2016 Design a Sock Contest:
The 2016 Design-a-Sock Contest winners were:
First Place— Deep into the Sea by Juan Pablo Esquivel
Second Place— Yonder Castle by Grant Thackray
Third Place— Foxes in Boxes by Alina Chetcuti
2015 Design a Sock Contest:
First Place—Sugar Skull by Missy Corey
Second Place—Dinos in Space by Alyssa Smith
Third Place—Penguin Slide by Rebecca Celsi
2014 10th Anniversary Design a Sock Contest:
Emily Mackey with "Fir Sure"
Emily Mackey is a 19 year old student with an incredible passion for socks, working her way through college at an adorable little store called The Sock Drawer. She is an aspiring artist and hopes to one day make a living working in illustration or graphic design. She has an extensive dream list of future goals on top of being a professional artist, like traveling to beautiful places, publishing a children's book, and building one of those sustainable tiny homes. She is quite proud to be able to cross designing a sock off that list now! Check out Emily's Portfolio right here!
Emily Dumas with "Space Kitty"
Emily Dumas is an illustrator and designer from the Boston area. After 6 years in advertising, she left the corporate world to freelance, teach design and illustration, and run her stationery company; Flowers in May. Since then she has been published, showcased her work in galleries and fairs, and licensed some of her illustrations. Find more of her work here: Website: emilydumasillustration.com | Instagram @flowersinmay | Twitter @flwrsinmay
Cathie Cabe with "The Rampage"
Cathie Cabe is a graphic artist living in Winterville, GA. She has a printmaking degree from UGA and has been working at UberPrints.com for over 4 years now. She loves drawing and doing creepy makeup effects. Some of her passions include cats, zombies, and candy. You can check out some of her side artwork at twiggzzler.deviantart.com, though it isn't updated often.
7th Annual Portland Design A Sock Contest:
2013 Global Design A Sock Contest Winners:
2012 International Design A Sock Contest Winners
Krissy is a 30 yr old freelance artist and web/graphic designer Her website is www.etherealart.co.nz. She lives in wellington New Zealand with her almost 11 year old daughter and their crazy assortment of pets including a dog, 2 cats, a turtle, an axolotl and some fish. She practices Kenpo Karate and plays the guitar. She also likes to sew, roam around the forest and read. She developed a love of funky socks a few years ago and was delighted when she discovered SITM’s website just in time to enter the competition... what luck!!!!
Cathie is 27 years old and has lived in Athens, GA, for about 9 years. She always loved drawing and can be obsessed with details. The last few years she has done more drawing on the computer with her tablet than pencil and paper. She has worked as a graphic artist for the past 4 years and currently works at UberPrints.com as the screen print supervisor. She graduated from UGA with a bachelor's in printmaking. She really like socks. In fact, she has three drawers full of socks organized by style. She enjoys doing zombie makeup for fun, is an avid lover of candy and has a horrible sense of humor.
2011 Portland Design A Sock Contest Winners
Gaige is 32 and has been drawing forever. He also makes plugs for ears and sells them on his small etsy site Plug Life. His job is a sign painter/artist so he’s just all around a crafty guy. He says he has a bunch more sock ideas and was up until 2:30 making the designs he submitted. Gaige was the artist that also made the very popular Jellyfish AND the Zombie Foot design! When asked what he was going to do with his $500 cash prize he said we was going to buy a Powder Skateboard, which is like a snowboard without bindings and pay rent. Congratulations Gaige and thank you for your awesome designs!
Henry is a 16 year old junior at Wilson High. There he is a graphic designer for the school paper. He also gets client design work off Craig’s List. Henry used a combo of methods to hone his graphic designs skill. He took about a half semester of classes and the rest was self-taught through youtube.com instructional videos. Clever little devil he is. Henry is saving his money to go to college in London and loves it there. He’ll be going this Thanksgiving to check out some schools.
Erin is 31 years old and acquired her love for beer about 5 years ago in Louisiana. There the culture is vibrant with costumes, craw fish, and beer, and it all just works together. Erin releases her creative energies by illustrating children’s books and she loves making costumes. (And is super good at it! She came into claim her prizes and came in in full costume…like the best full costume EVER.) For her day job, Erin works with people that have disabilities. Thank you Erin for your RAD Hops design.
2011 Design A Sock Contest Winners
Jess or DesignJessica if you follow her in blog land. In the real world she lives in beautiful a Georgian Bath in the South West of the UK where she works as a stationery designer. She has been a designer since graduating in 2006 and has worked in children's publishing, greetings card design and plush packaging.
Raquel is 27 years old, and lives in El Salvador, Central America. She has one dog and two lovely cats, one of them is who inspired me to illustrate her sock pattern and her name is Woopi. Right now she is working in an advertising agency as a designer. What she really loves to do is to Illustrate and do Surface Design, she has exibited some of her work in Surtex, a Surface Design Exibition. She tries to be aware of the things in her surroundings and illustrate about it, like dogs, cats, people, and faces. She can do that all day long and she thinks it is important to do what you love, so you can be happy day by day. Her blog is here.
2010 Design A Sock Contest Winners
Peggy works as a graphic designer by day, volunteers in her spare time, and crafts up the wazoo (she’s our new inspiration). What’s more, she has committed to swapping out her car for her two-wheeler, participating in the city’s month-long Bike Commute Challenge. We give her mad props for sticking with the challenge, and we thank her again for her rad, Grand Prize winning submission!
Like Peggy, Mattie is rocking the public transportation and rode on a city bus for an hour and 20 minutes to meet us at the SITM HQ. She picked out a pair of the Mustache socks for her boyfriend, along with the Manatees and Mushrooms for herself. As for the design Mattie submitted… We really hope we can produce it, but there could be some stipulations. Stay tuned; we’re waiting for feedback from our printers. (It’s kinda like checking in with Ma and Pa, if you know what we mean.)
2009 Print & Pattern International Design a Sock Contest
Italian by blood, Brazilian by birth, after a quick stint in Germany, she fell in love with London and its creative vibe. A design MA later, and lots of stories to tell, she met a creative match - Maxine Stinton - and together they started Luma Creative. They like ideas, stalk Print & Pattern and love socks, so our sock competition was perfect. They are very happy that their sock design was chosen as the winner and love the idea of people wearing their hearts on their heels! Their website is: www.lumacreative.co.uk
Andrew is a product designer living in the middle of England practicing Tae Kwon Do and knitting madly (it's a strange combination of hobbies for a guy, he knows)- he saw this competition whilst surfing on a grey wet afternoon, and after a bit of PC play- won third prize! Nice to know that thousands of miles from home, someone will be wearing his socks!
2009 Design A Sock Contest Winners
2008 Design A Sock Contest Winners
Judging of the 2008 Design A Sock Contest