curiouszhi design

Zhi Lee. Based in London, En, GB.

  • 10 awards won
  • 873 comments made
  • 9498 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 1
  • editor pick 9

About curiouszhi design

I am passionate about beautiful design in every aspect of daily life. My design aesthetic is driven by my love of clean typography and whimsical illustrations. When I'm not designing, I can be found playing the piano or experimenting in the kitchen.

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comments

Marta Berk on Nov 08 2016
Marta Berk
  • Minted Oct 3, 2013
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Thank Zhi for liking my entry. You have some wonderful designs, best of luck to you :)

Rega on Nov 07 2016
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
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Hi Zhi, Thank you so much for the like on my Blue China :) I tried to experiment on Chinese painting on ceramic by using hand drawn on Ai. I'm so happy you like it.Your design on wedding invitation is so Wow ! Love your pattern and peacock and dove ! I've crossed fingers for you for the challenge :)

Susan Moyal on Nov 05 2016
Susan Moyal
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Hi Zhi thank you so much for the likes!! Do you have your designs hidden? Cant wait to see what beautiful designs you came up with:)

Laura Hankins on Jun 06 2016
Laura Hankins
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So sorry I missed the poll on your Three Kings design, but I love where you ended up with the blue and the gold foil- your illustrations are gorgeous! Best of luck :)

Mansi on Jun 04 2016
Mansi
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Thank you so much for your Likes! Absolutely love your illustrative style, and your Birds, Botanical, Peace is my most favorite. I hope it wins :)

Lori Wemple on Jun 04 2016
Lori Wemple
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Your holiday illustrations are so lovely!!! I adore your entries :)

Sam Dubeau on Jun 01 2016
Sam Dubeau
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Hey Zhi, I wanted to let you know that the carnival illustration cards from the kid's birthday challenge were some of my favourites! Should have got a pick. Best of luck in the current challenges.

Debb W on May 31 2016
Debb W
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Hi Zhi, thanks for the feedback, always appreciate you sharing your thoughts. You have some awesome submissions, best of luck. : )

Jackie Crawford on May 31 2016
Jackie Crawford
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Hi Zhi! I think you made the right choice with the foil. And although I like purple best, I would go with blue since that seems to be the crowdpleaser and the crowd votes! And if it wins I would totally offer the purple as an alternative colorway-- it would be interesting to see how purple fares in the general population. And thank you for the like on my Year in Adventures-- it's the first thing I have designed that I LOVE (and I've only been using Illustrator for three months, so it's hard to love anything I make, haha). Best of luck in the holiday challenges, your collection was AWESOME!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on May 31 2016
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Thanks for the sweet comment Zhi! I'm just as indecisive today. And don't ever hesitate to ask for my help in any way!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on May 31 2016
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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You have some amazing designs in holiday challenge!!!

Genna Cowsert on May 29 2016
Genna Cowsert
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Hi Zhi! Thank you for the kind words! I love YOUR work! :)

Mansi on May 28 2016
Mansi
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Hi Zhi! Thank you for your sweet and thoughtful comment! made my evening! Glad to help in any way I can! And I really did Like your Birds Peace botanical design!

Susan Moyal on May 25 2016
Susan Moyal
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Hi Zhi Thank you very much! :) Very exciting and unbelievable!!

Ling Wang on May 17 2016
Ling Wang
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I don't think you should ever be apprehensive about sharing your work: you have a unique style & should let it shine :) I'm really rooting for your Birds Botanical Peace design! Good luck in the challenge!

Susan Asbill on May 11 2016
Susan Asbill
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You are so welcome! Best of luck!!

Lori Wemple on May 10 2016
Lori Wemple
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Thank you so much for the sweet comment; your holiday submissions are wonderful! I absolutely love Starry Happy Holidays (just to name one!) :)

Lindsay Megahed on May 09 2016
Lindsay Megahed
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Thank you for the kind words! Your work is beautiful! Best of luck :)

Ling Wang on May 05 2016
Ling Wang
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Awww, boo. Yeah, I can imagine how dense it would be, especially at that size. But yesss, so looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the non-photo challenge! Always glad to help :) Feel free to ping me on FB or email too! It's the same handle as FB & Minted @gmail.com.

