Coco + Ellie is a stationery, surface pattern and art design studio founded by design mompreneur Nam Bourassa. It is currently based in a small Ontario cottage town with beautiful sunset and natural setting. Coco + Ellie is inspired by everything from children's book illustration, retro modernist design, nature to interior design and constantly in the look for something unexpectedly fun & fresh.
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I would like to express my gratitude for selecting my design. It means so much to me and gives me every reason to keep designing with love, thought and compassion. Thank-you so much for selecting Coco + Ellie Design and enjoy!
Nam Bourassa, Coco + Ellie Design Co
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Thank you for your comments on my design "Bright Romance". I did some editing, and would love to know what you think.
Thank you, Nam, for the like! It is much appreciated. I enjoyed browsing all of your beautiful designs. Love your style! All the best!
Thank you touch Nam for the like! Love your designs and your 'like' means the world to me:-) Benita
Thanks for your kind words Nam! You have a beautiful style - best of luck for the holiday challenges.
Thank you so much for the like Nam!! :)
thanks for the like. All the best to you in the holiday challenges as well
Nam, that design was always in foil. I would love to switch to non-foil now that I see the red, but it's too late.
Sorry, me again. Thanks for making me stop and consider every facet of this design. I added the swash to the 'l' and I like it much for breaking up the negative space. I also enlarged and changed the photos so they would capture the spirit of " sharing love" instead of individual children. There's an all-red version in the comments section too. I think I might like that better than the foil. So thanks again, Nam, for nudging me in a better, more cohesive direction. I appreciate it and I owe you a drink in NYC! :-)
Nam, off the page or in a circular motion? I didn't consider it because so many other pieces of the swash and the top of the 'l' al bleed. . thought it would be too much. But I can certainly try it!
Hi Nam, thanks for stopping by my Tis the Season design to comment. I really appreciate it. I didn't want to change the copy line because it has more universal appeal right now, but I changed the type to work in the negative space more. Please pop over if you have a minute and see what you think. Thanks always. See you soon, I hope! xo, C http://www.minted.com/design-rating/607516
Thanks so much Nam!!!
Hi Nam! Thank you so much for your kind note about on my 'Heritage' design, so sweet of you :) Your designs are always stunning!
Nam! Thank you so much! Your designs have earned my likes—they are always spot on! Wishing you so much luck in this crazy challenge too. And, I don't know if I can teach a class. It would be so much work to put it all together. But, thank you. xo
Thank you for polling in my GeoKnit design, Nam :) I tried out a navy background as per your suggestion and now I'm *really* at a loss because I like them all! Oiii. If you get the chance, I'd love to know your thoughts on the darker blue. Thanks!
Your note put the biggest smile on my face! Of course I would like your designs - they are all fantastic! Your entries are always flawless, Nam. :) Sending big hugs your way!
Thank you for your nice note, Nam! I'm a great admirer of your work! Good luck to you as well! :)
Thank you for the kind comment, I discovered this community just a few months ago and enjoy being par to it, being part of such broad variety of artistic style and talent inspires me to refine my talents
Thanks for the helpful feedback, Nam!
Thanks so much for the feedback :)
Sorry Nam lol :)
Hi Nan thanks so much for your nice comment:) I love your work!! Small world I live in Richmond Hill! A Canadian Mintie meetup would be amazing after the Christmas madness let's plan that:)
Hi Nan I removed the foil it wasn't working for me. Just incase you go to take a look.
Hi Nam thank you very much for your feedback I made some changes and entered it in the foil challenge. If you possibly get a chance to take a peek and let me know what you think:)
Thanks Nam! That's exactly what that jesus is the best card needed!
It's a lovely new name! :) Can't wait to meet you in NY!
When did your designer name change?! I must have been living under a rock. ;)
Hi Nam, your work is consistently appealing and perfectly spaced, I love to see what you'll create! Good luck in the holiday Challenges : )
Hi Nam thank you so much for the like:) Means so much coming form you I love your work!!
Hello, Nam! Thank you so much for your helpful feedback! Your designs are all stunning! Good luck in the challenge!
Nam, congrats on all your corporate wins. Gorgeous!
