lena barakat

based in Dyer, IN, US.

  • 64 awards won
  • 1163 comments made
  • 16388 votes cast
  • Minted on Jun 29 2010
  • zeinalena.com
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/zeinalena

Awards

  • winner 12
  • editor pick 52

About lena barakat

Hello! I'm an illustrator and graphic designer based in the Chicagoland area. I have a deep passion for beautiful typography, fine paper and bold patterns. Thanks for stopping by!

favorite artists

  • annie clark
  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Laura Hankins
  • kelli hall
  • Jody Wody

comments

Faith Dorn on Feb 21 2017
Faith Dorn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2014
  • 4 Awards
  • 600 Comments made
  • 12395 Votes cast

thank you, Lena, for the like on baby's room. :)

Rega on Feb 20 2017
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 2 Awards
  • 708 Comments made
  • 5002 Votes cast

Hi Lena, Thank you so much for the like on my rain forest :) You've made my day! I enjoy viewing your beautiful work here so much.Love your style-Best of luck on the challenge :)

Kelly Schmidt on Nov 04 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 64 Awards
  • 1324 Comments made
  • 5233 Votes cast

Thank you, Lena! :) Best of luck in the wedding challenge, you've got some beautiful entries!

Mansi on Oct 28 2016
Mansi
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 33 Awards
  • 1509 Comments made
  • 5697 Votes cast

Hi Lena, Thanks so much for your Like on my work! Love your work, so huge compliment from you! You have some beautiful entries! Best of Luck in the challenges :)

frau brandt on Sep 21 2016
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 398 Comments made
  • 3286 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like on my "delicate leaves" design. So great to see your wonderful work here.

Lisa Travis on Sep 04 2016
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 6 Awards
  • 342 Comments made
  • 8793 Votes cast

Lena, thank you so much for the like on my "Wrap It Up" entry, much appreciated!

Lisa Travis on Jun 15 2016
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 6 Awards
  • 342 Comments made
  • 8793 Votes cast

Lena, thank you for liking my entry "Domino", I love your work, it is very elegant.

Grace Kreinbrink on May 10 2016
Grace Kreinbrink
  • Minted Sep 22, 2013
  • 163 Awards
  • 321 Comments made
  • 5324 Votes cast

Hi Lena, Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! Your designs are beautiful. Best of luck in the challenge!

Rebecca Durflinger on May 05 2016
Rebecca Durflinger
  • Minted Nov 12, 2011
  • 21 Awards
  • 155 Comments made
  • 9513 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the likes! You have some beautiful submissions! Love them all! :)

Laura Hankins on May 03 2016
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 156 Awards
  • 2570 Comments made
  • 9385 Votes cast

Lena, your new little one must be your muse-- your entries are gorgeous!! You have such a variety but they all of such a perfect attention to detail and polish to them. Beautiful! I see lots of file prep in your future :)

Hooray Creative on May 03 2016
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
  • 395 Awards
  • 2055 Comments made
  • 19609 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the kind words, Lena!! That seriously made my day! You came up with so many awesome holiday designs too!! Wishing you lots of luck in the big challenge! :)

Christina Novak on May 03 2016
Christina Novak
  • Minted Nov 4, 2011
  • 47 Awards
  • 2280 Comments made
  • 28920 Votes cast

Thank you so much Lena!

Coco and Ellie Design on Apr 28 2016
Coco and Ellie Design
  • Minted Dec 9, 2008
  • 157 Awards
  • 1687 Comments made
  • 21986 Votes cast

Hi Lena, Thank you for liking my designs! Hope you and your babies are doing well. Your designs are stunning and be able to do it with the wee ones, is amazing! All the best and Hugs!!

Chris Griffith on Nov 19 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 103 Awards
  • 4864 Comments made
  • 33860 Votes cast

Thank you so much and you are so welcome Lena. You have some fantastic entries that are sure winners!

Thuy Do on Oct 14 2015
Thuy Do
  • Minted Aug 2, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 109 Comments made
  • 471 Votes cast

Thank you for the like and support on "A Modern Love" Lena! :)

Kimberly FitzSimons on Oct 08 2015
Kimberly FitzSimons
  • Minted Jan 9, 2009
  • 142 Awards
  • 1085 Comments made
  • 14751 Votes cast

Lena, Thanks so much for your comment on my profile! It made my day! Congratulations on all of your save the date picks. Beautiful and well deserved!

Neeta Sawhney on Aug 07 2015
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 2691 Comments made
  • 14984 Votes cast

Thanks so much Lena for the critique. All the best in the challenges also.

chocomocacino on Jul 29 2015
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 198 Awards
  • 2795 Comments made
  • 31446 Votes cast

Hahahah yes just got it! Thanks!! I'm thrilled you choose my design =D.. hope they will be a great use to you..