Monica Janes on May 05 2016
Monica Janes
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
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Hi Zhi, thanks so much for that really nice comment on my "peaceful greetings" holiday submission, so great to hear! Your work is really beautiful, I particularly LOVE your watercolor botanical joy card, one of my favorites! Monica :)

Ling Wang on May 05 2016
Ling Wang
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Curious to see where you're at with the botanicals ;)

Kelly Schmidt on May 05 2016
Kelly Schmidt
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Hi Zhi, of course! You've got some great entries in the challenge and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the rest of the holiday challenges :) Thank you for your kind words about my work :) Best of luck to you!

Ling Wang on May 04 2016
Ling Wang
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I'm super excited to see you come up with for your botanicals! I wish I were more active with the commenting/critiquing earlier in the challenge as now I'm suggesting things at the last minute! So sorry! But anyways, yay :) I love your whimsical style so I gotta get my likes in before the voting opens! ;)

Ling Wang on May 03 2016
Ling Wang
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Hi Zhi Ling :) I ended up going with a totally different photograph in my Holly & Pine design, which I think solves the conflict between those two other photo choices! If you have the chance, I'd love for you to take another look at the design :) Thank you for defying the norm & voting the way you did: it pushed me to look a little harder for another photo! Cheers :)

Ling Wang on May 03 2016
Ling Wang
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Thanks for voting in my poll :) My problem with photos is that my options are very limited :( I agree that the lighter photo is busier, but argggg... I wish I had more choices where heads weren't cut off :-/

Laura Bolter Design on Apr 18 2016
Laura Bolter Design
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Hi Zhi! Thank you so much for you lovely, generous comment, and keep up the great work. Wishing you much success. :-)

Ling Wang on Apr 18 2016
Ling Wang
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Hehehe, yeah, it totally just looks like a floating arm to me :D Good luck in this challenge! I'm really loving your designs!

Susan Moyal on Apr 13 2016
Susan Moyal
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Hi Zhi thank you very much for your nice comment on my profile!! :)

Susan Moyal on Apr 02 2016
Susan Moyal
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Hi Zhi thank you very much for your likes :) Your Threee Kings is great love the colors you have chosen!

Lawren Ussery on Mar 20 2016
Lawren Ussery
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Hi Zhi! Thanks so much for the like on my Mermaids Welcome design. I love your Confetti Kitty entry. Good luck!

Lori Wemple on Mar 02 2016
Lori Wemple
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Thank you so much for the sweet comment. Your illustrations are soo cute!!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 29 2016
Nazia Hyder
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Oh thank you for your lovely words Zhi. You're always welcome for any feedback,feel free to ask :) xo

Jennifer Wick on Feb 28 2016
Jennifer Wick
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Hi Zhi, I meant to say thank you for all of your sweet comments on my designs in the baby shower challenge :) And I'm so flattered that you have two of my prints! I'm happy to help give feedback on your designs. I'll look at them right now :)

Ana Sharpe on Feb 27 2016
Ana Sharpe
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Hi Zhi, thanks a lot for for taking the time to leave a helpful comment on my design Sublime Frame entry! It's very much appreciated! :)

Keen Peachy on Jun 30 2015
Keen Peachy
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My pleasure, Zhi! Thank you for the kind words as well! :)

Mansi on Jun 25 2015
Mansi
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Thanks so much for your Like! Your work is great! I love your illustrative style :)

Nazia Hyder on Mar 22 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thanks Zhi for your feedback. You're always so encouraging & supportive :)

Nazia Hyder on Feb 09 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thanks Zhi for your supportive comment on my Type Grid design,really appreciate it :) Looking forward to seeing your submissions,thanks Nazia :)

Susan Moyal on Jan 23 2015
Susan Moyal
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Hi Zhi, Thank you! :)

Nazia Hyder on Jan 23 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thank you Zhi,I'm still so excited like a child. I've always believed & experienced that hard work & patience go hand in hand & that worked :)

nocciola design on Jan 23 2015
nocciola design
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Thank you Zhi for your nice note and congrats on your recent wins! Way to go :)

Alayne Richardson on Jan 20 2015
Alayne Richardson
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Thank you for liking "A Tree Reveals Itself"! You have beautiful work.

