Sarah Guse Brown

Sarah Brown. Based in MI, US.

  • 216 awards won
  • 2381 comments made
  • 62098 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 37
  • editor pick 179

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.

designs by Sarah Guse Brown


favorite artists

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

comments

frau brandt on May 03 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 11 Awards
  • 1646 Comments made
  • 8141 Votes cast

Thank you, Sarah, for the like on "Candy Cane Fun". So inspiring to see your amazing designs!

Chelsea And Marbles Paper on May 02 2018
Chelsea And Marbles Paper
  • Minted Nov 27, 2015
  • 101 Comments made
  • 502 Votes cast

Thanks for the like on my submission "Minimalist Holiday". Love your work, congrats on all the wins!!! Amazing!

Mariecor Agravante on Sep 15 2017
Mariecor Agravante
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 697 Comments made
  • 47476 Votes cast

Congrats, Sarah, on your 200th+ win milestone :)

Basil Design Studio on May 09 2017
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 15 Awards
  • 1703 Comments made
  • 24457 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
  • 15 Awards
  • 1703 Comments made
  • 24457 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
  • 102 Awards
  • 811 Comments made
  • 38615 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
  • 27 Awards
  • 1170 Comments made
  • 9657 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
  • 18 Awards
  • 1105 Comments made
  • 14917 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
  • 8 Awards
  • 7836 Comments made
  • 102066 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
  • 138 Awards
  • 1610 Comments made
  • 42015 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
  • 46 Awards
  • 7817 Comments made
  • 142274 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
  • 8 Awards
  • 7836 Comments made
  • 102066 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
  • 19 Awards
  • 6702 Comments made
  • 80079 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
  • 8 Awards
  • 7836 Comments made
  • 102066 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
  • 41 Awards
  • 5999 Comments made
  • 10834 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
  • 69 Awards
  • 1048 Comments made
  • 14320 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
  • 14 Awards
  • 109 Comments made
  • 45909 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
  • 176 Awards
  • 4428 Comments made
  • 51552 Votes cast

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

Makewells on May 25 2015
Makewells
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
  • 65 Awards
  • 739 Comments made
  • 15604 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
  • 334 Awards
  • 2271 Comments made
  • 137389 Votes cast

100!!!! Congratulations!

Keen Peachy on Jan 23 2015
Keen Peachy
  • Minted Feb 28, 2013
  • 59 Awards
  • 1182 Comments made
  • 78818 Votes cast

Congrats on reaching 100! :)

Chris Griffith on Dec 30 2014
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 132 Awards
  • 5208 Comments made
  • 40772 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
  • 132 Awards
  • 5208 Comments made
  • 40772 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
  • 3071 Comments made
  • 16930 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
  • 96 Awards
  • 880 Comments made
  • 10676 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
  • 182 Awards
  • 4648 Comments made
  • 45674 Votes cast

Congrats Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Aug 07 2013
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 Votes cast

Thanks, Sarah! :)

Giselle Zimmerman on Jun 03 2013
Giselle Zimmerman
  • Minted Apr 3, 2010
  • 17 Awards
  • 1864 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 331 Awards
  • 5648 Comments made
  • 16418 Votes cast

thank you Sarah! x

Giselle Zimmerman on Oct 12 2012
Giselle Zimmerman
  • Minted Apr 3, 2010
  • 17 Awards
  • 1864 Comments made
  • 17116 Votes cast

Congrats Sarah !!!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 12 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 Votes cast

thanks! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 11 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 Votes cast

hope you sell lots! :)

Stacey Meacham on Oct 11 2012
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 289 Awards
  • 4513 Comments made
  • 56136 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 669 Comments made
  • 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 Votes cast

Thanks back at ya, Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 15 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 139 Awards
  • 6272 Comments made
  • 19372 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
  • 8 Awards
  • 7836 Comments made
  • 102066 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
  • 129 Awards
  • 2993 Comments made
  • 139486 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
  • 194 Awards
  • 2499 Comments made
  • 106639 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 Votes cast

Thanks, Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 25 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 Votes cast

Thanks, Sarah!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 13 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 374 Awards
  • 4112 Comments made
  • 20639 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
  • 8 Awards
  • 7836 Comments made
  • 102066 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
  • 779 Comments made
  • 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
  • 374 Awards
  • 4112 Comments made
  • 20639 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
  • 274 Awards
  • 1087 Comments made
  • 34437 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
  • 139 Awards
  • 6272 Comments made
  • 19372 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 Votes cast

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

hey paper moon on Jul 06 2011
hey paper moon
  • 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
  • 19 Awards
  • 1004 Comments made
  • 14572 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
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37386 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
  • 63 Awards
  • 2371 Comments made
  • 43505 Votes cast

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.

Jackie Mangiolino on Feb 19 2011
Jackie Mangiolino
  • Minted Nov 7, 2009
  • 19 Awards
  • 841 Comments made
  • 29641 Votes cast

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
  • 173 Awards
  • 2645 Comments made
  • 9767 Votes cast

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

Carrie ONeal on Jul 02 2010
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
  • 217 Awards
  • 1727 Comments made
  • 19689 Votes cast

Congrats on the holiday win!!

Holly on Mar 28 2010
Holly
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
  • 78 Comments made
  • 945 Votes cast

nice designs sarah, I ranked them high. Good work.