I'm a designer / art director with passions for bold colors, gorgeous typography, exquisite details and a design aesthetic that is classic with a modern twist. My studio is the renovated third floor of the 1919 Craftsman cottage I share with my husband and son in Akron, Ohio. Thanks for visiting!
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I'm so thrilled you've chosen a Kristie Kern design. Thank you and best wishes!
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Aww thanks so much and best of luck to you. Holiday is always so nail biting. :) I love your Joyful Winter design the best although all are wonderful.
Hi Kristie, thanks for the great foil tip on my Holiday Explosion design. I changed it and I actually think it looks better with your recommendation. :) Thanks again and of course love your entries.
Thank you!!!! I always need a second set of eyes!!
Hi Kristie, thank you for the like on my Circus Unicycle Puppy design for the Children's birthday challenge. I love your work so it's such an encouragement to get that from you! Thanks! :))
Hi Kristie, thanks for stopping by to say congrats on my Two to Love design. big congrats to you on all your lovely wins! xo, Carol
Hi Kristie, thanks so much for the like on my "Geo Floral". You truly made my day! I'm such a fan of your amazing work and style.
Congratulations on your 3rd place win. The card is truly stunning! I am big fan of your work, such an inspiration.
Kristie, thanks for the kind words. And big congrats back to you for all your wins!
Omg Kristie! I. love. them. all. The quantity, the QUALITY, aaaand diversity. Awe inspiring :) You're rocking this challenge!
Wow Kristie, you have some really amazing holiday card submissions this year! I see some top ten wins in there for sure! ;)
So nice to hear you enjoyed my holiday card! Looking forward to sending and receiving cards again this year. :) And if I haven't said it enough, I'm a big fan of your work! Keep doing what you do so well!
Wow, all your holiday submissions are spectacular, Kristie! Amazing work! :)
Kristie - you are KILLING it in the holiday challenge... seriously in awe of every one of your submissions!!!
Kristie thanks so much for the sweet comments and congrats on your terrific wins. LOVE your designs always.
Congrats on your winning wedding design. Your florals are beautiful & so are your other designs,so inspiring :)
Congrats on your 100+ wins, Kristie! It's well deserved!
thank you - and congrats to you too! You are such an amazing designer!
really loving all three paper entries. I love your work so.
Hey Kristie, just wanted to say how much your kind compliment about my birthday designs meant to me - thank you!!
Wow Kristie I always think this but i just want to stop by to say how i admire your work. It is always, always imPECcable. You have such a perfect talent for immaculate symmetry and constraint, I admire it so! You know exactly when the design is prefect and there is never any design input needed. At all. Ever.
Thank you SO much for your comment Kristie. You are a huge design idol of mine, so it means so much to me! Early Blooms and Rustic Charm are stunners as usual. Congrats back to you! And, many heartfelt thanks!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my save the dates. You made my day. Let's hope you're right, lol. Fingers crossed. Your are lovely as always. I'm such a big fan :)
Glad my comment made your day! Just when I think that florals can't get any better, you deliver that gem :) Your other STD's are stunning too!
Congrats on your top ten win, Kristie! So well-deserved!
Congratulations on your minibook wins! I really loved Vintage Vogue!
Hi Kristie, thanks for letting me know. They are similar to some extent but yours is absolutely adorable in it's own way. It wouldn't seem fair to ask you to remove yours, it's not rare for designers to have similar ideas. Yours is way cuter by the way, wish I had more time to work on my own. :)
Thank you Kristie!! Just what i needed to hear re the Embellished entry! ;)
Aww, thanks, Kristie! You're so sweet!! :)
Yikes!! I just noticed I submitted a balloon design that's kind of similar to yours - with a child's birthdate in the balloons. I just saw yours for the first time today, and I was a little bummed because your design is way, waaaay cuter!! I wish I had seen it earlier because I definitely wouldn't have submitted mine. Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know I didn't copy your design. Love yours so much more!! :)
THANK YOU kris tie !! I'm so happy =D.. congrats on ur win as well.. ur one of my fav designers!.. i always look up and wait for what u come up next.. they are always so sophisticated!
Congrats on your wins - I love love love them!! :)
Congratulations Kristie!! xo
Aw Kristie - that makes my day!!! That is so sweet - I hope he enjoys it!!!
Hey Kristie!! Thanks for the super sweet comment - I have been feeling a bit down about my holiday submissions, lol - so it was really nice to hear - especially from you! You had a couple other designs that really stood out to me as big winners too, besides that peace design - I can't wait to see you knock this challenge out of the water! It was SO nice to finally meet you at NSS too - my fellow marching band geek!! :)
Hi Kristie!!! You're submissions are stunning as usual! :) So glad you made it to NSS. Looked like a wonderful time! As I side note, I just wanted to let you know that I've been working on a watercolor layout that may seem "inspired" by your peace on earth submission....so sorry!! BUT it's a poinsettia. If I still submit it, please, please don't think I was copying you. Pure coincidence, I promise. Heck, it probably won't be nearly as nice as yours but I still just wanted to give you the heads up. :)
Hey there, I'm so glad my comment helped! As much as I love going to the NSS, I felt stressed coming home knowing the challenge was well underway. You are a tremendous designer, so I know you'll be pumping out more winners left and right over the next two weeks : ) And I haven't forgotten that you will be submitting designs with your illustrator friend, so you're a double threat! : )
Congrats on your wins Kristie ! " Bookworm " is a work of art !
