trbdesign

taleen bedikian. Based in Torrance, CA, US.

  • 51 awards won
  • 378 comments made
  • 6317 votes cast
  • Minted on Dec 06 2010
  • trbdesign.com
  • http://www.minted.com/designer/trbdesign

Awards

  • winner 9
  • editor pick 42

About trbdesign

Luckily, design is my job but doesn't (usually) feel like work. I am a freelance graphic designer and I also enjoy painting, sewing, yoga, and being near the beach. I think fine paper & good typography are like warm apple pie & vanilla ice cream, but my 3 kids don't see the connection! Maybe one day they will love good design as much as dessert.

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comments

Dawn Jasper on May 31 2014
Dawn Jasper
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The templates should be in the submission folder. I use Illustrator so I see mine under A7 Square Templates > AI > Illustrator > Die-Cut Shapes. Hope that helps!

Misty Hughes on May 17 2014
Misty Hughes
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Thank you so much, Taleen. I scan at Kinko's.

Chris Griffith on Jun 23 2013
Chris Griffith
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Hi Taleen, I changed the font and am wondering if you could take a look. Should i go with the original Anodyne or this fun one I found? Thanks again for your time. Chris http://www.minted.com/design-rating/98589

Chris Griffith on Jun 23 2013
Chris Griffith
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Taleen, thanks so much for your feedback on my frogs. I will work on the fonts to simplify.

Stacey Meacham on Jun 11 2013
Stacey Meacham
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Awe thanks so much Taleen. I am your biggest fan. I was so happy to see your holiday submissions. I have missed your work. I hope you are feeling better and likes don't mean anything these days :) Lol. I'll be pulling for you.

Sarah Curry on Jun 02 2013
Sarah Curry
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Thank you for your sweet comment, Taleen! I love all of your work and the variety of designs you come up with! :)

Elly on Mar 20 2013
Elly
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Thank you so much! I am a fan of her work ! (:

Melissa Kelman on Mar 17 2013
Melissa Kelman
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Hi Taleen, Thank you for your helpful suggestion on my The Sweetest Floral design. I took your advice and I feel like the layout you suggested works a lot better. By the way I'm a big fan of your work! Thanks again :)

Lori Wemple on Jan 05 2013
Lori Wemple
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Thank you so so much for your comment on Birds and the Bees Taleen. I think all of your work is so amazing so I am so incredibly flattered; I feel like I'm kind of trying to find my style and stumbling a bit, so I really appreciate it, :)

Phrosné Ras on Oct 15 2012
Phrosné Ras
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Wow Taleen, what a compliment. So much appreciated. Reaaally needed that right now! Thank you! Phrosné

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 10 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks so much for your congratulatory note, Taleen! I really appreciate it. I'm so excited, and little in shock. :)

Kerri Spath on Jul 15 2012
Kerri Spath
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Hi Taleen, Thanks so much for the feedback on my reindeer games design. I think I prefer the contrast as well but it still seemed a little unbalanced to me.. I added it to the main header and took your suggestion to justify that line.. Would love your thoughts on the changes. Thanks so much : )

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 14 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hi, Taleen! Thank you so much for your nice comment on my "Cocktail Party" design. I really love your design aesthetic and appreciate your input! :)

Sarah Brown on Jul 12 2012
Sarah Brown
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Thanks for your comment on Chilling Chalk! It was one of those designs that I'd been staring at too long, and I couldn't tell if it was working or if it was a hot mess :)

Angela Marzuki on Jun 22 2012
Angela Marzuki
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Thank you Taleen! I'm usually the one behind the camera and always cringe at the thought of profile photos ha! I love your work, your holiday designs being no exception, and am wishing you lots of luck in the 2nd round! :)

Amber Barkley on Jun 17 2012
Amber Barkley
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Thanks for the note, Taleen. I think they are different enough. No worries, and good luck! :)

Lori Wemple on Jun 08 2012
Lori Wemple
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Thank you so much for the note! Congrats on your wins too - Your designs are always amazing - I would buy them all!! :)

trbdesign on Jun 06 2012
trbdesign
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THanks for your note. I think the type looks great! I hope i didn't confuse you... i know how it is when u look too long at your own work. Definitely keep it without the frame (no frame:)!!

Monica Schafer on Jun 06 2012
Monica Schafer
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Here's the link http://www.minted.com/design-rating/60746

Monica Schafer on Jun 06 2012
Monica Schafer
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Thanks so much for yuor feedback Taleen. I went back to the handlettering and also added a thin black fram to the photo. Please let me know what you think if you get a chance. Thanks for all your help! Love yuor work so really trust your opinion!! :)

Monica Schafer on Jun 06 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hi Taleen, Here is the link to my festive garden design... http://www.minted.com/design-rating/60101 Thanks!!

Monica Schafer on Jun 05 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hi Taleen, I've made some changes to my festive garden design. Would you mind taking a look? Did I ruin it? (Ha ha) Please be honest! Thank you!! Monica :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 30 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Congrats on your latest wins!! You are really raking them in...great work!

Stacey Meacham on May 27 2012
Stacey Meacham
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Thanks so much for your message Taleen. It means a lot coming from you. You are a brilliant talent and I am a huge fan of your work. Can't wait to see more of your holiday submissions.

Monica Schafer on May 21 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hi Taleen, Thanks for your feedback last week on my Festive Garden design! I attempted to refine "Joy" and made some color changes. Please let me know what you think if you get a minute. Thanks! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 01 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks, Taleen!! I was super excited about it myself!!! :)

Lauren Elisabeth on Apr 19 2012
Lauren Elisabeth
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Thanks again-will definitely keep messing with the fonts. For some reason it's a struggle on this design!

Lauren Elisabeth on Apr 18 2012
Lauren Elisabeth
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Thanks for your suggestion on my flower design! I'm unsure if we can have designs without names though? The submission packet said to allow for names about 20 characters, so I assumed that meant it had to have something able to be personalized?

Melanie Severin on Apr 11 2012
Melanie Severin
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Hi Taleen! Sorry for not replying sooner - thank you so much for the comment on my profile. :) Congrats to you as well on all of your wins and picks - you have been racking up the awards lately! I am in awe at how you are able to submit so many designs each challenge and they are all gorgeous! Keep it up - great stuff :)

Frooted Design on Apr 08 2012
Frooted Design
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Hi, Taleen! Nice to meet you. Wow, busy mom of 3 and just doing some really wonderful design work in all these challenges! Yup, there do seem to be a lot of believers in the minted community, really encouraging. Hope you had a great Easter!

Lauren Chism on Apr 08 2012
Lauren Chism
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You are very sweet, but I don't think it's too similar. feel free to leave it in the challenge. thanks for the message though. happy easter!

Bleu Collar Paperie on Mar 21 2012
Bleu Collar Paperie
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congrats on all the wins! great stuff!

Stacey Meacham on Mar 15 2012
Stacey Meacham
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Thanks, you too. Your store is growing leaps and bounds very quickly :)

Sarah Curry on Mar 15 2012
Sarah Curry
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Congrats on all of your recent picks! :)

Lori Wemple on Mar 12 2012
Lori Wemple
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Thanks so much for your comment - I love ALL of your work!!! :)

Sara Hicks Malone on Mar 10 2012
Sara Hicks Malone
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thanks so much taleen, same to you!!!

Stacey Meacham on Mar 10 2012
Stacey Meacham
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congrats on all your recent pics. You're awesome.

Amber Barkley on Mar 09 2012
Amber Barkley
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Congrats on all of your Moving Announcement Editor's Picks. That is awesome. Great up the great work! :)

Britt Clendenen on Mar 08 2012
Britt Clendenen
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Of course Taleen! Love bebe birds. You do great work :) Thanks for the compliment on the pic - thought maybe clients might not want to see my goofy face look. :-P

Sharon McKeeman on Mar 01 2012
Sharon McKeeman
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Thank you so much! It means a lot to me that you took the time to read the story of my ballerina paintings. You do amazing work so I am honored that you like them and liked my blog - Thanks so much :)

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Feb 28 2012
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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Hello Taleen, thank you so much for your sweet comment. I think you are super talented!

Rebecca Bowen on Feb 17 2012
Rebecca Bowen
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Thank you so much! You made my night;)

Smudge Design on Feb 17 2012
Smudge Design
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Congrats on your win Tal!!!

Lehan Veenker on Feb 17 2012
Lehan Veenker
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Hi Taleen! You should have received an email with the Editor's Picks. As for the winners, you can view those under the "winners" tab/link on the website. :o)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 13 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks for your super nice comment on My Type...I'm laughing right now at the fact that it's "come a long way" - sadly, most of my designs do! :) And, the ones that get picked (of mine) usually don't have an evolution (I actually get them nostly right the first time)...so it doesn't bode well for this one! But I'll keep my fingers crossed! :) Good luck on all yours, too - you have some nice ones! (sorry for the novel...)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 11 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks for your comment on My Type - great minds think alike! I had Buttermilk in there, and may add it back - I wasn't thrilled with having two of some fonts, but don't have enough different skinny ones! I see you have some lower case, too, which I had originally but decided to keep it all caps. Anyway, I may change out some fonts, but doubt my layout will change much from this. Feel free to submit yours, too!

Amber Barkley on Feb 08 2012
Amber Barkley
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Thanks for the nice comment, Taleen! It made my day! Congrats on your Editor's Pick, and good luck in this stationery challenge. All of your designs are amazing!

SunnyJuly on Dec 11 2011
SunnyJuly
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Hi!!! I totally remember, how are you? looks like you won, with some great designs!! congrats on those, thanks for your comments on Corbel. Great to hear from you!

Britt Clendenen on Nov 02 2011
Britt Clendenen
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Thank your for your advice taleen. I decided to scale back and go w/o the tangerines for a more simplified/uncluttered design. BTW - I love your clean style!