Zhay Smith

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

  • 5 awards won
  • 1256 comments made
  • 30806 votes cast

Awards

  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 4

About Zhay Smith

I am a surface pattern designer based in New York. I am also 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!

designs by Zhay Smith


favorite artists

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

comments

Melissa Agular on Jul 27 2020
Melissa Agular
  • Minted Mar 22, 2019
  • 141 Comments made
  • 3567 Votes cast

Hi Zhay, thanks so much for your support on my submissions! So sorry I’m slightly delayed in replying - I’m now able to catch up :).. I love your sense of style in your designs! Best of luck, as we anxiously await the holiday results!! Xoxo

Kann Orasie on Jul 11 2020
Kann Orasie
  • Minted Nov 30, 2016
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Thank you so much for all your support, Zhay! Really appreciate it! Wishing you all the best!

Shiv Creativity on Jun 30 2020
Shiv Creativity
  • Minted Apr 16, 2018
  • 1 Award
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Hi Zhay thank you for your like on my Christmas card Challenge Submission. Much appreciated . I wish you all the best with all the challenges.regards Vijayeta

MM20 on Jun 02 2020
MM20
  • Minted Oct 17, 2019
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  • 3395 Votes cast

Thank you Zhay for the like on my holiday card submission. Truly appreciate it!

Olivia Raufman on Jun 02 2020
Olivia Raufman
  • Minted Oct 9, 2010
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Sincere thanks for your very kind comment on my profile, Zhay! You have some really fantastic designs in these holiday challenges. Best of luck!

Courtney Crane on Jun 01 2020
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
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Hi Zhay. Thanks so much for the like on Wintergreen Peace. You have some beautiful Christmas entries! Best! - Courtney

Sejal Banker on Jun 01 2020
Sejal Banker
  • Minted Sep 21, 2018
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  • 2383 Votes cast

Zhay, Thank you so much for your support. I truly appreciate it. Wishing you all the very best! Sejal

Akweley Creative on Jun 01 2020
Akweley Creative
  • Minted Jul 27, 2017
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Always, thank you for your continued support!

Dawn Jasper on May 29 2020
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
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Zhay!!!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and congrats on your son's graduation! We're staying well, I think my six year old is handling better than the rest of us lol she's just playing chess all day long. Hope you guys are staying safe and well too. And best of luck in the latest contest - loved all your holiday submissions!

lulablu on May 27 2020
lulablu
  • Minted Jun 12, 2013
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  • 12002 Votes cast

hi zhay- thank your so much for your like on "layers" we hope you are doing well in NY- with all of this craziness! all our best to you with all the new challenges- cheers- julie & jen

Sugar Cloud on May 25 2020
Sugar Cloud
  • Minted Mar 24, 2020
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Thank you Zhay!!!, I really like your work, good luck in the challenge too!

Jennifer Holbrook on May 23 2020
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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  • 44506 Votes cast

Hi Zhay, thanks so much for your likes and your message. I'm getting stronger, though I still have bronchial inflammation, which can get really bad sometimes, so I'm trying a new medicine. It's unbelievable how long it's taking to recover in the aftermath. I can't do most chores, and I have to rest most of the time--lots of reading books and watching comedy. I wasn't sure I'd be able to submit, but the mood hit me and I can work on my iPad and paint on a breakfast tray from bed before moving things into illustrator on my computer. It's nice to be back here. I hope you and your loved ones are well. Let me know how you're doing. Thanks so much for your support and love! xoxo Jennifer

Olivia Raufman on May 23 2020
Olivia Raufman
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Thanks for your likes of my holiday entries too, Zhay! Best of luck to you :)

Carolyn Campo on May 23 2020
Carolyn Campo
  • Minted Apr 7, 2018
  • 10 Comments made
  • 604 Votes cast

Thank you so much Zhay for your likes!!! It is so encouraging to get support from a talented artist! It means so much!

Creative Gallery on May 22 2020
Creative Gallery
  • Minted Nov 5, 2019
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  • 433 Votes cast

Hi Zhay, thank you for your like on my "scientifi holiday cheer" entry. Best of luck!

Jennifer Holbrook on Feb 10 2020
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3259 Comments made
  • 44506 Votes cast

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
Anupama
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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
Jan Shepherd
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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
Carrie ONeal
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Hugs! :) Thanks for the sweet new year message.

Michele Norris on Jan 08 2020
Michele Norris
  • Minted Mar 12, 2018
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  • 8595 Votes cast

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
Elky Ink
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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
Chris Griffith
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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
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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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
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
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  • 58807 Votes cast

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
Angela Thompson
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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
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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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
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
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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
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
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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
FRANI
  • Minted Aug 21, 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
Christie Kelly
  • Minted Dec 17, 2014
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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
Roopali
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Your entries too are beautiful Zhay. Wish you all the best in the challenge.

Ana Sharpe on Aug 29 2019
Ana Sharpe
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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
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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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
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
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Thank you for the like on my PB submission. I appreciate it. Best of luck.

Rega on Aug 23 2019
Rega
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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
  • Minted Oct 19, 2017
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Thank you so much for liking my work Best wishes!

lulablu on Aug 03 2019
lulablu
  • Minted Jun 12, 2013
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  • 12002 Votes cast

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
frau brandt
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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
Anupama
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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
Tairasol
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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
lulablu
  • Minted Jun 12, 2013
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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
Mary Kay Garttmeier
  • Minted Jan 15, 2019
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  • 74688 Votes cast

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
  • Minted Jun 24, 2015
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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
Merian
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  • 3819 Votes cast

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

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 27 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
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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
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
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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
Benita Crandall
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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
Manuela BK
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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
frances
  • Minted Nov 28, 2013
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  • 55984 Votes cast

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
amanda lawrence
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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
Jaqui Falkenheim
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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
Teju Reval
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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
Teju Reval
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Hi Zhay! Thanks for liking my work. Really appreciate it. Best wishes!

lulablu on Jun 21 2019
lulablu
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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
Melanie Kosuge
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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
Melissa Agular
  • Minted Mar 22, 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
Lisa Travis
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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
Starry Lane Studio
  • Minted Dec 28, 2018
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  • 433 Votes cast

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
Griffinbell Paper Co.
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Good luck to you to!!

Jennifer Holbrook on Jun 13 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
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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
  • Minted Nov 3, 2017
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Hi Zhay, thanks for the like on my holiday submission. Best of luck with yours!

Aleks on Jun 12 2019
Aleks
  • Minted Mar 3, 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
Chris Griffith
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Thanks Zhay! Best to you too!

Nicole Comsa on Jun 12 2019
Nicole Comsa
  • Minted Mar 22, 2013
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Thank you for the like Zhay!

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

Celia Maria on May 10 2019
Celia Maria
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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
shoshin studio
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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! :)