It all started years ago with crayons and colorforms... I am a graphic designer who draws inspiration from history, travel, and nature. I love designing pieces for important celebrations and 'just because' events and hope that the art of letter writing never dies. Creativity has many forms, and as a classically trained pastry chef I also love designing with chocolate.
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Ooh Ann ! Thank you so much for your input on my sparkle design ! I changed the color and love the " feel " of it so much more now. Thanks again for your awesome designers eye :)
*sorry* It's Ann. Thanks again to you. God bless!
Hi Anne! Thanks so much for the great help & feedback. I appreciated it very much. Your suggestion is right.
good thinking, thanks for the suggestion!
thanks for the feedback on my kraft paper design. I added a couple other color options. If you got a minute let me know what you think.;) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/90920
Hi Ann…no worries…I really like your art print and I wish you luck in the contest!
I just saw your business holiday card "It's Cold Outside" and noticed we both have similar design elements and messaging -- I'm so sorry...I did not see this before I posted mine. I noticed yours was posted a few days before mine was....I was afraid you would see mine and think I was inspired/copying....
Thanks for the catch on my Paperflake design. Holy cow, i cant belie I didnt catch that before.. and no one else did either! thanks!!
Hi Ann, sorry if I blew up your email with a ton of the same comment – major networking reconnect errors!!!
Dear Ann, thank you very much for your comment on my minibook design. I've been thinking on adding the tabs! Definitely I will give it a try! :) Maria
hey Ann, thanks SO much for your comment on my banded together design for the birth announcement challenge. I took your advice and extended the photo and i love it!!! thanks again for the suggestion!!
Thank you very much for your comments. They are very helpful, I can see how it would make my design look better :)
Hi Ann - I uploaded a new version and attached two additional options of my patchwork design... can u take a look whenever you get a minute? May want to go back to navy text... Thx so much :). http://www.minted.com/design-rating/71230
Ann, Thanks so much for all yuor comments on my designs! I will definitely be working on those over the next few days. Have a great weekend. :)
Thanks Ann! Well, I would love feedback on any of my designs in this current challenge. I have several so I don't expect you to look at all of them but if you have time, perhaps you could take a look at any that catch your eye. Thanks!
Hello Ann. Just wanted to say thank you for your advise with my laurel wreath design, i appreciate it. if you have a spare moment, I would love to hear your thoughts on my changes. thanks so much Ann1
Hi Ann! Just wanted to say hi. I attended the SF mintie meet up and wanted to introduce myself to you but the evening just flew by. I love your work and love that you are a classically trained pastry chef... just an all around creative, talented gal. :) Monica
Hi Ann! i tried something new on my trekkie invite. thanks so much for your comments! if you have a second check it out. Thanks!!
Hi, Ann! I wasn't sure of a good way to contact you, so I thought I'd try this. You're one of my favorite Minted designers, but I've unwittingly created a very similar design to yours. I started a Forum thread about it here: http://www.minted.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=1066&page=1#Item_3 . Just wanted to say I'm on top of it and having it removed!
Three in a row, this must be a record! Thanks for helping me with this, you have NO idea how much it means to me! If this is a winner it will only be because of your fantastic design eye, Ann.
I'm baaack. haha. I changed "Orange You Glad It's Christmas" per your feedback. Thanks so much, Ann. You have been super helpful. If I'm not driving you crazy, I'd love one more look. Thanks SO much!!
Hi Ann, thank you SO much for taking a look at my "Orange You Glad It's Christmas" design. I changed the elements a little bit and was hoping, if you have time, if I could get your opinion on the changes. thanks so much!!
Hi Ann, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me some feedback on "Muchas Gracias". I took your advice and was wondering if you might have time to take a second look and let me know what you think. Thank you!!
Hi Ann. I just noticed that you are from Irving.. I grew up in Irving.. im still in dallas, but i tend to avoid Irving these days. small world;)
Big time thanks for the suggestion on my Chevron Love. I finally gave it a little rework with your comments in mind. Fingers crossed I worked it out!!! You are the best and I appreciate your time!
Thank you so much for your sweet and helpful comments Ann. Means allot. I did some color retouch on my " beat the drum " design; the white parts are more visible now. Thx again :)
Thank you, Ann! Appreciate you taking the time to advise, it is exactly what I needed! :)
Hi Ann, Hope all is well! :) If you have a minute i would appreciate your help me with a design? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/51255
Yeah! Thanks for info Ann. Good luck.
