Zhay Smith

Zhay Smith. Based in New York, NY, US.

  • 4 awards won
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Awards

  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 3

About Zhay Smith

I am a surface pattern designer based in New York. I am an art, fashion, and design enthusiast in all its forms and mother to one extraordinary young man. Love's strength, faith, & tenacity inspires me daily. I am an eater of chocolate, bringer of joy through art, and a proud member of this wonderful community of gifted artists. Thanks for dropping by!

favorite artists

  • Alex Elko Design
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  • kelli hall
  • Baumbirdy
  • Kimberly FitzSimons
  • Marabou Design

comments

Jennifer Holbrook on Feb 10 2020
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Zhay, it's great to hear from you! I'm on IG and FB, both under jgholbrookdesign but here's my e-mail too: jennilor@sbcglobal.net I hope you're doing well.

Anupama on Jan 20 2020
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Hi Zhay, I hope you are doing great! I am loving your submission Aubergine Cascade so much. Best wishes in the challenge! XO

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jan 16 2020
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Zhay! I think Painterly Midnight is my favorite from your bag collection . . . stunning work. I wish you a prosperous New Year also . . . at Minted and all your endeavors!!!

Jan Shepherd on Jan 14 2020
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Hi Zhay - happy new year! Hope you’re well. Thank you so much for all your encouragement, that’s so sweet of you - I really appreciate that. Good luck with your lovely designs too :)

Carrie ONeal on Jan 09 2020
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Hugs! :) Thanks for the sweet new year message.

Michele Norris on Jan 08 2020
Michele Norris
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Thanks for the likes on my designs! Truly appreciated! All the best!

Alison Jerry Designs on Jan 07 2020
Alison Jerry Designs
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Hi there! Thanks so much for the likes on my totes! Appreciated. Best to you!!

Elky Ink on Jan 07 2020
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Zhay, happy new year to you and thank you so much for your loving greeting card! You are the only person who sent a personalized note. It made it the most special.

Chris Griffith on Jan 07 2020
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Best wishes for a ton of success in 2020!

Akweley Creative on Jan 07 2020
Akweley Creative
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Zhay, Beautiful work as always! Happy New Year and thanks for your support! Wishing you a prosperous year!

Jennifer Holbrook on Jan 07 2020
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Hi Zhay, Happy New Year to you too, and thank you for your likes and sweet message. Your bags are wonderful.

Courtney Crane on Jan 07 2020
Courtney Crane
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Hi Zhay. Thank you for the like on “Wandering” - I appreciate it. You have some great entries too! Best! - Courtney

Angela Thompson on Jan 07 2020
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You're very welcome Zhay, all the best to you too with all your beautiful entries

frau brandt on Jan 07 2020
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Thank you so much for the likes. You have so many wonderful bag designs. I only managed to submit a few. All the best.

Von Sides on Dec 27 2019
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Zhay, Thanks so much for the kind words and the encouragement! Both are greatly appreciated! : ) Von

Von Sides on Dec 26 2019
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Zhay, Your designs are really clever and beautiful! I am so pleased you like my "Mystic Blues"! All the best, Von

Susan Asbill on Dec 15 2019
Susan Asbill
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Thanks so much, Zhay! Good luck in the challenge & happy holidays!

FRANI on Dec 08 2019
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Hello Zhay, thank you so much for liking my submission „royal frame“. I appreciate it a lot :) you have beautiful designs out here! Best wishes and good luck with the competitions. Nicole

Christie Kelly on Dec 05 2019
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Happy Holidays to you, my friend and I hope they are full of love and light, just like you! I always love getting to see your latest creations! :) Christie

Roopali on Dec 04 2019
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Your entries too are beautiful Zhay. Wish you all the best in the challenge.

Ana Sharpe on Aug 29 2019
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Aww, you are very kind, Zhay! All the best to you. Tudo de bom pra você! xo

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 28 2019
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Hi Zhay, thanks so much for your likes and support! I always appreciate your wonderful encouragement. All the best to you.

Amy Hall on Aug 25 2019
Amy Hall
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Thank you for the like on my PB submission. I appreciate it. Best of luck.

Rega on Aug 23 2019
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Hi Zhay,Thank you so much for the like on Blush Brushes :) Love your inspiration quotes! Wishing you all the best <3

Nikita Jariwala on Aug 23 2019
Nikita Jariwala
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Thank you so much for liking my work Best wishes!

lulablu on Aug 03 2019
lulablu
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Hi Zhay-- thanks again for your recent likes on our work---makes us happy! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and the newest challenges--- our best- julie & jen

frau brandt on Aug 02 2019
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Thank you so much for the likes on my entries. Wish you all the best for the challenge.

Anupama on Aug 02 2019
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Thank you for your kind word Zhay. It really made my day. Good Luck to you in all the challenges.

Tairasol on Jul 30 2019
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Hi Zhay. Thank you for liking my submissions. Very much appreciated. Wishing you best of luck with your projects.All the best. Heike

lulablu on Jul 30 2019
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Hi Zhay- Thanks for liking our "best year ever" Thank you for your continued support- best of luck to you and all the upcoming challenges! julie & jen

Mary Kay Garttmeier on Jul 30 2019
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Hi Zhay, Thank you for your likes on my stationery designs. Best of luck to you in the challenge!

Jair on Jul 29 2019
Jair
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Hi Zhay, thank you so much for your like and support on my "naughty list" entry, best wishes! :)

Merian on Jul 28 2019
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Hi Zhay, thank you for the like on my stationery design. Best of luck with your wonderful submissions!

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 27 2019
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Hi Zhay, I just came back to my e-mail and saw your likes! Thanks so much for the wonderful encouragement and your message. I love your entries. Yes, I do like children's illustration. I used to be a classroom teacher and also taught children's theatre at the school, so I like to bring that love for creating art with and for kids into my designs. Thanks again!

Angela Thompson on Jul 27 2019
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Hi Zhay, thanks so much much for your nice message. Yes I do love Australian wildlife and we get parrots and cockatoos on our property, my daughter loves them. I am working on some art with kookaburras and koalas so hopefully these will bring a bit out a bit of my Australian side :) I am glad to hear your son loves the cockatoos, that's awesome ! Thanks again Zhay

Benita Crandall on Jul 26 2019
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Thank you so much for the like of my design ' modern glamour'. I love your design Gold Letter Peace, as well as Dove Wings.

Manuela BK on Jul 26 2019
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Thanks for the likes Zhay! I love your work very unique! Best to you in the challenges!

frances on Jul 18 2019
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Hi Zhay! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I live in Javea, on the coast, just south of Valencia, and so loving it! As you say, so picturesque! I wish you all the best for the upcoming challenges... xxxx Frances

amanda lawrence on Jul 15 2019
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Hi Zhay - thank you so much for your lovely feedback - apologies for not getting back to you sooner as I am not receiving feedback/like emails! Good luck on your lovely submissions and best wishes - Axx

Jaqui Falkenheim on Jul 13 2019
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Hi Zhay! Thank you so much for your likes and your sweet comment on my page (I've been meaning to respond and couldn't figure out how to tag you so I decided to write on your page!). I'm happy to hear you like my piece "raindrops keep falling"--it's on my list to make it into a print (and a pillow is a great idea too--thanks!). xoxo Jaqui

Teju Reval on Jul 11 2019
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Thanks for liking my work. Really appreciate it. Best wishes!

Chelsea And Marbles Paper on Jul 08 2019
Chelsea And Marbles Paper
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Thanks for like on my recent greeting card submission! Best of luck to you in the challenges :)

Teju Reval on Jun 26 2019
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Hi Zhay! Thanks for liking my work. Really appreciate it. Best wishes!

lulablu on Jun 21 2019
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Hello Zhay- thank you for your like on "concentric' and other past support of our work- It means a lot to us- Best of luck during future challenges.

Melanie Kosuge on Jun 21 2019
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Aww Zhay! SO sorry I’m late getting back to you! All my Minted email goes to a separate folder that I only check a few times a week, so I missed your email til now, ugh! I’m so very sorry to hear about your husband… my heart breaks for you. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been, but I’m sending you all my love, and I’ll keep you in my thoughts :) xo! (PS, glad to see you back at Minted :)

Melissa Agular on Jun 17 2019
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Hi Zhay, thank you very much for liking my design “A merry wish”! You have beautiful designs and your shop shows your unique & chic aesthetic!

Lisa Travis on Jun 16 2019
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Hi Zhay, thank you for liking my quick fire entry "Foiled Menorah" Just saw your Corporate Holiday entry "3D New Year", love it! -Lisa

Starry Lane Studio on Jun 15 2019
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Hello Zhay. Thanks for the like on Ornament Garland. We appreciate the support. Best of luck in the challenges.

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Jun 13 2019
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Good luck to you to!!

Jennifer Holbrook on Jun 13 2019
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Hi Zhay, thanks so much for your likes and your sweet comments! I love reading them. I don't have an ipad, actually. I'd love to have one though, LOL. All the best.

Merian on Jun 13 2019
Merian
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Hi Zhay, thanks for the like on my holiday submission. Best of luck with yours!

Aleks on Jun 12 2019
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Hi Zhay, thank you so much! I appreciate the support! Good luck with your entries!

Chris Griffith on Jun 12 2019
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Thanks Zhay! Best to you too!

Nicole Comsa on Jun 12 2019
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Thank you for the like Zhay!

Deborah Chou on Jun 11 2019
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Thanks so much for the like, Zhay! All the best.

