ERAY

based in Austin, TX.

  • 44 awards won
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Awards

  • winner 11
  • 1st place winner 2
  • editor pick 31

About ERAY

So, you want to know a little bit about me? Well, I love design and type. I love Elvis Costello and I think I design best with his music playing. Coffee is one of my biggest design influences because without coffee I don't design. I love mid century design, Dwell magazine and Richard Diebenkorn's artwork. Yep, it's official, I'm a design geek. Now you know.

favorite designers

  • annie clark
  • Coco Paperie
  • Jody Wody
  • Gakemi Art+Design
  • nocciola design
  • robin ott design

comments

Tim and Beck on Nov 17 2012
Tim and Beck
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ERAY! hey good to hear from you. we couldn't resist the "put a bird on it"..... that episode has burned that phrase into our brains forever. we are doing much the same... juggling the blessed life of freelance, parenting and soaking up as much CA sun as possible. how about you guys? how is relocation treating you?? hopefully fabulous! your designs continue to be TOP NOTCH!

chocomocacino on Nov 05 2012
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oh and big congrats to ur many wins as well.. you have fun in shopping the fonts!

chocomocacino on Nov 05 2012
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OMG ERAY!! Getting comments from you is such a treasure.. I'm humbled by all your awesomeness and great work. They continue to inspire me.. even the one on fab.com... you are one of my hero!!! lol.. thanks!

Jennifer Wick on Aug 28 2012
Jennifer Wick
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Seeing all of you fabulous designs in the Best of made me realize that we haven't seen any gems from you lately! Please know that you are missed in the Minted world and I hope to see your works again very soon!

guess what? on May 10 2012
guess what?
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Hey Eric, great job on the Minted Art tour video! So nice to see you and Hailey "in person"! :)

guess what? on Mar 19 2012
guess what?
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Hey Eric! Thanks for the cool comment on my t design - totally made my day! I'm actually hoping for Minted World or Feel the Love - those are my two faves. Thanks again :)

Britt Clendenen on Mar 08 2012
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Congrats on your win! You're sooo talented!

Heather Francisco on Feb 27 2012
Heather Francisco
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Congrats!

Katie Speelman on Feb 13 2012
Katie Speelman
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congrats on your first place! love your work!

Moglea on Feb 12 2012
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You have awesome creative work that really stands out in this community...and a very well deserved win. CONGRATS!

chocomocacino on Feb 12 2012
chocomocacino
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awesome works! congrats!!

Pistols on Feb 11 2012
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Thanks! It was taken by my friend Robbie--he has a full series called "Glamour and Headshots"that you should check out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/poopfilter/

Inkblot Paper on Feb 11 2012
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Congrats on ALL your MANY wins and picks. You have such beautifully unique and whimsical design style. Love it! :)

hannahcloud DESIGN on Feb 11 2012
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Superb!

Tereza Šašinková Lukášová on Feb 11 2012
Tereza Šašinková Lukášová
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I am very happy that you won this competition like that. I really wish that you will win, your work is very beautiful. I have never seen such an imagination ... congrats! :-)

Heather Francisco on Feb 10 2012
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WOW! your work in the art challenge is awesome and many well deserved wins! congrats!!!!

Dawn Jasper on Feb 10 2012
Dawn Jasper
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Congrats on your first place and jury picks in the art challenge! I'm a huge fan of your work and can't wait to buy some prints for my walls :)

Ana Gonzalez on Feb 10 2012
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Hi! Congrats on your art contest win. I am truly a fan of your work. Truly fresh and totally unique. Keep it up. I love seeing it on Minted. It challenges me to do better and to take things easier, FUN IS GOOD!!!

The Sweetest Little Design on Feb 09 2012
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Thanks for your warm welcome and comment!

chocomocacino on Feb 05 2012
chocomocacino
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love ur new profile pic...

Heather Francisco on Feb 02 2012
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Great win! congrats!

