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  • Hi everyone,


    Here's where to come for breaking news at Minted!  We'll try to regularly post news here first.


    To kick this off, we wanted to let you know that Mintie Leslie Hamer, of Unless Someone Like You, has relocated with her family from Chicago to join Minted!


    Leslie will be our Senior Merchandise Designer and will lead the design team that receives and processes all your design files.  You may be familiar with Tim and Robert on our team; they will now be reporting to Leslie.  This hardworking team will be responsible for activities such as making alternate colorways or accessories for your designs when these requests are optional and designers have chosen not to do this work themselves.  Leslie will also be responsible for overseeing the Quality Control process, reviewing designs before they launch to our site.  We're excited that one of you, a Mintie, will now be leading this process, as we think this will help bring a Mintie perspective to what improvements we can make to the process.


    Please join me in welcoming Leslie!


    Mariam


     

  • Congrats and welcome Leslie. How exciting. Thanks for the the breaking news Mariam.

  • Thanks, Mariam!  and congrats, Leslie!  I can't wait to send you some files...just waiting for a request...


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  • Thanks Mariam that's great news! Congratulations Leslie :)

  • Thanks Mariam! That is awesome - and congratulations Leslie, very well deserved! :)

  • I love the new Breaking news feature! Congratulations, Leslie, and welcome to your new role at Minted : )

  • yes, thanks for the breaking news, Mariam! I love that it has no political ties attached to it!


    Smile


    And welcome Leslie! Congrats on your new position and new city! Best of luck and I'll look for you around the water cooler!


     


     

  • Yay, Leslie! That's very exciting! And I love the Breaking News thread :)

  • Congrats, Leslie! That's so, so exciting :) Hope you and your family settle in quickly!

  • Congratulations, Leslie! Talk about doing what you love- what great news!

  • Congrats, Leslie!!

  • congratulations Leslie! hope I will have reason to communicate with you in the futureEmbarassed

  • Congrats and Welcome Leslie!!

  • Very exciting news! Congratulations Leslie!

  • Awesome news! Thanks for sharing, Mariam!


    Congrats, Leslie! So excited for you! We know you're going to do an awesome job!! :)

  • Go Leslie! Your work is amazing and I have no doubt you'll keep things running beautifully at Minted. Congrats!

  • I really like the "breaking news" thing Mariam! And congrats on the new gig Leslie! :)
  • Hooray! Another dynamic Mintie on the inside. Congrats Leslie! Welcome to the West! x

  • Big congrats Leslie!

  • Hooray! Congrats Leslie! exciting

  • Congratulations Leslie and Minted!

  • Congrats Leslie! So excited for you :)  Best wishes to you and your family as you settle in to your new home!

  • Congrats Leslie! What an amazing adventure and opportunity. All the best to you and your family!

  • Congratulations Leslie! You are an amazing designer and will be a great fit at Minted.
  • Congrats Leslie!!! You are such an incredible designer, you are no doubt a perfect fit for this role!

  • We're happy to be spreading some holiday cheer today! We've just announced the top 21-40 ranked winners from our Joy to the World Challenge! Check them out on the Minted blog: http://www.minted.com/blog/blog/2012/09/11/joy-to-the-world-holiday-challenge-the-top-21-40th-place-winners/.


    Congratulations, winners!!


     

  • The celebration continues with the top 11-20th ranked designs from the Joy to the World Challenge! Beautiful work, winners! http://www.minted.com/blog/blog/2012/09/12/the-top-11-20th-joy-to-the-world-holiday-winners/

  • It's time! The top 10 Joy to the World holiday winners are now on the blog: http://www.minted.com/blog/blog/2012/09/13/the-top-10-joy-to-the-world-holiday-winners/.


    HUGE congratulations, designers!

  • We’re excited to say that we’re beginning the launch of our 2012 holiday collection today! Huge congratulations to everyone! This year’s collection is absolutely beautiful.


    It will take some time to launch all the designs and to link each design to its designer, so if yours is not up yet or if your name is not next to it, don't worry! It will be soon. We also wanted to let you know that we are experimenting with merchandising and ranking order on our holiday product pages. Designs will actually be entering a period of 'randomization' sometime soon so that we can collect sales data, so please don't be concerned about the initial placement on the page.


    More holiday announcements will be coming soon!


