If you've been following RDD for a while, you know I like to participate in the occasional Minted Design Challenge when I can. I love the Minted business model - they sell all kinds of stationery, art, home and paper goods, all made by independent artists around the globe. This is awesome for so many reasons, one of them being that it gives designers from all backgrounds an opportunity to put their work out into the world, giving them a platform for their art and a way to make a living, as well as be a part of an amazing community of artists.
Minted holds several design challenges throughout the year, so there's always an opportunity to submit all kinds of fun art, invitations, photography, fabric patterns, product design, etc. that anyone can vote on. I recently submitted a few designs for their latest New Year's Card Design Challenge, and I'd love for you to take a look. If you like what you see, feel free to vote for me! Just click on the links below: