This past August, Minted flew a few designers out to San Francisco for a couple days to pick our brains. While we were out there we were roped in to being a part of this cute stop motion video. It was a lot of fun and I think the video turned out great. If you haven’t checked out Minted, I think you’ll be blown away at the talented independent designers who are brought together into one big loving community. =)
Minted is having a inspiration board contest. First Thought – Oh great! Another 3 hours of my life lost to Pinterest… I used my Joy in a Box design as my jumping off point. The photo has a vintage/rustic feel to it, but the design is very minimal and modern. I wanted the board to capture a modern rustic Christmas. What do you think? Fancy yourself a go at the contest? Come you know you wanna… =)
Most people draw inspiration from their surroundings and what they love whether it’s food or music… I’m not that way. I’m inspired by real people. How they do things and how I know them to be.
Over the years I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the minted design community. I’ve see it grow and change tremendously. I’ve seen designers step up to help a peer with critiques or share business resources. It’s really beginning to become more of an extended family. I have so much respect for these designers.
This community continues to amaze and surprise me all the time. Recently a fellow mintie (minted designer) had a family medical emergency and the community came around to support them through this difficult time. A fund was started to help them cover some of their medical expenses. I was really overwhelmed by the sincerity and generosity of this group.
Some might think of me as a bit of a minted poster child. A title, I honestly would proudly claim. I get more and more intrigued as I get to know each of them more on an individual level. Each spring, there is a National Stationery Show in NYC. I’ve attended the last three years in a row. In reality, it’s suppose to a business trip, but what I look forward to the most every year, is getting to meet my fellow minties in person. There’s something about meeting the actual person you’ve grown to know through design work and community participation. That little profile picture is nothing like the real deal.
Minties celebrate your wins with you, share in your losses and they encourage you to keep moving forward. Hats off to the minted community!