Lauren Chism

Lauren Chism. Based in Dallas, Texas.

  • 111 awards won
  • 714 comments made
  • 25785 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 17
  • editor pick 94

About Lauren Chism

Lauren Chism is a stationery designer based in Dallas,Texas. With a 'less is more' approach to design, her aesthetic is clean and elegant, with a focus on beautiful type and luxurious paper. Lauren credits her success to Minted and the talented (and kind) design community. Just a boring accountant when she began, she now runs her studio full time and is loving every minute.

favorite designers

  • Cheer Up Press
  • annie clark
  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Laura Hankins
  • Jody Wody

comments

Susie Allen on Dec 18 2013
Susie Allen
  • Minted Jan 25, 2011
  • 51 Awards
  • 1231 Comments made
  • 17726 Votes cast

Hi, Lauren. I love your work! I just posted a question on the forum that I thought you might have some helpful insight on. If you have time to interrupt your holiday cheer and give it a look, please weigh in: http://www.minted.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=296&page=1#Comment_14611 Thanks a million!

Cheer Up Press on Oct 03 2013
Cheer Up Press
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
  • 52 Awards
  • 795 Comments made
  • 13399 Votes cast

Lauren, I meant to thank you for your kind comment on my "fern gully" design. you are the nicest ever :)

Melanie Severin on Jun 19 2013
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 59 Awards
  • 2751 Comments made
  • 24988 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Lauren - you seriously made my day! I'm sure you know I am a huge huge fan of yours - your holiday submissions are just amazing and gorgeous, and I'm so impressed you managed to do all of that and fit in a vacation as well during the challenge! Best of luck (I know you don't need it though) :)

Hooray Creative on Jun 19 2013
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
  • 102 Awards
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  • 11494 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the nice comment on my profile Lauren! You have some fantastic holiday submissions. Love your work!

guess what? on Jun 18 2013
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 74 Awards
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  • 15073 Votes cast

Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for your kind, sweet note - you totally made my day!! I just got a chance to take a peek at your holiday designs, and they are just fabulous (as usual)!! I love your clean, elegant style + lovely typography! So classic + timeless! Best of luck to you (though, I don't think you'll need it)! Thanks again!! :)

Laura Bolter Design on Jun 06 2013
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 25 Awards
  • 483 Comments made
  • 34741 Votes cast

Thank you SO much Lauren for you comment about my holiday designs! You were one of the rock star idols I referenced on FB last night. It means so much to me to have the support of such talented designers.

Monica Schafer on Jan 24 2013
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 45 Awards
  • 2165 Comments made
  • 23301 Votes cast

Hey Lauren! Just want to say Congrats on your special award for your Badge design... LOVE that design!! :)

Monica Schafer on Nov 26 2012
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
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  • 23301 Votes cast

Hey Lauren! Thanks so much for the nice note... seriously made my evening! I love all your work and was admiring your Badge and Love designs earlier today. I would buy those forsure! :)

Phrosné Ras on Oct 09 2012
Phrosné Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
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Hi Lauren! Just popping in to say I love your submissions, some of my favs. Good luck! Phrosné

Carolyn MacLaren on Jun 25 2012
Carolyn MacLaren
  • Minted May 28, 2011
  • 70 Awards
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  • 11461 Votes cast

Hi Lauren - thank you for the comment about my holiday submissions :) I've been a huge fan of your work since I started Minted....so it make my day!!

Kristie Kern on Jun 22 2012
Kristie Kern
  • Minted Sep 15, 2011
  • 92 Awards
  • 193 Comments made
  • 14079 Votes cast

Hi Lauren! Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful holiday challenge comment! Your entries are absolutely stunning, too -- I especially love Garland. It caught my eye as soon as you submitted it.

Laura Condouris on Jun 15 2012
Laura Condouris
  • Minted Sep 20, 2009
  • 24 Awards
  • 489 Comments made
  • 9763 Votes cast

Lauren, I am beyond honored that you would feature my font on your blog- thank you! I've been to your website before, but somehow never knew you had a blog as well. It's been bookmarked and I fully expect it to help me procrastinate on work on a daily basis. :)

trbdesign on Apr 08 2012
trbdesign
  • Minted Dec 6, 2010
  • 49 Awards
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  • 6290 Votes cast

hi Lauren! i submitted a design that has the ikat pattern and didn't realize you had that wining design! I love it and i will change mine... Sorry about that!! Love ALL your work by the way :)

Susan Asbill on Jan 30 2012
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 37 Awards
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  • 55359 Votes cast

Hey Lauren! I'd love to have lunch sometime. Things are crazy at the moment with work + freelance (I'm sure you're busy too, what with launching a business!). Anyway, I will be in touch soon. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 17 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 32 Awards
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  • 30916 Votes cast

it's still January, so not too late for Happy New Year wishes - thanks! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 14 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 32 Awards
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  • 30916 Votes cast