Coco and Ellie Design on May 27 2015
Coco and Ellie Design
  • Minted Dec 9, 2008
  • 157 Awards
  • 1687 Comments made
  • 21986 Votes cast

Hi Lena, I just want to say hi and that you got gorgeous hair and twinsy ! :) Good luck with all the crazy design challenges.

Chris Griffith on Jan 17 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 103 Awards
  • 4864 Comments made
  • 33860 Votes cast

Aww thanks Lena and congrats on your wonderful win too. Love it.

Carolyn MacLaren on Dec 08 2014
Carolyn MacLaren
  • Minted May 28, 2011
  • 177 Awards
  • 923 Comments made
  • 16408 Votes cast

Thanks for such a sweet comment, Lena! Love your submissions as well - always so elegant and fresh :)

Phrosne Ras on Dec 08 2014
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 284 Awards
  • 5296 Comments made
  • 14788 Votes cast

Pretty girl! Lovely pic. ;)

Jan Shepherd on Nov 26 2014
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 5 Awards
  • 1446 Comments made
  • 5273 Votes cast

Thanks for spotting my typo Lena! Sometimes I need to take more breaks - difficult to tear myself away though :)

Chris Griffith on Nov 02 2014
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 103 Awards
  • 4864 Comments made
  • 33860 Votes cast

Aww, thanks Lena. It is easy to be constructive with designs like yours. :)

Nazia Hyder on Oct 30 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 27 Awards
  • 5086 Comments made
  • 8339 Votes cast

Thank you Lena for your feedback in my One in a Melon design,really appreciate it :)

Kaydi Bishop on Apr 30 2014
Kaydi Bishop
  • Minted Jun 29, 2012
  • 111 Awards
  • 561 Comments made
  • 23385 Votes cast

Lena, thank you for the super sweet note a few days ago! I wish there was a like button for comments on here :) I love your work, so its always fun to see what great new things you are coming up with!

Carol Fazio on Apr 16 2014
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
  • 35 Awards
  • 6322 Comments made
  • 25437 Votes cast

Thanks for your sweet note on my storybook win, Lena! I was so shocked, I about fell off my chair!

Mikel Clair Hardin on Mar 19 2014
Mikel Clair Hardin
  • Minted Oct 9, 2013
  • 5 Awards
  • 105 Comments made
  • 3025 Votes cast

Lena, thank you!! You grew up an hour away from my home town - how neat!! I love seeing other southern designers on Minted, such a small world! :)

Rebecca Bowen on Feb 27 2014
Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
  • 129 Awards
  • 985 Comments made
  • 17593 Votes cast

Thanks Lena.. It's so funny you all say it screams me.. because I was thinking this totally didnt look like me at all, LOL..

Nazia Hyder on Feb 26 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 27 Awards
  • 5086 Comments made
  • 8339 Votes cast

Thanks Lena for your feedback. I did make the changes on my "Modern Stripes" entry as you asked. Please have a look when you find time. Thanks again. :)

Stacey Meacham on Feb 18 2014
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 241 Awards
  • 4379 Comments made
  • 52280 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your comment Lena. That is the highest compliment I could receive.

Laura Bolter Design on Feb 10 2014
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 109 Awards
  • 1333 Comments made
  • 41411 Votes cast

Glad I gave you a good laugh during this morning's craziness! And, thanks for your comments about my lettering and your suggestion on my chalkboard design. I've changed the name to white as suggested! Good luck! Your designs are gorgeous!

Hooray Creative on Jan 30 2014
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
  • 395 Awards
  • 2055 Comments made
  • 19609 Votes cast

Thanks for your sweet comment Lena!!

Kimberly Morgan on Sep 10 2013
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 62 Awards
  • 2957 Comments made
  • 64602 Votes cast

Glad to be helpful. It's a lovely design!

Stacey Montgomery on Aug 04 2013
Stacey Montgomery
  • Minted Sep 11, 2012
  • 1559 Comments made
  • 24188 Votes cast

LOL! Thank you for your suggestion!

Lori Wemple on Aug 02 2013
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 327 Awards
  • 4260 Comments made
  • 9113 Votes cast

aww thank you - you too!

Robin L. Andrews on Jul 12 2013
Robin L. Andrews
  • Minted Mar 21, 2013
  • 5 Awards
  • 2510 Comments made
  • 58609 Votes cast

Dear Lena, thank you for your message, it is greatly appreciated. warmest wishes, Robin

j.bartyn on Jun 12 2013
j.bartyn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2010
  • 92 Awards
  • 190 Comments made
  • 21150 Votes cast

thank you for you comment on winter berry! It made me day!

