St. Patrick's Day Coaster Design Challenge

Oh St. Patrick's Day. A holiday filled with vague, yet fond, memories of friends, food, and generally lots and lots of alcohol. We may not always remember what happened, but we know we had fun and sometimes that's all that matters.

Speaking of fun, we thought we'd tap into the merry spirit of things and present you with a little design challenge. Here is your mission should you choose to accept it:


Design a 4" (round or square) St. Patrick's Day themed coaster using at least one product from Creative Market. It can be a font, background, layer style, or texture; big or small, at least one item in your design should be from the marketplace.

How to Enter

Comment on this post with a link to your design and a link to the Creative Market good(s) you used to help create it. You can submit as many entries as you like and entries will be accepted until midnight EST on Sunday, March 17th.

Winners & Prizes

After all the entries are in, our staff will select our top three favorite designs. Each of the talented winners will receive $50 in marketplace credit and one of our brand new and delightfully green Creative Market t-shirts (modeled here by shop owner Simon Schmid, dogs not included).

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Sound like fun? We thought so too. Here are a few goods from the marketplace that can help get you started.

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We look forward to seeing all the awesome coasters from you guys! May you design, drink, and be merry.


  1. TieArt

    Thats not a Shamrock its a four leaf clover which is a different plant. St Patrick used a shamrock to explain the holy trinity of God the father, the son and the holy spirit being three parts of the one God. So unless there is a forth part of God its the wrong symbol. Maybe it should be Mary the mother of God, if so would that open the way to a woman being elected pope. The four leaf clover is also the registered logo of Celtic Football Club so there is a copyright issue to be avoided.

  2. Jen K

    Question, does it have to be universal or can it be geared for use in a major city?

  3. Lesley Yarbrough

    Here's mine:

    As a child of the '80s and '90s, when I think Irish one of the first things that comes to mind is Back to the Future Part III and Seamus I tried to make him into a coaster. :)

    Lacking in design skills, pretty much everything came from the marketplace. I used the Classic Mustache Collection (, Hat Vectors and Clipart (, Papers Pack (, and Wooden Background Texture (

  4. Annnalyn Aguilar

    I have never been in a competition and I am no graphic designer but your design (you all guys) are so fantastic and just by reading your comments and browsing your end products is already fun to begin with. I would love to try!


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