Erin Niehenke

Erin Niehenke. Based in Natrona Heights, PA, US.

  • 36 awards won
  • 710 comments made
  • 5232 votes cast

Awards

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About Erin Niehenke

I have had many interests over the years, but they all stem from the same place - a passion for creating and problem solving. Now, I'm staying home with my daughter and working on design and photography part-time.

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Nazia Hyder on Nov 01 2016
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 23 Awards
  • 4836 Comments made
  • 7731 Votes cast

Thankyou Erin for your helpful & lovely comment on my Far East Fantasy. I really appreciate it. Now that you & other fellow Minties have given me some great feedback,I'll definitely try to incorporate that in my design. Loving your Holiday designs, so refreshing & whimsical.

Jackie Crawford on Jun 04 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 5 Awards
  • 582 Comments made
  • 3929 Votes cast

Hi Erin, thank you for the like on my Record Year entry, it made my day :) I've really enjoyed seeing your entries in the holiday challenges, they have been fantastic!!! Best of luck!

Susan Moyal on Jun 02 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 71 Awards
  • 1952 Comments made
  • 14520 Votes cast

Hi Erin I just wanted to say I love your entries in this challenge. Your Mother Bear is one of my favorites it just so beautiful!!

Playground Prints on May 27 2016
Playground Prints
  • Minted Nov 9, 2015
  • 9 Awards
  • 172 Comments made
  • 3442 Votes cast

Hi Erin, thank you for the like! Good luck in the challenge! :)

Erin Sadowski on May 25 2016
Erin Sadowski
  • Minted Dec 16, 2011
  • 3 Awards
  • 112 Comments made
  • 5117 Votes cast

Erin! Thank you so much for your valuable feedback on my Spread Cheer design. I'm so flattered that you love my lettering. I tweaked a few things and have a new poll up. I think I agree with you that it can work without the border. Thank you so much, again, for your help!

Kampai Designs on May 10 2016
Kampai Designs
  • Minted Feb 25, 2012
  • 52 Awards
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  • 26450 Votes cast

Hi Erin, thanks so much for the lovely feedback. It's not out of line at all! This design has been such a headache because of course the more elements there are the more design choices there are. I added the detail to the nest to add a bit of texture but that is impossible to do with a lot of the illustrations given their size. I will see if I can come up with a middle ground:)

Carolyn Nicks on Apr 27 2016
Carolyn Nicks
  • Minted Nov 18, 2014
  • 22 Awards
  • 388 Comments made
  • 11318 Votes cast

Hi Erin! Thanks for the note :) Your design looks great!!

Kelly Schmidt on Apr 25 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 56 Awards
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  • 5040 Votes cast

I hear you, Erin! I am struggling with a few of mine too and wondering which challenge to enter them in. Maybe ask some others for feedback on that again on the Facebook thread? post a version of it as a non photo design next to the photo version?

Pooja Thacker on Apr 25 2016
Pooja Thacker
  • Minted Jul 5, 2015
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  • 10735 Votes cast

Thanks for your feedback on my design :) Good luck!

Ilze Lucero on Apr 19 2016
Ilze Lucero
  • Minted Jun 16, 2015
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Thank you Erin for letting me know. While I've called US my home for almost two decades, I still find cultural references I am not aware of . Best of luck, you have lovely designs

Basil Design Studio on Apr 07 2016
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 902 Comments made
  • 19697 Votes cast

Hi Erin, thanks so much for the like on my Celebrate the Wonders design. Best of luck to you in the challenges! :-)

Field and Sky on Feb 19 2016
Field and Sky
  • Minted Aug 18, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 117 Comments made
  • 1664 Votes cast

Thank you for your like on my 'Wonderful Collage', Erin. Best wishes to you!

Lauren Rogoff on Jan 13 2016
Lauren Rogoff
  • Minted Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 60 Comments made
  • 123 Votes cast

Erin, I realized I never followed up on your helpful comments from last year - thank you so much for helping out a Minted newbie. I appreciate it!

