New Minted Artists Talk Swimming and Nordic Design

Every month we welcome some of our newer Minted artists to the community in the Welcome Wagon series. Hop on and learn some fun facts about Roberta Pinna, Thuy DoAlice Galeotti, and Chloe Chung.

Roberta Pinna
New York and Milano, Italy

Website and Instagram:, @robertapinnaart

My first winning design for Minted: “Duet

What’s been your favorite part of the Minted experience so far?
As a professional artist, I find Minted an excellent and unique platform to share my deep love for art and design with other artists and designers. We find exposure and support in the same environment. Everything is so fresh and joyful and, at the same time, exciting and challenging. Also, and most important, professionalism is a keyword in this context. I really feel part of an artist community. It is definitely real life and not only a mere digital experience.

If you could have dinner with any artist living or dead, who would you invite and why?
Robert Ryman. His use of white color for me represents perfection. His paintings are masterpieces of perfection.

A lot of your work features divers, what is the inspiration and story behind that subject for you?
I was born on an island called Sardegna, the second largest in the Mediterranean sea. I learned how to swim before I could walk. My passion for divers is related to my passion for water. In my works all swimming performances synthesize life—we all can do our best by turning a fall into a flight.

Thuy Do
Houston, Texas

Website and Instagram:, @thuydostudio

My first winning design for Minted: “A Modern Love” Save the Date

What is your day job?
I work as an auditor at a public accounting firm.

What’s been your favorite part of the Minted experience so far?
Being surrounded by such a talented group of artists. Minted is a great community to connect with other like-minded individuals and receive genuine feedback from my peers about my design submissions.

Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
My inspiration comes from my everyday surroundings. I get inspired by simple things like the colors of the sunset or the shapes of the clouds. Sometimes these inspirations come unexpectedly, like when I’m walking to the office or when I’m sipping a cup of tea. I believe that the things we do or see each day have the potential to inspire our creative minds at any moment; we just have to be open-minded in order to perceive things in an artistic way.

Alice Galeotti
Milan, Italy


My first winning design for Minted: “Bee My Valentine Heart

What’s been your favorite part of the Minted experience so far?
Since I joined Minted, every day has been a new challenge for me. I took this chance to explore my creativity and improve my skills. The Minted community is so full of talented people, and I am proud to be a part of it!

What’s your day job?
I work in a graphic studio based in Milan. Being the art director’s personal assistant means breathing creativity and being inspired all day long. But my favorite part of the day starts when I go back home and fill my sketchbooks with drawings and ideas. Sometimes I end up drawing cakes but I love parties and I have such a sweet tooth.

Which artist or designer are you most inspired by and why?
I don’t have a specific muse but my heart is divided between typography and nordic design. One can be playful and eccentric while the other is clean, simple, and inspired by nature. I think this is one of the most challenging aspects of art: finding that one perfect balance that can make your heart sing.

Chloe Chung
Battle Creek, Michigan

Website and instagram:, @chloechungart

My first winning design for Minted: “French Bulldog Puppy” and “Peace of Mind

What’s been your favorite part of the Minted experience so far?
My favorite part is that I can get to know other talented artists and we as artists can help and learn from each other. I have received so many great suggestions on my artworks in a timely fashion and it helped me develop ideas and improve my designs.

Where do you go to find inspiration?
Nature is my biggest inspiration. When I am stuck for ideas and when I need some motivation to paint, I go out for a walk, get some fresh air, take photos, and sometimes collect leaves, flowers and rocks. Colors and biomorphic shapes found in nature always give me inspirations.

Did you always know you wanted to be an artist? What steps did you take to get to where you are today?
Since I was little, I have always had passion and love towards art. Just like a river flowing into an ocean, I went with the flow. Everything happened so naturally. I continued doing what I like and eventually became an artist.

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Published July 11, 2016

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