Sam Dubeau

Sam Dubeau. Based in Toronto, On, CA.

  • 22 awards won
  • 912 comments made
  • 55715 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 4
  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 17

About Sam Dubeau

Graphic Designer / Calligrapher / Illustrator I designed my first wedding stationery suite as a gift to a friend while in University, and I never looked back. I run my own studio, Have & Hold Design, in Toronto, Ontario, focusing on invitations, greetings, and various printed goods.

favorite artists

  • The Social Type
  • Alaina Cherup
  • annie clark
  • Andres Montaño
  • Andrea Van Voorst
  • Kate Capone

comments

Tanya Lee Design on Mar 16 2020
Tanya Lee Design
  • Minted Apr 2, 2018
  • 5 Awards
  • 333 Comments made
  • 1845 Votes cast

Thanks for the like on my Minted Math design. I appreciate it! Best of luck to you!

Jan Shepherd on Mar 21 2019
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 11 Awards
  • 2883 Comments made
  • 11811 Votes cast

Hi Sam thank you for supporting my flamingo valentine - Good luck in the contest!

Ratchanee Youngsuk on Mar 17 2019
Ratchanee Youngsuk
  • Minted Nov 17, 2018
  • 11 Comments made
  • 1476 Votes cast

Hi Sam, Thank you for your feedback on my work. Thai's helpful!

Michele Norris on Mar 15 2019
Michele Norris
  • Minted Mar 12, 2018
  • 3 Awards
  • 196 Comments made
  • 8595 Votes cast

Thanks for the help Sam! All the best, Michele

Maria Alou on Nov 20 2018
Maria Alou
  • Minted Feb 1, 2018
  • 2 Awards
  • 40 Comments made
  • 11452 Votes cast

Hi Sam! I love your work. Thank you so much for your feedback on “Old Fashioned Birthday”. I will definitely think about removing or altering the gold trim on the edges. Thanks again :)

Igor on Apr 15 2017
Igor
  • Minted Jan 10, 2015
  • 9 Awards
  • 448 Comments made
  • 5088 Votes cast

Thank you for the like, Sam! And good luck in the challenges!

Corinne Aelbers on Apr 15 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 949 Comments made
  • 3509 Votes cast

Sam, it is nice to see other Canadians on this site. Thanks for your like of my text for the greeting card challenge. The challenge is definitely different from anything I have entered up to now. Should be interesting to see what the artists do for the second part. Best of luck on all your entries this year. - Corinne

Karen Kardatzke on Jan 28 2017
Karen Kardatzke
  • Minted Nov 1, 2015
  • 8 Awards
  • 443 Comments made
  • 5945 Votes cast

Hi Sam, thanks for your likes on my work. Appreciate the support! Beautiful card designs you have here!

Alexe Emond on Nov 30 2016
Alexe Emond
  • Minted Jul 23, 2015
  • 7 Comments made
  • 334 Votes cast

Thanks for your comment! I really love your creations :)

Kate Ross on Oct 10 2016
Kate Ross
  • Minted May 6, 2013
  • 66 Awards
  • 2085 Comments made
  • 35284 Votes cast

Sam, you're giving me some really great feedback! Thank you very much. I so appreciate it. Your holiday cards are looking fantastic! Congratulations!!

Basil Design Studio on Sep 08 2016
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 34 Awards
  • 2227 Comments made
  • 25872 Votes cast

Congratulations! Your designs are beautiful!

Belia Simm on Sep 07 2016
Belia Simm
  • Minted May 21, 2015
  • 28 Awards
  • 561 Comments made
  • 14197 Votes cast

Congrats!!! :)

Kelly Schmidt on Sep 07 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 154 Awards
  • 1659 Comments made
  • 6588 Votes cast

Woohoooo! Congratulations on your first place win, Sam! Yaaaay!!!!

Amy Payne on Sep 07 2016
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
  • 136 Awards
  • 855 Comments made
  • 24777 Votes cast

Congrats on your first place win!!!

