Basil Design Studio

Lisa Assenmacher. Based in Brighton, MI, US.

  • 37 awards won
  • 2256 comments made
  • 26121 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 1
  • editor pick 36

About Basil Design Studio

A designer and illustrator based in Michigan, I am inspired by symbolic details, textures, and beautiful colors. I love good humor and fun stories, and am happiest outside. My work tends to be colorful, illustrative, and organic, and I like to play with different mediums. Learn more at basildesignstudio.com

favorite artists

  • Baumbirdy
  • Jennifer Wick
  • Ana de Sousa
  • GeekInk Design
  • Angela Marzuki
  • Laura Bolter Design

comments

Jan Shepherd on Jul 15 2020
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 12 Awards
  • 2934 Comments made
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Hi Lisa thanks for the likes on my Valentines - I appreciate your support :)

Jen Merli on May 26 2020
Jen Merli
  • Minted Jul 6, 2017
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  • 3813 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your very kind comment! Your work is great too! :)

Tanya Lee Design on Dec 29 2019
Tanya Lee Design
  • Minted Apr 2, 2018
  • 7 Awards
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  • 1845 Votes cast

Thanks, Lisa, for the like on my design! I appreciate it!

Courtney Crane on Aug 31 2019
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
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  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Lisa. Thank you for the likes on my PB entries. Your work is always so thoughtful. Best ! - Courtney

Amy Hall on Aug 24 2019
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
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Hi Lisa, Thank you for the like on my PB entry! I appreciate it:-) Best of luck. Your work is lovely. Amy

Magdalena Earnest on Apr 16 2019
Magdalena Earnest
  • Minted Jan 12, 2014
  • 20 Awards
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  • 2192 Votes cast

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for all your feedback on my work. I really appreciate it!

Jennifer Holbrook on Mar 26 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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Hi Lisa, thank you for your like on "Our Little Star"! I love your ABC Baby. All the best to you.

Rebecca Rueth on Feb 20 2019
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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Hi Lisa, Thank you so much fro providing feedback on my polls, I really appreciate you taking the time! I so love the beautiful weathered texture in your entries, they are so pretty! Best wishes on all of your lovely entries in the challenges! -Rebecca

amanda lawrence on Feb 18 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
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Hi Lisa - thank you so much for your constant support and good luck on all your beautiful entries in this challenge - Axx

amanda lawrence on Jan 08 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
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Hi Lisa - many thanks for your support - very best wishes for a happy new year and good luck on all your lovely design submissions - Amanda xx

frau brandt on Jan 04 2019
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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Thank you so much for the like on "Golden Grad". Love „Brielle" and how you named all your designs. Happy New Year!

Nicole Walsh on Jan 02 2019
Nicole Walsh
  • Minted Sep 24, 2018
  • 22 Awards
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  • 2967 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on my "Make Waves" design. I incorporated some of your suggestions and I love how it turned out!

Snow and Ivy on Dec 02 2018
Snow and Ivy
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Thank you for the sweet note, Lisa!! I’ve been having so much fun with my new iPad! I’m loving your submissions as well! The wood grain design is my fav! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next :)

Paula Pecevich on Nov 29 2018
Paula Pecevich
  • Minted Sep 13, 2016
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*wish I could edit lol --- "I'm glad" not "I" glad haha

Paula Pecevich on Nov 29 2018
Paula Pecevich
  • Minted Sep 13, 2016
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  • 19905 Votes cast

Hi Lisa! You are more than welcome! I glad you found it helpful. Good luck! I love the three designs you've submitted so far in the GC challenge! :)

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 20 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for the likes and taking the time to give me feedback on my "Smooth Sailing" submission in the A New Perspective Challenge. I really appreciate all of your kind words and support! Where are do you live in Michigan? We are going to Troy to visit my Husband's family for Christmas and then going to Northwest IN to see my family for New Years. I'm trying to organize a little Chicagoland meet up for Dec 30th. Good Luck in the Challenges and Best Wishes Always! -Rebecca

Elle Youm on Nov 11 2018
Elle Youm
  • Minted Feb 28, 2016
  • 9 Comments made
  • 14 Votes cast

Thanks Lisa for the like. Your work is really nice!

Courtney Crane on Nov 10 2018
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3649 Comments made
  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Lisa. Thank you for the like. Your work is always beautiful! Best! - Courtney

Amy Hall on Nov 09 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 21 Awards
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  • 6256 Votes cast

HI Lisa, Thank you for the like! Your work is lovely.

Lucia Coppola on Oct 08 2018
Lucia Coppola
  • Minted Feb 8, 2016
  • 2 Awards
  • 214 Comments made
  • 10957 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on my submission! best luck for future challenge!

Hallie Fischer on Sep 20 2018
Hallie Fischer
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
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Congrats Lisa! I love your holiday picks! They are so clean and elegant!

Grace Kreinbrink on Aug 29 2018
Grace Kreinbrink
  • Minted Sep 22, 2013
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Hi Lisa, I just saw your message! It was so very nice to have met you as well. Thank you for the kind wishes for the baby :) I hope we can stay in touch.

frau brandt on Aug 28 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 15667 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like on ”Sea of Love". You have several beautiful entries. Love the hand written fonts.

Kelsey Mucci on Aug 27 2018
Kelsey Mucci
  • Minted Feb 22, 2017
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Thank you so much for your sweet comment!!! Good luck with your beautiful submissions!!

Jan Shepherd on Aug 20 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
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  • 11907 Votes cast

Thanks Lisa - I put a 10% thingy there (there was already a gaussian blur in the centre) but the new shadow has made all the difference :) there is one drawback with the photo - the vanishing lines to the side, which seem to show up the under/overlays on this light photo so I'm going to do a poll with 2 different photos tomorrow. Really appreciate your help!

Benita Crandall on Aug 19 2018
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
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  • 15972 Votes cast

Thank you so much Lisa for the like of my design "ethereal florals"! Love your stationary designs! I would use them personally:-)

Jan Shepherd on Aug 19 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
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  • 11907 Votes cast

Hi again Lisa - I have made a new version of this design using your suggestion of using the script for the names as the feature - thank you for pushing me to improve, I do appreciate your fine eye! I will put it in a poll tomorrow and look forward to seeing what you think - if you have time :)

Jan Shepherd on Aug 16 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
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  • 11907 Votes cast

Thanks Lisa it was kind of you to leave feedback on Delicate and Leafy :)

amanda lawrence on Aug 08 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
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Hi Lisa - many thanks for your likes on my submissions - best wishes and good luck in the challenges - best - Amanda

frau brandt on Jun 12 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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Thank you so much for the likes. I love the dark red color of your entries.

Benita Crandall on Jun 12 2018
Benita Crandall
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Thank you so much Lisa for the like of my design Rejoice in winter greens". Love your stationary!:-)

frau brandt on Jun 08 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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Thank you!!

frau brandt on Jun 08 2018
frau brandt
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Thanks so much, for taking the time to comment. My entries are super crazy last minute designs, but I wanted to enter something.

Cindy Reynolds on Jun 07 2018
Cindy Reynolds
  • Minted Oct 31, 2017
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  • 17120 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your helpful feedback on my "Nordic Christmas" card. I think you're right - going to try some new fonts for the family name. Love your work! I visited your website too - I own my own business as well, so it's always great to connect with another small biz owner on minted!

frau brandt on May 16 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 15667 Votes cast

Hi Lisa and thanks for the like on "Winter Birds". It is always encouraging to be noticed among hundreds of good entries and somehow crazy to submit with hundreds of other great designers.

Jennifer Holbrook on May 16 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Lisa, thank you for your likes, and again for the feedback. I appreciate it very much. Best wishes in the challenges!

Jennifer Holbrook on May 16 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Lisa, thanks so much for your feedback on my design "Golden Tree". It was very helpful and I made the changes you suggested. Thanks again!

frau brandt on May 15 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 15667 Votes cast

Thank you for helping me decide on my design "Winter birds". It was really pretty much 50:50 and I finally decided to go without the gold and just focus on the illustration. So hard, I am not good with decisions.

Zhay Smith on May 04 2018
Zhay Smith
  • Minted Dec 12, 2015
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Hey Lisa! Thank you so much for your feedback and like on my entry "Sweet lamb"! I wondered when designing if it would be better on a straight line, but I didn't see your feedback until after critique closed to get a chance to try it:( Maybe next time:) BTW, Love "Airship"! It's so unique! All the best in the challenges:)

Brandy Folse on May 03 2018
Brandy Folse
  • Minted Aug 19, 2012
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  • 14938 Votes cast

Hi Lisa! Thank you for your feedback on some of my entries, I really appreciate your input! Best of luck in the challenges!

Jacki Loomis on May 03 2018
Jacki Loomis
  • Minted Apr 25, 2012
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Hi Lisa, thanks for your comment on my "Party Dino" submission! I had some of the same concerns as you raised initially, but I think it will be doable (And hopefully won't hinder customers at all in case the live preview doesn't work). I left a screenshot in the comments that shows how others designs handle personalization in cases where a live preview may not be doable. I'm crossing my fingers though :) Thanks again and best of luck! I admire your work!

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 25 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Lisa, thanks for your suggestion about creating a borderless option for my design "Bountiful Joy". I reworked the design and put up a new poll with the borderless as an option. Thanks so much for your feedback.

frau brandt on Apr 17 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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Thanks for the like on "Pool Fun". Hopefully there will be some pool weather soon.

frau brandt on Apr 11 2018
frau brandt
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No worries! People in the States can`t really pronounce my first name, since it has an "Umlaut", the o with two dots on top. : )

frau brandt on Apr 11 2018
frau brandt
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So happy about your comment and the win. I feel, like I am getting more a feel for things and learned so much from seeing others work how they use type and colors. By the way, my first name is Dörthe (like Dorothy). Frau means mrs. in German and I use it as my designer name, because kids from an art class call me frau brandt. Always love your work and humor and the avocado card!

frau brandt on Apr 10 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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Thank you for the like on "Floral Christmas". So great to wake up (9 h time difference to CA) and see likes on my design and that it was picked. Happy.

frau brandt on Mar 14 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you Lisa, for the likes on my entries. I went kind of crazy with the challenge and hope it is not done for nothing. Well, I'll see. I just love your avocado. My daughters husband loves avocado and so I always have some in the house.

Amy Payne on Mar 07 2018
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
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Thanks Lisa!!

Erin L. Wilson on Mar 05 2018
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
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So random-- I just barely submitted a new design, and I was going to tell you I used your copy (!!) and up at the top, I saw you submitted the design right before me! haha. Good luck to us! Love that copy. Soooo accurate.

Melanie Kosuge on Mar 05 2018
Melanie Kosuge
  • Minted May 22, 2016
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Aww, thanks so much, Lisa! You're the sweetest! xo

Paper Sun Studio on Mar 05 2018
Paper Sun Studio
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Thanks for the kind words, I so appreciate it!

frau brandt on Feb 01 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 15667 Votes cast

Thanks again for the like on "Floral Love". Well, all the best now in the challenge.

frau brandt on Jan 31 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you for the like on "Gentle Love". Love your "animal alphabet" and wish you all the best in the challenge.

Jessica Williams on Jan 25 2018
Jessica Williams
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Thanks so much Lisa!

CaroleeXpressions on Jan 21 2018
CaroleeXpressions
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Lisa I really appreciate all the support you give me! Thank you!

frau brandt on Jan 20 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 15667 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your thoughts and comments on my design "Floral love". There are so many different preferences. The poll shows A as favorite so far. It will be interesting to see what happens. In the end I have to make a decision, anyway. Thank you again for your support!