By chance, she decided to enter.
"Discover had posted it and when I saw it, I went straight to their page to find out the details," Langley told The Brazil Times. "I had taken part in a previous contest for their new student (credit) card. I won first-place ($1,000) and it was held through the Graffiti application on Facebook.
"I was also messaged by someone from Discover to make sure about the contest since I had entered the last one."
In the student credit card redesign contest, which was conducted online in 2009, Langley created a "mixtape" design, which was selected to serve as the company's new student card design.
The company created the recent contest, "Discover Works of Art, Acts of Charity," June 21. According to Discover officials, the contest provided artists the opportunity to participate in the creative process.
Facebook users voted on the designs from July 5-15. Discover officials stated they wanted artists to submit designs, which "exemplified the American spirit or were inspired by the United States."
More than 3,000 artists submitted entries.
When it was all said and done, Langley had finished second.
"I feel great about placing second," Langley said, "and I sort of had a feeling that's where I'd place since I entered."
For the recent card design contest, Langley designed a dog tag credit card.
"I loved that the idea came to me for that design," she said.
By placing second, Langley received $2,500.
The grand prize winner was Marcus David Martinez, who was awarded $5,000. The third-place recipient, Danielle Kasony, was awarded $1,000.
Honorable mention recipients, Heidi Bennett, Brannan Pederson Vines and Monet St. Juste, each received $500.
The grand prize winning design may be used on a future Discover card.
A veteran with art contests, Langley said she has "drawn since I can remember."
"I have always been fascinated with art and creating things," Langley added. "My favorite things to create are people's portraits and anything that looks realistic."