UPB Typography Competition – Top 20


We had OVER 320 ENTRIES in our recent typography competition to win a place on The Ultimate Portfolio Builder, which started March 21, 2016.

Here at Make it in Design we love a good quote and adore typography so we thought it’d be fun to share the Top 20 shortlist with you. Furthermore keep an eye out in the coming weeks as many of these and more will feature in our “Quote of the Week“.


Annabel Tempest | UK | Website

Angela Sbandelli - turtle

Angela Sbandelli |


Anne Bomio | Switzerland | Website


Little Paper Tulip | UK | Website

Belinda SigstadBrave Today

Belinda Sigstad | USA | Website


Catherine Charnock | UK | Website


Cynthia Lupoff | USA | Instagram

Elaine CollinsPants quote

Elaine Collins | UK | Website

Feena Brooks unnamed

Feena Brooks | UK | Website


Hakuna Matata_Tina Mueller

Tina Mueller | Germany | Website

Hello World Artwork MMeeks

Melissa Meeks | USA

Karen Vermeulen LR_girl_shake_it

Karen Vermeulen | South Africa | Website


maja-ronnback-quote-2 copy

Maja Rönnbäck | Sweden | Website

Marina OliveiraUPBcomp1

Marina Oliveira | Brazil | Website


Emma Digerud-White | UK | Website


Natalie Alexander | UK | Website


Natasha Eveleigh | UK | Instagram


Penny Bernhardsson | Sweden | Website


Tonia Dee | USA | Website


Feena Brooks | UK | Website



Do you like a quote as much as we do? If you’d like to design a quote, or have an inspiring quote you’d like to share with us, please send your image saved at 550 pixels wide, along with your name and website – if you have one to: submissions@makeitindesign.com with Quote of the Week in the title of your email.


Want to learn how to design quotes with great typography? Sign up for one of our classes in ‘The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design’– In Module 2 we go into details about typography and how you can create beautiful personalised typography to use in your own work or branding. Also take a look at Issue 7 of MOYO Magazine, which is dedicated to words and typography with lots of fabulous articles to inspire you!

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