Opal and Crazy Nug: Our Tiny Designer Winners!

Nuggets are usually a source of creativity for what can be made with them, but with the Tiny Designer contest, we we wanted to see what could be made on them — if the fabric could look however our artists imagined — and we were not disappointed. 

Nuggets oozing and popping with technicolor goop, Nuggets made out of chicken Nuggets, a Nugget made to look like a single pineapple... we have a pretty good product design team, but clearly it's not as good as we thought. Why hadn't we ever thought of the "Crazy Nugget" before?

Enjoy the interviews below with our two winners, Khalon, age 7, and Lyla, age 13, and see the Honorable Mention tiny designs as well! Thanks again to all who entered — we're so grateful for your support, and your art.

Please provide first name, last initial, age, and hometown.

Khalon G, seven years old, Phoenix, AZ. 

This is clearly not your first time making art. What are your favorite things to draw?

My favorite things to draw are things I like: The Grinch, my dog Biggie, my favorite cookie (Oreos) and anything colorful. 

How would you describe your style?

I’m going to go with crazy, colorful and cool.

What was your inspiration(s) for this Nugget design?

Oreos, lots of colorful patterns, fun stuff and the worms because I’m really good at doing the worm.  

What is your favorite detail about this design?

Definitely the Oreos.

You included so many things on the “Crazy Nugget,” from a rainbow, to math equations, to the alphabet. How did you decide which things to include, and where to put them?

I just drew whatever came to my mind at that time! 

Khalon G is a 7-year-old artist and furniture designer living in Phoenix, AZ. For professional inquiries, please reach out to his mom.

 


Please provide first name, last initial, age, and hometown.

Lyla T, 13, from Chicago, IL. 

This is clearly not your first time making art. What are your favorite things to draw?

I love to draw and paint landscapes and unique designs.  I also love calligraphy and hand lettering.

How would you describe your style?

Unique, colorful, minimalistic.

What was your inspiration(s) for this Nugget design?

My main inspiration was an Ethiopian Opal, which is a very colorful gemstone.

What is your favorite detail about this design?

My favorite detail was all of the bright colors that I used in my design.

Is there a name for this Nugget? And how did you select the colors?

The name of the nugget is Opal. I wanted to use a wide range of different colors in my design.

Lyla T is a 13-year-old artist and furniture designer living in Chicago, IL. For professional inquiries, please reach out to her mom.

 

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While we did only pick two winners of the contest, the submissions were simply too good for us not to append a (substantial) Honorable Mention section below to this blog post. Please enjoy some of these tiny designs, that nevertheless still won a tiny place in our hearts. 

The contest is over, but Tiny Designer templates are always available for aspiring Nugget designers to test their ideas with — click here to find them.