one of my favorite sites for paper related design, minted, does a regular design challenge that is open to independent designers/artists (like me!). the challenge centers around a specific occasion or event (think housewarming cards or baby shower invites) and provides real life people/couples/families as fodder for inspiration.
i've been looking for opportunities to expand my design skills and get some more of my work out there. needless to say i was doing back flips when i stumbled upon their latest challenge - the 2009 minted holiday photo card challenge. i know, it's June - but thankfully it's been a cool start to summer in LA so it wasn't too hard to get in the holiday spirit. I ended up creating four entries for the contest!
And now the voting begins! Please show me some love and head on over to minted to vote for my submissions and all your favorites. The winners will be put into print for this holiday season! How cool is that?
check out my designs and vote here: