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Eric Beckett. Based in Redlands, CA, US.

  • 270 awards won
  • 931 comments made
  • 40470 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 52
  • 1st place winner 5
  • editor pick 213

About GeekInk Design

I'm Eric, a self-proclaimed design geek with a love for type that's rivaled only by my love for cake. I love the adventure of staring at a blank artboard and discovering what's going to reveal itself today.

favorite artists

  • Paper Dahlia
  • kelli hall
  • Jennifer Wick
  • Kristen Smith
  • Melanie Severin

comments

shoshin studio on May 27 2020
shoshin studio
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 106 Awards
  • 1636 Comments made
  • 10631 Votes cast

thanks for the ‘likes’ Eric! always happy to get feedback from you :)

Ana Sharpe on Nov 15 2019
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 109 Awards
  • 1204 Comments made
  • 15208 Votes cast

Eric, thank you so much for the like on my entry Gallery!! It means a lot to me especially coming from such a talented designer like you. I almost fell off my chair when I saw your name! :) Love your designs, so I consider it a compliment. Thanks again for your encouragement.

Nazia Hyder on Nov 07 2019
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 85 Awards
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I am deeply humbled and honored that a powerhouse of a talent like you actually left a note on my profile. So, thank you!

Creo Study on Aug 24 2019
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 240 Awards
  • 1904 Comments made
  • 54415 Votes cast

Oh no, spell check changed your spelling for me.. Apologies !!

Creo Study on Aug 24 2019
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 240 Awards
  • 1904 Comments made
  • 54415 Votes cast

Erick, You have such amazing save the date designs!! So out of the box all!just WOW

Phrosne Ras on May 14 2019
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 394 Awards
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  • 19465 Votes cast

Wow friend. I just came to look at your mosaic designs extras. WOW!

Paper Raven Co. on Jan 28 2019
Paper Raven Co.
  • Minted Jan 25, 2014
  • 131 Awards
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  • 28955 Votes cast

Hey Eric! Thanks so much for the compliments! They mean a lot coming from you :) I love your entries as well - can't wait to see what you do for foil!

Erin L. Wilson on Jan 17 2019
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 97 Awards
  • 1630 Comments made
  • 16293 Votes cast

WOW. Those black and white entries. Good on ya.

Leah Bisch on Feb 09 2018
Leah Bisch
  • Minted Mar 4, 2014
  • 244 Awards
  • 1015 Comments made
  • 6547 Votes cast

Hey there! Nice to see some submissions from you! thought you'd gone on to greener pastures and left us all behind ;) Hope the family is doing well!!

curiouszhi design on Jun 21 2017
curiouszhi design
  • Minted Dec 17, 2013
  • 29 Awards
  • 1165 Comments made
  • 18671 Votes cast

Hi Eric, I was so excited to see that you liked my Birds Botanical design. Thank you! It made my day as you're one of my favourite designers on Minted so it's so encouraging! :))

Danielle Ellan on Apr 19 2017
Danielle Ellan
  • Minted Jul 28, 2016
  • 119 Comments made
  • 632 Votes cast

I love all your designs! I'm curious where you get your inspiration from? I love old type and vintage packaging.

Susan Moyal on Oct 28 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Hi Eric thank you!! You totally just made me day amazing! :) All of your entries are stunning I am so fascinated by your unique and beautiful style!! ( I also wish you would do more tutorials for Minted)

Four Wet Feet Studio on Sep 20 2016
Four Wet Feet Studio
  • Minted May 25, 2010
  • 165 Awards
  • 346 Comments made
  • 9344 Votes cast

Thanks Eric! Congrats on your wins too!

Melanie Kosuge on Jul 09 2016
Melanie Kosuge
  • Minted May 22, 2016
  • 66 Awards
  • 700 Comments made
  • 5215 Votes cast

Thanks for the likes and nice comments, Eric! You know I can't resist throwing in those symmetrical elements :)

Franklin OToole on Jun 21 2016
Franklin OToole
  • Minted Aug 4, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 91 Comments made
  • 5048 Votes cast

Thank you for the advice. Glad that you liked the frame. The comment means alot.

Janelle Wourms on Jun 16 2016
Janelle Wourms
  • Minted Sep 8, 2015
  • 5 Awards
  • 775 Comments made
  • 9224 Votes cast

Thanks for the feedback. I greatly respect your work!

Cass Loh on Jun 16 2016
Cass Loh
  • Minted Apr 8, 2014
  • 109 Awards
  • 177 Comments made
  • 14065 Votes cast

Thank you Eric for the compliment! It mean so much for me! :)

Melanie Kosuge on Jun 15 2016
Melanie Kosuge
  • Minted May 22, 2016
  • 66 Awards
  • 700 Comments made
  • 5215 Votes cast

Thanks for the super nice comments on my New Year's cards, Eric! And likewise! As I scroll through the entries, yours pop out for sure-- such a cool, distinct style. I have no doubt you'll be slaying come results time :) Good luck!

Cass Loh on Jun 15 2016
Cass Loh
  • Minted Apr 8, 2014
  • 109 Awards
  • 177 Comments made
  • 14065 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thank you for your like on my golden stardust design! I love your work so incredible!

Melanie Kosuge on Jun 06 2016
Melanie Kosuge
  • Minted May 22, 2016
  • 66 Awards
  • 700 Comments made
  • 5215 Votes cast

So glad you like my design, Eric! As the new kid around here, I really appreciate the encouragement :)

Jackie Crawford on Jun 04 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 87 Awards
  • 1647 Comments made
  • 12483 Votes cast

Hi Eric, I am so so so thrilled you liked my Record Year entry! I was shocked and surprised to get the email from Minted, so thank you :) Funny story: the texture technique I used in the Record Year entry I learned from your Master Class tutorial series you did for Minted. So there's a little bit of you in the entry :) Thank you again for your encouragement, and thank you for helping new artists, such as myself.

Susan Moyal on Jun 03 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Hi Eric thank you very very much you totally just made my day:) Once again...pretty much always... I love all of your entries such an inspiring amount of stunning work you create!!

Janelle Wourms on May 26 2016
Janelle Wourms
  • Minted Sep 8, 2015
  • 5 Awards
  • 775 Comments made
  • 9224 Votes cast

I adore your work. Stunning. Good luck!

Lori Wemple on May 06 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 525 Awards
  • 5123 Comments made
  • 19589 Votes cast

You are killing it! You've got foil. Game.Over. :) xx

Lori Wemple on May 06 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 525 Awards
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  • 19589 Votes cast

LOL your comment CRACKED ME UP!!! :D thank you :)

curiouszhi design on May 04 2016
curiouszhi design
  • Minted Dec 17, 2013
  • 29 Awards
  • 1165 Comments made
  • 18671 Votes cast

Hi Eric, I was so surprised (but happy!) to see a like from you on my Watercolor Botanical Joy card. Thank you for the encouragement!! Love your work so it's such a motivation to get that email! :) Good luck to you in the challenge!

Anupama on May 04 2016
Anupama
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
  • 113 Awards
  • 3018 Comments made
  • 20843 Votes cast

Hi Eric, Thank you for your like on my all over pine card. It's so difficult to believe the email that says "GeekInk design liked your design..." as it's from a such a talented designer like you. A part of me feels that by mistake you clicked the liked icon or may be you really liked it. But that email was the best thing of the day. :)

Rebecca Durflinger on May 03 2016
Rebecca Durflinger
  • Minted Nov 12, 2011
  • 74 Awards
  • 274 Comments made
  • 13564 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like today! You have such great designs, I am a fan! Good luck in the challenge! :)

Susan Moyal on May 03 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Hi Eric thank you so much for the likes ..wow I'm so happy right now!! I love every incredible design you create so it means so much to me that you like something I have made….thank you! :)

Erin L. Wilson on May 03 2016
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 97 Awards
  • 1630 Comments made
  • 16293 Votes cast

Can't tell you how excited I was to get a "like" on my "Mr.&Mrs." and "All is Bright" designs. I always love seeing your entries. I think your "Merry Little Lines" from last year is one of my favorite designs of all time! Always look forward to your entries.

Jessica Ogden on Apr 04 2016
Jessica Ogden
  • Minted Aug 7, 2014
  • 52 Awards
  • 323 Comments made
  • 77719 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thanks so much for you feedback! I made a few changes. I would love to know what you think! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/575657

shoshin studio on Apr 04 2016
shoshin studio
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 106 Awards
  • 1636 Comments made
  • 10631 Votes cast

Thanks, Eric, for the "like", esp. awesome feedback! ;)

Shannon on Mar 29 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 23 Awards
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  • 18291 Votes cast

Eric, I've admired your designs since I joined Minted :) – that one of my designs caught your eye has me smiling from ear-to-ear! Thanks for the like and I'm looking forward to seeing all your magic in the challenges ahead!

Mansi Verma on Mar 29 2016
Mansi Verma
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 102 Awards
  • 2453 Comments made
  • 12049 Votes cast

Hi Eric! Thanks so much for your Like! Totally made my evening! Love all your work! Such an inspiration :)

Susan Moyal on Mar 29 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Hi Eric thank you so much for the like you totally made my afternoon!!! :) Wow your wedding suites are just stunning each piece is so different and everything flows so beautifully together!!

shoshin studio on Mar 21 2016
shoshin studio
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 106 Awards
  • 1636 Comments made
  • 10631 Votes cast

btw, we miss your stufff! :)

shoshin studio on Mar 21 2016
shoshin studio
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 106 Awards
  • 1636 Comments made
  • 10631 Votes cast

Hi Eric! Good to see your "golden states" art prints on the minted home page! Haven't seen you around in the Challenges---hope this means you are making life beautiful elsewhere as you do! Well wishes, Christina ;)

heythird on Jan 11 2016
heythird
  • Minted Jun 5, 2013
  • 24 Awards
  • 326 Comments made
  • 4203 Votes cast

Okay. It won't happen again! Thank you so much! and by the way, I'm a fan of your designs! Thanks!

heythird on Jan 11 2016
heythird
  • Minted Jun 5, 2013
  • 24 Awards
  • 326 Comments made
  • 4203 Votes cast

Hi, thank you for your comment. I asked my colleagues to like my designs, didn't know that it's not allowed. I'm sorry about it. Thank you again. I'm sorry!

Jennifer Postorino on Oct 22 2015
Jennifer Postorino
  • Minted Dec 27, 2008
  • 233 Awards
  • 4894 Comments made
  • 61180 Votes cast

Congrats on your win and picks in the new year's challenge!!! amazing work as usual... hope all is well :)

Lulaloo on Sep 11 2015
Lulaloo
  • Minted Jun 1, 2012
  • 29 Awards
  • 660 Comments made
  • 6115 Votes cast

Hi Eric, Congratulations on all your wins! You have such an amazing talent! :)

Chris Griffith on Sep 02 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 168 Awards
  • 5934 Comments made
  • 55755 Votes cast

Eric big congrats on #1 and all the beautiful wins! And I have "0" doubt that you will have multiple picks in the top 20 of the photo Holiday. Really amazing designs. Warm regards, Chris

Franklin OToole on Jul 07 2015
Franklin OToole
  • Minted Aug 4, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 91 Comments made
  • 5048 Votes cast

Hi geek ink. I was wondering what font you used for your Graduate 15 card titled Lined? Plus do you do custom lettering on your cards? I've been wanting to give it a try, but don't know if it is allowed. Any advice would be great, thanks Franklin.

Mansi Verma on Jun 30 2015
Mansi Verma
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 102 Awards
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  • 12049 Votes cast

Hi Eric, Thanks so much for your Like on Merry Frame. Such a huge complement coming from you :) Love all your work! It's truly inspiring!

Kristie Kern on Jun 15 2015
Kristie Kern
  • Minted Sep 15, 2011
  • 317 Awards
  • 405 Comments made
  • 19998 Votes cast

Hi Eric - thank you so very much for the comment! And the same right back to you - so many stellar entries!

Jen H. on Jun 05 2015
Jen H.
  • Minted Oct 1, 2012
  • 2 Awards
  • 18 Comments made

Hi Eric, Thanks for the helpful feedback on my poll - I really appreciate it!

Susan Moyal on May 06 2015
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Hi Eric thank you very much for the likes! I am sure you can tell by my likes... I love so many of your amazing designs!!! All of your work is such an huge inspiration for me!!

Leah Bisch on Apr 21 2015
Leah Bisch
  • Minted Mar 4, 2014
  • 244 Awards
  • 1015 Comments made
  • 6547 Votes cast

So many stunning new years entries, Eric! Best of luck :)

Dawn Jasper on Feb 06 2015
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
  • 54 Awards
  • 8058 Comments made
  • 164108 Votes cast

Is there anything you aren't awesome at ;) some seriously gorgeous entries in the west elm challenge! Best of luck!

Erin L. Wilson on Jan 16 2015
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 97 Awards
  • 1630 Comments made
  • 16293 Votes cast

It absolutely made my day to get a like from you today on my "already awesome" birth announcement! Thanks very much. I always watch your work and really admire your design sense and illustrating talent. Hope you have a lovely day!

shoshin studio on Jan 12 2015
shoshin studio
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 106 Awards
  • 1636 Comments made
  • 10631 Votes cast

Thanks Erik, phew---It's quite the challenge using the minted texture foil file. I suppose one can make a seamless pattern with multiples of the single swatch---something to try...

Erica Krystek on Jan 12 2015
Erica Krystek
  • Minted Mar 14, 2013
  • 368 Awards
  • 2302 Comments made
  • 26704 Votes cast

Wow - love all your maps. Amazing! You have been busy!

Leah Bisch on Jan 12 2015
Leah Bisch
  • Minted Mar 4, 2014
  • 244 Awards
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  • 6547 Votes cast

You made my day with your likes and comments! Thanks Eric! :) :) :)

shoshin studio on Jan 06 2015
shoshin studio
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 106 Awards
  • 1636 Comments made
  • 10631 Votes cast

Hi Erik, just a quick technical Q, if u don't mid revealing trade secrets. ;). When applying gold foil to your large scale map art pieces, how did you manage to make the foil texture seamless?

Franklin OToole on Dec 31 2014
Franklin OToole
  • Minted Aug 4, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 91 Comments made
  • 5048 Votes cast

Hi Erik, I was wondering if you could recommend a short list of good fonts. Choosing fonts from the list is still one of my biggest challenges. Any advice would be great! Thanks Franklin.

Susan Moyal on Dec 02 2014
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Thank you Erik. You have such a great eye!

Leah Bisch on Dec 02 2014
Leah Bisch
  • Minted Mar 4, 2014
  • 244 Awards
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  • 6547 Votes cast

Updated! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/268952?filter=all&sort=updateat Thanks again for your suggestions Eric! :)

Susan Moyal on Nov 27 2014
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Hi Erik I made the changes that you suggested. I really love them. If you have the time I was wondering if you could take a look and let me know what you think. Thank you again.

Susan Moyal on Nov 27 2014
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 231 Awards
  • 2450 Comments made
  • 21909 Votes cast

Hi Eric thank you very much for your comment on my Summer love blooms. I really struggle with type and really appreciate the suggestions you have made. I will work on those changes. Thank you again very much!!

Leah Bisch on Nov 24 2014
Leah Bisch
  • Minted Mar 4, 2014
  • 244 Awards
  • 1015 Comments made
  • 6547 Votes cast

Ohhhhh-kay, here's the update: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/266267 I have a poll going too - I can't decide if it should have the details on the side…what do you think? Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help!!

Marta Berk on Oct 23 2014
Marta Berk
  • Minted Oct 3, 2013
  • 13 Awards
  • 543 Comments made
  • 3553 Votes cast

Big congrats on your making CMYK magenta. Love your work, well done!!!

Lulaloo on Oct 22 2014
Lulaloo
  • Minted Jun 1, 2012
  • 29 Awards
  • 660 Comments made
  • 6115 Votes cast

Congratulations on your CMYK award! I really admire your work !

Cavell Ferguson on Sep 16 2014
Cavell Ferguson
  • Minted Apr 6, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 604 Comments made
  • 5058 Votes cast

Hi Eric, I just finished watching your tutorials in the resources file and wanted to let you know how helpful they were, especialy the opacity mask and to thank you for sharing. Congratulations on your resent wins.

lena barakat on Sep 12 2014
lena barakat
  • Minted Jun 29, 2010
  • 87 Awards
  • 1287 Comments made
  • 19803 Votes cast

congrats on all of your wins, especially number 1!!! great way to start the weekend, woohoo!

August and Oak on Sep 12 2014
August and Oak
  • Minted Jun 30, 2014
  • 64 Awards
  • 178 Comments made
  • 1327 Votes cast

Hi Eric, congratulations on first place and also on your holiday card wins! I've been meaning to tell you this for awhile - I love your work! I like how you have your own style but still make every design look totally different. That's all :)

Ann Gardner on Sep 10 2014
Ann Gardner
  • Minted Feb 22, 2010
  • 188 Awards
  • 1992 Comments made
  • 199900 Votes cast

Congrats on making the 100 win mark! Great work, Eric!

Papernoten on Sep 08 2014
Papernoten
  • Minted Oct 6, 2013
  • 11 Awards
  • 39 Comments made
  • 7306 Votes cast

Thanks for the "like" on my Retro Radio paper! Your design style is so great. As total novice (I've been trying to teach myself Illustrator and Photoshop in my "spare" time forever), getting good feedback from successful designers is a total compliment. Thanks again!

Leah Bisch on Aug 12 2014
Leah Bisch
  • Minted Mar 4, 2014
  • 244 Awards