welcome to the Minted Community.

We're always excited to welcome new designers and artists. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie you'll find our community is the heart and soul of Minted.

quickstart guide

designer quickstart guide

The submission kit contains deadlines, prizes, photos to use, design templates, and submission rules.

Upload a design to enter the challenge. Create a username and password for your new design studio.

Upload a profile picture and write a bio about yourself, your aesthetic, and your inspirations.

Comment on other submissions and get suggestions from fellow designers and artists. Edit as often as you like.

Rate submissions on a scale of 1-5 and tell us what you think we should sell on Minted.com.

Winners receive a cash prize and an ongoing commission on all sales.

more ways to participate

the perks

prize Track the
Leaderboard

Watch challenges develop in real time. See which submissions are the 'most liked' right now, which have the most views, and who are our most helpful commenters.

See the Leaderboard

prize Meet the
Community

Once you've submitted a design, you're invited to join the Minted Facebook group. Join the discussion about challenges, design, or anything at all.

Learn About the Facebook Group

dollar icon Ongoing
Revenue

In addition to cash prizes for each challenge, Minted winners receive an ongoing 6-8% commission on all sales of their work.

star icon Unmatched
Publicity

Minted designs and designers have been featured on shows like The Today Show and The Early Show and in publications like Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, and more.

blog icon Read Julep, the
Minted Blog

Keep up to date with stories about challenge winners, DIY inspirations, party ideas, Meet-a-Mintie designer profiles, Mintie meet-ups, and more in the Community section.

Read the Julep Community Section

wifi icon Get Feedback
from Others

Minted has been called free Design School. You can get valuable feedback from other artists and designers to edit and improve your work.

Learn How to Get Feedback

heart icon Brand
Exposure

Minted’s products reach consumers all over the world, helping designers and artists build their independent brands. We put you and the Community at the forefront of the customer shopping experience.

box icon Quality Printing
and Paper

Our printing quality is unmatched. Your work is showcased on the thickest, most luxurious papers available.

become the next design genius

design collage
Alethea and Ruth

"I love the Minted design community - such a wealth of design knowledge - it really does make everyone stronger."

- Alethea and Ruth

Rachel of Alethea and Ruth started entering Minted challenges in September 2010. Inspired by florals, fashion, and her sister, Rachel jumped right in. She has since designed many challenge winners, including first place in our 2011 holiday challenge and a recent collection of wedding suites on Minted.com. Her advice for newbies? "Explore, take risks, and design things that you really love."

See Alethea and Ruth's Design Profile