Sarah Guse Brown

Sarah Brown. Based in MI, US.

  • 185 awards won
  • 2298 comments made
  • 60852 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 34
  • editor pick 151

About Sarah Guse Brown

Hi! I'm Sarah, and I am a designer, small business owner, and typography enthusiast. When I'm not busy working on submission for Minted, I'm designing for my stationery shop Banter & Charm.

favorite artists

  • Cheer Up Press
  • annie clark
  • Design Lotus
  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Emily Ranneby

comments

Basil Design Studio on May 09 2017
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 4 Awards
  • 1159 Comments made
  • 21143 Votes cast

Thank you! Yeah, they were super apologetic about it. I appreciate you reaching out to them as well - as long as I get the credit if it wins ;-). And yes, hooray for Michigan designers!! Have a wonderful day, especially now that we're finally getting some sun. :)

Basil Design Studio on May 08 2017
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 4 Awards
  • 1159 Comments made
  • 21143 Votes cast

Hi Sarah, I wanted to tell you that I love your design for the coffee or cocktails for two greeting card design. That was my copy - it was accidentally credited to 2birdstone (Minted knows about it), but you designed it perfectly. I couldn't seem to quite get it together and I came up with something totally different. However, you nailed it - great job and I hope it wins. :-) Best of luck in the Holiday challenges too. You always have beautiful work. Cheers!

CJ Nye on Mar 29 2017
CJ Nye
  • Minted Nov 1, 2016
  • 18 Comments made
  • 407 Votes cast

Thanks for the like- your work is gorgeous~ CJ

Sweta Modi on Feb 07 2017
Sweta Modi
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 32 Awards
  • 574 Comments made
  • 24241 Votes cast

you have amazing entries for the birth announcement challenge, Sarah! good luck!!

Jackie Crawford on May 27 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 912 Comments made
  • 6054 Votes cast

Hi Sarah! Thank you for your feedback in the session today! Best of luck in the challenge!

curiouszhi design on May 09 2016
curiouszhi design
  • Minted Dec 17, 2013
  • 11 Awards
  • 972 Comments made
  • 10443 Votes cast

Hi Sarah, thank you for the like on one of my holiday photo card submission. Appreciate the encouragement from a great designer like yourself! Love your work! :))

Debb W on May 09 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 5 Awards
  • 7082 Comments made
  • 77392 Votes cast

Hi Sarah, just saw Julep, Congrats on you Baby Shower awards! Love your design style!

Laura Bolter Design on May 03 2016
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 110 Awards
  • 1395 Comments made
  • 41637 Votes cast

Sarah, the type lockups on all of your designs have been so perfect and probably all took so much time! Love!

Dawn Jasper on Apr 30 2016
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
  • 35 Awards
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  • 112908 Votes cast

It's crazy how much just a few pixles can make an impact! Glad I was able to help out :)

Debb W on Mar 11 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 5 Awards
  • 7082 Comments made
  • 77392 Votes cast

Hi Sarah! Just read the "meet a minted artist" profile and want to thank you for sharing. Love your work space, you're an inspiration! : )

Ilze Lucero on Mar 06 2016
Ilze Lucero
  • Minted Jun 16, 2015
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  • 47228 Votes cast

Such a great article on Julep, congrats on feature and always great to see designers from MI

Debb W on Mar 05 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 5 Awards
  • 7082 Comments made
  • 77392 Votes cast

Hi Sarah, Your baby shower submissions have consistently caught my eye for the excellent typographical styling. You work is always stellar but you seem to be in the zone with so many perfectly crafted submissions! : ) Best of luck!!

Nazia Hyder on Jan 19 2016
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 30 Awards
  • 5323 Comments made
  • 8600 Votes cast

Thank you so much Sarah for your help in this Birth Announcement challenge. I've been uninspired & birth announcements always seem tricky,especially doing justice to those adorable babies. I especially wanted to let you know that I tried hard on working on my Dapper Dude design but I was stuck so I killed it! :( Thanks again for being so helpful. Your work is so lovely & your daughter is so very adorable :)

Ana Sharpe on Jan 06 2016
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 49 Awards
  • 954 Comments made
  • 13456 Votes cast

Thanks for the likes on my birth announcement submissions, Sarah! It truly made my day :)

JoAnn Jinks on Jan 03 2016
JoAnn Jinks
  • Minted Dec 1, 2014
  • 8 Awards
  • 109 Comments made
  • 29546 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your helpful copy advice! The extra line makes all the difference and it means so much to me that you took the time to critique - thank you again!!

Jennifer Postorino on Oct 22 2015
Jennifer Postorino
  • Minted Dec 27, 2008
  • 131 Awards
  • 4155 Comments made
  • 42687 Votes cast

Congrats on your New Year's WIN!!! :)

Makewells on May 25 2015
Makewells
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
  • 52 Awards
  • 669 Comments made
  • 14683 Votes cast

Thank you for the wording tip on Merrily Ever After! I took your advice! Thank you!!!

