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Design Spotlight: CR Design

July 28, 2014

Our Design Spotlight falls today on new GCU  artist Chintami Ricci of CR Design and some very fabulous florals!


Hello all! My name is Chintami Ricci, I am a graphic, conceptual designer, artist and illustrator from Indonesia. I have 4 years of experience in graphic industries. Having worked for in-house design and agency, I’m flexible for ranging experiences from print-packaging design, illustration to 3D product and booth design. I love everything related to art and design, thus I always learn and learn to improve my skills. Making greeting cards is an activity that I do in spare time. Everyday, I work as a designer and face some clients. Here’s a link to my portfolio.

I newly joined GCU on 28 June 2014, so my greeting card designs are still not many, but I enjoy making greeting cards for people, especially when I can envision their happy expression when they buy my greeting cards. That gives me a lot of satisfaction.

I focus my card design on feminity and flowers, as I love to plant kinds of flowers at home in my spare time and take pictures of them. Sometimes I also paint them. Flowers are the universal symbols of beauty and happiness, often used as gifts, anniversaries, or sympathy.

Many people just see flowers as common things, but because I plant and take care of flowering plants every day, I understand the miracle of nature that grow things from a spot into something beautiful. I am from Asia so when I plant European flowers, I can’t start with the plant cuttings so I always plant from seeds. Growing a flower from a really tiny seed (such as Petunia), and see its growth until blooming is truly a hard work, can take months even years until we have a beautiful flower in our garden. And sometimes the growth is disturbed by rains, insects, and rodents. So for me that’s the meaning of a beautiful flower. It has surpassed a lot of processes and survived until it blooms.

Plants can adapt to its environment when they are planted from seed. So when I plant peony seeds and they managed to grow in my garden, it means they now can adapt to tropical climate. That’s the strength and spirit of flowers.

We have an example a few days ago, about a strong boy who has to face cancer in his life, Danny Nickerson. I sent a flower birthday card from one of my cards in GCU to him, hoping that he will smile, be strong and spirited like flowers when seeing my card and design J. I’m also so touched that so many people sent to him, lots of cards from GCU. It means the cards have made us all happy, either when sending or receiving them, and how precious that happy moment is although it’s only for a while.

I also like exploring through the website forums, and learning a lot from some experienced fellows who have been successful in selling cards here. My dream in the future : if later I already have a lot of cards in my store, I’d like to take a photo of my cards (as many cards as possible) displayed on the front, and me on the background. A real card store owner feeling! 😀

I wish all of you best of luck in selling cards in GCU, never give up, and always radiate positivity to your buyers and yourselves. Cheers!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2014 2:44 pm

    Welcome Chintami! I enjoyed getting to know you through the Design Spotlight, and looking at your portfolio. You are a very talented artist and your flower cards are lovely! Best of luck with your GCU store!


    • Chintami Ricci permalink
      July 29, 2014 12:37 am

      Thank you very much Robin 🙂 , best of luck to you in GCU too

  2. July 28, 2014 2:46 pm

    Welcome to GCU Chintami! Your cards are lovely and I’m sure you’ll fit right in with our big family of artists here! Best wishes for success on your new store and visit us on the forum if you ever have questions.

    • Chintami Ricci permalink
      July 29, 2014 12:38 am

      Thank you Doreen :), I’m learning from experienced designer here and one of them is you. best wishes to you too

  3. July 28, 2014 7:19 pm

    Very lovely card and enjoyed looking thru your portfolio and reading your Spotlight. Looking forward to viewing more of your beautiful greeting cards! Welcome to GCU!

    • Chintami Ricci permalink
      July 29, 2014 12:39 am

      Hi, thank you Janet. I’d love to see your amazing cards and portfolio too :), and goodluck in GCU

  4. July 28, 2014 7:29 pm

    Welcome to GCU! We look forward to seeing your store blossom here 🙂

    • Chintami Ricci permalink
      July 29, 2014 12:41 am

      Thank you Mindy. Yeah, hope my store will blossom, nice unique words! 🙂

  5. July 29, 2014 3:40 am

    Congrats on your DOD Chintami! Your work is beautiful and I’m sure you will do very well here on GCU. Welcome!

    • Chintami Ricci permalink
      July 29, 2014 9:06 pm

      Thank you Laura :). I also wish you best of luck in GCU, cheers

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