LOL I am such a bad speller. Thanks for seeing that! I must have been asleep :P
Congrats on your win and your upcoming trip, Kristie! Much deserved, very excited for you!
WOO HOO Kristie!. Congrats on your trip to NYC! Well deserved!
Thanks, Kristie - you're awesome! See you Saturday!
So happy for you! You are a BRILLIANT designer! just tops!
Congrats, kristie! No shocker your gorgeous design won!!!! So happy for you!
Congratulations on your win! beautiful wedding invite :)
Congrats on your win and pick ! Amazing designs !
Hi Kristie! I honestly don't think your design looks like my Cerulean Blooms, but I appreciate you reaching out to me about it : ) Hope you are having a great summer too!
Hey Kristie. You really rocked the holiday challenge! I have been admiring your work all month!
Thanks so much Kristie! I was just looking at your "Woodland Initial". Gorgeous!!
Kristie, All of your holiday submissions are gorgeous. Every new like I have is yours.
that might have been it, but it made a big impression! :) I'll let you know if I see it elsewhere...
Thanks, Kristie! and, while I'm here, congrats on all the publicity you are getting on you awesome Awning Stripes designs!
Kristie - you are amazing! Congrats on all those new winner stars!! :)
Kristie, congrats on your party win! More fine work!!
oh yeay!! We will definitely have to hang out next time! I know - that party went by so fast, there were so many people I wanted to meet but not enough time! Hopefully next time there are chairs too - my feet were killing me :P
Aw, thanks for the sweet note Kristie! I totally meant what I said - your work always spikes my radar - super fresh and beautiful. I wish I had gotten to chat a little more with you at NSS!! Hope you'll be there again next year ;)
Congrats Kristie ! Awesome win !
another beautiful winner! Congrats, Kristie!
kristie, i'm so glad i got to spend some time with you, too! i still can't get over the fact that your husband is also a history prof. i've loved looking through your work, and can't wait to see your holiday submissions. Hope your trip home went well -- i know you probably miss those stone cold muffins as much as i do;) until next time -- alston
Kristie! I had the best time getting to know you too! It was such a pleasure to meet you. We will have to be sure to stay in touch, xo k
Hey Kristie, It was a pleasure to walk around the NSS with you and get to know you better! I hope you had safe travels home and I look forward to seeing your holiday designs soon. Thanks again for hanging out all day!! Jen
Hi Kristie, wanted to say how great it was to meet and talk with you yesterday at the show. I looked at all your designs again today. I am such a fan. You do beautiful work!
Oh, thanks for your sweet note! Keep rocking it!
Thank you so much for your note, Kristie, and congrats to you as well! Your work is just beautiful, and you've had so much success here in such a short time! Can't wait to see more! :)
Thanks for your sweet note Kristie!!
Kristie, your designs are so beautiful! Love them all.
Congrats on your Judge's Pick, Kristie!
Thanks, Kristie! I found out through your post too! lol :)
BIG CONGRATS on your "Vintage Beach" award!! What a great design!
Thanks for the wonderful comment, Kristie, and congrats to you! You rocked the art challenge! :)
Active Designer, that is...
and Challenge Wins and Active Design - goodness! You're all over that Board! I had only noticed the one before...great job!! :)
It was so nice to meet you, Kristie! I just saw that you've made the Leaderboard as one of the top-rated new designers in 2012 - congrats! Look forward to more of your great work...
Congrats on all your beautiful wins, Kristie!
Aw, Kristie, your work is so beautiful, you hardly need any help from me. Good luck in the challenge. You have strong contenders! Feel free to comment on any of my stuff as well.
Aw, thanks, Kristie! :)
Kristie, congratulations on your win for Head over Heals!
Congratulations! So very deserving!
My parents are originally from Ohio, but I grew up all over. My dad works for goodyear and has his entire career, and we moved a lot. I was in TX for high school so went to a TX college and have never left - but they moved back to that area about 10 yrs ago and will be there till he retires. I am probably there once a year. I love spending time there in the summers - it's a great break from the Tx heat!
Congrats on your win Kristie. I'm sure you have several more in the winner's circle!
My parents live in the Akron/Canton area - have you lived there long?
Congrats on your first win - top twenty is quite an accomplishment!!! Sweet Stripe is a beautiful design.
Congrat's on being in the top 20 Kristie! I love Sweet Stripe!
Hi Kristie, just wanted to say that I loved your work in this challenge--beautiful style!
Hey Kristie, I'm loving all of your designs for this wedding invitation challenge! They are so lovely! Keep up the great work! :)
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