Kanika Mathur on Nov 09 2015
Kanika Mathur
  • Minted Jan 15, 2014
  • 14 Awards
  • 1008 Comments made
  • 4546 Votes cast

Hey Erin, Thanks so much for your feedback on my 'Pastel canopy' wedding invite. Created another colorway in black. Would love some feedback if you have a moment. Thanks once again! :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/465804

Courtney Crane on Oct 12 2015
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 5 Awards
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  • 32112 Votes cast

Hi Erin, Thank you for the like on Sanctuary. I really appreciate it. YOu have some fantastic graphics! Courtney

Khana Design on Sep 01 2015
Khana Design
  • Minted Jun 5, 2015
  • 42 Comments made
  • 83 Votes cast

Thank you Erin for your helpful input on my design poll for Love Chase. Will definitely try your suggestion. All the best on the challenge!

Owl and Toad on Aug 31 2015
Owl and Toad
  • Minted Aug 22, 2014
  • 19 Awards
  • 323 Comments made
  • 33810 Votes cast

Hi Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me feedback on my save the date entry, Beach Fun. Your comments were very helpful and much appreciated. - Jessica

Debra Pruskowski on Aug 31 2015
Debra Pruskowski
  • Minted Dec 19, 2012
  • 9 Awards
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  • 9518 Votes cast

Erin, thank you so much for the feedback on my card. I received different feedback and tried the combo of all suggestions. It's made me realize and appreciate how much goes into this process that others do all the time. Thanks again, and good luck to you - your work is always so lovely.

Sam Dubeau on Aug 31 2015
Sam Dubeau
  • Minted May 3, 2014
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Happy to help Erin! Your design is so simple and clear now and really stands out with the retro texture you added too. Love seeing your work. Best of luck!

Lauren Rogoff on Aug 21 2015
Lauren Rogoff
  • Minted Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 60 Comments made
  • 123 Votes cast

thanks for the feedback, Erin! I appreciate it.

Lauren Rogoff on Aug 20 2015
Lauren Rogoff
  • Minted Jun 23, 2015
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  • 123 Votes cast

hey Erin - thanks for your comment! I did mean to submit them there, as I envisioned those two images as being great for save the dates - sorry if you don't like them. In general, I do mostly submit to art challenges, though (at least I will - I'm just starting on here! Great work, btw.

Nazia Hyder on Jul 01 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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Thanks Erin for sweet words on my Embellished Frame design :)

Melissa Casey on Jul 01 2015
Melissa Casey
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
  • 16 Awards
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  • 22194 Votes cast

Thanks Erin, for your kind comment on my framed geometric baby design. It was actually based off a wedding invitation design I had submitted and then tweaked to make a frame. Definitely fun to create ;) Good luck in this challenge! You have so many awesome pieces yourself!

Kimberly Morgan on Jun 30 2015
Kimberly Morgan
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Thanks for your sweet comment on "Unwrapped", you made my day!

Kate Ross on Jun 29 2015
Kate Ross
  • Minted May 6, 2013
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Hi there Erin! Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all your great advice! I so appreciate your time and thoughtful feedback. Cheers!

Fraser Lane on Jun 26 2015
Fraser Lane
  • Minted Nov 28, 2012
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  • 4277 Votes cast

Erin...thanks for the advice! I needed another set of eyes. So appreciate:)

Ekaterina Romanova on Jun 26 2015
Ekaterina Romanova
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
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  • 403 Comments made
  • 9201 Votes cast

Erin, thank you soooo much for all your helpful comments!

Carol Fazio on Jun 26 2015
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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It's funny how it looks one way in photoshop, but then looks dirty on screen! I updated it again. Thanks again for your continued help on this one, Erin! good luck with everything! xo, Carol

Carol Fazio on Jun 26 2015
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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Hi Erin, thanks for your comment on my on target design. I fixed the poor lad's head. I think it looks better. Good call! See what you think when you have a minute. Thanx!! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/393685

Whitney Todd on Jun 26 2015
Whitney Todd
  • Minted Jan 5, 2015
  • 6 Awards
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  • 4243 Votes cast

Hi Erin! Thank you so much for your suggestions with the Sweet Love design! I ended up going with the yellow. :) The last name is actually Givens - haha! I definitely see what you're saying though. Maybe the image was too small to see the dot over the "i" during the poll? I'm not sure. I just ended up changing the last name to Owens so it reads better for the sample. Thanks again!

