Basil Design Studio

Lisa Assenmacher. Based in Brighton, MI, US.

  • 4 awards won
  • 1176 comments made
  • 21143 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 1
  • editor pick 3

About Basil Design Studio

Naturally curious, always up for an adventure, and inspired by everything around me, I love colors, textures, and symbolism. I love to laugh, share stories, and connect with others. My work tends to be illustrative and organic, and I like to play with different styles. Learn more at basildesignstudio.com

designs by Basil Design Studio


favorite artists

  • Baumbirdy
  • Jennifer Wick
  • Waldo Press
  • Ana de Sousa
  • GeekInk Design
  • Itsy Belle Studio

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pandercraft on Jun 03 2017
pandercraft
  • Minted Feb 24, 2014
  • 69 Awards
  • 1548 Comments made
  • 7263 Votes cast

Thanks, Lisa, for your kind comments---best of luck to you as well! :)

Nicolette Myslinski on May 19 2017
Nicolette Myslinski
  • Minted Feb 3, 2014
  • 3 Awards
  • 301 Comments made
  • 6642 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your like on my design "Ellis"! Good luck on the rest of this Holiday Madness!

Nazia Hyder on May 12 2017
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 30 Awards
  • 5323 Comments made
  • 8600 Votes cast

Thankyou Lisa for your help on my Golden/Warm Wishes design. I was trying to go abstract or rather not too literal. Sometimes designs don't turn out to be well when digitally translated as opposed to our minds... ;) Good luck for Holiday!

Sarah Guse Brown on May 09 2017
Sarah Guse Brown
  • Minted Jun 15, 2009
  • 185 Awards
  • 2298 Comments made
  • 60852 Votes cast

p.s. Hi to a fellow Michigander :)

Sarah Guse Brown on May 09 2017
Sarah Guse Brown
  • Minted Jun 15, 2009
  • 185 Awards
  • 2298 Comments made
  • 60852 Votes cast

Thanks so much for letting me know about your coffee or cocktails copy! So sorry to hear it wasn't attributed to you correctly, I'm going to email Minted to see if there is anything I can do to correct my description/tags. Love that copy and your entries are so sweet - I especially love your "babysitter" card :) Good luck in the greeting card and holiday contests!

Shannon on May 04 2017
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 8 Awards
  • 2289 Comments made
  • 14605 Votes cast

Hey there, thanks so much for picking one of my bitties out of all the great choices available :) It makes sense how you changes things up, I'll keep my fingers crossed for us!

Susan Asbill on Apr 06 2017
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 100 Awards
  • 2843 Comments made
  • 124849 Votes cast

Thank you!! Best of luck in the challenge!

chocomocacino on Apr 05 2017
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 209 Awards
  • 2944 Comments made
  • 33832 Votes cast

Oh my, I love your copies! so fun and original! best of luck too!

frau brandt on Mar 31 2017
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 543 Comments made
  • 3870 Votes cast

Thank you Lisa, for the like on my entry “Growing up". It is very encouraging. Good luck with the challenge!

Paper Sun Studio on Mar 28 2017
Paper Sun Studio
  • Minted Mar 8, 2016
  • 11 Awards
  • 213 Comments made
  • 5012 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, Thank you so so much for the "likes" Good luck on the challenges — your work is lovely!

Melanie Kosuge on Nov 15 2016
Melanie Kosuge
  • Minted May 22, 2016
  • 13 Awards
  • 169 Comments made
  • 2499 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Lisa! I'm really loving your wedding entries :) Wishing you lots of luck!

Summer Winkelman on Nov 09 2016
Summer Winkelman
  • Minted Jul 3, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 58 Comments made
  • 2460 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for the like on my mountain sky entry! I really appreciate the support. Best of luck :)

Lisa Travis on Nov 08 2016
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 6 Awards
  • 375 Comments made
  • 8846 Votes cast

Lisa, hello! Thank you for the like on my entry "Mountain Dawn". Now that I've been introduced to your work I am looking forward to seeing more of it.

frau brandt on Nov 08 2016
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 543 Comments made
  • 3870 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like on Bohemian love". Great to see your work.

My Splendid Summer on Nov 07 2016
My Splendid Summer
  • Minted Dec 21, 2011
  • 26 Awards
  • 148 Comments made
  • 5420 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your help, Lisa. I wish you the best of luck in the challenge!

Marta Berk on Sep 29 2016
Marta Berk
  • Minted Oct 3, 2013
  • 11 Awards
  • 517 Comments made
  • 2561 Votes cast

Thanks Lisa for liking my submissions. Best of luck!!! :)

Benita Crandall on Sep 27 2016
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 411 Comments made
  • 9904 Votes cast

Thank you SO much Lisa for the like! It means a lot to have fellow 'Minters' show their appreciation and likes! Wish you great luck in the challenges!

Little Words Design on Sep 20 2016
Little Words Design
  • Minted Sep 25, 2013
  • 12 Awards
  • 1455 Comments made
  • 20460 Votes cast

Thank you, Lisa! You are so kind! I've never had a design place before, so I can hardly believe it! :)

Sam Dubeau on Sep 08 2016
Sam Dubeau
  • Minted May 3, 2014
  • 20 Awards
  • 830 Comments made
  • 48868 Votes cast

Thanks for the kind words Lisa! Best of luck to you in all the challenges.

Benita Crandall on Sep 06 2016
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 411 Comments made
  • 9904 Votes cast

Thank you so much Lisa for the like! I like your 'Vintage Snow Gloobe' :-) Benita

Rega on Aug 22 2016
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 2 Awards
  • 813 Comments made
  • 5183 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for the feedback on my poll :) Wish you all the best on the challenge !

Playground Prints on Aug 16 2016
Playground Prints
  • Minted Nov 9, 2015
  • 9 Awards
  • 179 Comments made
  • 5394 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like, Lisa!! :)

Benita Crandall on Jul 27 2016
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 411 Comments made
  • 9904 Votes cast

Thank you so much Lisa for the 'like'! I wish you the best of luck in coming challenges!

AK Graphics on Jul 22 2016
AK Graphics
  • Minted Sep 20, 2010
  • 35 Awards
  • 624 Comments made
  • 35468 Votes cast

Thank you for the last minute input - very much appreciated :)

Olive and Me Studios on Jul 21 2016
Olive and Me Studios
  • Minted Jun 22, 2014
  • 14 Awards
  • 275 Comments made
  • 9073 Votes cast

Your welcome! Very cute design. :) Best of luck to you as well.

Melanie Kosuge on Jul 21 2016
Melanie Kosuge
  • Minted May 22, 2016
  • 13 Awards
  • 169 Comments made
  • 2499 Votes cast

Thank you so much for sweet comments and the helpful feedback about my DIA design, Lisa! Figuring out how to incorporate text elements into my illustrations is a new skill for me, so I definitely appreciate your input :) I'll be working on it!

Rick Walter on Jul 18 2016
Rick Walter
  • Minted Jun 21, 2016
  • 231 Comments made
  • 536 Votes cast

Thanks for the awesome feedback Lisa! You rock.

Susan Moyal on Jul 14 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 90 Awards
  • 2148 Comments made
  • 16301 Votes cast

Hi Lisa wow your photos are all so beautiful! Overcast is my favorite just gorgeous:)

Peter Stein on Jun 22 2016
Peter Stein
  • Minted Sep 1, 2015
  • 57 Comments made
  • 288 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for the nice comments on my work. That's really encouragement for me. Wish you all the best!

Jackie Crawford on Jun 18 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 920 Comments made
  • 6060 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, thank you for your comments on my Welcome Baby New year entry! I am SO SO thrilled you thought it was Eric Carle inspired-- once I drew it, I thought so too ( guess we need to lay off the Very Hungry Caterpillar in our house). I made a few changes that you suggested, all I can do is hope for the best.. and if not maybe self-launch as an art print:) Thanks again!

Jackie Crawford on Jun 01 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 920 Comments made
  • 6060 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on my O Night Divine entry! I went into a new direction, but I kept the snow-- it's just foiled now! Thank you for taking the time to comment! Best of luck in the challenge!

Shannon on Jun 01 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 8 Awards
  • 2289 Comments made
  • 14605 Votes cast

Hi Lisa :) Thanks so much for taking the time to give me your thoughts on my submissions! I can see how the owl looks like it's foil (especially the ear area), but it's not …although now I'm kind of wishing I had made it a foil submission, that would have worked well with the "owl is bright."

Shannon on May 23 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 8 Awards
  • 2289 Comments made
  • 14605 Votes cast

Thanks a bunch for the note and the like :) Hope you have a great week!

Susan Moyal on May 05 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 90 Awards
  • 2148 Comments made
  • 16301 Votes cast

Hi Lisa thank you very much for the likes!! You have some great entries in the challenge!!:)

Shannon on May 04 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 8 Awards
  • 2289 Comments made
  • 14605 Votes cast

Hello and thanks so much for the like :) – very encouraging! Hope to see more from you in the non-photo challenge, best of luck!

Smudge Design on May 03 2016
Smudge Design
  • Minted Dec 8, 2010
  • 73 Awards
  • 1720 Comments made
  • 27086 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, thank you for your comment on my design "Carnival." I didn't get a pick, but hoping I can use it somewhere else. :)

Christie Kelly on Apr 22 2016
Christie Kelly
  • Minted Dec 17, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 412 Comments made
  • 5307 Votes cast

Thank you Lisa for the congrats on the TShirt!

Denise Wong on Apr 15 2016
Denise Wong
  • Minted Jan 7, 2015
  • 14 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 1200 Votes cast

You are very welcome, Lisa! All the best to you.

Kimberly Morgan on Apr 14 2016
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 62 Awards
  • 2997 Comments made
  • 69021 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, I would at least try it with a serif, to contrast with the sans you are using below, but I'm not exactly sure what fonts to suggest. Try a few serifs and scripts and then put up a poll :) Good luck to you!

Susan Moyal on Apr 12 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 90 Awards
  • 2148 Comments made
  • 16301 Votes cast

Hi Lisa thank you very much for your super nice comment!! :)

Felix Grapes on Apr 10 2016
Felix Grapes
  • Minted Apr 20, 2015
  • 6 Awards
  • 250 Comments made
  • 2144 Votes cast

hi lisa, thank you so much for your feedback on my entry. wish the best and good luck!

Lisa Cersovsky on Apr 07 2016
Lisa Cersovsky
  • Minted Jun 30, 2012
  • 43 Awards
  • 987 Comments made
  • 16048 Votes cast

Thank you so much, best of luck to you as well! :)

Anne Holmquist on Apr 07 2016
Anne Holmquist
  • Minted Feb 15, 2010
  • 68 Awards
  • 1839 Comments made
  • 26848 Votes cast

Hi Lisa! Thanks for the sweet note! Good luck to you too!! Best, Anne

Debb W on Apr 05 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 5 Awards
  • 7082 Comments made
  • 77392 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, thank you for the kind note. You have a powerful imagination and I love the appealing variety in your work! Best of luck in the Challenges! : )

Rushmi on Apr 05 2016
Rushmi
  • Minted Nov 12, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 112 Comments made
  • 1318 Votes cast

Lisa! Thank you so much for your feedback on my design 'Chirpy'. Going to work on that. Thanks a lot for your time. Wish you the very best! :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 04 2016
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 107 Awards
  • 5012 Comments made
  • 36584 Votes cast

Lisa you are welcome and best of luck to you too!