Stacey Meacham on Feb 02 2012
Stacey Meacham
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Love that save the date "whimsy" but what else is new. Love all your work and great interview on the blog.

Simply Shira on Jan 27 2012
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Hello e-ray. I really enjoyed reading your story on the Minted blog. Your journey and art style...both are so very inspiring. The thing I like most is it so obvious that you are very much in love with what you do. Three cheers to that alone.

purty on Jan 05 2012
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thanks for your comment on my snowflake save the date. all of your designs are so impressive!

Moglea on Jan 05 2012
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I saw that you made a really low-blow comment concerning Des Moines on one of Jen Wick's design. That hurts buddy. (all said in a sarcastic tone.) BUT...I seriously love your work! Thanks for your helpful comments on a couple of my art print submissions. I often don't get much actual critique via Minted, so I appreciate the feedback.

Jennifer Wick on Jan 05 2012
Jennifer Wick
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Thanks for giving me a good laugh today! So happy to see your work again in the art print challenge. Also glad to see I'm not the only one who depends on coffee for my inspiration! I know your prints do well in the challenge, and I'll be buying Wordsworth when it comes available!

Jana Volfova on Dec 22 2011
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Eray, I just saw your submissions and they're all so amazing! Beautiful work!

Sydney Newsom on Dec 19 2011
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how do i get your e-mail address?

Britt Clendenen on Dec 19 2011
Britt Clendenen
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I don't think you're capable of designing something I DON'T like! :-P I love all your quirky illustrations—they're so fun!

Sydney Newsom on Dec 17 2011
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Love your style! It reminds me of Nate Williams, whom I love. So glad you found your way into our community! Your designs brighten everything up. Isn't working in one little confined space (A7, etc) so fun?!

Sarah Curry on Dec 16 2011
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Your illustrations make me happy!

Moglea on Dec 14 2011
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Glad you didn't think I was crazy. :) I just really think your collage could be a winner.

Alison M. on Dec 14 2011
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Hello hello! I'm really excited about your art prints and I love your "about me" section. I'm a huge Elvis Costello fan! That's where I got my name.

annie clark on Dec 14 2011
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you are on a roll in the art challenge! can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve :) seriously awesome-amazing work

nocciola design on Dec 10 2011
nocciola design
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Thanks for your kind comment! The wedding challenge is so competitive, I'm just glad that design went as far as it did :) Like Kim, I hope to see your amazing art in the art challenge. You would definitely win!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 05 2011
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ERAY - I hope all is well with you...I so want to see artwork from you for this artwork challenge!!! In case you didn't get the email, the deadline was extended. Hope you submit something b/c I know you'd win!!! :-)

Stacey Meacham on Oct 20 2011
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Congrats on your wins in the CS challenge. More great designs. I love your style.

guess what? on Oct 20 2011
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Hi ERAY! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my "inifinite love" design. Definitely made me smile :) Congratulations on all your wins/editor's picks in the Children's Stationery challenge. Loved everything single one! :)

Aspacia Kusulas on Oct 18 2011
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Congratulations on your wins. I'm a huge fan of your distinct style, so unique! Great job :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 17 2011
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Congrats on all your latest wins/picks, Eric! I love your style - I really liked your Dance note card, I guess it wasn't current enough for the younguns or something?! I can't wait to see your entries for the Art contest (I'll probably sit that one out!).

Jana Volfova on Sep 21 2011
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Congrats to you too Eray! I love your style - so original! :)

guess what? on Sep 20 2011
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Hey ERAY! Thanks so much for your kind comments + words of congrats! Congratulations to you, too, on all your wins + editor's picks! I know it's just the beginning of your collection of awards - your work is awesome!!! :)

chocomocacino on Sep 20 2011
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Thankss ERAY... I am a huge fan of ur workk.. and congrats on ur many winsss (notebook+bizcard) I love to learn how to draw type from you.. since I am a huge fan of tyopgraphy too.. I think ur handlettering are AWESOME!

