We were over the moon when three internationally renowned interior designers signed on to guest judge our Inspired Personalized Stationery Challenge. Their involvement really jump-started our community and inspired hundreds of stunning designs. After giving us their final picks, we picked their brain about how they arrived at their tough decision.
minted: In general, what do you look for in personal correspondence cards?
jay jeffers: I want something that reflects my personality. I send many handwritten notes to friends, colleagues, and clients because I feel its a more personal gesture and gives you the opportunity to create something beautiful.
martha angus: A piece of personal stationery should really be a portrait of the person sending it out. It’s asking a lot; you have to get the whole person down onto one tiny piece of paper.
orlando diaz-azcuy: I want the recipient to be able to identify the sender even before reading.
minted: How did you arrive at your final decision?
martha angus: I have a fine art background so those designs really resonated with me. The final decision was agonizing! It was really difficult to widdle it down past my top ten. In the end I picked what I love: bright and colorful. Candy Buttons by Cayce Cobb reminded me of Damien Hirst–I used to have one of his paintings hanging behind my desk.
Candy Buttons Personal Stationery
minted: What were your other close favorites?
martha angus: There were WAY too many wonderful designs to choose from and it amazed and it overwhelmed me! There is a staggering amount of talent that Minted draws in. It was such a treat to be on the other side of the design process. Thank you SO MUCH for all this genius sent my way!!
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