Hahha thank you, ur comment cracks me up. I'm trying to get higher votes from the female voters.. ;)
Hey Nam, thanks, wish you all the best of luck for the holiday and every other challenge, as well, love your designs! :))
Nam, oh gosh I love your work too. :) You will have tons of wins!
thanks Nam for such a beautiful and very nice affirmation. Our Minted community is such a great blessing because all of the designers really help each other so much that it is so easy to do. With lots of love.
thanks Nam for the like all the best in the challenges also very beautiful work. Hopefully one day when i do come down to toronto we can meet also.
How sweet are you - thank you Nam!!! The twins have kept us super busy this past year. I'm so thankful for some design time lately.. hoping to see more of your beautiful work pop up!
your designs are catching my eyes :-) they are so beautiful. best of luck to you !
Thanks for your suggestions Nam! I think it definitely made the design stronger :)
I really love your "Watercolor Pine Wreath" design. So clever with the ribbon into the text.
Yes I remember!!! It's crazy how much everything has grown! I finally bought a new computer & the kids are getting older so I feel like I have time to design again! Hope you are doing well :)
Thanks for the comment Nam! I am such a fan of all your work.
Thank you Nam for your likes, I greatly admire your work.
You have such wonderful pieces. I see that you have deserved all the awards you have received. You're work is truly inspiring. Hope you gain another award for the New Year's submission. Especially love the resolutions one.
Hi Nam thank you very much for the like!! All of your work is incredible and such an inspiration for me!!
awe, thanks so much for your kind message :) And good luck to you, your submissions were beautiful as always.
Oh Nam you are welcome; best of luck to you as well! Your designs are amazing. As you can tell I like them. :)
Thank you so much for the direction Nam :) I kept the birch in but dropped the deming and I think it looks a lot cleaner. I really appreciate designers like you, you're what make Minted such a great place :)
Congrats on getting CMYK magenta. Lovely designs, well deserved.
Congrats on reaching M, Nam! I always enjoy seeing your designs. They're beautifully done and so unique.
Congrats on your CMYK award! Love your work. :)
Congrats on CMYK! :) That is wonderful!
Your work is beautiful! Best of luck to you as well!
rushing rushing :)
thanks so much Nam!!!
meant to say loooong ago :) loved your holiday entries.
Aww thank you so much! my nickname btw is Nam same as your name :) I love how you compose your works!
hot mama! nice new profile pic!
NAMMMM! I took your advice on my "Bundled Joy" submission and converted the design into a baby announcement. If you have a moment, I'd appreciate it if you took a peek to let me know if you think it is any stronger: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/93710 Thank you so much for your continuous feedback and all of your help, it does not go unnoticed! :)
hi Nam, thank you so much for the generous compliment on my work...there are so many amazing designs on Minted...i'm just happy i could be a part of this :) thanks again!
Just seeing you comment now... not sure how I missed it :) Thanks for the welcome. I have taken a bit of a break but have been especially motivated lately to submit more designs. I always enjoy your submissions - you are among the designers that can only hope my designs could ever compare to. Thanks again for the encouragement!
Hi Nam, Just wondering if you could help me out. I submitted a design in the Journal Challenge based off of my stationary submission. I have been looking through designs and now think that I might be too close to yours! Can you let me know if you feel the same way? I still have time to change a few things... Thanks so much! Here is the link to it http://www.minted.com/design-rating/67040?filter=all&sort=createat
Nam, thanks for all the advice I love my design even more!! I super appreciate it!!
Nam, thanks so much for your congratulations on my "adventurer" design. I appreciate the kind words. I'm also in complete shock! :)
i REALLY admire your work and absolutely LOVE retro hawaii! just wanted to personally thank you for your helpful comment on "full of joy". you pointed out something that i was somewhat aware of but had to really push myself to get there... so thanks for that push :)
Hello, thank you so much for your comment. I made a small modification in the design ... I moved and reduced the elephant's trunk a little... I would be sad if I removed the elephant's trunk from the illustration completely.
congrats on your #2 win. Beautiful!
Hi Nam ! Just want to say bravo for your win in the mini Minties challenge but I also would like to thank you for your support, you have always a nice word for me, be sure that it´s truly always very appreciated ! Good luck for the wedding challenge, your entries are gorg! Cécile
Hi Nam! Thanks so much for the comment. You're one of my idol here in minted.
Hey Nam! I'm horrible at explaining how I make textures, so here is the link that I found really helpful. He has a bunch of great tuts, and some free downloads too. For the canvas one (which is this link), when I was happy with it, I saved it as a bitmap tiff, then placed it in Illustrator, so I could make it any color I wanted. Just holler if this doesn't make sense : ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imdxfJrOL-c&feature=related
Thanks Nam! Yes, it's fun to see everyone's "new" photos since they put out the request. Nothing like Photoshop. :)
Thank you Nam for your kind words. Your designs are amazing.
va va voom, Nam!! Love your new profile pic : )
Nam congrats on your win, it's beautiful!
Congratulations on your win. Really, really lovely!
Hi Nam! Thanks for your sweet comment on my "have a blast" design! I love, love, LOVE your work, so I really appreciate your feedback! You're really an awesome designer! Thanks again! :)
Thank you so much for your super nice comments and encouragement, Nam - I really appreciate it! All your designs are so great - I hope my minted studio looks so good one day! I'm thinking the design I am looking for may have belonged to Griffinbell...
Hi! I would swear you had entered a birth announcement design that I commented on a few times - swag across the top, brown background and a few photos across the middle (originally titled "shooting star?")...it was one of my faves. What happened to it???
Hey Nam! I promise I wasn't ignoring your comments! I was fiddling around with the kerning and colors for too long and by the time I was ready to submit, they had already started voting! ...must work faster next time... Thanks again! It's so nice to get good feedback from an awesome designer!
Hi Nam, yes - I noticed your design this morning and I was hesitant to post mine. I love your style and I think you did much better job on the card (wreath) than me. Good luck - but I think you don't need it... haha
Hi Nam! Thank you very much for the great comment. I already deleted some flowers, can I ask your help again if they look okey. Thanks again..
I've read a lot of your comments on other's designs and I just wanted to say that you give really great constructive criticism and have a great eye for how an okay piece can be great. You would make a great Creative Director.
Thanks so much for your nice comment, Nam--very much appreciated!
I appreciate your comment!
Thank you for you comment :)
"gnome for the holidays" is an instant holiday favorite! x Brandy
Thanks for your kind comment, Nam. Love your entries! I'd wish you good luck, but I'm sure you don't need it!
thx nam ;) it was hard to stop at one spinoff, but will hopefully have an excuse on future challenges to roll out a couple more we are excited about. big gakemi fans -- loved your submissions for holiday -- as always!!
Hi Nam! Yes, a little time to breathe again... ha! You amaze me with every design you create! Best of luck!
Thank you so much for the kind comments and encouragement Nam.. they put a smile on my face! I'm such a big fan of your beautiful work!
Thanks so much for your kind words, they really mean a lot, especially from someone so talented!!
:) thanks for the welcome back.
Thank you so much for your comment. You are an amazing designer and I love your work!
Hi Nam!!! So wonderful to meet you in person in NYC and to share a cocktail together. I've made edits to my Chronicle submission based on your comments... when you have some time can you look at it again and tell me what you think? After all... you are the queen of floral design :D
Thanks so much for the warm welcome, Nam! I hope you are doing well and look forward to seeing more of your work on here - you know I'm a huge fan :)
thx for the comments, nam!.. hahaha.. no, the eyes wasn;t intentional... once u mentioned i just rea;ized it.. LOL.. always luv ur illustration.. They r amazing!!! Cheers!
hi nam--I saw that you will be at the NSS meet up and look forward to meeting you--love your work! karen
Thanks for your note. You were amazing on this challenge, as usual. Amazing!!! I hope to be like you when I grow up, ha!
I'm a newbie and interested in designing cards. i've been rubber stamping and scrapbooking for years, and I think this looks like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I am absolutely STUMPED about a few things. For one, what software is the best to use? Photoshop? Illustrator? iPhoto (ha ha ha)? And do you freehand your artwork (like city skylines, the nativity scene, etc) or is there a really cool clip art source for these types of things?
Thanks for your time........
I just want to said thanks for your comment on my Chinese traditions entry. Means a lot coming from such a great Minted designer. I love your work! :)
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my Tree of Life entry. It really means a lot coming from such a fabulous designer.
Nam, thanks so much!! I hadn't planned on going to the NSS til yesterday, so I would love to meet up somehow! I'm super excited to go, but a little nervous since too since I need to figure out what's going on : ) My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat about details. Thanks again and I can't wait to meet you!
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