Amy Payne

Amy Payne. Based in Olympia, WA, US.

  • 89 awards won
  • 740 comments made
  • 23187 votes cast
  • Minted on May 29 2015
  • http://www.minted.com/creative/amypayne

Awards

  • winner 6
  • editor pick 83

About Amy Payne

I am a loving wife and mother of four cute kids. I am a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest. Before falling in love with stationery design, I studied and worked as a food scientist making ice cream and yogurt flavors! My designs are typically inspired by my beautiful surroundings in Washington. I love cool greens, blues, and grays and always gravitate toward simplicity.

favorite artists

  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Sara Heilwagen
  • Carrie ONeal
  • Tanya Williams
  • Tracy H

comments

Carrie Moradi on Jul 25 2018
Carrie Moradi
  • Minted Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 Award
  • 18 Comments made
  • 6543 Votes cast

OMG, thanks so much for your comment about the number of photos! How did I miss that in the brief?! I'll have to change a couple of other submissions too, so I really appreciate it. Love your mustard calendar submission! Adding the notes lines to layout is so smart. I'm also a huge fan of yellow and try to inject it wherever possible. Best of luck and thanks again!

Susanne Kasielke on Jul 17 2018
Susanne Kasielke
  • Minted Mar 25, 2014
  • 27 Awards
  • 371 Comments made
  • 13586 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your comment on „simple thanks“, I so appreciate your feedback - Super helpful and you were right!

Summer Winkelman on Jun 08 2018
Summer Winkelman
  • Minted Jul 3, 2015
  • 19 Awards
  • 263 Comments made
  • 10066 Votes cast

Thanks so much Amy for your sweet comment on my rejoice foliage entry! Your work is beautiful, I love your hand lettering :)

Susan Brown on May 23 2018
Susan Brown
  • Minted May 18, 2011
  • 205 Awards
  • 2554 Comments made
  • 107425 Votes cast

Hi Amy, Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you at NSS and how much fun it was to be around you. Today, thanks to you, I deleted all my old video messages on my iPhone. And how the heck can you have 4 kids and all of them gorgeous. Best.

Lunar Thoughts on Mar 07 2018
Lunar Thoughts
  • Minted Mar 20, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1 Comment made
  • 3844 Votes cast

Hi Amy, extremely belated congrats on the winning card in the first greeting card challenge. Since you elevated my submitted copy last time, I was curious if you were interested in trying again for the latest GC challenge. If so, I'll send you some greeting card concepts and copy that may match your design style. Whenever you get the chance, please let me know. (You can contact me at lunar.thoughts.designs@gmail.com) Thanks!

Basil Design Studio on Mar 05 2018
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 19 Awards
  • 1759 Comments made
  • 24682 Votes cast

Congrats on your picks, Amy! They are all awesome!

Leigh on Feb 09 2018
Leigh
  • Minted Jun 26, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 119 Comments made
  • 26530 Votes cast

My old Wacom tablet has finally given out so I’m researching what I might get to replace it. I like your illustrations and wanted to ask what tablet/programs you use/work in to create your pieces.

Jennifer Holbrook on Feb 08 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 4 Awards
  • 1479 Comments made
  • 15440 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thanks so much for your like on my "Snow Dots" design! I appreciate it. Best wishes in the challenges with your wonderful submissions.

Kelsey Mucci on Jan 28 2018
Kelsey Mucci
  • Minted Feb 22, 2017
  • 11 Awards
  • 294 Comments made
  • 16116 Votes cast

PS. LOOOOVE your Mom Made Me design!! So clever and fun!!

Kelsey Mucci on Jan 28 2018
Kelsey Mucci
  • Minted Feb 22, 2017
  • 11 Awards
  • 294 Comments made
  • 16116 Votes cast

Thank you for a thoughtful and helpful comment on my 3D name birth announcement! In case you're curious, I checked with Minted about the font. It's doable, but each order has to be updated by someone at Minted. Since that's a lot of time, and therefore money, a layered font would need to really be worth it which is why I decided to do a poll. So thank you for responding to the poll because it's such a help when making a decision!! Good luck with all your entries!

Nazia Hyder on Oct 23 2017
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 63 Awards
  • 6023 Comments made
  • 10840 Votes cast

Thanks Amy for your feedback on my New York design. I’m still torn between both the versions because I like them both,but nevertheless thank you :)

Erin Niehenke on Oct 17 2017
Erin Niehenke
  • Minted Oct 30, 2012
  • 44 Awards
  • 832 Comments made
  • 6666 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the valuable feedback on my design! I've updated it to a landscape version - I think it's working much better now. I'd love to hear your thoughts! https://www.minted.com/design-rating/890729

Itsy Belle Studio on Oct 12 2017
Itsy Belle Studio
  • Minted Apr 11, 2013
  • 140 Awards
  • 857 Comments made
  • 40834 Votes cast

Ha ha ha Amy! Well you know 2010 was a good year! LOL

Jacki Loomis on Oct 06 2017
Jacki Loomis
  • Minted Apr 25, 2012
  • 2 Awards
  • 428 Comments made
  • 4024 Votes cast

Hi Amy! Thanks so much for getting back to me about the process of creating your leaf design! It's so pretty. I've been trying to incorporate more hand-drawn/painted elements into my designs, and thought the scanning of the leaf was really clever. Thanks for your feedback on my "Two Little Rings" invite!

