lena barakat

based in Clayton, MO, US.

  • 33 awards won
  • 720 comments made
  • 12705 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 8
  • editor pick 25

About lena barakat

an illustrator and graphic designer with a passion for typography, fine paper and patterns.

favorite designers

  • Laura Hankins
  • Jody Wody
  • Moglea
  • nocciola design
  • Carolyn MacLaren

comments

Carolyn MacLaren on Dec 08 2014
Carolyn MacLaren
  • Minted May 28, 2011
  • 105 Awards
  • 766 Comments made
  • 12906 Votes cast

Thanks for such a sweet comment, Lena! Love your submissions as well - always so elegant and fresh :)

Phrosné Ras on Dec 08 2014
Phrosné Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 111 Awards
  • 3955 Comments made
  • 9614 Votes cast

Pretty girl! Lovely pic. ;)

Jan Shepherd on Nov 26 2014
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 1 Award
  • 488 Comments made
  • 1495 Votes cast

Thanks for spotting my typo Lena! Sometimes I need to take more breaks - difficult to tear myself away though :)

Chris Griffith on Nov 02 2014
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 18 Awards
  • 2660 Comments made
  • 13236 Votes cast

Aww, thanks Lena. It is easy to be constructive with designs like yours. :)

Nazia Hyder on Oct 30 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 1616 Comments made
  • 4760 Votes cast

Thank you Lena for your feedback in my One in a Melon design,really appreciate it :)

Kaydi Bishop on Apr 30 2014
Kaydi Bishop
  • Minted Jun 29, 2012
  • 45 Awards
  • 376 Comments made
  • 19169 Votes cast

Lena, thank you for the super sweet note a few days ago! I wish there was a like button for comments on here :) I love your work, so its always fun to see what great new things you are coming up with!

Carol Fazio on Apr 16 2014
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
  • 17 Awards
  • 5240 Comments made
  • 22598 Votes cast

Thanks for your sweet note on my storybook win, Lena! I was so shocked, I about fell off my chair!

Mikel Clair Hardin on Mar 19 2014
Mikel Clair Hardin
  • Minted Oct 9, 2013
  • 5 Awards
  • 105 Comments made
  • 3025 Votes cast

Lena, thank you!! You grew up an hour away from my home town - how neat!! I love seeing other southern designers on Minted, such a small world! :)

Rebecca Bowen on Feb 27 2014
Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
  • 85 Awards
  • 876 Comments made
  • 17383 Votes cast

Thanks Lena.. It's so funny you all say it screams me.. because I was thinking this totally didnt look like me at all, LOL..

Nazia Hyder on Feb 26 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 1616 Comments made
  • 4760 Votes cast

Thanks Lena for your feedback. I did make the changes on my "Modern Stripes" entry as you asked. Please have a look when you find time. Thanks again. :)

Stacey Meacham on Feb 18 2014
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 133 Awards
  • 3908 Comments made
  • 44628 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your comment Lena. That is the highest compliment I could receive.

Laura Bolter Design on Feb 10 2014
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 47 Awards
  • 592 Comments made
  • 36698 Votes cast

Glad I gave you a good laugh during this morning's craziness! And, thanks for your comments about my lettering and your suggestion on my chalkboard design. I've changed the name to white as suggested! Good luck! Your designs are gorgeous!

Hooray Creative on Jan 30 2014
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
  • 164 Awards
  • 874 Comments made
  • 13206 Votes cast

Thanks for your sweet comment Lena!!

Kimberly Morgan on Sep 10 2013
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 42 Awards
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  • 51783 Votes cast

Glad to be helpful. It's a lovely design!

Stacey Montgomery on Aug 04 2013
Stacey Montgomery
  • Minted Sep 11, 2012
  • 1339 Comments made
  • 10352 Votes cast

LOL! Thank you for your suggestion!

Lori Wemple on Aug 02 2013
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 152 Awards
  • 2744 Comments made
  • 5273 Votes cast

aww thank you - you too!

Robin L. Andrews on Jul 12 2013
Robin L. Andrews
  • Minted Mar 21, 2013
  • 4 Awards
  • 2287 Comments made
  • 46601 Votes cast

Dear Lena, thank you for your message, it is greatly appreciated. warmest wishes, Robin

j.bartyn on Jun 12 2013
j.bartyn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2010
  • 92 Awards
  • 190 Comments made
  • 21150 Votes cast

thank you for you comment on winter berry! It made me day!

