Hundreds of creatives entered the Printed.com competition to win a prize package including a printing package, business advice and an exhibition stand at January’s Top Drawer. Out of a shortlist of four, voted on by the public on Facebook and judged by a panel including Printed.com’s founder Nick Green and designer Veronica Dearly, the two winners have been announced as Ted & Kip and The Completist.
Ted & Kip creates fun and quirky geometric print animal illustrations on a range of products including greeting cards, prints, enamel pins, woven patches and button badges. Anna Carroll-Smith, founder of Ted and Kip said: “Winning this prize means a lot to me, I cannot believe I’ve won! I see this incredible package as a way to grow and strengthen my business and hopefully provide an opportunity for people to see what Ted & Kip has to offer. It’s truly a wonderful prize and I hope to make the most of it!”
Nick Green said of Anna’s designs: “Ted & Kip merged two trends, colour and animal designs, to create truly unique artwork that really stood out! The bold and brightly coloured animal inspired greeting cards designed by Ted & Kip will no doubt light up any room and bring a smile to everyone’s face.”
Specialising in bold, bright designs and tongue in cheek messages, The Completist launched earlier this year and is already expanding from greeting cards into gift wrap and other printed goods. Jana Pavasovic, the brains behind The Completist is ecstatic to have won; “This is honestly such a huge opportunity, and I am just beside myself thinking about where it could take me from here. Even just being a finalist has boosted my exposure in really great ways! And of course, this will push me to develop even more products, which is my favourite part.”
Nick Green had a lot of great things to say about The Completist: “The Completist designs stood out because of their mix of block colour, typography and textured paper stocks. When the three combine, they trigger the senses, sight, touch and feel, giving these quirky cards an interactive feel. The textured paper stock also adds a third dimension to the finished cards and the short-quirky messages brought the element of humour. They even made me chuckle!”