Erin Deegan on Jan 23 2015
Erin Deegan
  • Minted Nov 29, 2010
  • 288 Awards
  • 2193 Comments made
  • 120265 Votes cast

100!!!! Congratulations!

Keen Peachy on Jan 23 2015
Keen Peachy
  • Minted Feb 28, 2013
  • 55 Awards
  • 1160 Comments made
  • 78375 Votes cast

Congrats on reaching 100! :)

Chris Griffith on Dec 30 2014
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 107 Awards
  • 5011 Comments made
  • 36568 Votes cast

Sarah I changed my design with your suggestions. If you have time let me know what you think. Thanks again! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/284226

Chris Griffith on Dec 29 2014
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 107 Awards
  • 5011 Comments made
  • 36568 Votes cast

Thanks Sarah for the idea on less contrast on the pattern for my baby design. I think that is spot on. Appreciate your time. Chris

Neeta Sawhney on May 05 2014
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 2813 Comments made
  • 15227 Votes cast

thanks a lot helps me know what you like thanks so much for your support love some of your work very nicely executed

Genna Cowsert on Feb 10 2014
Genna Cowsert
  • Minted Feb 23, 2013
  • 65 Awards
  • 798 Comments made
  • 10163 Votes cast

Thank you for your feedback on my design with the heart! I did actually try putting the ampersand inside the heart, but then chickened out on it. Haha. But your comment changed my mind! Thank you!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Dec 31 2013
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
  • Minted Mar 26, 2011
  • 155 Awards
  • 4461 Comments made
  • 41793 Votes cast

Congrats Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Aug 07 2013
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thanks, Sarah! :)

Giselle Zimmerman on Jun 03 2013
Giselle Zimmerman
  • Minted Apr 3, 2010
  • 17 Awards
  • 1865 Comments made
  • 17116 Votes cast

Sarah, thank you so much for your comment on my " angelic proclamation " design. I did some changes, and I really like it :) Thanks again ;)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 20 2013
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thanks, Sarah! I thought so, but started to second guess it...like that SNL skit set in a nuclear power plant and the boss leaves instructions that "you can never have too much water" hehehe

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 20 2013
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Hey, Sarah! Thanks for your comment on my Happy Ever After design - I assume you mean the gold text on white, as submitted, right? (I had a white text on gold one in the comments). Thanks, again!!!

Phrosne Ras on Jan 06 2013
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 296 Awards
  • 5449 Comments made
  • 15280 Votes cast

thank you Sarah! x

Giselle Zimmerman on Oct 12 2012
Giselle Zimmerman
  • Minted Apr 3, 2010
  • 17 Awards
  • 1865 Comments made
  • 17116 Votes cast

Congrats Sarah !!!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 12 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

thanks! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 11 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

hope you sell lots! :)

Stacey Meacham on Oct 11 2012
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 243 Awards
  • 4435 Comments made
  • 53460 Votes cast

Big congrats Sarah. Three top twenties is pretty impressive. Well deserved :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 10 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Sarah! I'm still in shock. And congrats on your THREE wins and a pick - your work is amazing! I can't believe Retro Soiree didn't get a pick - I LOVE that one!

Leslie Ann Jones on Oct 10 2012
Leslie Ann Jones
  • Minted Jun 9, 2010
  • 24 Awards
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  • 14330 Votes cast

Congrats on your wins, Sarah! They're beautiful :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 14 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your nice comment on my Cocktail Party design, Sarah - I needed the reassurance! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 09 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Sure! Your solution was much better than what I suggested - not sure why I didn't think of that...anyway, it's a fabulous design, a winner for sure! Good luck!

Monica Schafer on Jun 12 2012
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 53 Awards
  • 2518 Comments made
  • 25107 Votes cast

Hi Sarah! Thanks for your feedback on my winter wreath design! Going to play with the fonts some more tonight. After reading yuor note, I was thinking Rockwell for the family name but not sure if it will be too much with the script font I am now going with for the Happy Holidays... we'll see. Anyway, thanks again.. your work is beautiful!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 17 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thanks back at ya, Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 15 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Hi, Sarah! Just wanted to thank you for your holiday card - wonderful design, and I loved the kraft envelopes and all the coordinating details (like the striped washi tape and backer). You and your husband make a handsome couple - loved your photos! Much continued success to you and Belletristics in 2012!

Guess What Design Studio on Jan 08 2012
Guess What Design Studio
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 114 Awards
  • 6204 Comments made
  • 18717 Votes cast

Hi Sarah! Sorry so belated! I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful holiday card! Loved all the special details like the envelope line, washi tape, and gorgeously addressed envelope! It's been great getting to know you, here at Minted! I'm a big fan of your work! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and I pray your New Year is happy + prosperous!! God bless, and see ya around!! :)

Debb W on Jan 08 2012
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 5 Awards
  • 7082 Comments made
  • 77392 Votes cast

Loved your peppermint stripes holiday card! Very cheery! Happy New Year!

Susan Asbill on Jan 01 2012
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 100 Awards
  • 2833 Comments made
  • 124484 Votes cast

Thanks for the holiday card. It's such a classic and beautiful design and your envelopes were gorgeous. Happy new year!

