Imageglow Design Challenge Winner & More
We said this Challenge would be brilliant. And in the end, that’s what it came down to…a striking design that glowed.
Congratulations to Jahnvi Thaker of Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India!
And although you expressed your enthusiasm for all three of the finalists, Jahnvi’s design took an early lead and rarely fell behind in the voting.
Gary said: “No doubt, all are beautiful… But seems that design no. 2 by Jahnvi is something really gets the attention…I just keep on imaging how it will really look in actual piece.”
Maria said: “I liked how the candle glowed best with Jahnvi’s design.”
Everyone — watch for Jahnvi’s design for sale later this year at Imageglow, and at retailers across the U.S.
Now back to the top three designs. The final, official vote tally was
Jahnvi: 410, Stephanie: 135, and Audrey: 100.
There really was plenty of support in votes and comments for all three, and for good reason. Many of you said–and I agree–that any one of the finalists’ designs would make a gorgeous Imageglow candle. Really great work Stephanie and Audrey! I see much success ahead for both of you.
Stephanie Costello of Pleasanton, California, USA’s contemporary paisley (Entry # 349) hit a fresh note with many of you:
Cameron said: “I love Stephanie’s retro yet thoroughly modern take on the paisley. Great colors and really playful!”
Jane said: “Love Stephanie’s work!”
And Audrey Martin of San Francisco, California, USA’s creative “collage” design (Entry # 91) won the hearts of many.
Amy said: “The lit candle animates the creatures beautifully. I like that you can only see parts of the bird from different angles — the mystery makes me keep looking. I feel like if I had this in my home, it would be a topic of conversation.”
Emi said: “It could go equally well in a traditional interior or a really clean, modern one for contrast.”
I promised I’d share with you the rest of the designs that our expert judges loved. Before they narrowed to the top three (of the 385 designs submitted), we ended up with a “short list” of eleven “semi-finalist” entries.
So kudos and an Honorable Mention to the rest of list, shown in no particular order below. I’ve included a snap of a quick cylindrical mock-up of each, and some of our panel’s comments about these standout designs.
Olga Zavadska in Brighton, United Kingdom, Entry # 113
The design has a very contemporary look. I like the handcrafted look and feel of this pattern. The simple repetive natural element running around the outside of the lantern candle is appealing with a touch of whimsy. It’s fresh + sunny. (Would look great on a coffee table with matching throw pillows on the sofa, hand screen printed on persimmon linen).
Edmond Mankyan in Prague, Czech Republic, Entry # 101
This has a look of vintage wallpaper…and colors are fresh. A fresh take on traditional tapestry patterns. This cleaned up pattern has floral and aviary elements that are popular for both modern and traditional decor. The color palette would look beautiful when glowing.
Bev Snider in Echo Lake, Ontario, Canada, Entry # 31
This is such a unique pattern. It has depth of color and energy. It uses a natural motif in a very modern way.
Anca Stefanescu in California, USA, Entry # 315
This is very original + has a lot of colors in it. It suggests refracted light, stained glass, lights in the rain, or tissue collage. …would be beautiful with glowing light illuminating it. …would work well with other patterns. Has good chameleon-like qualities.
Angie Amaro in Walnut Creek, California, USA, Entry # 293
This handpainted pattern has a lovely feel to it. The floral pattern has a textile/wallpaper feel to it. This pattern would work well in traditional, shabby chic and cottage interiors.
Jenny Naylor in Swindon, United Kingdom, Entry # 123
I think this is modern and sophisticated. The layers of imagery would look great when backlit. This patterns seems to combine a tech theme with natural elements and graphic pattern.
Hajnalka Zajacz in Timar, Szabolcs, Hungary, Entry # 364
This is the most artful of all of the patterns. The handpainted brushstrokes + layers of color would look lovely when illuminated. The ink stokes add a good contrast. The fairy + butterflies are charming and hopeful.
Luisa Isabel Taguiang in Manila, Philippines, Entry # 307
A whimsical design filled with Teddy bears. I like the hearts in some. This has a Japan-pop and cartoon feel to it which is fun. A happy delightful pattern. Should appeal to a tween/teen buyer.
Thanks again to all the incredible artists and designers that entered. We are blessed to have such creative souls in this world.!
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