Graphic Teeshirt Design Contest Winners

Wow! We were absolutely blown away by all the talent and creativity we saw during this contest. We had close to 100 entries ranging from beautiful hand-drawn art to punny quotes to a surprising amount a taco imagery. After the deadline to submit, our design team painstakingly picked out the top 20 to be voted on by the community. And now we are so excited to introduce our 3 winners! We had them answer a few questions so you could learn a little more about each artist.

These 3 designs will be printed on a variety of Piphany styles and made available for purchase in the near future! So keep a look out.


3RD PLACE WITH 361 VOTES GOES TO COURTNIE MCCASLIN!

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a mom of 3, wife and fashion/beauty lover. I love to ride bikes with my family, go camping and also am a people pleaser. If I can make even one person happy in my day, then I can call it a successful one. It may sound corny but it’s true, ever since I was little I’ve loved doing whatever I could to make someone smile. In fact I even made a pledge that if I were to win I would truly make “kindness free” and purchase as many items as I could and be able to help clothe women both young and old who can’t afford to clothe themselves by teaming up with a local charity in my area.

What inspired your design?
What inspired my design was a saying that I have said to my kids since they were old enough to understand me, “always lead with a kind heart.” Kindness shouldn’t have to come at a cost, be something that creates stress or is hard. Kindness is something that is so simple yet isn’t used nearly as often as it should be so I wanted to inspire others and maybe open the eyes of people who don’t often realize how powerful those three words are because it’s true, kindness truly is free.

What do you do for a living?
I am an office manger for a wholesale food company.

Do you have a design/ art background?
I went to the At Institute of Seattle where I majored in fashion marketing.

Do you have any other artwork you would like to share?
I am so honored to say that 3 of my designs were chosen to be in the top 20 of this contest!

Where do you find inspiration in the day to day?
Honestly, my kids. They inspire me to be the best version of myself that I can. I want them to look back and think, “wow, my mom was truly an incredible human being with such a big heart.” And I want that to inspire them to do the same. To always give when they can, always help when possible, and always be kind.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
When I’m not working I’m happiest doing things with my family whether that’s date night with my amazing husband, camping with our family, or even just spending a lazy Sunday enjoying family time. My family is my whole heart and my every breathe so every chance I get to back in that, I’ll take.

Do you have a favorite Piphany clothing item?
Oh my gosh, it’s a tie! I love the Highline and Rockefeller. These pieces are so stunning purely in their simplicity. How they compliment every body type and create instant style with little to no effort. I love them!


2ND PLACE WITH 444 VOTES GOES TO QUINCY PICARD!

Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m a mama, wife, coffee lover, and I’m always ready for a Target run. I have a background in graphic design. I live in California but grew up in western Washington. And I don’t miss the gray days at all! I am a total homebody! I would rather stay at home in my leggings and binge watch something with my husband than spend a night out on the town.

What inspired your design?
I really try to always give the grace of kindness before anything else and combining that with the idea that Piphany is a stylish brand is what made me feel the quote was perfect. As for the actual design I am always a huge fan of distressed looks and calligraphy mixed with hand writing. It’s my go to look when it comes to designing.

What do you do for a living?
I am a stay at home mom first! Outside of that I run my boutique with Piphany clothing!

Where do you find inspiration in the day to day?
Honestly, music! I have music running all day long and am always so much more productive with it in the background.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
When I get moments to myself I am a total gamer! I don’t get to do it as much any more but I love immersing myself in a totally different world and storyline. Which also leads me to my second favorite thing to do in my spare moments, reading!

Do you have a favorite Piphany clothing item?
How could I possibly choose?! I have a few favorites but I think if I had to choose just one it would be the California. That is my favorite shirt to grab out of the closet and conquer the day in.


AND THE WINNER WITH A WHOMPING 593 VOTES GOES TO SARAH GARCIA!

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a 32 year old wife to my favorite person ever and mama to 3 sweet, rowdy boys! I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. I am a plant loving, nail painting, taco eating, caffeine enthusiast. Strong coffee and Diet Coke are my drinks of choice… with some cucumber lemon water to try to balance it out. ;) I love being outside, antiquing, making junky furniture cool, decorating my home, and reading. I get a lot of reading and drawing done in the car while I wait to pick up my first grader!

What inspired your design?
I wanted to create a design that would be fun to wear and represent Piphany to all of the stylists and customers who love it! While I love bright colors, I can’t resist black and white so I enjoyed incorporating that into a floral theme. 

What do you do for a living?
I am blessed to get to stay home with my boys and take care of them, my husband, and my home. In addition to that I enjoy being a Piphany Stylist! It has allowed me to try lots of new trends, share them with my friends, and make some extra money, too!

Do you have a design/art background?
I don’t have any professional training in art or design but it is something I’ve been interested in since I was a kid. I have always loved doodling, drawing, and writing pretty letters. Several years ago I decided to pursue it a little more and since then have put in a lot of hours practicing and trying to improve myself. I really enjoy trying all kinds of styles and experimenting with different techniques. 

Where do you find inspiration in the day to day?
I am most inspired by the beauty found in the everyday moments. As a stay at home Mom with little ones, many of my days are filled with routine. But there doesn’t need to be excitement for there to be beauty and love. Sweet words between siblings or finding a new flower in the backyard where we play are pretty special and inspirational, too. 

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
I’m happiest being with my family. We love cooking together at home (particularly if it’s something we can grill!) or heading out to eat somewhere fun. I’m equally happy on days when we’re out adventuring as I am when we’re holed up at home snuggled up with our movies, games, and books. 

Do you have a favorite Piphany clothing item?
As a Texas girl, I am always longing for the cooler weather that comes (eventually!) with Fall. Because of that I tend to favor the styles that arrive with it! I love the Colette and Eloise Cardigans and all of the cute combinations you can make when you layer them over other Piphany tops or graphic tees.