Sarah McInroe on Mar 24 2016
Sarah McInroe
  • Minted Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 Award
  • 61 Comments made
  • 290 Votes cast

Thanks, Lisa!! I'm excited!

jinseikou on Mar 23 2016
jinseikou
  • Minted Oct 18, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 53 Comments made
  • 10989 Votes cast

Thank you, Lisa! This is my first award. Can't believe yet ~ hurrah

Kim Bliss on Mar 13 2016
Kim Bliss
  • Minted Jun 18, 2013
  • 3 Awards
  • 545 Comments made
  • 3451 Votes cast

Lisa... Thank you so much for your very helpful feedback on my Minted Badge design. I knew it was all that script text ... but wasn't sure what to do. At that point I was very tired! You've been most helpful. Thanks again.

chocomocacino on Mar 08 2016
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 209 Awards
  • 2944 Comments made
  • 33832 Votes cast

Thank you Lisa!

Lori Wemple on Mar 07 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 334 Awards
  • 4349 Comments made
  • 10585 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the nice comment Lisa :) x

Susan Moyal on Mar 07 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 90 Awards
  • 2148 Comments made
  • 16301 Votes cast

Hi Lisa Thank you very much for the nice comment:)

Lawren Ussery on Mar 02 2016
Lawren Ussery
  • Minted Feb 23, 2012
  • 2 Awards
  • 68 Comments made
  • 834 Votes cast

Lisa, thanks so much for liking my "Deco Elegance" design! You have fantastic style, I love your "Adventure Awaits" entry. Best of luck!

Anupama on Mar 02 2016
Anupama
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
  • 81 Awards
  • 2947 Comments made
  • 16138 Votes cast

Thank you for liking my work :). Good luck to you as well !!

Baumbirdy on Mar 02 2016
Baumbirdy
  • Minted Oct 27, 2008
  • 176 Awards
  • 323 Comments made
  • 33255 Votes cast

Thank you for the congratulations!

Agi Szabo on Mar 02 2016
Agi Szabo
  • Minted Feb 24, 2016
  • 99 Comments made
  • 2778 Votes cast

Hi Lisa :) Thanks for liking my "baby elephant"... Good luck with the challenge!

Chris Griffith on Mar 02 2016
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 107 Awards
  • 5012 Comments made
  • 36584 Votes cast

Lisa, best of luck to you too!

Susan Moyal on Mar 01 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 90 Awards
  • 2148 Comments made
  • 16301 Votes cast

Hi Lisa thank you so much for the likes! :) You have some great entries…love your Adventure Awaits!!

Michelle Dowd on Feb 08 2016
Michelle Dowd
  • Minted Nov 23, 2014
  • 49 Comments made
  • 333 Votes cast

thanks for the like, Lisa! I really like graphic design work!

michaelandaubrey on Jan 28 2016
michaelandaubrey
  • Minted Jan 6, 2016
  • 85 Comments made
  • 539 Votes cast

Thank you very much for your comment on our piece "in dark." :)

JoAnn Jinks on Jan 19 2016
JoAnn Jinks
  • Minted Dec 1, 2014
  • 8 Awards
  • 109 Comments made
  • 29546 Votes cast

Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for your comment on my design. I actually created a poll based on the changes you suggested - I'd love to get your opinion if you have a chance! Thanks again for taking the time to comment!

Lulaloo on Oct 13 2015
Lulaloo
  • Minted Jun 1, 2012
  • 19 Awards
  • 384 Comments made
  • 3640 Votes cast

Thank you Lisa for your comment! I end up editing the design to the color option. I've been really struggling about this, but as you said, most of the comments went for the color option! :) Thank you again!

Basil Design Studio on Aug 03 2015
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 4 Awards
  • 1176 Comments made
  • 21143 Votes cast

No problem! yeah, it's a funny thing because it could look either really clever and slick or really cheesy. Good luck!

Amy Hall on Aug 02 2015
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 10 Awards
  • 287 Comments made
  • 3400 Votes cast

Thank you for the feedback on my "fit to be tied" design. It is funny you suggested the shirt cuff idea. I was playing around with something like that and just couldn't figure out how. But I think I will try again, since I possibly hit a wall when I was working on it the other night. Thanks so much!!!