curiouszhi design

Zhi Ling Lee. Based in London, En, GB.

  • 29 awards won
  • 1128 comments made
  • 17665 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 2
  • editor pick 27

About curiouszhi design

I am passionate about beautiful design in every aspect of daily life. My design aesthetic is driven by my love of clean typography and whimsical illustrations. When I'm not designing, I can be found playing the piano or experimenting in the kitchen.

favorite artists

  • Jennifer Wick
  • Alethea and Ruth
  • Ana de Sousa
  • GeekInk Design
  • ERAY
  • Chris Griffith

comments

Anna Joseph on May 13 2019
Anna Joseph
  • Minted Mar 8, 2019
  • 5 Awards
  • 480 Comments made
  • 2254 Votes cast

Thank you for the likes :) appreciate the support!

Francois Carrara on Apr 23 2019
Francois Carrara
  • Minted May 17, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 143 Comments made
  • 1150 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, Thank you for the like on my holiday submission! You have so many beautiful designs!

Lulaloo on Jan 21 2019
Lulaloo
  • Minted Jun 1, 2012
  • 29 Awards
  • 596 Comments made
  • 5598 Votes cast

Hi Zhi! Thank you so much for making time to see my designs!! I really appreciate your comments.XXXMaru

frau brandt on Jul 20 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thanks for the like on my "Easter Tulips". Love your "botanical pig" card. Just great!

Paper Raven Co. on Jul 19 2018
Paper Raven Co.
  • Minted Jan 25, 2014
  • 129 Awards
  • 644 Comments made
  • 25476 Votes cast

Aw thank you so much for the kind words! I so appreciate them! :)

frau brandt on Jun 05 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on "Pastel Christmas". I adjusted it a little more today. I really appreciate you liking it.

frau brandt on May 16 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thank you, Zhi, for the like on my entry "Winter Birds". Your holiday cards are stunning. Such lovely illustration and colors.

Laura Bolter Design on May 16 2018
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 167 Awards
  • 1723 Comments made
  • 42115 Votes cast

Hello Zhi and thank you for you sweet message! Your submissions are beautiful! I'm just seeing them now as I haven't had a chance to go through all of the designs yet. Keep up the great work and good luck in the challenges!

Angela Thompson on May 16 2018
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
  • 120 Awards
  • 609 Comments made
  • 4527 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, thank you for your lovely message! I love your designs and your holiday submissions are so beautiful! Thank you very much for the likes too and all the best in the challenges :)

Benita Crandall on May 16 2018
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 19 Awards
  • 997 Comments made
  • 13946 Votes cast

Thank you so much Zhi for the like of "Holiday berries' Love your designs!

Christie Kelly on May 16 2018
Christie Kelly
  • Minted Dec 17, 2014
  • 21 Awards
  • 502 Comments made
  • 8695 Votes cast

Zhi, you are so welcome! I am a big fan as I think your submissions are always interesting and beautiful! Best of luck this holiday season!!! :)

frau brandt on May 03 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thank you, Zhi, for the like on "Wild Two". I really appreciate it. Having been on holiday, I felt not in touch with the challenges, but I am catching up now.

Benita Crandall on May 01 2018
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 19 Awards
  • 997 Comments made
  • 13946 Votes cast

Thank again Zhi! Your designs are LOVELY! :-)

Benita Crandall on Apr 29 2018
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 19 Awards
  • 997 Comments made
  • 13946 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like of my design "Peace in gold"! Love your design Foliage Joyful!

Kanika Mathur on Apr 27 2018
Kanika Mathur
  • Minted Jan 15, 2014
  • 60 Awards
  • 2486 Comments made
  • 14134 Votes cast

Thank you Zhi for your lovely comment on 'scoop'. You made my day! xx

frau brandt on Aug 08 2017
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Zhi, thank you so much for the like on my "Sleeping beauties". You have beautiful designs and I wish you all the best in the challenges.