Celia Maria on May 10 2019
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Hi Zhay, thank you for the like on my card submission. I appreciate the support. You have beautiful cards submitted! Good luck on the challenges. - Celia

shoshin studio on May 10 2019
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Thanks, Zhay, for all of your “likes”—- so sweet! Your designs are awesome for this challenge—-looking forward to your baby shower designs! :)

frau brandt on May 02 2019
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Thank you so much for the like on my entry "Magical Season". Overtime it is so encouraging! Good luck to you in the challenges!

amanda lawrence on Apr 29 2019
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Hi Zhay - THANK YOU so much for all your encouragement, votes and very kind message, it really means a lot and of course good luck on all your wonderful entries xxx

Ana Sharpe on Apr 28 2019
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Hi Zhay, bom dia! Your entries are beautiful! Best of luck to you in the challenges! Obrigado, seu Portugues é ótimo!! Didn't know you also speak the language. I loved it! Precisamos nos encontrar novamente como no cocktail da Minted na NSS. :)

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 27 2019
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Hi Zhay, thanks so much for your likes and your sweet comment! I always love reading your messages. Best wishes with everything.

amanda lawrence on Apr 23 2019
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Hi Zhay - thank you so much for all your lovely messages and as always many thanks for all your likes and constant support and good luck on all your wonderful entries - Axx

Sejal Banker on Apr 23 2019
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Zhay, Thank you so for your ongoing support. Good luck to you always!

Pine Street Creative on Apr 23 2019
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Hi Zhay! Thanks for all the love and support with my holiday submissions! I appreciate you taking the time to like them! Good luck to you as well!!

amanda lawrence on Apr 22 2019
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Zhay - Thank you so much for all your likes and constant support - very best wishes on your wonderful submissions - Axx

EM on Apr 17 2019
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I made some changes to my wrapped in love design with your ideas as inspiration. You can see it at https://www.minted.com/design-rating/1196526. Thanks again for your feedback!

Sejal Banker on Apr 15 2019
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zhay, thank you for your like on my submission. your support means so much! your work is lovely as always! sejal

EM on Apr 13 2019
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Zhay, thank you for sharing a like on my square ornamental border wedding invitation! Second, I appreciate your thoughts on my Wrapped in Love Christmas Card. You have some great ideas for me to play around with. Thanks!

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 10 2019
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Hi Zhay, thank you for your like and for your wonderful comment! Your encouragement means so very much to me. I love your messages. They always brighten my day. Thanks again and all the best to you.

aticnomar on Apr 09 2019
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Thank you very much Zhay for the wonderful comment. I appreciated it very much!

Christie Kelly on Apr 09 2019
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Hi Zhay! We are good here as I hope you are as well! Loving all your new creations. Always a fan!!! :) ~ck

Chris Griffith on Apr 09 2019
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Thanks Zhay for the sweet comments! Best of luck to you too!

Kamala Nahas on Mar 22 2019
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Thanks for your comments on New X Two. I did have some leading and alignment issues I needed to fix;)

Jan Shepherd on Feb 27 2019
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Hi Zhay, thanks for your support - it’s really appreciated. Good luck with your entries!

Akweley Creative on Feb 26 2019
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Zhay, thanks so much for supporting Frosted Elegance!

PrintHappy Designs on Feb 24 2019
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Hi Zhay, thanks so much for the like! I really appreciate it. I love your "Glacier Marble entry - so lovely! Best of luck :)

Creo Study on Feb 24 2019
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Hi Zhay, your kind words just made my day :) Thank you so so much. xx

Sejal Banker on Feb 21 2019
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Hi zhay, Thank you so so much for your likes and support on my submissions. It’s so encouraging and means a lot! I’m grateful! Your work rocks!!! Awesome stuff! I wish you luck as well!

Rebecca Rueth on Feb 20 2019
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Hi Zhay, Thank you for responding to my polls in the challenge, I really appreciate your feedback! Wishing you all the best on your lovely designs in the challenges!

Christie Kelly on Feb 20 2019
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Zhay, as always, you are just the best! Thank you for making it rain likes and also thank you for commenting on "Palazzo Grassi"! It's one of my favorites! I'm going to do a special post for it this week. You have some amazing options this time. I'm crossing toes and fingers for both of us!!!

Irina Nosova on Feb 20 2019
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Hi Zhay, thanks for the like on my submission. Love your designs - they are all gorgeous! Good luck with this challenge!

Sejal Banker on Feb 19 2019
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Hi Zhay, Thank you so much for your like on my submissions, I truly appreciate it. Your entries are wonderful! Wishing you all the best!

Jair on Feb 19 2019
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Hi Zhay, thank you so much for your like and support, best wishes and good luck in the challenges! :)

Amy Ngo on Feb 19 2019
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Hello Zhay - thanks for the like and support! Best of luck!

amanda lawrence on Feb 19 2019
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