Julie Hebert on Oct 06 2017
Julie Hebert
  • Minted Dec 15, 2014
  • 8 Awards
  • 491 Comments made
  • 15278 Votes cast

Amy, Thank you for your feedback on my "Gilded Ripple" wedding submission. Text/font layout, sizes, choices are definitely my weak spot. I very much appreciate it. Happy Friday and wishing you continued success!

Mariecor Agravante on Sep 15 2017
Mariecor Agravante
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 712 Comments made
  • 54023 Votes cast

Congrats, Amy, on your 50th+-win milestone :)

Neeta Sawhney on Jul 28 2017
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 3137 Comments made
  • 17061 Votes cast

thanks so much for such a nice comment Amy really makes my day. All the best in the challenges as well

Kamala Nahas on Jul 27 2017
Kamala Nahas
  • Minted Oct 30, 2011
  • 75 Awards
  • 1615 Comments made
  • 51919 Votes cast

I've been meaning to drop you a note and mention how much I love your alphabet. I remember seeing the lettering on one of your other submissions recents and think it's just so good. Good luck with the challenge and all your little ones!

Laura Bolter Design on Jul 26 2017
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 148 Awards
  • 1622 Comments made
  • 42015 Votes cast

Thanks for the comment, Amy! I feel the same way!

Angela Garrick on Jun 06 2017
Angela Garrick
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
  • 66 Awards
  • 907 Comments made
  • 30782 Votes cast

Congrats on becoming a CMYK artist Amy!

Erin L. Wilson on May 20 2017
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 60 Awards
  • 1061 Comments made
  • 11556 Votes cast

Definitely not letterpress on that design, haha. Great catch. Thank you!!

2aT on Apr 30 2017
2aT
  • Minted Apr 6, 2017
  • 3 Awards
  • 40 Comments made
  • 3137 Votes cast

i LOVE the fist bump one. it's perfect! thanks for making it!!

Erin L. Wilson on Apr 13 2017
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 60 Awards
  • 1061 Comments made
  • 11556 Votes cast

Amy, your designs this year look great! Look, isn't it nice your baby decided to not come til after they opened the challenge?! haha

Rega on Mar 01 2017
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1451 Comments made
  • 10655 Votes cast

Hi Amy, Thank you so much for the like on Baby Sushi :) Your entries make me smile :) They're so cute and I guess Momma Bear will be win !

Summer Winkelman on Feb 27 2017
Summer Winkelman
  • Minted Jul 3, 2015
  • 19 Awards
  • 263 Comments made
  • 10066 Votes cast

hi Amy, thanks so much for your like on my forever home entry, Love your momma bear! very cute :)

Creo Study on Feb 07 2017
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 134 Awards
  • 862 Comments made
  • 39935 Votes cast

Hey Amy, loving the birth announcement entries! good luck!!

Lea Delaveris on Jan 17 2017
Lea Delaveris
  • Minted Jun 17, 2010
  • 100 Awards
  • 3234 Comments made
  • 59839 Votes cast

Um, YEAH! Totally get the reference! Friendship still intact ;)

esther designs on Dec 06 2016
esther designs
  • Minted Oct 22, 2011
  • 68 Comments made
  • 1399 Votes cast

Thanks Amy for taking the time to critique my design! I've made some changes and created a poll. Thanks again. Goof luck to you!

jeanne smith on Dec 03 2016
jeanne smith
  • Minted Nov 11, 2012
  • 400 Comments made
  • 21197 Votes cast

...thank you so much forsaking the time to give me the great critique amy.....such good ideas....i am doing a design poll with yours and lauren's ideas....take a peak and see what you think ...best of luck to you too:)

Angela Garrick on Nov 22 2016
Angela Garrick
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
  • 66 Awards
  • 907 Comments made
  • 30782 Votes cast

Thank you Amy, you too!

Owl and Toad on Oct 14 2016
Owl and Toad
  • Minted Aug 22, 2014
  • 49 Awards
  • 468 Comments made
  • 47804 Votes cast

Hi Amy. I got an editor's pick for a New Year's card that you gave me feedback on. Thanks so much for your help!!!

Sam Dubeau on Sep 08 2016
Sam Dubeau
  • Minted May 3, 2014
  • 21 Awards
  • 841 Comments made
  • 48868 Votes cast

Thank you for the kind words on my win Amy. :)

Robert Deem on Aug 13 2016
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1135 Comments made
  • 31771 Votes cast

Hi Amy, I'm overdue in thanking you for your like on "Divergence." I'm greatful for your support and happy you came away with a couple of wins in the SF challenge :)

Angela Garrick on Aug 12 2016
Angela Garrick
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
  • 66 Awards
  • 907 Comments made
  • 30782 Votes cast

It was great meeting you yesterday! Love your work.

Creo Study on Aug 11 2016
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 134 Awards
  • 862 Comments made
  • 39935 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the likes, Amy! you some some really great stuff going on too. Good luck for the challenges :)

Robert Deem on Jun 17 2016
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1135 Comments made
  • 31771 Votes cast

Grats on winning a Cheers to a New Year challenge Critique Award!

Jan Kessel on Jun 12 2016
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
  • 15 Awards
  • 1231 Comments made
  • 9546 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thanks for the like:)) Hope to see you in August:)

Jackie Crawford on May 28 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 42 Awards
  • 1239 Comments made
  • 10017 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thank you for the like on my Year in Adventures entry. I really do like your dentist entry! I always appreciate a clever card-- and from a dentist?? That would make me want to actually go get my teeth cleaned! Hope you have a great week!

Debb W on May 09 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 7926 Comments made
  • 102404 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thank you for your feedback on Gratitude. I appreciate your time and helpful notes! : )

Debb W on May 09 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 7926 Comments made
  • 102404 Votes cast

Hi Amy, Congrats on your Baby Shower Boy Oh Boy Award for Little Man!

Dawn Jasper on May 05 2016
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
  • 51 Awards
  • 7958 Comments made
  • 149857 Votes cast

ha! Those last minute entries are usually the ones that actually get picked for me :) It's a really great idea - just needs a tiny bit of noodling.

Debb W on Apr 02 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 7926 Comments made
  • 102404 Votes cast

Hi Amy, was scrolling through submissions this morning and came across "come adore on bended knee". Looks like you have fun creating, and it shows in your work. Best of luck in the challenges. : )

Susan Moyal on Mar 28 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 174 Awards
  • 2330 Comments made
  • 18542 Votes cast

Thank you Amy taking my poll and for the nice comment! :) Wow you have some beautiful entries!!

Jennifer Postorino on Feb 16 2016
Jennifer Postorino
  • Minted Dec 27, 2008
  • 191 Awards
  • 4451 Comments made
  • 51906 Votes cast

Seriously?!?! The notes aren't right?!?! Ugh... It's what the sheet music I printed off said :( Is it possible it correct but there are different keys it could be in? I love the design but since I am in no way shape or form musically inclined I'm at the mercy of people who are! Lol Feel free to shoot me an email at jennypostorino@hotmail.com if you feel up to it! Thanks girl :) xx

Mansi on Jan 04 2016
Mansi
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 60 Awards
  • 1830 Comments made
  • 8461 Votes cast

Amy, Thanks so much for your Like and your sweet comment. So nice of you to take the time. Just made my night!

Chris Griffith on Jan 02 2016
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 138 Awards
  • 5211 Comments made
  • 41567 Votes cast

Amy thanks for the feedback on my Whoot Whoot Design. I took your suggestion and it looks so much better! Really appreciate your time.

Alison Jerry Designs on Oct 12 2015
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 41 Awards
  • 1833 Comments made
  • 2339 Votes cast

Hello Amy, Thanks for liking San Francisco art! No worries....Minted is aware of the color situation with myself and many others who submitted to the First Ever challenge. I took care of it by emailing Minted this morning. If anyones art whos art has more than 4 colors and win the challenge,s they will ask that artist to reduce the amount of colors. So no worries Minted is on top of it! Thanks, Alison

Michelle Poe on Oct 12 2015
Michelle Poe
  • Minted Jan 6, 2009
  • 72 Awards
  • 1430 Comments made
  • 24081 Votes cast

Hi Amy! I've submitted a design called "all about minted" to the outside wall art challenge, but now I have seen your submission and am afraid you may find that they are too similar. Please take a look if you have time, and let me know if you have any problems with my submission. I will remove it if you feel it's too similar to yours. The styles are different, but the colors and idea of using words are the same. What do you think?

aticnomar on Oct 11 2015
aticnomar
  • Minted Apr 10, 2011
  • 20 Awards
  • 1007 Comments made
  • 14587 Votes cast

Thank you Amy for the feedback and help! I appreciated it very much.

Amy Hall on Oct 10 2015
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 13 Awards
  • 605 Comments made
  • 5371 Votes cast

Thank you for your input on "Wall of Inspiration". I keep playing with the text and fonts:-)

Anupama on Sep 18 2015
Anupama
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
  • 101 Awards
  • 3006 Comments made
  • 17655 Votes cast

Congrats Amy!!

Ekaterina Romanova on Jun 25 2015
Ekaterina Romanova
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
  • 11 Awards
  • 403 Comments made
  • 9243 Votes cast

Thanks, Amy for your kind words. All the best in the challenge!

Whitney Todd on Jun 19 2015
Whitney Todd
  • Minted Jan 5, 2015
  • 6 Awards
  • 131 Comments made
  • 4547 Votes cast

Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your comments on my Sweet Baby and Buds design. It was super helpful! I've played around with a few options to poll. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you have some free time! Thanks again!