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 04 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3068 Comments made
  • 41242 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, thanks so much for your like on my "Hello" fabric design! Best of luck in the challenges.

Vani K Sobralske on Jul 31 2017
Vani K Sobralske
  • Minted Jul 12, 2017
  • 17 Comments made
  • 411 Votes cast

Thank you for the likes on Hodge Podge, Zhi! It means a lot. Best wishes to you.

Tracy Ann on Jul 30 2017
Tracy Ann
  • Minted Apr 12, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 549 Comments made
  • 2939 Votes cast

thank you, Zhi!

Franklin OToole on Jul 30 2017
Franklin OToole
  • Minted Aug 4, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 87 Comments made
  • 4989 Votes cast

Thank you for the like. Great work.

Lisa Glanz on Jul 28 2017
Lisa Glanz
  • Minted Sep 9, 2014
  • 4 Awards
  • 84 Comments made
  • 1235 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, Thank you so much for all your likes! I really appreciate it. Good luck with the challenges :)

eva jones on Jul 28 2017
eva jones
  • Minted Jan 13, 2016
  • 44 Comments made
  • 4531 Votes cast

hi ...thank you for the "like".....much appreciated!

Emese Horvath on Jul 27 2017
Emese Horvath
  • Minted Jul 6, 2017
  • 290 Comments made
  • 1512 Votes cast

Thanks a lot for your like on Picnic on the beach! Best of luck! :)

Christine Sullivan Houlihan on Jul 26 2017
Christine Sullivan Houlihan
  • Minted Apr 10, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 73 Comments made
  • 982 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the likes on my submissions! Wishing you all the best :)

Courtney Crane on Jul 26 2017
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3350 Comments made
  • 56121 Votes cast

Hello, Thanks for the like! Your alphabet is lovely! Cheers! - Courtney

Corinne Aelbers on Jul 25 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 949 Comments made
  • 3508 Votes cast

Thanks for your like of one of my sketches in the pottery barn challenge. - Corinne

Alison Jerry Designs on Jul 25 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 62 Awards
  • 2126 Comments made
  • 3507 Votes cast

Hello there! Thank you very much for the likes on my new work for the PB challenge. So appreciated. Love your alphabet series. Very best on your submissions, Alison

Field and Sky on Jul 21 2017
Field and Sky
  • Minted Aug 18, 2015
  • 13 Awards
  • 182 Comments made
  • 3979 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your like on my "inky leaves" fabric submission. I really like your work! Best wishes.

frau brandt on Jul 10 2017
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the likes! It is so encouraging. You have some really beautiful illustrations. So elegant.

Cass Loh on Jul 01 2017
Cass Loh
  • Minted Apr 8, 2014
  • 107 Awards
  • 172 Comments made
  • 12719 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, thank you for the kind words, i love your illustration! And so nice to know you are originally from Malaysia!

Shannon on Jun 26 2017
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 23 Awards
  • 2290 Comments made
  • 17366 Votes cast

Wow, you have some really sweet entries in this non-photo holiday challenge! Glad to know you noticed one of mine among all the talent :) Thanks so much for the like!

Lori Wemple on Jun 26 2017
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 515 Awards
  • 5001 Comments made
  • 18158 Votes cast

I absolutely adore your illustrations! Can't wait to see what you do next! :) Keep up the awesome work Zhi :) xx

Faiths Designs on Jun 24 2017
Faiths Designs
  • Minted Jun 6, 2012
  • 32 Awards
  • 84 Comments made
  • 3263 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, Thank you for the wonderful comment. Your entries are beautiful.

frances on Jun 23 2017
frances
  • Minted Nov 28, 2013
  • 25 Awards
  • 238 Comments made
  • 52921 Votes cast

Hi there Zhi! Thank you so much for the like. I really love your work, just so lovely. Good luck in the challenge.

frau brandt on Jun 23 2017
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thank you Zhi Lee for the like on my entry "Christmas story". It is great to discover your beautiful designs. All the best in the challenge!