GeekInk Design on Sep 20 2011
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Thanks! And your camera card is completely awesome! Congrats!

Heather Francisco on Sep 14 2011
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Congrats! I adore your hand drawn letters!

Kristen Smith on Sep 14 2011
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Congrats on your 2 wins...absolutely loved all of your entries! Can't wait to see what you submit next :)

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Sep 14 2011
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Just checked out your site... wonderful illustrations... love the retro inspiration.

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Sep 14 2011
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Thanks Eray for bringing my domain expiration to my attention... it was up yesterday :D

Inkblot Paper on Sep 13 2011
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CONGRATS on your wins...well deserved!

Wendy Van Ryn on Sep 13 2011
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Congratulations on your wins! I loved your entries :-)

Marabou Design on Sep 13 2011
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spectacular design! congratulations on your wins! -Brandy

Simply Shira on Sep 13 2011
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Big time CONGAT's on the Notebook Challenge win!!! Can totally see why. I'm a big fan of anything w/ retro flair. Super super job!!!

Snow and Ivy on Sep 13 2011
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Congrats on your wins!! So well deserved - I love your super creative and outside the box style!

GeekInk Design on Sep 13 2011
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Congrats on the well deserved wins!

Susie Allen on Sep 13 2011
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Congratulations on your wins in the notebook challenge! You had so many awesome entries that I am not at all surprised! :)

Emily Ranneby on Sep 08 2011
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ahhh, thanks for the comment on my little alligator. and the little comparison to olle eksell (i am flattered to even be compared to such a genius!!). your work is lovely, by the way. /emily

nocciola design on Sep 07 2011
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Thank you for commenting on my blog :) I went to your site as well - your artwork and illustrations are awesome! I created my web site using Drupal and then customized the CSS. Hopefully I will be able to update it soon too. I'm have a web background - I'm a bit of square, so I don't mind those things as much! :)

Snow and Ivy on Sep 05 2011
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Thanks for your comments on my sunglasses design - I'm glad you enjoy it, I'm telling you - those shades are coming back in style!! :)

AJCreative on Aug 29 2011
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Thanks so much for your kind comments on my notebook designs. Your Retro ABCs and Camera notebook are my favorites! Keep up that creative work with your fun color characters! :)

j.bartyn on Aug 23 2011
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Thanks for you comment! Loving your entries for the notebook challenge. Go Utah designers!

chocomocacino on Aug 21 2011
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i am crazily in love with you work from the beginning!!! :D

robin ott design on Aug 19 2011
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So, I'm a huge fan of your work and just discovered that "The Boyfriend" print I purchased last week from the Land of Nod for my son's room is your handy-work. That's awesome!

Studio Blixa 6 on Aug 09 2011
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Thanks for your friendly comments on my card designs. Having just checked out your stuff, I'm definitely grooving on the illustrations of yours on your website (as well as the Minted tasty bits)! In love with your hand lettering designs like Hairy 'H' and super cute spice cans. Awesome - looking forward to seeing more! Are notebook designs in the works?

guess what? on Aug 09 2011
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Thanks so much for the nice comment - totally stoked - made my day! I'm a huge ERAY fan, and I always look forward to seeing your designs - so fun + unique + awesome! :)

Jana Volfova on Aug 05 2011
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Thank you for your comment on my "Friendly Type" card. I'm a big fan of your work and I love your website too! :)

nocciola design on Aug 05 2011
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Hi there! Thanks for your nice comments! Your illustrations are adorable and I love your use of texture as well. I predict more wins for you :)

Susie Allen on Jul 15 2011
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Hi! Really love your illustration style and hand lettering!

Design Lotus on Jun 28 2011
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Wow. Your online portfolio is pretty stinking impressive! Love the vintage feel of the colors and illustrations. Welcome to Minted. =D

Paper Dahlia on May 31 2011
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Welcome to Minted! I love your illustrations :)