PEOPLE's "World's Most Beautiful" issue, honoring women for their inner beauty and accomplishments, comes out tomorrow! And as I mentioned in an earlier post, Minted asked designers to create art prints in celebration of this issue.As inspiration, Minted provided designers with ten quotations about beauty. The perfectionist in me chose the quote, "If you look for perfection, you will never be satisfied." by Leo Tolstoy. With it, I created a simple print that will never hang perfectly straight on your wall.I'm excited to say that the Art Director at PEOPLE.com, Maggie Hong, chose it as one of her favorites. And it is now featured on PEOPLE.com. Check it out!Maggie is quoted saying, "It's so smart to have the design tilted to echo the message of the quote. I love designs that make you think." And that is always my goal. To create designs with a concept behind them. To me, designs that make you think are much more intriguing than designs that are pretty, and only pretty.And now, you can also find Always Askew for sale at minted. If you feel inclined to buy it, don't forget to use the promo code SHOPYR7HP4 to receive 10% off. In my opinion, the print is a great daily reminder to let go and embrace imperfection. I might just have to get one myself!
In their latest challenge, Minted partnered with PEOPLE and asked designers to create prints featuring quotations about beauty. When I read the list of quotes, one in particular really stood out to me. It read, "If you look for perfection, you will never be satisfied."As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, I just had to create a print using this quote from Leo Tolstoy. So I designed something that will never hang perfectly straight on a wall, and totally embraced imperfection. If you'd like to see the design sold on Minted, click here to vote!
Peak wedding season is here! Exciting, right? And potentially overwhelming for some of you brides out there.Well, to help you out, Minted has done something pretty awesome. They've created a new way to shop for invitations. By inspiration.So, if you have a wedding coming up and you have no idea where to start, I suggest snuggling up on your couch this weekend and taking a look through all the gorgeous inspiration boards on Minted. Not only will you likely find an invitation you love, but you're certain to find plenty of overall style ideas.For example, I created the inspiration board below for a wedding invitation I designed called Journey Together. It conveys the playful, vintage-inspired wedding these invitations were meant for, as well as the fun, unique, tandem-bike-riding couple I had in mind while designing them. Enjoy!
This Valentine's Day card is for couples who are like two P's in.... happy. And I designed it for Minted's XOXO Valentine's Day Challenge. Voting is open, so click here and rate the design if you'd like to see Two P's sold on Minted!Tell me, have you visited Minted before? It's a great place to shop for holiday cards, wedding invitations, party decor, art prints and more, all created by indie designers all over the world.
Sometimes when you have a full-time job, it's hard to find time for side projects. Am I right?But it is side projects that help keep us happy, inspired and free. Like I read in a Fast Company article back in June, “The happiest people are the ones that aren’t just working on a deadline for a client." Mike Sheldon, the CEO of Deutsch, goes on to say, "This is the slash generation where someone might be an art director/DJ/surfboard manufacturer, and we have to embrace the slash generation. We have people here that are writing books, making guitar stands, making short form movies and developing a cosmetics line.”One my favorite side projects is designing for minted, a community of independent graphic designers and online paper goods store. But because of my hectic work schedule, it has been over a year since I've shown minted any love. So, I've decided to get back in the groove. And it feels so good to be back!My latest design, he loves her, which I entered into this month's Just Can't Wait Save The Date Challenge. Voting open now.Tell me, what kind of side projects do you take on, and how do you make time for them?