Last week I conducted a brief poll on Twitter, asking for nods for up-and-coming and/or hot designers. Here are some of the responses, coupled with a few of my own thoughts and predictions.
1. Crystal Livesay at Scrapbookgraphics – Is anyone NOT talking about Crystal? She burst on to the scene with great white space, cluster-focused templates at The Digi Chick. With her move, I’m pleased to see more variety in her designs.
2. Fizzy Pop Designs at Catscrap – Lizzy has been known for her killer page designs, so it seems natural that she jumped into designing. I’m loving the innovation in her work, particularly in the small details.
3. Janet Phillips at Sweet Shoppe Designs – With her move from The Daily Digi (and return to more designing), template lovers are relishing in more “perfectly imperfect” products from Janet!
4. Jennifer Barrette Designs at Scrap Matters – Jennifer’s colorful, traditionalist style rivals that of great designers at SSD and Two Peas. Her skills grew immensely in 2009 and I think we’ll see her star grow brighter in 2010.
5. simply.scraps at The Digi Chick, Elemental Scraps and Gotta Pixel – Laura experiments with a variety of design styles, all with a touch of whimsy. I expect we’ll see her find a niche by the end of the year.
6. ListGirl Designs – I was ecstatic to hear that Christine was opening her shop last year. Her layouts are so creative and completely original. I hope to see her expand into a shop this year, where her talent can get more visibility.
7. Jazzmin Designs at After Five Designs – I love it when a fabulous new designer sneaks up on me! These kits are full of fine little bits, perfect for a range of scrapping styles. I’m predicting this designer to show up in other locations by year’s end.
8. One Little Bird at CatScrap – Peppermint has stepped on to the scene with elegant designs of a seasoned-pro quality. If you love Paislee Press and similar styles, you’ve love One Little Bird.
9. The Digi Chick – I am loving how this shop is evolving under the leadership of Nicole Seitler. The designers are diverse in style, but of a quite superior quality.
10. MScraps – Rumor has it that a lot of familiar faces will be turning up at this new shop. I’m eager to see if the owners can pull together a coherent, fresh vision in this crowded market.
What designers are adding new-found joy to your life? Who would you add to this list? What predictions do you have for digital scrapbooking in 2010?