Amanda Larsen Design

based in Burke, VA, US.

  • 32 awards won
  • 1047 comments made
  • 13212 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 5
  • editor pick 27

About Amanda Larsen Design

My love for art + design dates back to third grade when I designed a report cover for my science project using construction paper and hand-drawn and cut letter forms and illustrations. Today, I am an art director and graphic designer by day and a stationery designer by night. I love to create contemporary designs that celebrate the great moments in our lives. When I’m not designing, I’m busy chasing my energetic five-year old son, painting our home, or golfing with my husband.

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comments

Robin Ott on Oct 23 2012
Robin Ott
  • Minted Jun 6, 2010
  • 131 Awards
  • 417 Comments made
  • 11667 Votes cast

Thank you for your kind words. It means so much coming from you! Your "In the Park" design is one of my all-time faves! xoxo

Jonathan Howard on Jan 18 2012
Jonathan Howard
  • Minted Jul 29, 2011
  • 4 Awards
  • 43 Comments made
  • 734 Votes cast

Just saw your "In The Park" design on the minted blog. First of all: congrats!! Second of all: "Glen Echo Park"?? I grew up not far from there in Germantown, MD! Super happy to see some Maryland love in the contests :)

Jennifer Wick on Mar 11 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 295 Awards
  • 3861 Comments made
  • 18618 Votes cast

Just wanted to say thank you for making my day yesterday with your thoughtful compliment on my giving thanks design! I have admired so many of your designs, so your comment means a lot!

Katie Wahn on Nov 05 2010
Katie Wahn
  • Minted May 12, 2010
  • 38 Awards
  • 683 Comments made
  • 26479 Votes cast

Thanks for the sweet comments Amanda! Your two hats wedding invitation is one of my favorites!

Jana Volfova on Nov 05 2010
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
  • 49 Awards
  • 920 Comments made
  • 17069 Votes cast

Amanda, thank you so much for your comment (re: just married). It means a lot to me coming from someone like you! :) I love your work. All the best! Jana

nocciola design on Sep 23 2010
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
  • 94 Awards
  • 2725 Comments made
  • 19979 Votes cast

thank you Amanda, your comments are encouraging :) i work in judiciary square - not too far away! if you and any other DC minties would like to meet sometime for lunch or coffee etc., count me in! i know Amy of Design Lotus is also local.

nocciola design on Sep 22 2010
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
  • 94 Awards
  • 2725 Comments made
  • 19979 Votes cast

thank you for your comment - your designs are always so skillful and beautiful!

Ann Gardner on Sep 09 2010
Ann Gardner
  • Minted Feb 22, 2010
  • 136 Awards
  • 1896 Comments made
  • 135021 Votes cast

Thanks for the kind comment, Amanda! Being among such a talented group of designers like yourself, you all really keep pushing me to up my game.

Stacey Day on Aug 23 2010
Stacey Day
  • Minted Dec 4, 2008
  • 37 Awards
  • 972 Comments made
  • 7382 Votes cast

hey, amanda! i love your new profile pic!

Karen Glenn on May 28 2010
Karen Glenn
  • Minted Jul 19, 2009
  • 49 Awards
  • 1921 Comments made
  • 25202 Votes cast

Thanks for your understanding, Amanda! It's absolutely never my intent to offend, but clearly I don't always realize how my words come across at times. I will really try to be more careful! And, BTW, I think you are a truly talented designer.

cadence paige design on Apr 09 2010
cadence paige design
  • Minted Feb 16, 2010
  • 36 Awards
  • 815 Comments made
  • 10193 Votes cast

Thanks for the sweet comment!

Holly on Mar 28 2010
Holly
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
  • 78 Comments made
  • 945 Votes cast

Amanda, I ranked your designs really high, like your work. Holly

Three Kisses Studio on Jan 30 2010
Three Kisses Studio
  • Minted Nov 4, 2008
  • 28 Awards
  • 933 Comments made
  • 12701 Votes cast

I meant to tell you congrats on the Valentine's win. Glad they were thinking outside the box!

Design Lotus on Jan 13 2010
Design Lotus
  • Minted May 9, 2008
  • 154 Awards
  • 3624 Comments made
  • 32783 Votes cast

Thanks for the shout out and kind words. I use to live and work in NoVa. We moved to Md a few years ago. We should get all the DC "minties" in the area together for coffee. What do you think?

Kellie Medivitz on Oct 23 2009
Kellie Medivitz
  • Minted Jul 15, 2009
  • 2 Awards
  • 12 Comments made
  • 25 Votes cast

Amanda, thank you so much for the kind words. This is my first ever design contest of this kind and I was nervous and excited to enter : ) Your feedback is much appreciated.

SimpleTe Design on Oct 01 2009
SimpleTe Design
  • Minted Jun 14, 2009
  • 85 Awards
  • 349 Comments made
  • 15975 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the nice comment

Stacey Day on Aug 11 2009
Stacey Day
  • Minted Dec 4, 2008
  • 37 Awards
  • 972 Comments made
  • 7382 Votes cast

thanks for your sweet comments, amanda! also, CONGRATS on your design commission!!! you totally deserve it, and i am so happy for you.

Three Kisses Studio on Jul 31 2009
Three Kisses Studio
  • Minted Nov 4, 2008
  • 28 Awards
  • 933 Comments made
  • 12701 Votes cast

Congrats on the commission...you deserve it!

Whitney Beard on Jul 14 2009
Whitney Beard
  • Minted Mar 5, 2009
  • 5 Awards
  • 14 Comments made
  • 305 Votes cast

Thanks for your sweet comment, Amanda. Your "Perfect Match" moving announcement is genius!

Customized Stationary on Jul 13 2009
Customized Stationary
  • Minted Jul 8, 2009
  • 8 Comments made
  • 172 Votes cast

Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for the wonderful help and comments! That should come in handy!

Customized Stationary on Jul 11 2009
Customized Stationary
  • Minted Jul 8, 2009
  • 8 Comments made
  • 172 Votes cast

Hi. I was just wondering how (or where ) you got your logo design? The outer design is beautiful.

Customized Stationary on Jul 11 2009
Customized Stationary
  • Minted Jul 8, 2009
  • 8 Comments made
  • 172 Votes cast

Hi. I was just wondeirng how (or where) you came up with your logo design? The outer design is beautiful.

Carrie Eckert on Jul 07 2009
Carrie Eckert
  • Minted Jul 5, 2008
  • 24 Awards
  • 822 Comments made
  • 5990 Votes cast

thanks, Amanda! Yes, I would love it if you could forward it to me: design[AT]penandparchment.net.

Stacey Day on Jul 07 2009
Stacey Day
  • Minted Dec 4, 2008
  • 37 Awards
  • 972 Comments made
  • 7382 Votes cast

thanks for all your sweet comments! it means a lot coming from someone as talented as you :). CONGRATS on your editors' picks! i especially love "retro holiday". thanks again.

Carrie Eckert on Jul 07 2009
Carrie Eckert
  • Minted Jul 5, 2008
  • 24 Awards
  • 822 Comments made
  • 5990 Votes cast

thanks again for the comments, Amanda! I would love to see the other editor's picks. where are they listed?

Emily Ranneby on Jun 25 2009
Emily Ranneby
  • Minted Jul 21, 2008
  • 60 Awards
  • 260 Comments made
  • 4114 Votes cast

thank you so much for your sweet comments amanda!

Carrie Eckert on Jun 24 2009
Carrie Eckert
  • Minted Jul 5, 2008
  • 24 Awards
  • 822 Comments made
  • 5990 Votes cast

Thank you for all the sweet comments in the holiday card contest, Amanda! It really means a lot to get such nice posts about my designs, especially from such a talented designer! I was so excited to see that you had several winners last round! Congrats!!

n+s on Jun 24 2009
n+s
  • Minted Jun 15, 2009
  • 4 Comments made
  • 381 Votes cast

thank you for posting a comment on my design. it's my first time submitting and i wasn't even sure i should enter. it's so nice to get a bit of positive feeback!

Susan Rebel Fredricksen on Jun 24 2009
Susan Rebel Fredricksen
  • Minted Mar 19, 2009
  • 13 Comments made
  • 1 Vote cast

Thanks again so much, Amanda! Means a bunch coming from you!

Sharon on Jun 15 2009
Sharon
  • Minted Dec 28, 2008
  • 128 Comments made
  • 174 Votes cast

I love Victorian Holiday Greeting. Can you tell me how you did the background & the ornate border? I always love your designs. :)

Ringo Baby on Jun 15 2009
Ringo Baby
  • Minted May 18, 2008
  • 2 Awards
  • 16 Comments made
  • 545 Votes cast

Thanks Amanda for your sweet comments on my holiday designs! I love your refined style and your darling illustration skills!

Susan Rebel Fredricksen on Jun 15 2009
Susan Rebel Fredricksen
  • Minted Mar 19, 2009
  • 13 Comments made
  • 1 Vote cast

Thanks so much, Amanda! I almost did not enter the design. Appreciate your kind feedback.

Paper Dahlia on Jun 14 2009
Paper Dahlia
  • Minted Jun 28, 2008
  • 136 Awards
  • 2824 Comments made
  • 40828 Votes cast

Congrats on your wins Amanda! Great job and well deserved!

sweet street gals on Jun 14 2009
sweet street gals
  • Minted Sep 11, 2008
  • 45 Awards
  • 307 Comments made
  • 4951 Votes cast

Congratulations on your winning designs Amanda! Very well deserved. We are so happy for you! We love all of your work. You are very talented. Congrats again! :)

Katie Leggitt on Jun 13 2009
Katie Leggitt
  • Minted Dec 20, 2008
  • 1 Award
  • 347 Comments made
  • 2211 Votes cast

Congratualtions on your wins Amanda! I knew it was only a matter of time! You are very talented!

sweet street gals on May 21 2009
sweet street gals
  • Minted Sep 11, 2008
  • 45 Awards
  • 307 Comments made
  • 4951 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your sweet comments Amanda! You made our morning!! :) It means so much to us coming from such a talented designer. You create such a beautiful balance of strong conceptual designs with whimsy illustrations and elegant typography.

Katie Leggitt on May 18 2009
Katie Leggitt
  • Minted Dec 20, 2008
  • 1 Award
  • 347 Comments made
  • 2211 Votes cast

Amanda, I really love all of your designs! Good luck with the current challenges!

Susan Rebel Fredricksen on May 14 2009
Susan Rebel Fredricksen
  • Minted Mar 19, 2009
  • 13 Comments made
  • 1 Vote cast

Thanks again so much, Amanda, for your encouragement! Lots of luck to us both!

Susan Rebel Fredricksen on Apr 27 2009
Susan Rebel Fredricksen
  • Minted Mar 19, 2009
  • 13 Comments made
  • 1 Vote cast

Thanks for your encouragement, Amanda. Your Festive Celebration is one of my favorites of the contest.

kelli hall on Apr 08 2009
kelli hall
  • Minted Oct 24, 2008
  • 142 Awards
  • 1639 Comments made
  • 8840 Votes cast

Thanks for leaving me such a nice comment ; ) It's a lovely complement coming from you...I always admire your pieces and their refined aesthetic