Gakemi Art+Design

nam bourassa. Based in Toronto, CA.

  • 98 awards won
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  • Minted on Dec 09 2008
  • http://www.minted.com/designer/gakemi

Awards

  • winner 24
  • 1st place winner 3
  • editor pick 71

About Gakemi Art+Design

Nam enjoys designing and illustrating in different styles under her studio name, Gakemi Art + Design. She finds her inspiration everywhere and loves experimenting design styles ranging from sophisticated, retro to whimsical.

favorite designers

  • Andrea Snaza
  • Design Lotus
  • Oscar & Emma
  • Carrie Eckert
  • Laura Hankins
  • kelli hall

comments

Phrosné Ras on Jun 24 2014
Phrosné Ras
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meant to say loooong ago :) loved your holiday entries.

Harinam Das Tibon on Jun 19 2014
Harinam Das Tibon
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Aww thank you so much! my nickname btw is Nam same as your name :) I love how you compose your works!

Design Lotus on Sep 13 2013
Design Lotus
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hot mama! nice new profile pic!

lena barakat on Jun 04 2013
lena barakat
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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! :)

fatfatin on May 29 2013
fatfatin
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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!

Danielle Hartgers on Sep 12 2012
Danielle Hartgers
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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!

Yvette Slaney on Jul 30 2012
Yvette Slaney
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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 Yvette

Dreaming Inspirations on Jun 11 2012
Dreaming Inspirations
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Nam, thanks for all the advice I love my design even more!! I super appreciate it!!

Susan Asbill on May 30 2012
Susan Asbill
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Nam, thanks so much for your congratulations on my "adventurer" design. I appreciate the kind words. I'm also in complete shock! :)

trbdesign on Mar 05 2012
trbdesign
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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 :)

Tereza Šašinková Lukášová on Jan 29 2012
Tereza Šašinková Lukášová
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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.

Katie Speelman on Jan 18 2012
Katie Speelman
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congrats on your #2 win. Beautiful!

Bonjour Paper on Oct 17 2011
Bonjour Paper
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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

aticnomar on Sep 06 2011
aticnomar
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Hi Nam! Thanks so much for the comment. You're one of my idol here in minted.

Jennifer Wick on Sep 05 2011
Jennifer Wick
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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

Three Kisses Studio on Aug 25 2011
Three Kisses Studio
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Thanks Nam! Yes, it's fun to see everyone's "new" photos since they put out the request. Nothing like Photoshop. :)

R. P. Carbajal on Aug 21 2011
R. P. Carbajal
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Thank you Nam for your kind words. Your designs are amazing.

Jennifer Wick on Aug 15 2011
Jennifer Wick
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va va voom, Nam!! Love your new profile pic : )

Bonjour Paper on Aug 04 2011
Bonjour Paper
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Nam congrats on your win, it's beautiful!

Susan Asbill on Aug 03 2011
Susan Asbill
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Congratulations on your win. Really, really lovely!

guess what? on Jul 15 2011
guess what?
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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! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 01 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
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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...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 29 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
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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???

Crystal Ku on Jun 28 2011
Crystal Ku
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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!

Jana Volfova on Jun 27 2011
Jana Volfova
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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

aticnomar on Jun 09 2011
aticnomar
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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..

everydays a soiree on Jun 03 2011
everydays a soiree
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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.

karen boehm custom on Jun 03 2011
karen boehm custom
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Thanks so much for your nice comment, Nam--very much appreciated!

tracey atkinson on Jun 02 2011
tracey atkinson
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I appreciate your comment!

Four Wet Feet Design on Jun 02 2011
Four Wet Feet Design
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Thank you for you comment :)

Marabou Design on Jun 02 2011
Marabou Design
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"gnome for the holidays" is an instant holiday favorite! x Brandy

Kimberly Morgan on May 31 2011
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Thanks for your kind comment, Nam. Love your entries! I'd wish you good luck, but I'm sure you don't need it!

campbell and co. on May 31 2011
campbell and co.
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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!!

Jana Volfova on May 31 2011
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Hi Nam! Yes, a little time to breathe again... ha! You amaze me with every design you create! Best of luck!

lena barakat on May 30 2011
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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!

Tin Ornament on May 25 2011
Tin Ornament
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Thanks so much for your kind words, they really mean a lot, especially from someone so talented!!

roxanne chang on May 24 2011
roxanne chang
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:) thanks for the welcome back.