Paper Sun Studio on Jun 11 2017
Paper Sun Studio
  • Minted Mar 8, 2016
  • 49 Awards
  • 1067 Comments made
  • 21804 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, Wow— Thanks so much for the "Likes". Really loving all of your work and good luck in the challenges!

AK Graphics on May 31 2017
AK Graphics
  • Minted Sep 20, 2010
  • 161 Awards
  • 1283 Comments made
  • 61773 Votes cast

Hello Zhi ~ thank you so much for the sweet message! Love your fresh take on typography, best of luck to you :) Cheers! ~

Susan Moyal on Apr 05 2017
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 228 Awards
  • 2400 Comments made
  • 21300 Votes cast

Hi Zhi thank you very much for the likes!! I guess you are busy working on holiday:) Can't wait to see the beautiful designs you will come up with!!

Jen H on Mar 06 2017
Jen H
  • Minted Mar 3, 2011
  • 21 Comments made
  • 6039 Votes cast

Hello Zhi! Thank you for the like on my baby shower invite! Much appreciated. Your work is lovely. Best Wishes. :)

Ana de Sousa on Mar 05 2017
Ana de Sousa
  • Minted Jan 29, 2011
  • 83 Awards
  • 802 Comments made
  • 11016 Votes cast

Hi Zhi! Thank you for the kind words! Your illustrations are soo cute! :)

Paper Sun Studio on Mar 04 2017
Paper Sun Studio
  • Minted Mar 8, 2016
  • 49 Awards
  • 1067 Comments made
  • 21804 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, Thank you so much for the "like". I really adore your designs. So modern and fun!

Jackie Crawford on Mar 04 2017
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 86 Awards
  • 1498 Comments made
  • 12206 Votes cast

Thank you Zhi for your sweet comment on my llama design! I'm so glad you liked it!!! Have a great weekend :)

iamtanya on Mar 04 2017
iamtanya
  • Minted Jan 23, 2013
  • 132 Awards
  • 602 Comments made
  • 35089 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your likes and nice comments :)

Marta Berk on Nov 08 2016
Marta Berk
  • Minted Oct 3, 2013
  • 13 Awards
  • 543 Comments made
  • 3240 Votes cast

Thank Zhi for liking my entry. You have some wonderful designs, best of luck to you :)

Rega on Nov 07 2016
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 1532 Comments made
  • 11760 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, Thank you so much for the like on my Blue China :) I tried to experiment on Chinese painting on ceramic by using hand drawn on Ai. I'm so happy you like it.Your design on wedding invitation is so Wow ! Love your pattern and peacock and dove ! I've crossed fingers for you for the challenge :)

Susan Moyal on Nov 05 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 228 Awards
  • 2400 Comments made
  • 21300 Votes cast

Hi Zhi thank you so much for the likes!! Do you have your designs hidden? Cant wait to see what beautiful designs you came up with:)

Laura Hankins on Jun 06 2016
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 187 Awards
  • 2786 Comments made
  • 10936 Votes cast

So sorry I missed the poll on your Three Kings design, but I love where you ended up with the blue and the gold foil- your illustrations are gorgeous! Best of luck :)

Mansi Verma on Jun 04 2016
Mansi Verma
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 98 Awards
  • 2296 Comments made
  • 11225 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your Likes! Absolutely love your illustrative style, and your Birds, Botanical, Peace is my most favorite. I hope it wins :)

Lori Wemple on Jun 04 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 515 Awards
  • 5001 Comments made
  • 18158 Votes cast

Your holiday illustrations are so lovely!!! I adore your entries :)

Sam Dubeau on Jun 01 2016
Sam Dubeau
  • Minted May 3, 2014
  • 22 Awards
  • 911 Comments made
  • 55567 Votes cast

Hey Zhi, I wanted to let you know that the carnival illustration cards from the kid's birthday challenge were some of my favourites! Should have got a pick. Best of luck in the current challenges.