Hi, Lauren! Just wanted to thank you for your Christmas card - I love that you used one of your fabulous Minted designs! Marley (and you two, also) are adorable! I enjoyed your Mintie note, as well - best of luck to you on your new business ventures in 2012 (not that you need any!) I'm jealous that you spent New Year's in Austin - I miss Chuy's (and El Rinconcito, etc, etc). Austin has the BEST restaurants EVER!!!

guess what? on Jan 06 2012
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
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  • 15073 Votes cast

Hi Lauren! Just dropping by to thank you for your lovely holiday card! I really enjoyed your Mintie note and hearing about your different endeavors! Best of luck at the NSS and also with the new collections you're introducing! How exciting!! Hope you're having a wonderful New Year so far, and I pray that it'll be filled with success + happiness! Thank for being such a sweet Mintie friend! Cheers!! :)

Susan Asbill on Dec 21 2011
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
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Lauren, thanks so much for the lovely holiday card. I especially liked the Palm Papers card... so chic! Wishing you all the best in the new year – I'm so excited for you with the new business venture. I know it's going to be a smashing success. I also have to tell you that I used to live off of Richmond too. I love East Dallas. I lived right off of White Rock Lake until my recent marriage. My husband already had a house in the 'burbs, ugh. We're trying to sell soon and get back to my beloved M Streets!

Sandy Pons on Dec 21 2011
Sandy Pons
  • Minted Sep 10, 2008
  • 14 Awards
  • 952 Comments made
  • 23950 Votes cast

Hi Lauren- Thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas card! Enjoy the coming days!

Alethea and Ruth on Dec 12 2011
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
  • 178 Awards
  • 277 Comments made
  • 9180 Votes cast

Thanks Lauren! I loved your winning design as well - and your interview on the blog, so fun to learn more about you!

Lehan Veenker on Dec 10 2011
Lehan Veenker
  • Minted Sep 20, 2010
  • 97 Awards
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  • 13586 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the sweet note, Lauren! Congrats to you as well and what a great interview! Love seeing other non-design professionals go after their passions and dreams! :o)

Smeeta Sharma on Dec 10 2011
Smeeta Sharma
  • Minted Oct 28, 2010
  • 5 Awards
  • 972 Comments made
  • 10386 Votes cast

Congratulations on your win Lauren!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Dec 09 2011
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
  • Minted Jan 20, 2010
  • 35 Awards
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  • 6198 Votes cast

Congratulations Lauren! This was one of my favorites!

cadence paige design on Dec 09 2011
cadence paige design
  • Minted Feb 16, 2010
  • 34 Awards
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Congrats to you too, Lauren - on your win and your recent business venture! Great interview!

Snow and Ivy on Dec 09 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 113 Awards
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  • 14723 Votes cast

Thanks Lauren!! Congrats to you too! I spent a while studying your beautiful typography when I saw it go up in the post - I don't remember seeing it in the submissions - so stunning!

Kristie Kern on Dec 09 2011
Kristie Kern
  • Minted Sep 15, 2011
  • 92 Awards
  • 193 Comments made
  • 14079 Votes cast

Enjoyed reading your interview! We have a very similar design process! We should go out for coffee when you're in Akron next summer. Nice getting to know you!

Kristie Kern on Dec 09 2011
Kristie Kern
  • Minted Sep 15, 2011
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  • 14079 Votes cast

Thanks so much, Lauren -- and to you as well! Your work is beautiful! I've lived in Akron since 2004 -- I moved here from Columbus when I married my husband who teaches at the U. of Akron. Did you grow up around here?

b.wise papers on Sep 26 2011
b.wise papers
  • Minted Oct 17, 2008
  • 66 Awards
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  • 12061 Votes cast

Lauren! Congratulations to you!! Thank you so much for your kind words -- right back atcha. Wish we could go out and celebrate together!

Sarah Brown on Sep 25 2011
Sarah Brown
  • Minted Jun 15, 2009
  • 78 Awards
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  • 52056 Votes cast

BIG congrats on your holiday wins!!!

Melanie Severin on Sep 24 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 59 Awards
  • 2751 Comments made
  • 24988 Votes cast

Congrats on your Collection Award, Lauren, and on having the most designs in the top 100 - that's sooo huge!!! Way to go! :)

guess what? on Sep 22 2011
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 74 Awards
  • 5219 Comments made
  • 15073 Votes cast

Congratulations, Lauren! Rejoice is so beautiful + elegant! fantastic job! :)

Melanie Severin on Sep 22 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
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  • 24988 Votes cast

Congrats on your win, Lauren!!!

j.bartyn on Sep 22 2011
j.bartyn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2010
  • 90 Awards
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  • 21047 Votes cast

congratulations!

guess what? on Aug 24 2011
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 74 Awards
  • 5219 Comments made
  • 15073 Votes cast

Lauren, thank you so much for your sweet comments and helpful feedback! I really admire your work, so your input and insight really mean a lot! Thanks again, and keep up the beautiful work! :)

chocomocacino on Aug 04 2011
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 87 Awards
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  • 11759 Votes cast

Yup.. ur work is beauuutifuulll.. BIG congrats!!!! I adore that you are accountant by day, designer by other time.. It's just amazing!!! Your sense of style is truly a favorite!