Carol Fazio on Jun 24 2015
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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hi Erin, thanks for your comments on my joy all around design! Never be afraid to say what's on your mind since you're a consumer too! I'll give it some thought. I was trying to stay crisp and clean for the letterpress to be as strong as it can be. thanks again and good luck!

Ekaterina Romanova on Jun 24 2015
Ekaterina Romanova
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
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Hi Erin! Thanks so much for your thoughtful suggestion on my "Merry Crown" design.

Katie Zimpel on Jun 16 2015
Katie Zimpel
  • Minted Apr 11, 2012
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  • 10996 Votes cast

Thanks for the feedback on my I Love Pizza fabric! If you have a moment, I have a poll up. Your suggestions were greatly needed! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/389930

Debb W on May 27 2015
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
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Hi Erin, Thank you for the design help. I truly appreciate your time and thoughtful insights.

kbecca on May 22 2015
kbecca
  • Minted Jun 26, 2009
  • 14 Awards
  • 65 Comments made
  • 18147 Votes cast

Hi, Erin! Thank you for your kind words. I'm so excited to see another western PA Mintie! I just moved back to PA a couple of years ago but am originally from Vandergrift, so I know right where you are. A Pittsburgh meet-up would be awesome!

Melissa Casey on May 18 2015
Melissa Casey
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
  • 16 Awards
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  • 22194 Votes cast

Thanks for the suggestion, Erin! I made some updates and would love to hear your thoughts: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/368156

Chris Griffith on May 13 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
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Erin, for the text size, maybe just a tiny bit. I think it is fine as is. :)

Whitney Todd on May 04 2015
Whitney Todd
  • Minted Jan 5, 2015
  • 6 Awards
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  • 4243 Votes cast

Hi Erin! Thank you so much for your feedback on my "And the Soul Felt Its Worth" card. It is super helpful! I love, love, love your designs!

Brittany Jamison on Apr 24 2015
Brittany Jamison
  • Minted Mar 25, 2015
  • 4 Comments made
  • 259 Votes cast

Hi Erin! Yes, I'm from good ole Pittsburgh. Thanks for reaching out. Your designs are gorgeous!

Ally MacWilliams on Jan 09 2015
Ally MacWilliams
  • Minted Dec 8, 2014
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Thank you for your comment on my "All That Glitters" design! I wasn't quite aware of that, it's a huge help!

Monique Soranno on Dec 22 2014
Monique Soranno
  • Minted Aug 3, 2013
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Thanks for the like Erin! Man, your photography is gorgeous!! You create lovely moods :)

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Dec 21 2014
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Thanks for the compliment but 'Well Read' and 'Set In Stone' speak for themselves . . . great photography skill and composition. You work is always so fresh and different. And don't ever hesitate to ask for advice or critique and always feel free to check in on my work and do the same! :)

nocciola design on Oct 10 2014
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
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Hi Erin, I like your bunny invite the way it is actually! The classic serif font you used for the title goes well with the story book style of your illustration. My 2 cents is to maybe reduce the size of the small text to add contrast, and maybe use Mrs. Eaves? But it looks really nice already!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 09 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
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Awww - thank you for your super nice comment, Erin!!! :)

Erin Deegan on Jun 09 2014
Erin Deegan
  • Minted Nov 29, 2010
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Aw thanks! Your comment was so nice. I really love you work... both stationery and art.

Ann Gardner on May 31 2014
Ann Gardner
  • Minted Feb 22, 2010
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  • 136138 Votes cast

Sorry, Erin. Yes, I meant the space between the lines of copy. It will let your copy feel less crowded. Best of luck to you!

Two if by Sea Studios on Apr 25 2014
Two if by Sea Studios
  • Minted Nov 11, 2013
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  • 1931 Votes cast

Erin, thanks so much for the nice comment about the Stacked Cups print! Your photography and website are beautiful. What a project you've taken on with your home re-decoration, awesome!

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks