Letterbox Hoopla

Brooke Rochon. Based in Garden City, MI, US.

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Awards

  • editor pick 1

About Letterbox Hoopla

Let's see, I've been a designer for over 14 years and now my focus and love is illustration so you will likely see even the smallest amount of illustration in most of my work. I am a wife, mother of 2 and right now putting my chops to the test in every way possible. I appreciate you take the time to look at my profile and if you see anything I'm missing, please ask me whatever you'd like to know. I am an open book. :)

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Jason Shurb on Sep 25 2014
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Sir, I don't know what I did to you to piss you off. But dude, give it a break.

Neeta Sawhney on Aug 23 2014
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thanks for the like for experiment Brooke all the best for the challenges

Neeta Sawhney on Aug 20 2014
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thanks Brooke for the like here is a poll when you have the time thanks http://www.minted.com/design-rating/221809

Neeta Sawhney on Jun 06 2014
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Thanks Brooke for the like for ocean breezes. I just want to say it really makes my day when a talented mintee as your self comments. All the best in the challenges

Shannon on May 23 2014
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We're going to have to plan a family vacation around one of those events ;) So far it seems we base all our vacations on where my son and his dad want to do a triathlon …sigh. Maybe I'll get lucky and Minted will open a Canadian office! In Calgary! Glad to hear you had a good experience – I'm sure it was surreal to meet designers whom, to that point, you'd only encountered online.

Shannon on May 23 2014
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Hello there! I just wanted to say thanks for the likes :) It's nice to know someone is picking up what you're putting down. I had a stroll through your website and really love your quirky copy on many of the pieces. The design is of course great as well …but I do love me some sassy copy ;)

Design Lotus on Apr 29 2014
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Hi Brooke! I would definitely show some examples of how the banner would work with other photos. Shoot me message, I would love to see how it works with another photo. =)

Nazia Hyder on Jan 24 2014
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Thank you Brooke for your feedback on my Tea invitation,still tweaking though :)

Sarah Curry on Sep 03 2013
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Haha thank you, Brooke!

Betty Hatchett on Jun 20 2013
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thank you so much for your encouragement, Brooke! I just looked over at your website too and see some super fun illustrations! Love the Mama's bakery and the girly pickle, especially. Have you ever done work for editorials? I could see your style really flourishing there; so much of your work naturally invokes stories. I did start out with painting (oils way back in the day...I'm still a newby with water-based media) and feel like I'm still trying to develop where exactly my style should go. don't have an agent yet, but would like connect with one. Thank you so much for your comment today!

Rogério Silva on Jun 15 2013
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Thank´s Brooke for your inspired words!

Katie Zimpel on Jun 01 2013
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Ah I got it. Thanks so much!

Smeeta Sharma on Apr 15 2013
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Thanks Brooke for your supportive words! So glad to know you through Minted!

aticnomar on Mar 25 2013
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Hi Brooke! Thanks so much for the great comment! God bless you always!

Susan Brown on Jan 17 2013
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Way to go Brooke! It's incredibly fun and exciting to get that first win isn't it? And party decor at that. Nice work.

Lulaloo on Aug 18 2012
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Brooke, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, I did.:O)

Maxdog and Zoey on Jul 26 2012
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Brooke, thanks so much for your comment! I'm hoping everyone feels the same way as you :-)

Sherry Lam on Jul 19 2012
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Thanks for your comment on my first submission for Minted! I love the ideas and illustrations in your designs. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 19 2012
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:)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 19 2012
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Hi, Brooke! I noticed you deleted your recent Forum post regarding a copied? design. If you spotted a design that you think looks like a copy, I would send a note to the designer who appears to be the "victim" and let them take care of it. Certainly, different designers do independently come up with similar designs. But, it's not as uncommon as we'd all like that others actually copy designs. If you ever notice something that appears to be a copy of design that's for sale on Minted, just email Minted about it. Good luck!

Tanya Pedersen on Jul 17 2012
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Hi Brooke! Thank you for your nice comment about my "Mischief Brewing" design! I'm glad you like the color scheme. I wish you the best of luck in the contest! Have a great day! :)

That Girl Studio on Jun 26 2012
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Nnnnnaahhhhhhh! Thanks Brooke for your comment. Just what I was going for - simple. I had lots of ideas for illustrations, but kept stripping and stripping to the core = simple color. Welcome to Minted. It's pretty addictive for sure, you've got the skills and concepts to come up with a winner. I've been at this since end of Dec 2011 and it's totally broadened my skills and creativity. Keep at it!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 24 2012
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I agree with Elaine - your illustration skills are wonderful! I saw your comment on the Forum, of course you can submit more - as long as you are follow the guidelines set out in the Terms and Conditions PDF included in the submission kit, regarding submitting original works, etc., you may submit as many as you like! Welcome to Minted and good luck! :)

Letterbox Hoopla on Jun 23 2012
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That sounds like a good idea and thank you for the words of wisdom! :)

Elaine Stephenson on Jun 23 2012
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I think it's worth a try! The challenge ends Monday, but maybe you could get one in. Take a look at the current art prints they have for sale & you will see some cool illustration there too. Just try to think of something many people would want to hang in their homes. And in the world of Minted, simple is usually better! Good luck!

Elaine Stephenson on Jun 23 2012
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Welcome to Minted! I had a look on your blog & think your illustrations are really great! You should think about doing some characters & other illustration for the current art print challenge. :)