Hi Ann, I love Rae Kaiser too just not sure we can use? Pretty design.
thanks for your comment on my magnifiers design, ann. I gave it a tweaking and am showing another color variation. If you could, let me know what color combo you like best. thanks very much.
Thanks so much for your helpful comments. Sometimes I just need to step away and let someone else look at it :) I also really am in love with your yellow notebooks. I want them both for myself!
thank you, Ann., appreciate your comment. There was a means to my madness with the tight leading and the theme (tightening muscles, leanness, etc. :p)
Thanks for the note, Ann! I think the designs are different enough. Your design is perfect for mothers, while mine was more intended for teens and tweens. So feel free to leave your design up. Thanks again, and best of luck to you in the challenge! Your designs are amazing (as usual)! :)
Hi, Ann! Just wanted to thank you for your holiday card - it was great to see on of your beautiful Brightside Prints designs! And I enjoyed learning more about you and your husband through your note to Minties. Much continued success and happiness to you in 2012!
Hi Ann, thanks for the insightful feedback. I made a change. Let me know what you think if you have a moment. http://cdn3.minted.com/files/content/comment_photos/o_draft_114123_4f118fdb7af56.jpg
Thanks Ann for the feedback!
Hi Ann! Just wanted to say a quick thank you for your feedback on my work. They've been especially helpful and constructive! Very thankful your advice!!
Hi Ann! Just wanted to thank you for your beautiful holiday card and Mintie note, too! You're such an awesome designer, and it's been great to have you as a Mintie Mentor. You're feedback is invaluable and greatly appreciated!! Well, see you around Minted. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!! Take care!! :)
Ann, I just wanted to thank you for your helpful feedback! Happy new year!
Ann!!! You are amazing. Thank you so much for hearing my call for help. It was my only response and I can’t thank you enough. So I took your words of wisdom and made some changes. Check it out next time you are visiting. Again thanks a million!!!!
Ann, I just got your holiday card. Thanks so much. The design is awesome and it was nice to hear a little bit about your life. I'm kicking myself for not including a personal note on mine this year. I've enjoyed reading about everyone else so much. Anyway, wishing you the happiest of holidays!
Ann-Just got your card today. Thanks so much! Looks like you had a fun trip. Happy Holidays to you!
Hi Ann, am in need of a mentor if you have a moment. The design is woodcut love. Thank you!
Hi Ann, Your advice about simplifying my luau invite was golden! I'll upload the new version in the morning. I think it's so much better now! Thank you!
Hello Ann, thank you for the feedback on my Asian design. I actually redid it entirely and deleted that one and uploaded a new one (Modern Hee). If you have a sec, I'd love some feedback! Thank you! Have a great day and I can't wait to see your submissions. :-)
really love your 'liner notes' stationery! congrats! :)
Thanks for your feedback on my modern plaque design Ann. I am definitely going to revisit this before tomorrow. Your feedback means a lot. You are so talented.
Ann!!!! You Rock it!!! Thanks so much for the suggestion on my Timeless I do. I have struggled back and forth on We Do and/or I Do so you touched on my only question mark for sure. I really appreciate the feedback and please stop by anytime!!!!
Hi Ann, Thank you, I appreciate you getting back to me. Minted is like a blessing from out of the blue, an opportunity to be involved with the way of designing I am aspiring toward. The first 3 challenges I was way off, but I had fun. For the "Out of the box holiday gift tag challenge" I was way out of the box in a couple of instances, not sure about the others. I feel the concept is just out of reach. Seems I would know this but sometimes things take a little while until I "get it". I'm realizing that the limits and standards of the advertising world I was locked into are still with me; I have design habits. Is there a 12-step group for that? "Hi, I'm Debb W. and I am a bold-advertising design-aholic?" I need a fresh approach and any advice you can give on how to get there is a start. If it would be easier to email me my address is: email@example.com. Again, thank you for your time.
Hi Ann, Congratulations on your recognition. Would you like to hit the ground running? I could use some advice, insight, mentoring. Thank you, Debb
Hi Ann - thank you so much for your feedback. I really love your work and appreciate your advice so much. You are sooo right - it is a bit "spring-like". I don't know if I'll have time to edit it before the deadline (depends on how needy our three-year old is tomorrow), but I will definitely play around with it if I have time. Thanks again :)
Congratulations Ann! x
Congratulations on becoming a mentor! Love your work!
