Minted's 2016 CMYK Artists (or, I Got All My Heroes With Me)

We're going to enter not-so-humble Brag Town here for a moment. Thank you for your patience.

See, this is the kind of thing that corporations have PR departments for, and those PR departments send out press releases and such, and no one ever thinks they're bragging. But I'm not a corporation, and I don't have a PR department to send a press release, and I'm really proud of this accomplishment, and I'm going to share it anyway.

So without further ado...


Minted announced their 2016 CMYK Artists yesterday and after a few years in the lower levels of this "Top Minted Artist" program, this year I made it to the very top level. 

If “excited” were the word I used to describe being featured in a “Meet a Mintie” article on the Minted blog back in January (and actually I went back and looked, and it’s not the word I used, because actually I didn’t really use a word), then I’m not even sure what magnitude of very I would need to put before “excited” to describe how I’m feeling about this latest Minted-related news.

In fact, when I got the email inviting me to the K level of the program, I replied with one line: “Wait, what?”

I was shocked.

I’ve been in the program since 2013, first as a C (the lowest level of the program) in 2013 and 2014, then as an M in 2015. I honest-to-god absolutely-never-ever thought I’d make it to Y or K, which are based solely on sales figures, and which are populated by my design heroes.

HEROES, folks.

I’m just hoping some of their awesomeness will rub off on me.