Sam Dubeau

Sam Dubeau. Based in Toronto, On, CA.

  • 21 awards won
  • 830 comments made
  • 48868 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 4
  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 16

About Sam Dubeau

Graphic Designer / Skating Coach / Print Enthusiast. 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, ON, focusing on invitations, greetings, and various printed goods.

favorite artists

  • The Social Type
  • Cheer Up Press
  • annie clark
  • Andres Montaño
  • Andrea Snaza
  • Kate Capone aka Oh So Suite

comments

Igor on Apr 15 2017
Igor
  • Minted Jan 10, 2015
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Thank you for the like, Sam! And good luck in the challenges!

Corinne Aelbers on Apr 15 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
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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
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  • 4707 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
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  • 334 Votes cast

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

Kate Ross on Oct 10 2016
Kate Ross
  • Minted May 6, 2013
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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
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Congratulations! Your designs are beautiful!

Belia Simm on Sep 07 2016
Belia Simm
  • Minted May 21, 2015
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Congrats!!! :)

Kelly Schmidt on Sep 07 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
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  • 5893 Votes cast

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

Amy Payne on Sep 07 2016
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
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Congrats on your first place win!!!

Shannon on Jun 10 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hi Sam, thank you for your sweet note on my God's Rich Blessings! I appreciate very much. Love all your work! :)

Mansi on Apr 09 2016
Mansi
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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
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Sam! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)

Christina Novak on Mar 08 2016
Christina Novak
  • Minted Nov 4, 2011
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Thank you so much! Your comment really made my day!

Lauren Rogoff on Feb 11 2016
Lauren Rogoff
  • Minted Jun 23, 2015
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  • 1081 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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! :)

Melissa Casey on Dec 03 2015
Melissa Casey
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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
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thanks so much, Sam! I appreciate your comment on my 'Milky way' design :)

Itsy Belle Studio on Oct 28 2015
Itsy Belle Studio
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hey Sam, congrats on your wins! Spooky Spider Soiree is one of my favorites! Great job! :-)

Julia Devine on Jul 02 2015
Julia Devine
  • Minted Apr 24, 2015
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  • 2056 Votes cast

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

Papernoten on Jun 26 2015
Papernoten
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  • 6755 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
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thanks Sam, whoops, missed that in the skim... appreciate it!

Vikki Luta on Jun 08 2015
Vikki Luta
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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
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  • 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
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thanks sam for your comment on folksy! working late and getting sloppy and my working files were turned on and overlapping my artboard!!

Jessica Ogden on May 01 2015
Jessica Ogden
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Thanks for the comment sam! I was trying to experiment with hand writing fonts (which is so hard!). But I agree with you about trying alternative fonts! So glad you helped confirm what I was thinking!

Nazia Hyder on Apr 26 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Hi Sam, just wanted to let you know I did want to let you know that I intended to make the suggested changes for my Gem of a Year design but ran out of time :) Thank you so much for your constructive feedback :)

Kelly Schmidt on Apr 22 2015
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
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Thanks so much for your comment on my Twigs and Dots design! :) I was really excited about the colour palette on that one and it was so nice to see your comment this morning because I had been having some doubts. I posted it so last minute and haven't really had much activity on it. Thank you! Also, I LOVE the type on your Precious Moments and Stained Glass entries!! SO unique, they both really stand out!

Stacey Hill on Apr 21 2015
Stacey Hill
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So now I've been a snoop and checked out your site and portfolio. Such great work!

Stacey Hill on Apr 21 2015
Stacey Hill
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Sam, thanks so much for your encouragement. Your Nestled design made me so jealous last year - the type is so perfect! Good luck to you this round ;)

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 21 2015
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks Sam I am going to do a poll for the fonts and thank you for the suggestion. all the best for the challenges also

Maria Koontz on Apr 19 2015
Maria Koontz
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Thank you for the nice comment on Banner, Sam!

Nazia Hyder on Apr 18 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thank you so much Sam for your constructive feedback,will surely make the changes. I was somewhat struggling with that design from the very start,I also planned to have it in different gem shapes other than a diamond,since the diamond shape itself is very tricky to use... I really appreciate your help. Your work is very eclectic :)

Elska Studio on Apr 18 2015
Elska Studio
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Thank you for all your commments! :) So many great projects here! All the best!

Simona Camp on Apr 15 2015
Simona Camp
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Sam, your sweet comment made my day! Thank you :)

Eric Clegg on Mar 23 2015
Eric Clegg
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Thanks for the kind words, Sam. You've got a great typographic sense yourself. All of your work is really polished. Looks like you've got a bright future ahead. Good luck with the challenges!

Kanika Mathur on Mar 23 2015
Kanika Mathur
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Hi Sam, Thanks so much for your helpful feedback on my San francisco snow globe home announcement. I did change the texture of the stand and went with a solid brown. I think it looks much better now. Thanks for the suggestion! :-)

Phrosne Ras on Feb 04 2015
Phrosne Ras
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aw! thats a lovely compliment for me! thank you. hope you do very well!

Monica Janes Fine Art on Jan 27 2015
Monica Janes Fine Art
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Hi Sam, thank you for your like on my watercolor "Crystallize". I love your typographic style! Monica :)

Kelly Schmidt on Jan 13 2015
Kelly Schmidt
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Hi Sam! A fellow Canadian, yay! Thanks so much for your comment this morning! I agree on experimenting with a bit more breathing room and white space in my work. I remember one of my design teachers telling our class, when you think you are done, shrink everything by 10%, haha! Need to go back to that advice! Thanks so much for taking the time to give some feedback and encouragement! Love your work!

Simona Camp on Jan 11 2015
Simona Camp
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Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my design! Your work is awesome!

Katharine Watson on Oct 06 2014
Katharine Watson
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Thank you so much, that is so nice to hear!

Michelle Waldie on Oct 05 2014
Michelle Waldie
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Thank you so much for your comment, it made my day! :)

Robin L. Andrews on Sep 23 2014
Robin L. Andrews
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Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Sam. :D

Ana Sharpe on Aug 19 2014
Ana Sharpe
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Thank you for your lovely comment, Sam. It truly made my day. You have a fantastic style!

Little Bit Heart on Aug 12 2014
Little Bit Heart
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Big congrats on your first pick Sam!! Love your design, so clever how you worked in the new home!! We're fellow first timers in this challenge too, so exciting!

Lori Wemple on Jun 25 2014
Lori Wemple
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thank you for the nice comment and feedback Sam. Welcome to Minted! I love your submissions, so fun and fresh! :)

Stacey Hill on Jun 20 2014
Stacey Hill
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Sam, I love your Nestled card. Beautiful type design!

GeekInk Design on Jun 18 2014
GeekInk Design
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Oh, you're the one who designed that "nestled in for the new year" card! I love that one! Welcome to Minted Sam, looking forward to seeing all your awesome future submissions! :)