The Sam Houston Project

Design Contest is a great service. I was referred to it by a friend and am very pleased. The designer I worked with was prompt, professional, and very patient with the many different adjustments we made to the design. I would recommend Design Contest again and will surely use it again myself.


$300 paid

21 custom designs

6pre-qualified designers

Learn more about Letterhead Design Contest

Winning design #15 by Elle88, Letterhead Design for The Sam Houston Project Contest
Gold Medal

designed by Elle88

Project description

I want a Certificate of Authenticity that we can customize for different products people will buy from us and I am looking for an old-school stock certificate look.  

This is all about Texas so any elements from old Texas (Lone Star flag, Alamo, even the San Jacinto Monument) are good to think about.  I would like the image of Sam provided here to be used, and I included the other images to provide options for elements you can incorporate.

Please email me with questions (  Thanks!

Read full brief


  • New borders and more vintage looking. #21
  • New font... #20
  • This seal looks best. #19
  • Another sample of gold seal, wordings on the seal can be changed to suit, one shown is just a sample mockup. #18
  • gold seal #17
  • emboss seal #15
  • A different font. #14
  • @denton The font is a tricky one its not free I don't think #13
  • HELLO @denton please check #12 #11
  • hello sir, I hope you will like my work , if you want any text on this design please tell me. #6
  • TSHP-1

    Hi there, here's my custom vintage certificate, incorporated with main reference images, ornate text, framings and decorative accents; this is a partial draft mockup, so let me know if you like my work so far and would like me to complete it with your specific data and information. Take care. #3
  • Hi! This is my first time on design contest. Thank you for your consideration. I can add or change anything you like and don't like. I hope this is a good first draft! #1
    • @AlekosDesigns : Good evening, and thanks for participating. I prefer the direction of the first draft. I am trying to gather some more elements for you to play around with and will load them as soon as I can. Thanks again.

    • @denton Sounds good! I aim to please. I look forward to designing for you! Thank you!

  • This is option 2. Thank you for your consideration. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks! #2