JMarie Design on May 24 2011
JMarie Design
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Thank you so much for your comment. You are an amazing designer and I love your work!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on May 22 2011
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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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

Melanie Severin on May 20 2011
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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 :)

chocomocacino on May 18 2011
chocomocacino
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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!

karen boehm custom on May 13 2011
karen boehm custom
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hi nam--I saw that you will be at the NSS meet up and look forward to meeting you--love your work! karen

Ana Gonzalez on May 01 2011
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Thanks for your note. You were amazing on this challenge, as usual. Amazing!!! I hope to be like you when I grow up, ha!

jennifer on May 01 2011

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........

Ana de Sousa on Apr 21 2011
Ana de Sousa
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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! :)

Kimberly Morgan on Apr 20 2011
Kimberly Morgan
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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.

Jennifer Wick on Apr 13 2011
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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: jenwick@comcast.net if you want to chat about details. Thanks again and I can't wait to meet you!

chica design on Apr 13 2011
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why thank you very much! ;)

Larkspur West Paperie on Mar 25 2011
Larkspur West Paperie
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thank you so much! i love your work!

Jennifer Wick on Mar 23 2011
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Nam, thanks so much for the thoughtful comment! I really value it because you are one of my favorite designer here because your works are so original and creative! I also never thanked you for helping me resolve my Snowbirds (aka wacky hats) design.You really helped me get it to the "Minted" level! ; )

chica design on Mar 15 2011
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congrats on your win- love your designs

nocciola design on Mar 07 2011
nocciola design
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Thanks Nam!! I hope your laptop is fixed soon, because I'll miss your designs! On the other hand, I think it's good to step away from the computer once in a while, just to unwind :)

Gakemi Art+Design on Mar 02 2011
Gakemi Art+Design
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Yes this work is very much inspired from Allan Peters and as you can see I even mentioned it in the design description to note his awesome creativity in graphic design.

Andy on Mar 02 2011

For "Bed Talk" were you inspired by Allen Peters work shown here: http://cargocollective.com/peters#351665/Artcrank-2010

Ana Gonzalez on Feb 23 2011
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Hey girlie, thanks so much for your sweet comment. Means a lot coming from such a great Minted designer. Everything you do is amazing. Keep it up!

Cheer Up Press on Feb 23 2011
Cheer Up Press
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You know, I didn't even know Memoriam wasn't on their font list! I just figured it was so fabulous it had to be. You have some wonderful submissions as well.

Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel on Feb 23 2011
Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel
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Thanks for the feedback! I appreciated it...

freshead creative on Feb 12 2011
freshead creative
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right on Nam. Thanks for taking the time to check out the design, it really is appreciated!

nocciola design on Feb 08 2011
nocciola design
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Hi Nam, sorry for this late reply - I hope you and your family had a great holiday + new year!! You really have amazing range - I always like to see what you will do next :)

Larkspur West Paperie on Feb 08 2011
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Thanks for your comments! i really appreciate it!

Hooray Creative on Feb 04 2011
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Thanks for the nice comment. Love your work!

Alisse Catherine on Feb 04 2011
Alisse Catherine
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Hi Nam! Thanks for your comment. I wish I had time to make the changes you suggested, but I'm way past the deadline. Oh well, hopefully I'll get my act together and submit earlier on the next challenge. Also- your work is gorgeous!

cadence paige design on Feb 01 2011
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Hi Nam! Just wanted to say I had a burberry card in the works and never came back to it. I'm so glad to see you rocked that pattern on your latest submission! It's so chic and you always impress! :)

Larkspur West Paperie on Jan 31 2011
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Thanks for your kind comments!

Carrie ONeal on Jan 21 2011
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Thanks for the sweet comments! They mean SO, SO MUCH coming from you! I just adore all your work!

nocciola design on Dec 24 2010
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Thanks for your comments, Nam! Your entries are so delightful and awesome as always; I wish I could channel some of that creativity! I predict more wins for you too, plus, happy holidays :)

Lehan Veenker on Dec 22 2010
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Thanks so much for your note, Nam! Such kind words from a designer of your caliber means a lot to me. And I'm sure you don't need it, but good luck to you as well in this challenge. :o)

Jennifer Wick on Dec 05 2010
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Thank you, thank you for the kind comment on my design! It means a lot coming from the amazing designer that you are : )

chica design on Nov 29 2010
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congratulations. very nice designs always. im a big fan

Marabou Design on Nov 24 2010
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congratulations Nam! xo Brandy

Katie Wahn on Nov 24 2010
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Congratulations Nam!!