Lori Wemple on Jan 15 2015
Lori Wemple
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Thank you for the nice comment :) Congratulations on your sticker win - it's adorable!

Susan Asbill on Jan 14 2015
Susan Asbill
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Thanks so much for the kind words! Made my day!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 14 2015
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thank you so much for your sweet note! and best of luck to you!!!

Ria Sharon on Jan 10 2015
Ria Sharon
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Thank you for your sweet comment on my baby announcement. Made my day! :)

Shirley Lin Schneider on Jan 08 2015
Shirley Lin Schneider
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Hi Zhi! Thanks for your nice comment on my design. Best of luck to you!

Jan Shepherd on Dec 22 2014
Jan Shepherd
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Hello Zhi, thanks for your help on my simply love - I made it 20% smaller and pushed it up a bit - looks better now :)

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Dec 22 2014
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Zhi thanks for the compliment . . . your 'Lettered' series is great. Very creative!

Nazia Hyder on Dec 11 2014
Nazia Hyder
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Zhi, I just wanted to let you know that the comment you made on my Downtown Abbey was not taken in a negative way by me. You passed your opinion on that design & maybe you're right/may be not. I was over-worked on that design & ( if you noticed ) that's not my style,I wanted to try a vintage type style for my own learning & betterment,so that design was a guinea pig in itself! We all come from different backgrounds & as far as I'm concerned,I'm a formally trained graphic designer but due to motherhood I've been away from my passion for 10 years now & designing at Minted is like starting from scratch. Thank you & my apologies if I ever gave you a wrong impression of any kind :) x

Olivia Raufman on Dec 08 2014
Olivia Raufman
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Hello, Zhi! Thanks so much for your very kind comment on my Floralworks design. Also, I just checked out your blog and I love your most recent post! Very inspiring :)

Nazia Hyder on Nov 03 2014
Nazia Hyder
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You are so sweet :) Thanks for your kindness.

Nazia Hyder on Nov 02 2014
Nazia Hyder
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Thank you Zhi for your sweet remark on my Cupcake Topper design :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 02 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hi, Zhi - thank you so much for your super nice comment on my design! I appreciate it. Best of luck to you!

Ana Sharpe on Nov 02 2014
Ana Sharpe
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Hi Zhi, thank you for your sweet note on my "Floral Love" - I'm loving your entries. You have a beautiful style! :)

Christina Novak on Nov 01 2014
Christina Novak
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Thank you so much for your sweet comment! My father worked for IBM and we always had those computers growing up!

Angela Thompson on Nov 01 2014
Angela Thompson
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Hi Zhi, thank you for your sweet comment on my design. I am new to minted too so it is so lovely to receive such nice messages , Angela

Shirley Lin Schneider on Nov 01 2014
Shirley Lin Schneider
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Thank you for your comment on my design! I'm still considering the hearts or using them for another design. :)

Nazia Hyder on Oct 21 2014
Nazia Hyder
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:)

iamtanya on Oct 20 2014
iamtanya
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:-D you're welcome ! good luck to you !!

Nazia Hyder on Oct 13 2014
Nazia Hyder
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Welcome to Minted Zhi,I'm really liking your submissions in the Digital Challenge,modern yet sweet :)

Christina Novak on Oct 13 2014
Christina Novak
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thank you so much for your sweet comment! I don't watch sports either so hopefully I got it somewhat right! Thanks again!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Oct 03 2014
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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You're welcome Zhi! You're first win is always a major stepping stone here at Minted! I wish you many more wins in the future! And feel free to ask my advice or critique whenever you need to.

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Sep 12 2014
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Huge congrats on your first win!!!!

Bob Daly on Jun 20 2014
Bob Daly
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Hi Zhi - welcome to Minted. Thanks for your comment :-)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 15 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thank you for your sweet note, Zhi!

Phrosne Ras on Mar 23 2014
Phrosne Ras
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your blog is lovely.

Phrosne Ras on Mar 23 2014
Phrosne Ras
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thanks so much! and welcome! :)