Established in 2003, I started Smudge Design as a freelance graphic design business. It has since grown into a full time career that allows me to fulfill the need to create and inspire. Being a huge pet lover, I decided to name the business after my beloved pug "Smudge" (8/1996-6/2011). I look forward to getting to know more of you within the Minted design community and sharing feedback. Renee
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Thank you for purchasing this original design from Smudge Design Co. Wishing you all the best in your life adventures. Renee Pulve.
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After receiving her degree in Fine Art from California Lutheran University, Renee Pulve started as a comic book colorist and transitioned into a graphic design career. Her creative inspirations are fueled by a love for nature, travel and animals.
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Thank you for selecting my artwork as part of your personal collection. I hope it continues to inspire you. Best, Renee
Renee, thank you so much for your kind words.. Such a fan of your work and it means so much!
Thanks, Renee! :)
Hi, Renee! Thanks so much for your comment on my Happy Ever After design. You like the version submitted with teh gold text, right? (vs. the one with white text on gold background in the comments). I uploaded way too many options...
Thank you so much for the great feedback! LOVE your work Renee!!
Thank you for your comment. Your work is wonderful, I love it!
Thank you so much Renee! God bless you always.
Thanks so much Renee for your great comment. I appreciated it very much.
Thank you so so much for your kind words about my design, Renee! I can't express how encouraging it is to get such wonderful feedback from people like you who consistently create such beautiful, clever work! Means so much...
Thank you, Renee! ...for your comment on my Surf's Up design. I really appreciate it!
Hi Renee! Thanks so much for your comment on my design. Wondering what you think of the new layout. I wasn't crazy about the flags as I am suddenly seeing so many designs with them so decided to simplify. Only if you have time of course. Thanks! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/87844
Thanks Renee - what a lovely comment x
Hi Renee, thanks for your sweet comment ! ^_^
Thanks Renee ... I still have a long way to go but atleast I'm having an amazing time doing it and learning everyday!!!
Thanks so much renee for the great comment. God bless you always!
Renee you just brought tears to my eyes with that comment! thank you!!
Thank you so much for your encouragement on my Indian Rush Hour illustration, Renee! And I'm so glad it gave me the opportunity to come back here and see all of your wonderful pieces for sale. You are quite the type mixing expert! (one of many talents that I see in your work) but the ease with which you are mixing and matching all these interesting typefaces is so inspiring since that's an area I'd love to grow in. That inspiration notebook is particularly stunning. Thanks again for brighting my day :)
Thank you Renee! Your comment made my day :-)
Hi, Renee! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my Poster Child design - I really appreciate it! Hope I can get lucky with that one. Best of luck and much happiness to you in 2013!
Hi Renee! Thanks so much for your comment on my sweet botanicals. I was actually just working on the type. If you get a chance, let me know if you think the latest version looks better... and thanks for the nice compliment too! :)
Hi Renee! Thank you for your comment and welcome! :)
Thank you Renee! what a lovely comment you left on my profile!
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Wow Renee, thanks so much for your truly encouraging comments. It really is suzh a compliment. Phrosne
Thank you for the awesome note, Renee, it cracked me up! Amen to the single thing! :)
Thanks, you're so sweet, Renee!
Thanks Renee! Craaazy, I can't believe I had 3 in the top 30, still in shock, lol :-)
Hi dear Renee thank you for your congrats !! And again big Bravo for your last win ! LOVE Your work !
thanks, renee for your very nice comment!
Thank you Renee for your sweet comment on my reindeer games win, means alot coming from you... Congrats on your 2nd place win, one of my favorites!!!
Yeah! Number 2! And another after that. Great work.
Congrats on your win Renee! Such a cute concept, I think it will do very well!
Thank you so much, Renee! I was pretty stunned. :)
And congrats on #2!!!
Congratulations on your win, Renee! Very happy for you!
Renee, thanks so much for your kind words on my "Vintage Playbill" design! I'm a huge fan of your work (your typography is always so spot-on!) so it means a lot coming from you. :)
Renee! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my designs! As for veneer, I know it's not on the font list but I love it so much can't help but use it. here's hoping they add it :)
Hi Renee, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my illustration invite! what a compliment coming from you! phrosne
Hi Renee, thank you so much for your helpful feedback (re: pine cones). I made the change and I think it looks much better. Love your designs!
Hi, Renee! Just want to stop by and thank you for your nice comment on my Tangram Heart design - I really appreciate it. So glad to see that Retro Recipe got an award - LOVE that one!
Hi Renee, I am always so glad when you like one of my designs. The typography advice you gave me very early on, and how uncertain I was even when you gave it, still means so much to me. Your work is always so distinct and award winning. Thanks again.
Hi Renee! Thanks so much for the help & comment. Yeah, you're right it don't need border and background. Thanks again for the help.
Renee, I had so much fun sitting next to you at the meet-up the other eve. I had no idea you were Smudge Design! I had to e-mail Katy to figure out what co. name you design under. I just love your work! Your Music Notes notebook is just amazing. Also think you have one of the best religious Xmas cards on the site. Anyway, great to meet you, and will hopefully see u at next year's L.A. Meet-up.
Thank you Renee for your helpful comment. I adjusted the transparency on the flower image. It is smoother and softer and it isn't so dark. Best of luck in this challenge.
Hi Renee! I made some variations on "Headline Romance" based on your suggestions and I wondered if you'd be willing to take another look if you get a chance? Thanks so much!
thanks for your note! you read my mind...yes that was off-center. :)
Thanks Renee! It's your comment that alerted me to the announcement. I SO appreciate your support!
