of empowering independent artists

April 3, 2022

independent artist day

2022 marks 15 years of empowering artists at Minted. To commemorate this milestone, we established Independent Artist Day on April 3. This year—and every year going forward—Independent Artist Day is a day to celebrate the Minted community of artists we are so proud to work with, as well as independent artists around the world.

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independent artist day


fearless optimism

Gallery Wall

1,200 submissions
368 participating artists
37 countries represented

explore the winning designs

More about the challenge

To celebrate the inaugural Independent Artist Day on April 3, we invited Minted artists to create a design, piece of art, or pattern that captures a fearless sense of optimism. The results? Courageous. Risk-taking. Inspiring. See all the challenge winners here.

Paper Flower


Chi Hey Lee

by Chi Hey Lee

Los Angeles, California


Wedding Invitations

Sam Dubeau

by Sam Dubeau

Toronto, Canada

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celebrating 15 years of Minted

We are proud to celebrate 15 years of empowering independent artists from around the world. Here are some of their stories.

artist guest editors

Meet the 37 artists who helped curate this year’s Fearless Optimism Collection.
All first-prize winners throughout the last 15 years—they are among those who define
Minted’s design excellence, without which we would not be the company we are today.