Debb W on May 31 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 12 Awards
  • 8346 Comments made
  • 104686 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, thanks for the feedback, always appreciate you sharing your thoughts. You have some awesome submissions, best of luck. : )

Jackie Crawford on May 31 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 86 Awards
  • 1498 Comments made
  • 12206 Votes cast

Hi Zhi! I think you made the right choice with the foil. And although I like purple best, I would go with blue since that seems to be the crowdpleaser and the crowd votes! And if it wins I would totally offer the purple as an alternative colorway-- it would be interesting to see how purple fares in the general population. And thank you for the like on my Year in Adventures-- it's the first thing I have designed that I LOVE (and I've only been using Illustrator for three months, so it's hard to love anything I make, haha). Best of luck in the holiday challenges, your collection was AWESOME!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on May 31 2016
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
  • Minted Mar 26, 2011
  • 229 Awards
  • 5092 Comments made
  • 55526 Votes cast

Thanks for the sweet comment Zhi! I'm just as indecisive today. And don't ever hesitate to ask for my help in any way!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on May 31 2016
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
  • Minted Mar 26, 2011
  • 229 Awards
  • 5092 Comments made
  • 55526 Votes cast

You have some amazing designs in holiday challenge!!!

Genna Blackburn on May 29 2016
Genna Blackburn
  • Minted Feb 23, 2013
  • 156 Awards
  • 1017 Comments made
  • 11208 Votes cast

Hi Zhi! Thank you for the kind words! I love YOUR work! :)

Mansi Verma on May 28 2016
Mansi Verma
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 98 Awards
  • 2296 Comments made
  • 11225 Votes cast

Hi Zhi! Thank you for your sweet and thoughtful comment! made my evening! Glad to help in any way I can! And I really did Like your Birds Peace botanical design!

Susan Moyal on May 25 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 228 Awards
  • 2400 Comments made
  • 21300 Votes cast

Hi Zhi Thank you very much! :) Very exciting and unbelievable!!

Ling Wang on May 17 2016
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 869 Comments made
  • 23551 Votes cast

I don't think you should ever be apprehensive about sharing your work: you have a unique style & should let it shine :) I'm really rooting for your Birds Botanical Peace design! Good luck in the challenge!

Susan Asbill on May 11 2016
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 159 Awards
  • 3120 Comments made
  • 162706 Votes cast

You are so welcome! Best of luck!!

Lori Wemple on May 10 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 515 Awards
  • 5001 Comments made
  • 18158 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the sweet comment; your holiday submissions are wonderful! I absolutely love Starry Happy Holidays (just to name one!) :)

Lindsay Megahed on May 09 2016
Lindsay Megahed
  • Minted Dec 26, 2010
  • 170 Awards
  • 932 Comments made
  • 22628 Votes cast

Thank you for the kind words! Your work is beautiful! Best of luck :)

Ling Wang on May 05 2016
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 869 Comments made
  • 23551 Votes cast

Awww, boo. Yeah, I can imagine how dense it would be, especially at that size. But yesss, so looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the non-photo challenge! Always glad to help :) Feel free to ping me on FB or email too! It's the same handle as FB & Minted @gmail.com.

Monica Janes Fine Art on May 05 2016
Monica Janes Fine Art
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
  • 7 Awards
  • 792 Comments made
  • 9307 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, thanks so much for that really nice comment on my "peaceful greetings" holiday submission, so great to hear! Your work is really beautiful, I particularly LOVE your watercolor botanical joy card, one of my favorites! Monica :)

Ling Wang on May 05 2016
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 869 Comments made
  • 23551 Votes cast

Curious to see where you're at with the botanicals ;)

Kelly Schmidt on May 05 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 152 Awards
  • 1642 Comments made
  • 6495 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, of course! You've got some great entries in the challenge and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the rest of the holiday challenges :) Thank you for your kind words about my work :) Best of luck to you!