Congrats. on becoming a Mintie Mentor! Awesome and very well deserved!
Hi Ann! Thanks so much for the very nice comment. I'm amazed coz it came from a great & talented designer. Many thanks to you!
Ann, thank you for the help! I was pretty stuck on the 2 strings on my great escape design, but I updated it to one...let me know what you think :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/34973
Thank you for the nice comment, Ann! I LOVE all your work - I think you're such a fabulous designer! Congratulations on your win! All of your submissions are fantastic! :)
Congratulations on your win, Ann. 'Ready for My Close-up' is a clever idea; fun and adorable for a birth announcement! I'm new to Minted.com and I love your work.
Thanks, Ann - and congrats to you as well! I loved all of your submissions for this challenge - really love your work!
Congratulations! 'Ready for my Close-up' is awesome!
Thanks Ann, Your advice was right on--it made a huge difference.
Thanks for your helpful comment, Ann! I love your unique designs!
Hi Ann! Yeah you're right, it gives the design a very nice rhythm.Thank you very much for all the help and comments. You're very kind,having a good heart and very patience. God bless you always!
Hi Ann! Thank you so much for the great comment, the flowers are okey? I need your advice again. :):):)
hi ann, thank you for commenting about the color of my red notecard - i actually used the red color in the submission kit, but when i hit "save for web", the color was completely off, so i tried to manually adjust the color for presentation purposes, but after saving it, the red is still off! do you have any ideas as to how to make the color appear more accurate after i save it?
Congratulations on your Best of The Best win Ann! xo, Brandy
Thanks Ann! I always admire your fabulous and witty designs, so thanks for your note!
Hi Ana, Thanks for the comment and help. I already put some name on it.
Thank Ann, i will try something more fluid. i really appreciate your feedback. lori
Thanks for the suggestions, I dropped the text area down and rounded it to make it look "egg-like". Hopefully its working a little better now, I knew it was missing something!
Thanks for your feedback!
Hi Ann, Congrats on the handyman business card design...one of my favorites! I was curious if I could get your input on this suite of cards I submitted for the +3 card challenge. I'm not sure if it's too minimal(?). Check out all three and let me know your thoughts (Halloween, Easter, Thxgiving). Renee :)
congratulations on your 1st place win Ann! x Brandy
Thank You for the feedback!
thanks for your feedback. do you think these rings are thick enough now?
Thanks so much for the note, Ann! Congrats to you as well for the 1st place win and Editor's Pick! The ruler on the back of "No Job Too Small" was brilliant! :o)
congrats on the business card win!!! your design was fabulous! so happy for you :)
I made some updates on the dress shop card, thanks for the feedback!
thank you Ann..love your work!
thanks ann - and congratulations to you!! really love your designs - just my type was a total favorite.
Thank you so much Ann, and congrats on your AWESOME finish- two in the top ten!!
congratulations Ann! xo Brandy
Congratulations Ann! You're work are just fabulous!
Congratulations Ann! Your designs are fantastic!
Thanks Ann! Congratulations to you for having two designs in top ten! Your designs are amazing!!! :)
Congratulations Ann, I knew "Just My Type" would make top ten :D
Congrats on your two in the top ten Ann!
OMG, Ann. You have 19 wins and you just joined at the end of February! Impressive!!
Congrats on your Sweet 16 win - I loved it - it just makes you want to turn 16 again:)
So I saw this on Dancing With the Stars the other night (Yes, I'm a pathetic fan, lol) and instantly thought of your design! Check out the second video on the link. http://www.jasonderulo.com/profiles/blogs/jason-derulo-performs-on
I do like the changes - thanks for your help! Last night I had just looked at it for far too long :)
ps: just to clarify - i meant the lens flare I added might be bit much - not the stripes you suggested, I think those look nice :)!
Thanks for your input - I tried out the striped background and I played with the copy, but wasn't crazy about adding the word "and." I put a lens flare in the corner, sort of like a spotlight to balance out the text. It might be a bit much, but it has an interesting effect!
Thank you for you comment Ann, and congrats on your recent wins! You definitely deserve the recognition - you are very, very skilled! I made the changes you suggested on my design - I explained more about the idea there. Thanks again!
Oh my goodness, Ann!! You are awesome!! Two in the top 10!! Congratulations!! XOXO
Hi Ann!! Congrats on your wins - you definitely deserve the recognition! I admire how unique each of your entries are - you always seem to be trying something new!!
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