Today we’re pleased as punch to get to know Mintie Yolanda Mariak Chendak and learn a little about how her graphic design career started and how she does the career / mother juggle now. I know you’ll especially enjoy peaks into her Polish heritage (especially the eggs!!), corporate career, wedding and her idyllic family life!13 COMMENTS
I don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but for the next five weeks we’re giving away 25 mommy cards just for registering on our site. All you have to do is cover the $7.95 domestic or $9.95 international shipping charges. Throughout the promotion, I’ll be blogging about fun ways to make use of this great opportunity. Last week I talked about mommy cards and this week I’m focusing on how you could be a business card away from turning your much loved hobby into your profession. I think we all have a small business dream somewhere inside of us… and some of us are courageous enough to be making them happen! And when it does, you’ll never work a day in your life, right?!
Bacci designer stationery and event’s spoon + fork card would be adorable for someone who is a really great chef and wants to cater events on the side or be a personal chef for a busy family.
We know that the Minted design community probably wants to know the winners of the “Sending Good Cheer” holiday challenge – NOW. We thought we would surprise you with a sneak preview of winners in three special award categories, the “Advertising,” “Trailblazer,” and “Whimsy” categories. Enjoy!
Our Minted holiday card advertisement in Real Simple Family has hit the newsstands, and it features the first of the new Minted community designs to be featured this year in a national Minted print ad! Congratulations to Cecile Kotsch of Cecile Paper Lounge on her beautiful “Fleurs de Noel”, a combination birth announcement-holiday card that we thought would be perfect to showcase in this family magazine. Here is the advertisement:
We love how the beautifully illustrated floral garland frames the image, and the hand-drawn style script is the perfect complement to Cecile’s illustrations. This delicate design is perfect for a birth announcement any time of the year, but the addition of the rich reds, greens, and pinks in the garland added just enough holiday cheer. Congratulations to Cecile on being named in our advertisement and her $250 award.19 COMMENTS
I, of course, love it I we see Minted invites anywhere… (especially) in our mailbox, on friend’s refrigerators, on my mom’s mantle and on my favorite blogs.
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Last week we announced the winners of our ‘Summer is Born Birth Announcement Challenge’, as voted by our community. Today I’m delighted to announce our guest judge Ali Wing’s award.
Ali is the founder and CEO of new parent store Giggle. She is also an advocate for today’s new parents and the author of the giggle guide to baby gear. If you’re in the market for baby items be sure to check out her fun (and very well designed) store. There certainly couldn’t be anyone who knows more about babies and new parents than Ali so we were thrilled to have her guest judging birth announcements.
Ali’s Judge’s award goes to:
1. baby makes three by Susie Allen. “Simple, graphical …yet whimsical, fun and fresh.”
We’ve got a very hip force with us today: Brooklyn’s own Hello Hailey, below with her beloved cat Mucha last Halloween. (Psst… Minted offers Halloween Cards now!) Hailey is a multi-faceted designer, comfortable with anything from designing card typography to painting book illustrations to creating web pages. If I had one word to describe her work it would be happy! All of her designs are so full of life and have such a lightness to them. Read on to find out what her favorite day planner, dessert, and (of course) blogs are!24 COMMENTS