Susan Brown on Dec 30 2011
Susan Brown
  • Minted May 18, 2011
  • 157 Awards
  • 2199 Comments made
  • 99904 Votes cast

Hi Sarah, I worked on the hand drawn hearts last night but when comparing the 2 today I think the current hearts look more like a "check." Do you think that's important or handmade more so? Thanks again for commenting.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 26 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thanks, Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 25 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
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  • 36826 Votes cast

Merry Christmas, Sarah! So, I finally uploaded a "Big Day" design...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 13 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thanks, Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 13 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
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  • 36826 Votes cast

While I'm here, congrats on all your recent picks! I was hoping Colossal made it, though - I love that one!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 13 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

You so sweet, Sarah! But, no, really, I was working on something, but never got it where I wanted it. Your fonts look great - that Cyclone is perfect! BTW, I have searched and searched for that Cyclone font and can never find it anywhere - do you remember who sells it? Thanks, again!

Jennifer Wick on Dec 12 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 336 Awards
  • 4028 Comments made
  • 20071 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Sarah!! And congrats to you on your editor's picks! I adore your Merriment design - it's so elegant and I love how the initials fit so perfectly within the vertical banner!

Simply Shira on Oct 25 2011
Simply Shira
  • Minted Aug 1, 2011
  • 801 Comments made
  • 5026 Votes cast

Thanks for your comment on my "Love is in the Air". It is my fav and was worried when the comment section remained a little quiet. You made me SMILE!!! Thanks big time!!

Debb W on Oct 22 2011
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 5 Awards
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  • 77392 Votes cast

Love your submissions to "Head Over Heels". Good luck!

Bleu Collar Paperie on Oct 19 2011
Bleu Collar Paperie
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
  • 17 Awards
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  • 12130 Votes cast

Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for your super sweet comments on my designs for the "Head Over Heels" challenge. Your work is so fun and fantastic -- it means a lot to hear from an accomplished Mintie!

Simply Shira on Oct 16 2011
Simply Shira
  • Minted Aug 1, 2011
  • 801 Comments made
  • 5026 Votes cast

Sarah...Many thanks for your direction on my Confetti Hearts. I made the suggested changes and you were right...look much better. I absolutely love your work and was flattered that you stopped by to lend me a hand!! Thanks again!!

Jennifer Wick on Oct 06 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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  • 20071 Votes cast

Awh, thanks so much Sarah!! I'm truly flattered because you have such gorgeous designs and your iconic typographic tree card which I've drooled over in magazines! And go Michigan! My husbands from St. Joe, so I love visiting MI and seeing the gorgeous great lakes. Take care and thanks again for your sweet comment!!

Lauren Chism on Sep 25 2011
Lauren Chism
  • Minted Sep 2, 2009
  • 239 Awards
  • 1003 Comments made
  • 32837 Votes cast

Thanks Sarah! love your new holiday designs and your old ones too - as always - gorgeous work!

Guess What Design Studio on Jul 15 2011
Guess What Design Studio
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 114 Awards
  • 6204 Comments made
  • 18717 Votes cast

Hi Sarah! Thanks for the nice compliment! I think you're work is really fantastic so I really appreciate the feedback! Keep up the awesome work! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 11 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thanks for your note, Sarah! I'll have to check out that font...

Rose Lindo on Jul 06 2011
Rose Lindo
  • Minted Jun 22, 2011
  • 17 Awards
  • 63 Comments made
  • 3938 Votes cast

Thank you for the sweet comment! I LOVE all of your work!!

aticnomar on May 31 2011
aticnomar
  • Minted Apr 10, 2011
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  • 14382 Votes cast

hi sarah! I already submitted the new version, does it better now? thanks so much..

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 28 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 54 Awards
  • 9032 Comments made
  • 36826 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your feedback on my Holiday Cheer - I really appreciate it!

Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel on May 27 2011
Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel
  • Minted Jun 3, 2009
  • 2 Awards
  • 137 Comments made
  • 258 Votes cast

Thank you Sarah. Your style is so unique. I appreciate the feedback.

2birdstone on Mar 11 2011
2birdstone
  • Minted Dec 28, 2008
  • 57 Awards
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Sarah, congrats on all your editor's picks! You cleaned up!

Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel on Feb 22 2011
Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel
  • Minted Jun 3, 2009
  • 2 Awards
  • 137 Comments made
  • 258 Votes cast

Thank you! For your comment.

Sincerely Jackie on Feb 19 2011
Sincerely Jackie
  • Minted Nov 7, 2009
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Hi Sarah - I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I really admire your work. Typography is a struggle for me, and I think you are absolutely fabulous at it. Keep up the great work!

Laura Hankins on Nov 29 2010
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 161 Awards
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  • 9397 Votes cast

Thank you Sarah, and congrats on your Editor's Picks!

Carrie ONeal on Jul 02 2010
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
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  • 18500 Votes cast

Congrats on the holiday win!!

Holly on Mar 28 2010
Holly
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
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nice designs sarah, I ranked them high. Good work.