I am a self-taught graphic designer with a love for pretty paper. I try to create designs with the belief that everyone's big day, whether it is your wedding day or the day your child was born, should be shared and celebrated in pretty, modern, and fun style. I take great pride in my design work and hope to create something that others would be proud to send out as a part of their life celebration.
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Thank you so much for purchasing one of my designs! I appreciate the opportunity to help you celebrate the special moments of your life, both big and small.
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designer's eye. A long-time resident of the Mission in San
Francisco, she is constantly inspired by the diverse color and
texture of her neighborhood.
A long-time resident of Chicago, Lehan Veenker is inspired by the city's boundary-pushing yet historically-rooted population of artists. She finds daily inspiration all around her from the sculptures found on the streets of Chicago to the city's historic architecture.
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Hello! Thank you for the opportunity to help decorate your home! I hope you enjoy my artwork as much as I have enjoyed creating it! Best, Lehan
Lehan, thanks for your feedback! As a new Mintie, I really appreciate your time and comments. Chris
Thanks so much for your helpful comments!
No worries at all Lehan! That's why I didn't post it in the comments - I never want take away good energy from an already perfect design with a subjective suggestion. :) And I don't think I'll be able to whip-up a decent gingerbread house illustration, or a burnt one - that's funny. Maybe next year! I thought of it as we were traveling yesterday and knew it wasn't going to happen. I just enjoyed seeing that we sorta think alike. :) Have a great day & week ahead!
I seriously love your gingerbread house design! :) I wanted to suggest adding just a little dusting of snow around the bottom two corners to make it a little more festive.... I don't know if it would be too much or not?? You'll know best. :)
Hey Lehan! Thanks so much for your comment on my festive holly design. I made some changes (posted in the comments)... will you take a look and let me know what you think if you get a minute? Wondering if the new layout is better than my original. Thanks! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/84600
Hi Lehan! Thanks so much for the comment! Was it the starry night design you were talking about?
Thank you so much, Lehan! I am thrilled but reality hit when the file request e-mails came tonight ; ) I guess I should be careful what I wish for and when!
Thanks Lehan, I used Illustrator.
Hi Lehan! Thanks so much for the comment & help. I appreciated it very much.
Hey Lehan! Thanks for your comment on Headline Romance. I uploaded a couple variations from your suggestion and I wonder if you'd have a second to pop over and take another look?
HI Lehan! Thank you so much for your note! I definitely am not used to being on video chat so it really made me smile :) Congratulations on your special award for "Warmest Wishes!" I always love your work and that design is no exception!
Hi Lehan! Thank you so so much for commenting on my "Orange You Glad It's Christmas" card. I added a plaid bow per y and was hoping our suggestion and was hoping, if you have time, if I could get your opinion on the changes. thanks so much!!
Oh, also wanted to tell you that I ordered your 'Washi Love' for Mother's Day and it elicited some tears. Such a lovely and versatile design!
Lehan, thanks so much for your congratulations!!! I love your work and just really appreciate the kind words!
Lehan, thanks so much for your sweet comments on my designs! You are always so supportive and kind! It really means a lot when talented designers, like yourself, appreciate your work. Thanks again! I love all your work!! :)
No problem at all. Congrats on baby and good luck with house hunting :).
Thanks so much for the heads up on the shadows!!
congrats to you as well lehan! love your designs. -s
Hi Lehan! Thanks so much for your sweet note. I'm a huge fan of yours and continue to be amazed by your gorgeous work!
Congrats on your win, too! I was so disappointed at first cause I didn't see my name on the editors pick list and it wasn't in the (top 20) winner's list either. But when I re-read the email much later I saw that they picked the top 30! I never had a design rate in the top - yay :-))
Congrats on your win Lehan!
Hi Lehan- Thank you so much for your feedback on the Budmo. You confirmed my suspicion. If you get a chance, would you please take a look and see if it's better now? I also lightened up the background. I thought it was a little depressing for a baby's room. I really appreciate your feedback!!!
Thank you so much, Lehan! Many congrats to you as well- beautiful work!
THANKS so so much! The funny thing is my hair is even longer now...so I still don't look like my profile pic. Oh well. Will you be at NSS this year? It would be so so fun to meet you.
thank you so much, lehan! it's my very first win (not jury pick) so i'm super excited about that! congratulations on your win also! your designs are lovely!
thank you!!!! where do you view all the winning designs?
hi lehan! a belated note to say thank you so much for the adorable holiday card! i love your handlettering and illustrations, and you were so kind to write a note on the back. i look forward to seeing what you create this year!!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Lehan -- it means so much. :) Congrats to you too! I always look forward to seeing your designs.
Thanks Lehan and congrats on your editor's picks as well! I love Linen Label, modern handwriting and fanciful florals : )
Thank you so much, Lehan! Congratulations to you, too, on your editor's picks!! Really beautiful designs! :)
Thank you so much for your comment about the rainboots.
It`s great to get a nice assessment of such a good designer :-)
Hi Lehan, It was just brought to my attention that a design I entered into the current birthday challenge was very similar to one of your designs. After taking a look, I immediately removed mine from the competition. I am so sorry and hope that you aren't offended. I truely had no idea & feel awful. I was actually focused on texture & creating a layout that wasn't too predictable. Boy, did that go wrong! :) My original sketch had the title text above an angled pattern and throughout the process, I changed it to a knockout. I sincerely had no idea I was designing something so similar to yours. Again, I'm sorry.
Hey, Lehan! Thanks for your note - I really appreciate it! I figured if you felt there was an issue you'd have replied, which is why I left it in...but, I still felt weird about it anyway. I noticed the entry you mentioned, as well, and agree with you on the similarities. Thanks, again, for your reply!
Hey Lehan, thanks for your input on Vintage Gum ball. I made the revision you suggested and put the machine on top of the stripes. If you get a chance to revisit it let me know which you like better. I am undecided. Thanks again.
Lehan! I've got ur card last weekend! Thanks so much.. your newborn and lovely pets certainly make a nice family picture! :D
Thanks for your comment on "pens and pencils" Lehan! Actually, I chose Northwestern randomly, but going there makes you a smart cookie! Happy 2012!
Hi, Lehan! Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful holiday card - I LOVE the wooden snowflakes and the black envelopes. You have a beautiful family, too - what a great photo! And, thanks for your personal handwritten note - it was so thoughtful! Much happiness and continued success to you in 2012!
Loved your joyful card, Lehan! A moment like that captured in time and shared truly is heartwarming and brings a smile! Happy New Year!!!
Hi Lehan! Just wanted to thank you for your lovely holiday card (one of my favorite holiday cards at Minted)! What a beautiful family photo, too!! Thank you so much for your personal note, as well - that was so sweet of you! I've enjoyed getting to know you here at Minted, too, and I hope one day I can meet you in person! Hope you and your family are having a beautiful + blessed New Year, and I hope it's filled with lots of joy + success!! Cheers!! :)
Hi, I worked really late on this design last night like two in the morning. It's been brought to my attention I apparently was dreaming about one of your designs. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/44796 this is my design. I can't delete it because of voting but I am emailing minted to take it out. I just wanted to give you the heads up on how ridiculous I am.
Hi Lehan! Sorry for not replying sooner (I've been taking a bit of a much-needed break from the computer, design, etc.) Thanks for your note and I'm glad the card gave you a laugh! I received your card as well and LOVE it :) Your daugther is beautiful - I hope you are all doing well and Happy New Year!
Lehan, thanks so much for the holiday card. Your illustration and typography are both so great. LOVE!!! Your return address on the envelope was also a nice touch. Happy holidays... it's your first with your sweet little girl... how exciting!!
Thanks so much Lehan! I totally dig your retro design too! :)
Congratulations Lehan! Gorgeous Design!
