Calling all creatives: Will your design be the next Duchess & Deco umbrella?

When you’re trying to establish yourself in the creative industries, there’s nothing like securing a brand partnership and national media exposure to have your work put in front of a mass audience! It’s how we first discovered Annie Everingham (her artwork was used on coffee cups) who has since gone on to become one of this country’s hottest artists!

Duchess & Deco are on the hunt for Australia’s next emerging creative and have teamed up with us to launch an exciting new competition!

Design competition

What’s the design challenge

We’re so excited to be running this design competition with Duchess & Deco to find their next umbrella design!

Duchess & Deco are passionate about helping you create unique and individual pieces of art — in the form of umbrellas, deck and director chairs, and tablecloths — for your home and garden.

They are looking for the next design to be added to their stunning ‘Pool Umbrella‘ range and we want YOU to share your design!

“Whether you’re a textile designer, artist, graphic designer or just enjoy being creative, this competition is an opportunity to showcase your work.”

From 1-30 June 2017, we’re calling all creatives to apply their unique design to this Adobe umbrella template (all 4 umbrella panels and the top panel) and email it to us

Important: It’s important the files are fully vectored and the colours are Pantone + Solid Coated book colours (except the metallic colours) as appose to CMYK so the colours aren’t distorted during the printing process. By emailing your design to us, you are confirming that you are the ‘author’ of the ‘artistic work’, that your design is original and in no way infringing on the intellectual property of another, and give permission for Duchess & Deco to make your design available on their website.

Custom print umbrella

Design challenge

How will judging happen?

In the first week of July, we and the team at Duchess & Deco will review all the designs and select our favourite to become the next ‘Pool Umbrella’ design on their website.

You can view the current range of Pool umbrellas here.

We are looking for artistic expression, use of colour, new design ideas as well as marketability.

What will the winner receive?

The winner will of course receive their own Pool umbrella printed in their unique design (valued at $600!).

They will also receive full creative credit on the Duchess & Deco website and will have a winning design they can include in their portfolio of work.

At Style Curator we will feature the winner, sharing their incredible design and creative story (helping to connect you with loads of other possible partnership opportunities).

If you’ve got any questions, please post them in the comments below or you can email us at!

The promoter of this competition is Duchess & Deco of Balgowlah Heights, NSW 2093.

Note: While anyone is welcome to submit their design for this competition, only Australian residents are eligible to win an umbrella printed in their custom design.

We can’t wait to see what incredible designs you come up with!!

Design competition



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