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.
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I love art. I love making art. I love looking at art. I love that you have chosen to hang some of my art in your home. Thank you. Cheers, ERAY!
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!
oh and big congrats to ur many wins as well.. you have fun in shopping the fonts!
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!
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!
Hey Eric, great job on the Minted Art tour video! So nice to see you and Hailey "in person"! :)
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 :)
Congrats on your win! You're sooo talented!
congrats on your first place! love your work!
You have awesome creative work that really stands out in this community...and a very well deserved win. CONGRATS!
awesome works! congrats!!
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/
Congrats on ALL your MANY wins and picks. You have such beautifully unique and whimsical design style. Love it! :)
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! :-)
WOW! your work in the art challenge is awesome and many well deserved wins! congrats!!!!
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 :)
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!!!
Thanks for your warm welcome and comment!
love ur new profile pic...
Great win! congrats!
Love that save the date "whimsy" but what else is new. Love all your work and great interview on the blog.
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.
thanks for your comment on my snowflake save the date. all of your designs are so impressive!
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.
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!
Eray, I just saw your submissions and they're all so amazing! Beautiful work!
how do i get your e-mail address?
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!
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?!
Your illustrations make me happy!
Glad you didn't think I was crazy. :) I just really think your collage could be a winner.
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.
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
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!
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!!! :-)
Congrats on your wins in the CS challenge. More great designs. I love your style.
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! :)
Congratulations on your wins. I'm a huge fan of your distinct style, so unique! Great job :)
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!).
Congrats to you too Eray! I love your style - so original! :)
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!!! :)
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!
Thanks! And your camera card is completely awesome! Congrats!
Congrats! I adore your hand drawn letters!
Congrats on your 2 wins...absolutely loved all of your entries! Can't wait to see what you submit next :)
Just checked out your site... wonderful illustrations... love the retro inspiration.
Thanks Eray for bringing my domain expiration to my attention... it was up yesterday :D
CONGRATS on your wins...well deserved!
Congratulations on your wins! I loved your entries :-)
spectacular design! congratulations on your wins! -Brandy
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!!!
Congrats on your wins!! So well deserved - I love your super creative and outside the box style!
Congrats on the well deserved wins!
Congratulations on your wins in the notebook challenge! You had so many awesome entries that I am not at all surprised! :)
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
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! :)
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!! :)
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! :)
Thanks for you comment! Loving your entries for the notebook challenge. Go Utah designers!
i am crazily in love with you work from the beginning!!! :D
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!
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?
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! :)
Thank you for your comment on my "Friendly Type" card. I'm a big fan of your work and I love your website too! :)
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 :)
Hi! Really love your illustration style and hand lettering!
Wow. Your online portfolio is pretty stinking impressive! Love the vintage feel of the colors and illustrations. Welcome to Minted. =D
Welcome to Minted! I love your illustrations :)
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