Ling Wang on May 04 2016
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 869 Comments made
  • 23551 Votes cast

I'm super excited to see you come up with for your botanicals! I wish I were more active with the commenting/critiquing earlier in the challenge as now I'm suggesting things at the last minute! So sorry! But anyways, yay :) I love your whimsical style so I gotta get my likes in before the voting opens! ;)

Ling Wang on May 03 2016
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 869 Comments made
  • 23551 Votes cast

Hi Zhi Ling :) I ended up going with a totally different photograph in my Holly & Pine design, which I think solves the conflict between those two other photo choices! If you have the chance, I'd love for you to take another look at the design :) Thank you for defying the norm & voting the way you did: it pushed me to look a little harder for another photo! Cheers :)

Ling Wang on May 03 2016
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 869 Comments made
  • 23551 Votes cast

Thanks for voting in my poll :) My problem with photos is that my options are very limited :( I agree that the lighter photo is busier, but argggg... I wish I had more choices where heads weren't cut off :-/

Laura Bolter Design on Apr 18 2016
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 167 Awards
  • 1723 Comments made
  • 42115 Votes cast

Hi Zhi! Thank you so much for you lovely, generous comment, and keep up the great work. Wishing you much success. :-)

Ling Wang on Apr 18 2016
Ling Wang
  • Minted Oct 26, 2010
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Hehehe, yeah, it totally just looks like a floating arm to me :D Good luck in this challenge! I'm really loving your designs!

Susan Moyal on Apr 13 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 228 Awards
  • 2400 Comments made
  • 21300 Votes cast

Hi Zhi thank you very much for your nice comment on my profile!! :)

Susan Moyal on Apr 02 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 228 Awards
  • 2400 Comments made
  • 21300 Votes cast

Hi Zhi thank you very much for your likes :) Your Threee Kings is great love the colors you have chosen!

Lawren Ussery on Mar 20 2016
Lawren Ussery
  • Minted Feb 23, 2012
  • 4 Awards
  • 68 Comments made
  • 835 Votes cast

Hi Zhi! Thanks so much for the like on my Mermaids Welcome design. I love your Confetti Kitty entry. Good luck!

Lori Wemple on Mar 02 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 515 Awards
  • 5001 Comments made
  • 18158 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the sweet comment. Your illustrations are soo cute!!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 29 2016
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 85 Awards
  • 6635 Comments made
  • 14108 Votes cast

Oh thank you for your lovely words Zhi. You're always welcome for any feedback,feel free to ask :) xo

Jennifer Wick on Feb 28 2016
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 419 Awards
  • 4145 Comments made
  • 21470 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, I meant to say thank you for all of your sweet comments on my designs in the baby shower challenge :) And I'm so flattered that you have two of my prints! I'm happy to help give feedback on your designs. I'll look at them right now :)

Ana Sharpe on Feb 27 2016
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 106 Awards
  • 1153 Comments made
  • 15135 Votes cast

Hi Zhi, thanks a lot for for taking the time to leave a helpful comment on my design Sublime Frame entry! It's very much appreciated! :)

Keen Peachy on Jun 30 2015
Keen Peachy
  • Minted Feb 28, 2013
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  • 79136 Votes cast

My pleasure, Zhi! Thank you for the kind words as well! :)

Mansi Verma on Jun 25 2015
Mansi Verma
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 98 Awards
  • 2296 Comments made
  • 11225 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your Like! Your work is great! I love your illustrative style :)

Nazia Hyder on Mar 22 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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Thanks Zhi for your feedback. You're always so encouraging & supportive :)

Nazia Hyder on Feb 09 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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Thanks Zhi for your supportive comment on my Type Grid design,really appreciate it :) Looking forward to seeing your submissions,thanks Nazia :)

Susan Moyal on Jan 23 2015
Susan Moyal
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Hi Zhi, Thank you! :)

Nazia Hyder on Jan 23 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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Thank you Zhi,I'm still so excited like a child. I've always believed & experienced that hard work & patience go hand in hand & that worked :)

nocciola design on Jan 23 2015
nocciola design
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Thank you Zhi for your nice note and congrats on your recent wins! Way to go :)