT. As always, thanks in advance! These challenges are a lot of fun and a great way to stay creative when I have some down time.
(Vote here for the Sweet Sheep poster)
Since I’ve been on a card-making binge lately, I decided to enter Minted’s annual holiday photo card contest. If you’ve never heard of Minted, they’re an online stationary store and a great resource for photo cards and invites. The difference between them and other online stationary stores is that they don’t have in-house designers: instead, they hold contests where graphic designers from anywhere can enter, and the public can vote on which designs get sold (and win cash prizes!). This means the competition is fierce: there are over 3,300 entries for this challenge alone!
I was focused on creating graphics that were modern and bold, yet still secondary to the main photos. If you like any, or all, of my designs, just click on each link or image below and it’ll bring you to the page where you can rate each one individually. And if you want to see what other people have entered, you can view those entries here. There are some really great ideas, and I’m excited to be included in this pool of talented designers from all over the world. Voting ends on Monday, June 24th. Thanks for taking the time!