Vote for our Imageglow Design Challenge Winner
Our judges’ brains are swirling with pattern and color. I suggest they take today off to do some yoga and slurp down herbal teas. Such a task I hit them with. “Hey! Here are 385 designs — you’ve got two days to narrow this to the top three.” Jeepers.
With our Imageglow Design Challenge, we asked you to submit your original artwork as designs for Imageglow® Candles –a special, all wax hurricane lantern with artist-designed patterns embedded in the wax. The designs glow when illuminated.
Designs poured in from around the globe, 385 of them to be exact. Want to have some fun? Scroll through and look at the entries — The diversity of the artwork is incredible.
We needed some folks who really knew their stuff to choose the top designs. Meet our Panel of Expert Judges:
Linda Marshall is a right-brain business owner with a background in interior, graphic, product design, and brand marketing. After working as director of image design at Cole Haan/Nike and as VP of design for Deepa Textiles, Linda launched her own studio which focuses on brand marketing and design for select clients in the retail, furniture, textile and design industries. Linda also designs and markets her own product line – Imageglow Candles.
Jim Carper is the editor of Gift & Home Today. He is a long-time follower of trends in residential design. He was the founding editor of Home Decor Buyer, an award-winning business magazine for the home furnishings industry.
Jody Salem has been in the design business for over 30 years in various design disciplines: Graphic design, product design, fabric design, and food design. “I have had the great good fortune to work with icons of these disciplines,” said Jody. She has been a part of Frog Design, Pentagram, Lunar Design, Unigraphics and Deepa Textiles. Jody considers herself “the ultimate design groupie” and is currently exploring her own art.
Our judges–with their varied tastes and opinions–reviewed, and re-reviewed entries, narrowed lists and narrowed again. The panel met and justified their choices. They had to consider factors like:
- How would the design appear when made into the cylindrical shape of the candle, with only a portion visible at a time?
- How would the colors look when illuminated by the warm candle flame?
- How would the design appeal to customers in current home decor and retail gift marketplaces?
Thanks to all the artists! We were insanely impressed with the quality of the entries, and many, many were good enough to make a beautiful Imageglow Candle. Before the top three, we had narrowed to a list of the top eleven entries created by artists from all around the world. (I’ll be sharing more about those with you next week.)
Now, it’s your turn! Review the top three entries and vote for your favorite. Tell your friends to vote too.
In your opinion, what would make the best Imageglow Candle design? You’ll see the design flat and (thanks to Linda Marshall) as a cylinder and as an illuminated cylinder.
- Just one vote is allowed per person. (We know you’ll all play fair, but if we find evidence of someone voting multiple times, we will delete those votes.)
- The voting will end in one week (at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, March 28).
- We’ll announce the winner of the Imageglow Design Challenge with a post on Monday, March 29!!
- A case of six Imageglow lantern-style candles in their own design! (Retail value $160.+)
- Excellent HomeWorkshop.com recognition and fame.
- Imageglow® will produce and market candles with the winner’s design!!
- The winner will earn a designer’s royalty of 5% of the wholesale selling price, paid quarterly!!
Can’t wait to see who you choose!