Anne Holmquist on Jun 07 2013
Anne Holmquist
  • Minted Feb 15, 2010
  • 27 Awards
  • 1193 Comments made
  • 19178 Votes cast

You are welcome Lena! Good luck to you as well, although I don't think you need it. Your designs are beautiful!

Lori Wemple on Jun 06 2013
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 152 Awards
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  • 5273 Votes cast

ah, thanks; you are so sweet. I actually feel like i'm pulling my hair out - just don't feel like i'm getting anything right and running in 100 different directions ;) You are on a roll yourself!! I am so in love with all your designs - especially winter waltz, and what a lovely name! It feels like dancing :)

Stacey Meacham on May 25 2013
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 133 Awards
  • 3908 Comments made
  • 44628 Votes cast

Thanks so much Lena. Great catch. I really appreciate it :)

Rebecca Bowen on Apr 13 2013
Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
  • 85 Awards
  • 876 Comments made
  • 17383 Votes cast

aww, you just made my weekend! thanks for being so sweet;)

Kimberly Morgan on Jan 30 2013
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 42 Awards
  • 2221 Comments made
  • 51783 Votes cast

Thanks so much, Lena. It certainly was a big surprise, I'll be in shock over for a while yet, I think :)

Snow and Ivy on Oct 13 2012
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 135 Awards
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  • 15776 Votes cast

Hi Lena - just wanted to say thanks for your sweet note, it totally made my day :)

Frooted Design on Oct 12 2012
Frooted Design
  • Minted Aug 4, 2009
  • 84 Awards
  • 744 Comments made
  • 15349 Votes cast

Hi Lena, thanks so much for your sweet comments!! I'm loving your typographic designs for this challenge and wish you all the best too!

Carol Fazio on Oct 08 2012
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
  • 17 Awards
  • 5240 Comments made
  • 22598 Votes cast

hi lena, sure, any time! I like the changes you made and feel free to comment on any of my submissions! I appreciate the feedback as well! good luck!

Angela Marzuki on Aug 23 2012
Angela Marzuki
  • Minted May 24, 2011
  • 34 Awards
  • 912 Comments made
  • 19971 Votes cast

Lena, you completely made my day! I'm incredibly flattered that you ordered Unidentified Bloom and so happy that you are loving them. I was so excited when I read your note that I even read it to my husband lol :) You're so sweet, thank you!

Molly Lentz on Aug 20 2012
Molly Lentz
  • Minted Apr 4, 2012
  • 55 Comments made
  • 2225 Votes cast

You're so sweet, Lena! This is a fabulous community of beautiful designers -- so glad to be here! I look forward to many more interactions :-D

Phrosné Ras on Aug 20 2012
Phrosné Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 111 Awards
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  • 9614 Votes cast

Hi Lena! thanks so much for your lovely comment on my retro flowers designs! I needed to hear that:)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 31 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 37 Awards
  • 7852 Comments made
  • 32809 Votes cast

Hi Lena! Thank you for taking the time to critique my "Wreath of Love" - because of all the great comments I received I think it's so much better! I appreciate it.

Snow and Ivy on Apr 01 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 135 Awards
  • 2569 Comments made
  • 15776 Votes cast

Thanks for your help Lena!! I really appreciate it - I copied the calligraphy from Wiki - but I still wasn't too sure about it. I will make sure to update it, thanks again :) PS - congrats on your recent wins!!

stacey day on Nov 02 2010
stacey day
  • Minted Dec 4, 2008
  • 37 Awards
  • 969 Comments made
  • 6999 Votes cast

oh my gosh, lena! what a small world. what part of birmingham? i grew up in trussville -- and my husband and i live in trussville right now b/c my house seems to not ever ever want to sell.

Marabou Design on Sep 08 2010
Marabou Design
  • Minted Jan 18, 2009
  • 64 Awards
  • 1649 Comments made
  • 11232 Votes cast

Thank you Lena! Congratulations on your recent win!

Carrie ONeal on Aug 25 2010
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
  • 108 Awards
  • 1347 Comments made
  • 15792 Votes cast

CONGRATS!!! What a way to start off! Can't wait to see all your other "wins" to come! Welcome!

Sydney Newsom on Aug 21 2010
Sydney Newsom
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
  • 45 Awards
  • 1058 Comments made
  • 11730 Votes cast

Congrats on No 10 in your very first competition!! I think all 3 of your cards are great . . . wouldn't be surprised to hear about more wins :)