Katie Zimpel is a freelance artist based in Middleton, WI. When she is not doing artwork, Katie enjoys baking and riding her motorcycle.
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Hey Katie! Thanks for the like on my lil Valentine design. I'm always in awe of your creative illustrations! You are such a fabulous artist and I appreciate you taking the time to check my design out!
Hey Congrats Katie! I know you placed in the top 20 recently. Keep up the good work.
Hi Katie! thank you so much for the like!
Thanks, friend! I always enjoy seeing you entries in the Valentine's contest too!
Katie, Thank you so much for the like! Your entries are so beautiful, and very inspiring!
I feel like a crazy stalker since I already commented on it, but I wanted to tell you that your Diamond Joy design is by far my favorite entry in this whole challenge! If it were up to me, 1st place <3 just stunning :) Have a wonderful day ~ good luck!
Hi Katie! Thank you for the like on my Year in Adventures entry. Your entries are always so creative and witty, I really hope the toasty gingerbread win! Best of luck!
Thanks so much for your feedback on my 'Greetings from San Francisco' design, Katie! Do you think that Santa and the presents should be in trolley instead of the taxi? I do like the idea. I plan to make this a series for all the big cities. Maybe Santa could be riding different modes of transportation in different cities...Would love to get some advise from you, you are such an incredible illustrator! love your work!
Very good advice Katie. I will work in making the leaves more irregular. Thank you for the tip!! I so appreciate it! Your style is also wayyyy out of my comfort zone. You're an awesome illustrator. Thank you for taking the time to share some solid advice. Cheers!
Kate thanks for the multiple likes on my Holiday Stencil design. I started in non foil, then moved to foil, then back, then the other way again after doing a poll. Yikes this challenge is making me a basket case. :)
Thanks so much Katie that really helps alot.
Hi Katie! I am late in sending my thank you's out - but thank you for the likes and nice comments on my designs "Old West" (loved the spurs help) and "under the stars". It means so much to have great feedback! Good luck to you! love your Grreat Lion! :)
Thanks for the like on my "Let's Party" invite. Good luck on your submissions!
Hi Katie, thanks for your comment on "Sheep Birthday Blast". I'm knew to this so really appreciate the feedback. Your designs are beautiful!
Hello Katie! Thanks a lot for your likes and sweet comments! I like your illustrations, so funny and cool.)) Best wishes for you!
Hi Katie thank you very much for the super nice comment:) I love you style, your creative illustrations are always among my favorites!
Thanks a lot for the like Katie!
Hi katie, thanks for your nice comment on my design! love your illustrations!
Thank you so much Katie! I love your work!
Thank you for your kind words! Made my day :)
Thanks so much for the lovely comment Katie. It means a lot :)
Hi Katie, thanks for your comment on my circus-themed design! Yes, you were right that I had the same design for the baby shower.. I felt it worked better for a child's birthday though so when the challenge came up, I decided to resubmit the design! :) Love your work and good luck in the challenge! :))
Thanks for the kind words! Made my day! <3
Thank you, Katie for your sweet comment on my design. I love your work and best of luck to you in the challenge!
Hi Katie thanks for your sweet comment. You have a such a great style and I've always loved your work, especially love your illustrations, thanks again I really appreciate it!
Thanks Katie for the nice comments on my critters. You are right, it took me so long to design them that I didn't have time for any other entries. :) I love all your entries, especially the great Lion! Best of luck.
Hi Katie! Thanks for the feedback on "striped Party". I changed the background color. Hopefully it is a little more playful looking now!
Thanks for liking my "Circus Seal" entry. Much appreciated.
Thank you for all your input for my designs, greatly appreciated
Thank you Katie for the like on High Seas, your illustrations (all your work!) is wonderful.
Hi Katie, thank you for your feedback! I did try to put the two two at the top like smoke, but I just couldn't fit everything else below it.
Thank you for your comment! I did try out the horizontal idea because that was my original plan but I'm just not familiar enough with Adobe illustrator that it didn't come out the way I had hoped. I appreciate your feedback!
Hi Katie. Thanks so much for your great and very helpful suggestion on my "mommy's shoes". I think you nailed it... I'm going to try it out. I really like your "grrrreat lion"!
Hi Katie thank you so much for your nice comment I've been struggling with it most of the day!! I love your Grrreat Lion!!
Thanks for your feedback and my space explorer card, Katie! I was worried that an octopus on a planet was a little too HUH?! Lol. I'm glad you appreciate the weirdness.
Thanks for the wonderful complement Katie. I love your illustrations so I really value your opinion. Hopefully the slightly bigger cape does the trick :)
Hi Katie, thanks so much for you feedback on my 'Pastel canopy' wedding invite. Really appreciate it! Your work is lovely!!
Thank you so much for your comment on my work! I love your illustrations!
Thanks for the like, Katie! :)
Thanks Katie for the like for the floral motif thanks and all the best in the challenges as well
Thanks for weighing in on my baby announcement poll. Really helpful! Happy New Year! Love your submissions -- simple and funny!
Thanks so much for your sweet note Katie! You totally made my day!! And yay for December baby girls - can you believe it's coming up on a year already?! I'm happy to take a look at your work and give feedback. Overall, I think you have a really fun illustrative style. I especially loved your Bloody Mary Brunch invitation and your Superhero kids party design is so awesome. That was one of the ones that really stood out to me from that challenge. Thanks for your feedback on my 'fill in the blank' design - I'll fix that 'xo'. Once you pointed it out, I could see where it's not clear. Anyways, thanks again for the kind note and I'm looking forward to helping each other in these challenges!
Thank you Katie!! I love your work - it's so fun :)
Hi Katie! Thank you for the great feedback on my entry! I tried it out with some photos. Take a look if you have a minute. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/234999
Katie, that is about THE NICEST compliment anyone's ever given me! Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that means to me. The canoe will be waiting any time you want to renew!
Just wanted to say that I absolutely love your cute illustrations! They make me happy :)
Thank you Katie! It was such a shock, turned my stressful friday right around and haha I TOTALLY picked up torchy's on the way home. You guessed it :)
Thank you for your prompt feedback on my Creative Minds... entry
Thanks for the vote and the feedback Katie - much appreciated! :)
Congrats on your win Katie!
Doh! That was me! My sister in law is staying with us and she was logged in on my computer to vote.
Hahaha, me too Katie. The whole time I was designing it, it was stuck in my head and I HATE that song;) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
CONGRATS KATIE! A very well deserved win! Your hard work is paying off! Looking forward to seeing more wins from you.
Thank you so much, Katie!!
Katie, you are too funny... thank you! It's Pantone 7417;)
Just wanted to stop by and say I adore your illustrations!
Hi Katie, thanks for your sweet comment on my gotta crow design! Really made my day!
Hey Katie! I tried to email you a few times but didn't hear back. Is that email address correct? Let me know if you still have questions. :)
If you open up the Character palette in Illustrator and click on the little carrot, there is an option for superscript. I hope that answers your question. There should be some form of that available also in InDesign. I tried to answer the question on the forum, but it wouldn't let me.
Thanks, Katie! :)
Hi Katie, you are so sweet! Thank you for the comment ;)
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