Jana Volfova on Nov 24 2010
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Congrats, Nam! :)

Ann Gardner on Nov 24 2010
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Congratulations, Nam!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Nov 24 2010
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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Congratulations Nam, way to go :D

2birdstone on Nov 08 2010
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Thanks for the positive feedback Nam, it means a lot coming from you!

Snow and Ivy on Nov 01 2010
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You're SO sweet Nam, thanks for the positive feedback - means a lot coming from such an inspiring designer as yourself! Can't wait to see what you come up with next :)

Snow and Ivy on Nov 01 2010
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Nam! I LOVE your chic poppies translated into the new calendar format. That has to be one of my favorite designs ever... absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

Jana Volfova on Oct 20 2010
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You're too kind, Nam! :) Good luck with designing and I look forward to see more of your amazing work here!

Jana Volfova on Oct 20 2010
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Hi Nam, I know it's little late but I wanted to congratulate you on your stationary win "english rose" ....it was my favourite!!! :)

nocciola design on Oct 13 2010
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Hi Nam, thank you for your feedback re: mod fall. The portrait version will be up later tonight :) Also, I love rennie macintosh stain glass!! Although I wasn't consciously thinking of it at the time, knew I saw a rose like that somewhere ...

Jana Volfova on Sep 25 2010
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Hi Nam, just wanted to say THANK YOU for your comments and suggestions on my design. I absolutely admire your work! :)

robin ott design on Sep 22 2010
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Thank you for the font recommendation. It looks so much better now. I love your work and style. Best wishes :)

nocciola design on Sep 10 2010
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You're welcome! Hope you win!

nocciola design on Sep 10 2010
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re: o is for ornament - Hi Nam, thanks for your input! Love your work and value your advice. I'll see if I can find the right shade of magenta later today, hopefully before the deadline. These color palettes are tricky! Thanks again :)

CBeeProject on Jun 13 2010
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Hi, Nam! I'd like to thank you for the nice comment you left for my "Holly Flakes" and about my portfolio. You've got a great collection of work yourself. I love the diversity in your artwork - from the extremely cute to very sophisticated! I'm always looking forward to seeing what you come up with next! Thanks again! :^)

cadence paige design on May 04 2010
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Woo hoo! Look at all your awards from the baby announcements. Great job Nam! Your entries were so beautiful!

j.bartyn on Apr 15 2010
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thank you so much!

cadence paige design on Apr 09 2010
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Thanks for the comment Nam! :)

Holly on Mar 28 2010
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like your work. Love the heart baby announcement.

Holly on Mar 28 2010
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Like your design work. Love the heart baby announcement. good work.

Carrie Eckert on Mar 25 2010
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For some reason the site won't let me leave comments on designs right now, but I just wanted to let you know that I love all your entries this time! The circus announcement is beautifully illustrated.

roxanne chang on Jan 22 2010
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hi nam, i definitely feel your pain. i had several ideas in the works, but finding the time to actually work on them is a whole different story. I'm fairly free this weekend so we'll see how far I get. good luck to you! PS. I really love your designs, and they're inspiring. :) Keep up the good work!

roxanne chang on Nov 23 2009
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Nam, thanks for your great suggestions! I really appreciate the critique. :)

Marabou Design on Nov 16 2009
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(RE: brolly) good looking out Nam! thanks!

kelli hall on Sep 22 2009
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Hi Nam! thank you so much for your nice comments! I adore your work, so it's a huge complement to me. (i also think we both share a love for little nuggets of 'cute' in our designs and illustrations ; )

Oscar & Emma on Sep 21 2009
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Nam, thank you so much for your very sweet comment! I LOVE your pink stroller and cross pendant designs. Really awesome!

Carrie Eckert on Sep 03 2009
Carrie Eckert
  • Minted Jul 5, 2008
  • 24 Awards
  • 822 Comments made
  • 5932 Votes cast

i am so glad you won! This win was long overdue, in my opinion! You are absolutely one of my favorite Minted designers. Your illustrations are always lovely and I look forward to seeing everything you enter. Congratulations!!

Love Letters on Jul 09 2009
Love Letters
  • Minted Aug 27, 2008
  • 5 Awards
  • 93 Comments made
  • 27 Votes cast

Thanks Nam!

Peggy on Jan 19 2009

I sent a note asking why you have 0 score and am waiting for a response. If there is a problem hopefully it can be rectified because your designs are fantastic.

Michelle on Jan 11 2009

I am so sorry that I was too late to add my two cents in a timely fashion. Your submissions were great! Very happy and playful, exactly what children's parties are all about.