Many of you know that I worked at Minted last December (in addition to my full-time job) as a design associate doing design and layout of their immensely popular holiday greeting cards. Minted challenges their community of designers each year to come up with fresh, modern, and creative designs for each new season. It might seem a bit early to start thinking about the holidays and holiday greeting cards but in order to gear up for their busiest time of year, they just finished the 2010 Holiday Challenge. The stakes are high and the prizes are even higher so of course I had to submit something! This was the first time I submitted designs in an official challenge and there are many prizes up for grabs, including submission from a “Best New Entrant” so maybe I have a chance!
Right now all the 1370 designs are in a first round voting period. They will be narrowed down to a second round after that for more voting and then the awards will be announced. If a design is selected, then the designer gets a 5% commission on all net sales, which is huge when you consider the amount of orders they went through last year and I can imagine they will only be more popular this year.
Check out some of the designs I have submitted, and vote for them if you like them along with other beautiful cards you like. There are some really, really beautiful and creative cards in the running so the competition is stiff but I enjoy the exposure to such talented designers that inspire me to keep improving my design skills. Feel free to share this with friends or anyone else who would be interested in voting. Thanks for your help and support!