Congrats on your win - I'm sure you will have a few more in the mix - I love all your submissions in the challenge.
thank you so much for your thoughtful note! that was so sweet of you. and i'm just reading right here on your messages that you just had a little girl too! C O N G R A T S ! you sure did submit some awesome designs to the wedding challenge to have just had a baby - not sure where you found the time. way to rock it out!
Thank you so much, Lehan! You're so sweet! And btw, I think you're incredibly talented and amazing, too! Congratulations on all your wins and editor's picks, too - in the holiday challenge and children's stationery challenge! I know you'll have more wins, too, when the wedding challenge is through. Your entries are terrific! Hope you and baby are doing well! :)
Lehan, your sweet note was the nicest message to wake up to today, so thank you, thank you!! I adore your style! You can go from romantic and feminine to fun to modern, and they all look amazing : ) I still don't know how you are able to design with a newborn - you deserve an award just for that : D Thanks again for making my day!
Thanks so much Lehan! Have to tell you, (from the holiday card comp), Jingling Script was one of my favorite entries!
Hi Lehan, I've been meaning to say congrats on your little girl!!! I'm so impressed with all your wedding submissions too - you go mamma! :) Take good care of yourself and that new little one!
Lehan - I just submitted a design to the Head over Heels challenge, "Portrait," but then looked through Save the Date Photo cards already for sale to make sure my design wasn't too similar to any of them. I noticed your "Simply See Through" design, which uses the same Bebas font and the even the same couple - is this too similar? I certainly do not want to appear to have copied yours, and am certainly happy to remove it, if you think they are too similar. You can email me at email@example.com, if you like. Thanks and congrats on your growing family! Kim
Hi Lehan! Congratulations!! I read in the forum that you just had a baby! I have two little ones, so I know what a blessing children are. I'm soooo happy for you!!! Take care + God bless + be sure to get some rest :)
Hi Lehan! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! Glad you traded the legal profession to follow your passion - you're such an wonderful designer! I really love your work, and I wish you the best in your new career (I know you'll do great!) :)
Your baby announcement submissions are lovely! Must be top of mind :) Great job!
Well...drat! I saw that info in the forum, too, which is why I was so surprised to see that you had revamped it for the mini-book challenge. I was so sure it would have been chosen for the holiday challenge!
Hi Lehan,I noticed your lovely "Peace" entry in the latest challenge and was more than a little surprised. Does that mean that it wasn't picked up for the holiday challenge?!! It was definitely in my top 5.
Thank you for your kind comment on my submission :)
Thank you so much for your comment on my snowmen :) Your work is awesome - you have some amazing talent! I noticed on your profile that you're an attorney so I wanted to say "hi" from another member of the Bar :) (although I haven't practiced for several years now - I didn't go back after our second child was born). Thanks again and all the best in this challenge - your submissions are fantastic :)
You gave me a really good laugh this morning!Guess I will be putting my reindeer in detox today!
It was a violation of Minted's terms since my Reindog is already for sale on their site. Oops!!
congratulations for all your success in the business cards challenge ! All your entries were FABULOUS !!!
Thanks so much Lehan - congrats. again - i just love those egg beaters!!
Thanks Lehan, congrats on your win and editor's picks! More booty kickin' ...
congrats on the business card win lehan!
You too :) I knew "personal chef" would do well! Congratulations!!!
Thanks. It is really helpful getting feedback!
Thanks so much!
Thanks for the compliment! And thank you for helping me make the world a prettier place :)
Way to kick some major booty with your save the dates!!
Thank you for the kudos in your blog! Amazing to see you made a transition in your career and good for you. You've got a great sense of creativity and aesthethics. Best of luck in this challenge!
Thanks Lehan! I love the little details on your Bold Winter Post Save the Date!
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave feedback on my first dance save the date! Love your modern reminder. Uber cute!
Congrats on your picks too Lehan! How cool that you're in intellectual property law, I bet that gives you a unique perspective with your designing. I'm digging your save the date entries, you're definitely on your way to more wins.
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