Shannon on Jun 10 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 23 Awards
  • 2292 Comments made
  • 18001 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the suggestions, and the like, on "naturally" Sam! I had tried something centered (I agree that is the way to go), but the problem I couldn't resolve was working out a solution for both long and short family names :( I'm going to keep thinking on a way for it to work – I do appreciate someone prodding me to keep at it :)

curiouszhi design on Jun 01 2016
curiouszhi design
  • Minted Dec 17, 2013
  • 29 Awards
  • 1162 Comments made
  • 18309 Votes cast

Hi Sam, thank you so much for your sweet message about my circus/carnival kids birthday submission. It really made my day! Your illustrations are so gorgeous and to hear such a positive comment from you is an honor so thank you!! :) Good luck to you too in the current challenges :)

curiouszhi design on May 31 2016
curiouszhi design
  • Minted Dec 17, 2013
  • 29 Awards
  • 1162 Comments made
  • 18309 Votes cast

Hi Sam, thank you for your feedback on my Three Kings submission. I decided to go with a foil option but I appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts! :)

Jackie Crawford on May 30 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 86 Awards
  • 1627 Comments made
  • 12349 Votes cast

Hi Sam, than you for your lovely comment on my Year in Adventures entry, it made my day!! Your entries are stunning, too! Best of luck in the challenge :)

Ana Sharpe on Apr 10 2016
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 106 Awards
  • 1185 Comments made
  • 15164 Votes cast

Hi Sam, thank you for your sweet note on my God's Rich Blessings! I appreciate very much. Love all your work! :)

Mansi Verma on Apr 09 2016
Mansi Verma
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 98 Awards
  • 2392 Comments made
  • 11852 Votes cast

Hi Sam! Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Made my day :) Loved your entries in the previous challenges! Absolutely gorgeous :)

carly reed walker on Apr 04 2016
carly reed walker
  • Minted Jan 25, 2011
  • 88 Awards
  • 1617 Comments made
  • 51878 Votes cast

Sam! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)

Christina Novak on Mar 08 2016
Christina Novak
  • Minted Nov 4, 2011
  • 51 Awards
  • 2271 Comments made
  • 29648 Votes cast

Thank you so much! Your comment really made my day!

Lauren Rogoff on Feb 11 2016
Lauren Rogoff
  • Minted Jun 23, 2015
  • 11 Awards
  • 123 Comments made
  • 3488 Votes cast

thanks so much for your nice comment, Sam! I've just submitted that Frenchie to the PB challenge as well, so fingers crossed. :) great work!

Hooray Creative on Jan 23 2016
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
  • 619 Awards
  • 2668 Comments made
  • 24024 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the nice comment, Sam! I especially love your "Air Balloon Adventure" birth announcement! Best of luck in the challenge! :)

Kelly Schmidt on Jan 23 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 154 Awards
  • 1659 Comments made
  • 6588 Votes cast

Thanks so much Sam!! :) Also, big congrats on your feature in the wedding trends email this week, looks so awesome!!!

Angela Thompson on Jan 20 2016
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
  • 120 Awards
  • 613 Comments made
  • 4557 Votes cast

Hi Sam, thank you so much for your lovely note on my design:) Your air balloon adventure birth announcement is amazing - one of the best designs I have seen in this challenge!

Susan Moyal on Jan 13 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 228 Awards
  • 2423 Comments made
  • 21674 Votes cast

Hi Sam thank you very much for taking my poll. You sure have some gorgeous entries I just love Star Above and your lettering!

Kate Ahn on Jan 12 2016
Kate Ahn
  • Minted Dec 2, 2015
  • 55 Awards
  • 363 Comments made
  • 14001 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on figures embrace, Sam! I appreciate the encouragement. on my first challenge. Best!

Kelly Schmidt on Jan 11 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 154 Awards
  • 1659 Comments made
  • 6588 Votes cast

Of course, Sam! And I'm with you on the colourway struggles. Oh man, sometimes it's so hard!

