COLOURlovers is an international creative community that helps people discover their inner designer. We provide people with a wealth of user created & shared color inspiration as well as tools that make the creative process as simple as possible. Whether you’re simply looking for a color palette to kickstart your next project or want to produce a piece of vector art, we have the tools and services to help anybody from go from design inspiration to execution.
There are 3,856,765 COLOURlovers around the world who have created 6,774,816 Colors, 2,907,556 Palettes and 3,701,351 Patterns.
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The COLOURlovers Team
Bubs - Ambassador of Love & CEO
|Favorite Color||Click Pink|
|Favorite Palette||Charcoal Peach|
|Favorite Pattern||Happy CLAD Manasi|
Darius A. Monsef IV, known by his friends as Bubs, knows every person has an awesome creative talent and wants to help them find it and share it with the world.
He created COLOURlovers while playing with the idea that all of us see and experience color differently and he wanted to create a place for people to share those unique perspectives.
He’s also a co-founder of the disaster relief non-profit All Hands Volunteers and has spent more than one year living in disaster zones around the world.
His greatest achievement is getting his 2nd grade crush to eventually marry him.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - Dr. Carl Sagan
See what Bubs is up to on Twitter: @bubs
Aaron Epstein - Cofounder & VP of Product
|Favorite Palette||from today..|
|Favorite Pattern||Atomic Beezvax|
Aaron started tinkering with color in his dorm room in 2000, and quickly discovered a passion for making people smile through building fun, creative products. More than a decade later, his days are filled with designing, developing and dreaming up fun new ways for COLOURlovers to play.
Aaron lives in New York City with his wife Lynda and puppy Chloe, but can usually be found between DC, San Francisco and New York.
“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” - Chinese Proverb
See what Aaron Epstein is up to on Twitter: @aaron_epstein
Chris Williams - Cofounder & VP of Technology
|Favorite Color||Catch it|
Since 2006, Chris has been busy taming wild servers, creating bugs, fixing bugs and hand-crafting great new features for the COLOURlovers community.
He built the custom framework behind COLOURlovers to make the site and services more scalable and easier to develop upon. He lives in Portland, Oregon, plays the drums, has a Basset Hound named Porter and loves Thai food, good company and long walks on the beach.
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax” - Abe Lincoln
See what Chris Williams is up to on Twitter: @PureForm
Molly Bermea - Community Curator
|Favorite Color||Mallow Green|
|Favorite Palette||strong sigh|
|Favorite Pattern||Múltiplo de 3|
Molly has worked in the mines of freelance web and graphic design for the past eight years. Her ultimate passion is fine art, which mainly pertains to painting wild surrealist scenes on canvases too large to hang in her own home. Aside from designing and painting, Molly loves to create serendipitous projects with sewing and crafting, figuring out how to DIY everything and anything.
Molly comes from a family with five imaginative kids. Her mom instilled creativity to the max and you can usually find them scheming together, figuring out new ways to sew, craft or build DIY projects.
Overall, Molly is a wife, has two genius kids and works in a button factory.
“A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life.” - Mary Randolph Carter
See what Molly Bermea is up to on Twitter: @mollybermea
Lesley Yarbrough - Blog & Social Media Editor
|Favorite Palette||Giant Goldfish|
|Favorite Pattern||Provoking a thought|
Lesley has spent the past few years managing a variety of different startup communities, and now she finds herself blessed and humbled to be a part of the amazing team behind COLOURlovers.
Lesley lives in Denver, CO with her husband and three adorable-yet-troublesome cats. With a background in film, theatre, and english, she takes pride in her plethora of useless movie knowledge, her capacious vocabulary, and her pretentious collection of books. Her obsessions include cinema, cycling, reading, music, technology, and learning as much as possible about this crazy world around us.
“Be excellent to each other.” - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
See what Lesley Yarbrough is up to on Twitter: @sprouticus
Shu Zong Chen - Web & Software Engineer
|Favorite Color||Léon Bakst|
|Favorite Palette||Link, Hero of Time|
|Favorite Pattern||The Story of Us|
In 2012, Shu joined the COLOURlovers crew because things were running too smoothly and they needed some rusty cogs in the mix. He also runs a business freelancing (together with his wife) that works with small businesses and non-profits in their home state of Hawaii. Their latest project is their baby boy.
Entirely self-taught, Shu has been doing web development since the wee days of Geocities. He likes functional programming, wishes every language had list comprehensions, and his favorite data structure is a trie.
“daddy daddy daddy DADDY.” - Archer Chen
See what Shu Zong Chen is up to on Twitter: @sirpengi
Colin Murphy - Director of Sales & Partnerships
|Favorite Color||raspberry infusion|
|Favorite Palette||Dawning of A New Day|
|Favorite Pattern||Punchy Plaid|
Colin focuses on developing great partnerships for our community. His background came from a few years at MySpace where he learned exactly how to drown the user experience in ads – and has vowed to never subject fellow COLOURlovers to the same fate!
Colin lives in Los Angeles, walks pound puppies when he needs a break, has never finished watching Star Wars, and cooks a different recipe for dinner each night.
“Trying to force creativity is never good.” - Sarah McLachlan
See what Colin Murphy is up to on Twitter: @Colinincali
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