     

  • Thanks Jen! Do we eventually get to see how our designs scored? :)

  • Announcing the special prize winners from the Joy to the World Holiday Challenge! Congratulations, winners! http://www.minted.com/blog/blog/2012/09/25/joy-to-the-world-special-prize-winners/


    @Monica - yes! Scores will be up within the week :)

  • Wow, great news Leslie! Congrats! Hope you'll come back to Chi-town for our meet ups! ????
  • Big congrats, Leslie! I'm sure you won't be missing your Chicago winter this year... ;)

  • So Cool. I LOVE Leslie's work. Welcome and congrats! Hannah

  • Check out the special prize winners from our Deck the Office Business Holiday Card Challenge! http://www.minted.com/blog/blog/2012/10/01/deck-the-office-business-holiday-challenge-special-prize-winners/


    Congratulations!

  • Announcing direct deposits for commissions!! We've heard from so many of you that you prefer direct deposits to checks, so we're incredibly excited to finally make that dream a reality. This will make the payment process easier and faster for everyone. Check out this post for details: http://www.minted.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=1160&page=1#Item_1

  • Huge congratulations to the winners of our Celebrate! Holiday Party Invitation Challenge!! Check them out here.

  • Announcing the winners of our Happy 2013! New Year's Challenge! Congratulations! www.minted.com/winners

  • congrats to all the winners of both the challenges :)

  • Congrats to Bob Daly, whose halloween party decor suite is featured on People.com today! http://www.people.com/people/celebritybabies/gallery/0,,20639886,00.html#21228354

  • They're back! We've just launched a Quickfire Calendar Challenge! Check out the details and submit at www.minted.com/contest. Submission ends this coming Tuesday, October 23 at 10am PT.

  • Congratulations to the winners of our Journal Gifts Challenge! www.minted.com/winners

  • Hi there! I am new to Minted and am loving the positive creative community you all have here! I just participated in my first Design Challenges and I am wondering  - when does Minted post the results and scores?  I am guessing the file requests for the Quickfire Calendar Challenge went out yesterday - and was hoping the ratings would be posted soon.


    Any help/advice would be much appreciated! Thank you!


    Best,


    Ann


     

  • Hi Ann - welcome to Minted!! Results/Scores are usually a bit of a surprise as to when they are posted. This last challenge was a bit unusual with it's quick voting/file requests/etc. But usually results are posted a few weeks after the challenge ends, and then file requests are sent out shortly after. In the last few challenges, some file requests have been sent out before the results were announced, so that Minted would be able to get those designs launched asap for the holiday season. So it's hard to say when results will be posted - but hopefully soon! :)

  • congrats!


     

  • Hats Off Graduation Announcement special prize winners are on the blog! Congratulations, winners! http://www.minted.com/blog/blog/2012/11/06/hats-off-graduation-announcement-special-prize-winners/

  • Minted party décor made its Today Show debut this morning! You can watch the video clip at MSNBC (jump to 4:15)

    http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/49757917


    Congrats to Kelli Hall and Jennifer Wick


     


    We also had our holiday cards featured last week. Here is the segment on their website. See minted at the 3:05 mark

    http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/49693287#49693287


    Congrats to Snow and Ivy, Alethea and Ruth & Paper Dahlia!

  • Hi Designers,


    We wanted to give you a teaser about some incredibly exciting news. We are proud to announce that tomorrow we will be relaunching the Minted blog! Our new and improved blog is called Julep. It is an independent lifestyle blog and a destination for visual design inspiration covering all things beautiful, personal, and unique for your homes, holidays, and occasions. Best of all, we want to bring the community to the forefront even more and will be inviting members of the Minted community to contribute to Julep. Many more fun details to come tomorrow, but we wanted you to be the first to know! We can't wait for you to see!

  • How exciting!
  • Agree - totally exciting + cool! I just took a peek at the blog and It looks beautiful already - can't wait to see it finished!! :)


     

  • LOVE the look of the new blog!!!  And what a very clever name - I so LOVE clever!  Great work!

  • Yes, I love the name! So cute. Can't wait to see the finished site, it already looks fantastic.

  • So Lovely ! Can't wait to see the finished site ! Awesome work !

  • Exciting news! can't wait :)

  • Can't wait to see it too! So many awesome things happening :)

  • The new blog is gorgeous!!