Jennifer Wick on Aug 04 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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Awh, thank you Lauren! I adore your style, so your comment means a lot to me!

Melanie Severin on Aug 03 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 59 Awards
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  • 24988 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Lauren - and congrats to you on your Editors's picks - I loved all of your submissions, beautiful work!

chica design on Aug 01 2011
chica design
  • Minted Aug 21, 2009
  • 60 Awards
  • 538 Comments made
  • 3407 Votes cast

thank you for letting me know my invite is in brooklyn bride! i am soo excited. :)

chocomocacino on Jul 20 2011
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 87 Awards
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  • 11759 Votes cast

Lauren.. I just visit ur blog and absolutely LOVE it! Your style is just so simple, exquisite, and elegant. And it was very helpful to learn more about typography... Love, love! ^.^

guess what? on Jul 15 2011
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 74 Awards
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  • 15073 Votes cast

Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for sweet comment on "have a blast"! Your designs are really elegant + modern, and I think you're so talented! Thanks again! :)

L.C. on Jun 30 2011
L.C.
  • Minted Jun 26, 2011
  • 2 Comments made
  • 340 Votes cast

Lovely work!

beth perry DESIGN on Jun 02 2011
beth perry DESIGN
  • Minted Jul 22, 2008
  • 19 Awards
  • 1053 Comments made
  • 17664 Votes cast

Hey Lauren, thanks so much for your nice comment on my design! I adore your designs - such a beautiful portfolio! Was reading your bio and saw that you have a day job - me too (at a law firm). Glad to know I'm not the only one rating and editing designs during my lunch break! Good luck in the holiday challenge - your designs are so awesome!

Laura Hankins on Jun 01 2011
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 66 Awards
  • 1794 Comments made
  • 7891 Votes cast

Lauren, you are the *master* of beautiful full bleed designs- such gorgeous entries!

wendy fessler on Jun 01 2011
wendy fessler
  • Minted Apr 28, 2011
  • 7 Awards
  • 363 Comments made
  • 6690 Votes cast

hi Lauren, thanks so much for your nice comment- I am having a serious case of design envy looking at your designs - such nice work! I appreciate the feedback - my first challenge and everyone is just so darn good!

SunnyJuly on Apr 25 2011
SunnyJuly
  • Minted Aug 1, 2008
  • 23 Awards
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  • 1664 Votes cast

Hey there Lauren, I had a couple questions for you. I really admire you as a designer and would love to ask you some questions re: Indigo Prints... could you email me? sunnyjuly23@yahoo.com

j.bartyn on Apr 24 2011
j.bartyn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2010
  • 90 Awards
  • 187 Comments made
  • 21047 Votes cast

Your submissions have been spot on the past few challenges. great work!

Honey Paper on Mar 18 2011
Honey Paper
  • Minted Mar 17, 2011
  • 5 Comments made
  • 6 Votes cast

Lauren - Beautiful, simple designs. Well done.

karen boehm custom on Jan 14 2011
karen boehm custom
  • Minted Dec 9, 2010
  • 4 Awards
  • 475 Comments made
  • 4529 Votes cast

Congratulations on your win, Lauren--'palm' was one of my favorites!--loved your colors and the overall simplicity of the layout/type/graphic

Snow and Ivy on Dec 14 2010
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 113 Awards
  • 2432 Comments made
  • 14723 Votes cast

aw lauren, you're so sweet - thank you for the comment! I really love everything you do as well, you have such a knack for details!!

Paper and Parcel on Dec 13 2010
Paper and Parcel
  • Minted Apr 16, 2010
  • 20 Awards
  • 331 Comments made
  • 9197 Votes cast

Hi Lauren - I visited your website/blog and just wanted to say that I LOVE your 2010 holiday collection. Really great work.

Coco Paperie on Dec 09 2010
Coco Paperie
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
  • 14 Awards
  • 183 Comments made
  • 2725 Votes cast

Hi Lauren ~ I think it looks really great. Clarity of thought :) Definitely Veuve Cliquot!

Marabou on Nov 05 2010
Marabou
  • Minted Jan 18, 2009
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  • 10291 Votes cast

Congratulations Lauren! xB

Emily Ranneby on Oct 18 2010
Emily Ranneby
  • Minted Jul 21, 2008
  • 59 Awards
  • 260 Comments made
  • 4114 Votes cast

thanks for the note lauren. i noticed it this morning (stockholm morning), and emailed minted directly. mariam has already responded, so they are away. thanks for letting me know someone has bought it though. hooray !! good to hear about sales always. xoxoxo.

Sydney Newsom on Jun 07 2010
Sydney Newsom
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
  • 38 Awards
  • 1056 Comments made
  • 11648 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the sweet comments. You made my day :) I visited your blog a while back and was so impressed! You are so organized. I have a pile of stationary/invitations still waiting to be photographed. What kind of paper and printer do you use? Your end product is so gorgeous!