Hi Renee! It has taken me a couple of weeks but I just wanted to say thank you for your note! Your work is really inspiring as it always seems so well thought out and you always seem to pull off the retro vibe and make it look entirely effortless and chic. I'm a fan! :)
Thank you so much, Renee! I had no idea until I got your note!
Hey Renee, thanks for your feedback on Vintage mill. I took your advice and nudged the copy up a bit. If you have time would you mind taking a second look and let me know what you think, if it's enough or needs more. It's a very subtle change but I didn't want to center the entire thing, I was going for more of a rustic, hand stamped feel so perfectly centered would deter from that I think. Thanks again :)
Thanks for letting me know about the 'special recognition' Renee (I didn't know until I saw your message)!
Congrats again Renee! Foilage was a winner from the start. :)
Congrats on your 'Super Mom' win! Truly deserving of a Special Award.
Thanks so much and same to you!!! I completely fail at 'curvilinear' type any time I attempt it! You did it so beautifully with that journal.
Go Michigan!! I was born here too - so excited to be back :)
Renee, thank you for the nice comment that you gave me.
Thanks so much for the sweet comment Renee! I try to 'like' my favorite designs to make voting easier later... so I really do mean every 'like' :) I've been a big fan of yours for quite a while - your illustration style and attention to detail really stand out - your work is super inspiring! Best of luck in this challenge - I know you're going to do great!!
Thank you so much, Renee! I've never won first (or second for that matter), so I'm still kind of shocked. Congrats on your win as well!
Thanks for the congrats, Renee! Everyone's kind words and support mean so much to me! And I love all your work btw... I look forward to seeing more of your awesome submissions this year. :)
Thanks so much Renee for your comment! Yeah, everybody love pizza..lolzzz you rocks!
Thank you for your kind comment on my "shore series" Renee.. means so much coming from you - made my day!
Thank you so much Renee. It really means alot to me that you and a few other Minties have always supported me. Love all your work!
Hello Renee, Thanks for a nice comment. I really love your design "music notes", instruments and Adam Levine.
Hi Renee, I always watch for your work and so glad your journals won. I love the depth and texture you create and hope to learn/master that look. Congrats and glad you like my sea chart. It was fun to make.
Congrats on your win! The journal is sooo lovely!
Thanks Ren!! You too... i think you got a few more, but I don't know where to view all the "wins". I LOVE LOVE your type journal!!!!
Thanks so much Renee! This has started to make me think that maybe I should do a lot more foxes :) I am also a great fan of your work - I really love your modern, distinctive style and always look forward to seeing what you come up with. Cheers!
hi renee. thanks so much for your comment. i am thrilled to have a win! i am always a fan of your work--especially loved your notebook entries:)
Hi Renee, just wanted to congratulate you on your special editor's award - I really love that card - it's so adorable and all the colorways are perfect!
Congrats on your Special Editor's Award, Renee!
Renee, thanks for the wonderful comment! I really appreciate your feedback! I think you're such a talented designer, so your feedback means a lot! :)
Hi Renee, Thank you for your kind words. Your designs are awesome.
hi renee, thanks for pointing out my design on the homepage. i hadn't seen that yet! your designs have been awesome lately & you are racking up the awards:) great job!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Renee. You're such a talented designer so it means a lot :)
Aww thank you Renee... I am so happy it is my first "winning" award ! So exited about it :)))
Thanks Renee. I've noticed when one is kind enough to comment we tend to keep after them for more advice. I appreciate it. Sue
Hi Renee, I continue to work on the text placement in Butterfly Baby as you suggested. Would you mind taking a look at the version I've posted and give me some feedback? Too plain? Move the bottom 2 lines up a bit? No rush. Thanks in advance. Sue
Hi Renee - just wanted to say that I love your work! You have such a creative, modern style and fantastic sense of colour - I'm a big fan - can't wait to see more!
Hi Renee! Thank you very much for the feedback, what do you think for the new color?
Thank you so much Renee!
Renee, thank you for your kind comments on my designs! I love that you named your business after your little Smudge. I would love to see a design with him in it...for the holiday challenge? Pugs are huge!! and I know a lot of people who would love to see more pug Christmas cards :)
Hi Renee...thanks so much for taking a look & leaving great comments on my designs. =] =] =]
Hi Renee! Thank you very much for the great comment.
Thank you for your comment Renee.
thanks for your comments! congratulations on your multiple wins in the international challenge!!
ha! that's so funny about the rug...it does look like my fireworks design. who knew i was so on trend? haha.
hi renee, thanks for your comments on both my holiday designs so far. i just uploaded a new version of the "baby it's cold" design, darkening up the colors a bit. they seemed more washed out than i intended once i submitted it. do you think it helps? or should i revisit the colors altogether? congrats on your recent wins, by the way:)
Renee, I just noticed I'm drawn to all your designs. You have a great aesthetic!
Thanks so much Renee! I just peeked at your website, and your designs are fantastic (just like your card designs!) Thanks for always being so encouraging and keep up the fabulous work : )
Thanks for your comments!
Thanks so much!! Great to meet you the other week Renee, your work is so fun (got wipes was terrific), and we made it into the Blog, what fun!!!
I like your suite of cards for the +3 holiday challenge. I especially like your type treatment and icons at the bottom! I wouldn't mind seeing the photos a bit larger though. I personally like clean designs so overall I think you did a great job.
I'm super stoked to see what you come up with for the shower invite challenge
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