  • the new blog is such an awesome collaboration of incredible talent. beautiful and a great read - love.

  • Love the new blog!!Cool

  • The new blog is awesome! ... and I love the paper tree template :)


    p.s. congratulations to all the wedding invitations winners!!! Great designs!!!!!

  • Thanks to all the designers who contributed in our first-ever inspiration board contest! We gave away $4000 in Minted credit, with our grand prize winner announced last Sunday for $1000! You can see the winning board here:http://www.minted.com/board/969771



    We are also excited to launch our first wedding inspiration board challenge! We will be hosting the challenge through January 7th, 2013. We would love to have you enter the challenge, we will be picking 2 winners weekly to win $200 in Minted credit and 1 grand prize winner on January 10th, 2013 winning $1000 in credit again!




    Our designers make the most beautiful boards so we are excited to see what you come up with! For more information you can visit: http://www.minted.com/inspiration-boards-challenge



     

  • One last holiday hurrah for you... congratulations to the many special prize winners from the Celebrate Holiday Party Invitations Challenge and the Happy 2013 New Year's Card Challenge! Check them all out on Julep here: http://www.minted.com/julep/2013/01/08/special-prize-winners-celebrate-holiday-party-invitations-and-happy-2013-new-years-card-challenges/.


    Amazing work!!

  • The time has finally come! Huge congratulations to all the winners from our Surprise! Party Decor Challenge! We were absolutely blown away by the quality and breadth of the designs in this challenge. Check out our winner's page to see the top-rated designs and click here to see all the results. Congratulations, party animals!

  • Congratulations to the special prize winners from our Just Can't Wait Save the Date Challenge!! Check out all the winners and runner ups on Julep: http://www.minted.com/julep/2013/01/24/just-cant-wait-save-the-date-special-prize-winners/

  • We are thrilled to say that we've just announced the winners of our Hello Baby Birth Announcement Challenge! Check them out on our winner's page and be sure to click through to the whole challenge to see the top 30 winning designs and all results. Congratulations to our winners!

  • Announcing the special prize winners from our Inspired Art and Little Journeys: Nursery, Children's, and Family Tree Art Challenges! So much incredibly strong artwork came through both challenges. Congratulations, winners! See them all here: http://www.minted.com/julep/2013/02/05/little-journeys-and-inspired-art-special-prize-winners/

  • Congratulations to the special prize winners from our 'Thanks a Million' Thank You Card Challenge and Stationery and Journal Gifts Challenges!! Get ready to relive some seriously great work with this announcement... check out all the winners here: http://www.minted.com/julep/2013/02/06/journals-stationery-thank-you-cards-oh-my-special-prize-winners/


    Congratulations, winners!

  • We're thrilled to share the special prize winners from one of our biggest and most exciting challenges of the year, our Perfect Match Wedding Invitations Challenge! Take a look at all the winners and runner ups on Julep: http://www.minted.com/julep/2013/02/12/perfect-match-wedding-special-prize-winners/


    Congratulations, everyone!

  • Happy Valentine's Day, Minties!! Fall in love all over again with the special prize winners from our XOXO Valentine's Day Challenge. Check out the winner's post in our very own Minted Community section on Julep. Congratulations!

  • Say hello to "Minted's So Special Greeting Card Challenge"! We can’t wait for you to be a part of the billions of greeting cards sent every year. Greeting cards are our most personal products ever and will keep customers coming back to Minted all year round. This is truly a monumental step for you, the Minted design community.


    Think outside the box and create all styles of designs for all types of customers. Take a risk! Put that pun to good use or go ahead and try out that very sentimental thought. In this, our inaugural greeting card challenge, we’ll be seeking a very large number of designs for four collections: Birthday Cards (by far the biggest assortment we’re seeking), with a sprinkling of spring occasions: Mother’s Day cards, Father’s Day cards, and graduation cards. We are seeking a mix of non-photo card designs and photo card designs that allow customers to personalize the card with their photo.


    Check out the prize structure and submit here until Monday, March 4 at 10am PT. We're attempting to take hundreds of designs from this challenge, so you won't want to miss it! (Email to follow soon :) )

  • Announcing the winners of our On the Wall Art Challenge! Check out the top winners on our winner's page and click through to the challenge page see all top 30, plus results for all the submissions from the challenge. Congratulations, winners!