Leah Bisch on Jan 03 2016
Leah Bisch
  • Minted Mar 4, 2014
  • 244 Awards
  • 999 Comments made
  • 6455 Votes cast

Thank you for pointing out the repeated 'no' on my design Sam — I've read that no less than a hundred times and never noticed it! :)

Pine Street Creative on Dec 03 2015
Pine Street Creative
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
  • 71 Awards
  • 2580 Comments made
  • 29963 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your feedback on my palm fronds design, Sam! I appreciate you taking the time to look and leave a comment. Best of luck to you in this challenge!

Phrosne Ras on Nov 25 2015
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 392 Awards
  • 5896 Comments made
  • 19107 Votes cast

thanks so much, Sam! I appreciate your comment on my 'Milky way' design :)

Itsy Belle Studio on Oct 28 2015
Itsy Belle Studio
  • Minted Apr 11, 2013
  • 186 Awards
  • 1081 Comments made
  • 53812 Votes cast

Thank you Sam for the feedback on my Palm Invite! A was my original but then I began to second guess myself. Glad to know my instincts were on :)

Erin Niehenke on Aug 31 2015
Erin Niehenke
  • Minted Oct 30, 2012
  • 45 Awards
  • 873 Comments made
  • 7526 Votes cast

Thanks for your comment on "Travel with Us" - sometimes it's so hard to let go of the original vision even if it's not working - I needed a kick in the right direction! :)

Ana Sharpe on Aug 29 2015
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 106 Awards
  • 1185 Comments made
  • 15164 Votes cast

Thanks a lot Sam for voting on my polls! Your feedback is super appreciated. You have such an amazing style! :)

Kelly Schmidt on Aug 09 2015
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 154 Awards
  • 1659 Comments made
  • 6588 Votes cast

Thanks, so much Sam! I was shocked! Congrats to you as well! I LOVE your spooky spider design! So good.

Susan Moyal on Aug 09 2015
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 228 Awards
  • 2423 Comments made
  • 21674 Votes cast

Hi Sam thank you very much for the nice comment! Congratulations on your wins! Love your stationery entry!

Maria M. Keeler on Aug 07 2015
Maria M. Keeler
  • Minted Apr 12, 2015
  • 9 Awards
  • 128 Comments made
  • 13116 Votes cast

Hey Sam, congrats on your wins! Spooky Spider Soiree is one of my favorites! Great job! :-)

Julia Starr on Jul 02 2015
Julia Starr
  • Minted Apr 24, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 105 Comments made
  • 2439 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my submission, Pop Donuts, Sam! Love your work! :)

Papernoten on Jun 26 2015
Papernoten
  • Minted Oct 6, 2013
  • 11 Awards
  • 39 Comments made
  • 7306 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the compliment on my wedding invite! I am teaching myself graphic design and have so much to learn...so positive feedback is so encouraging! Looked at your profile- love your designs!

shoshin studio on Jun 19 2015
shoshin studio
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 106 Awards
  • 1634 Comments made
  • 9983 Votes cast

thanks Sam, whoops, missed that in the skim... appreciate it!

Vikki Luta on Jun 08 2015
Vikki Luta
  • Minted Feb 8, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 23 Comments made
  • 982 Votes cast

Hey Sam, thanks so much for your feedback on my ribbon type holiday card. Really appreciate it as I was definitely struggling with the colors. Cheers!

Maria M. Keeler on Jun 06 2015
Maria M. Keeler
  • Minted Apr 12, 2015
  • 9 Awards
  • 128 Comments made
  • 13116 Votes cast

Hi Sam, thanks so much for the like and your comment! It means a lot to me coming from such a great designer as you :-) Best of luck in the challenges, your submissions are so awesome!

Jennifer Morehead on Jun 05 2015
Jennifer Morehead
  • Minted Jan 16, 2014
  • 72 Awards
  • 382 Comments made
  • 2821 Votes cast

thanks sam for your comment on folksy! working late and getting sloppy and my working files were turned on and overlapping my artboard!!