Anne Holmquist on Jun 07 2013
Anne Holmquist
  • Minted Feb 15, 2010
  • 67 Awards
  • 1815 Comments made
  • 26228 Votes cast

You are welcome Lena! Good luck to you as well, although I don't think you need it. Your designs are beautiful!

Lori Wemple on Jun 06 2013
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 327 Awards
  • 4260 Comments made
  • 9113 Votes cast

ah, thanks; you are so sweet. I actually feel like i'm pulling my hair out - just don't feel like i'm getting anything right and running in 100 different directions ;) You are on a roll yourself!! I am so in love with all your designs - especially winter waltz, and what a lovely name! It feels like dancing :)

Stacey Meacham on May 25 2013
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 241 Awards
  • 4379 Comments made
  • 52280 Votes cast

Thanks so much Lena. Great catch. I really appreciate it :)

Rebecca Bowen on Apr 13 2013
Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
  • 129 Awards
  • 985 Comments made
  • 17593 Votes cast

aww, you just made my weekend! thanks for being so sweet;)

Kimberly Morgan on Jan 30 2013
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 62 Awards
  • 2957 Comments made
  • 64602 Votes cast

Thanks so much, Lena. It certainly was a big surprise, I'll be in shock over for a while yet, I think :)

Snow and Ivy on Oct 13 2012
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 176 Awards
  • 2990 Comments made
  • 18100 Votes cast

Hi Lena - just wanted to say thanks for your sweet note, it totally made my day :)

Frooted Design on Oct 12 2012
Frooted Design
  • Minted Aug 4, 2009
  • 136 Awards
  • 888 Comments made
  • 15580 Votes cast

Hi Lena, thanks so much for your sweet comments!! I'm loving your typographic designs for this challenge and wish you all the best too!

Carol Fazio on Oct 08 2012
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
  • 35 Awards
  • 6322 Comments made
  • 25437 Votes cast

hi lena, sure, any time! I like the changes you made and feel free to comment on any of my submissions! I appreciate the feedback as well! good luck!

Angela Marzuki on Aug 23 2012
Angela Marzuki
  • Minted May 24, 2011
  • 76 Awards
  • 1152 Comments made
  • 22007 Votes cast

Lena, you completely made my day! I'm incredibly flattered that you ordered Unidentified Bloom and so happy that you are loving them. I was so excited when I read your note that I even read it to my husband lol :) You're so sweet, thank you!

Molly Lentz on Aug 20 2012
Molly Lentz
  • Minted Apr 4, 2012
  • 55 Comments made
  • 2225 Votes cast

You're so sweet, Lena! This is a fabulous community of beautiful designers -- so glad to be here! I look forward to many more interactions :-D

Phrosne Ras on Aug 20 2012
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 284 Awards
  • 5296 Comments made
  • 14788 Votes cast

Hi Lena! thanks so much for your lovely comment on my retro flowers designs! I needed to hear that:)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 31 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 53 Awards
  • 8999 Comments made
  • 36108 Votes cast

Hi Lena! Thank you for taking the time to critique my "Wreath of Love" - because of all the great comments I received I think it's so much better! I appreciate it.

Snow and Ivy on Apr 01 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 176 Awards
  • 2990 Comments made
  • 18100 Votes cast

Thanks for your help Lena!! I really appreciate it - I copied the calligraphy from Wiki - but I still wasn't too sure about it. I will make sure to update it, thanks again :) PS - congrats on your recent wins!!

Stacey Day on Nov 02 2010
Stacey Day
  • Minted Dec 4, 2008
  • 37 Awards
  • 972 Comments made
  • 7382 Votes cast

oh my gosh, lena! what a small world. what part of birmingham? i grew up in trussville -- and my husband and i live in trussville right now b/c my house seems to not ever ever want to sell.

Marabou Design on Sep 08 2010
Marabou Design
  • Minted Jan 18, 2009
  • 72 Awards
  • 1754 Comments made
  • 12482 Votes cast

Thank you Lena! Congratulations on your recent win!

Carrie ONeal on Aug 25 2010
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
  • 186 Awards
  • 1609 Comments made
  • 17834 Votes cast

CONGRATS!!! What a way to start off! Can't wait to see all your other "wins" to come! Welcome!

Sydney Newsom on Aug 21 2010
Sydney Newsom
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
  • 50 Awards
  • 1085 Comments made
  • 12292 Votes cast

Congrats on No 10 in your very first competition!! I think all 3 of your cards are great . . . wouldn't be surprised to hear about more wins :)