Ellis

Jill Ellis. Based in Salinas, CA, US.

  • 41 awards won
  • 1332 comments made
  • 31991 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 2
  • editor pick 39

About Ellis

I'm a stay-at-home mom to three beautiful kiddos, and I love to dabble in design while the littles are sleeping!

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Jessica Williams on Apr 30 2018
Jessica Williams
  • Minted Mar 20, 2012
  • 194 Awards
  • 906 Comments made
  • 35021 Votes cast

You knocked it out of the park this year! You've got some beautiful entries!!

frau brandt on Jan 29 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 11 Awards
  • 1629 Comments made
  • 8047 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like on "Floral Love". It means a lot to me, since I tried so many different color versions.

Christie Kelly on May 18 2017
Christie Kelly
  • Minted Dec 17, 2014
  • 19 Awards
  • 462 Comments made
  • 6246 Votes cast

My hand is getting tired from liking so many of your designs. :) You have an amazing assortment this year! Really creative and lovely. Best of luck!

Three Kisses Studio on May 11 2017
Three Kisses Studio
  • Minted Nov 4, 2008
  • 41 Awards
  • 1238 Comments made
  • 16673 Votes cast

Thank you!! I am normally such a grammar snob so I can't believe I didn't catch that. Appreciate your eye! :)

Anne Holmquist on May 17 2016
Anne Holmquist
  • Minted Feb 15, 2010
  • 88 Awards
  • 1981 Comments made
  • 30031 Votes cast

Thank you for your sweet comment Jill! I truly appreciate it!

Susan Moyal on May 12 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 142 Awards
  • 2310 Comments made
  • 18103 Votes cast

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

JoAnn Jinks on May 05 2016
JoAnn Jinks
  • Minted Dec 1, 2014
  • 14 Awards
  • 109 Comments made
  • 45064 Votes cast

Hi Ellis! Thanks so much for your helpful comment on my "Holiday Hexagons" design. I actually created an updated poll with a bit of a change in spacing and I'd love to hear your thoughts if you have a chance! Thanks again, JoAnn

Angel Walker on May 03 2016
Angel Walker
  • Minted Feb 15, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 72 Comments made
  • 2229 Votes cast

Thank you for your helpful comments on my submissions! Best wishes to you!

Liz Conley on May 02 2016
Liz Conley
  • Minted Dec 28, 2012
  • 84 Awards
  • 1199 Comments made
  • 88323 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your great suggestions on my design "The Brightest"! I really feel like you helped me take it to the next level!

Kimberly Morgan on Apr 21 2016
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 70 Awards
  • 3128 Comments made
  • 75128 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thanks for the great suggestion on "Scent of Pine". I fiddled around with it and think it feels much stronger as a result.

Debb W on Apr 14 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 7834 Comments made
  • 102066 Votes cast

Hi Ellis, Appreciate the feedback on Loyal Companions. If you get a sec, can you share 2 or 3 of your ideas for "more hand-drawn-looking fonts"? It would help me zero in. Thank you! (you have many fantastic submission!)

Debb W on Apr 12 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 7834 Comments made
  • 102066 Votes cast

Hi Ellis, there was some, not all, where customers complained about the printing of the gradient. I just noticed the ropes in your photo, was that taken at minted?? ; )

Susan Moyal on Apr 11 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 142 Awards
  • 2310 Comments made
  • 18103 Votes cast

Hi Ellis thank you very much for the like:) Your To All A Good Night is one of my favorites so far!!

Dawn Jasper on Apr 11 2016
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
  • 46 Awards
  • 7817 Comments made
  • 142274 Votes cast

thanks so much for your comment on my messy merry design! for some reason I wasn't thinking the family name would be plural in that case but it most certainly is :) I appreciate the heads up.

Felix Grapes on Apr 10 2016
Felix Grapes
  • Minted Apr 20, 2015
  • 8 Awards
  • 262 Comments made
  • 2197 Votes cast

Hi Ellis! I really appreciate your comment on my entry. Wish you the best and good luck!

Maria Hilas Louie on Apr 07 2016
Maria Hilas Louie
  • Minted May 18, 2012
  • 16 Awards
  • 810 Comments made
  • 10397 Votes cast

Hi Jill, Thank you for pointing out the misplaced dot on my Joyful Snow card! That detail made a big difference. :)

Grace Cobb on Apr 06 2016
Grace Cobb
  • Minted Sep 8, 2013
  • 7 Awards
  • 124 Comments made
  • 1232 Votes cast

Thank you for your comment on my design "falala cutout". I took your advice and changed the photo.

Dawn Jasper on Apr 06 2016
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
  • 46 Awards
  • 7817 Comments made
  • 142274 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your comment on my starry gift card - that's exactly what it needed! Not sure I would have made it there on my own before the challenge ended so I really appreciate the push :)

Ana Sharpe on Apr 03 2016
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 69 Awards
  • 1047 Comments made
  • 14276 Votes cast

Sorry, I called you by your last name? I mean to say Jill :)

Ana Sharpe on Apr 03 2016
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 69 Awards
  • 1047 Comments made
  • 14276 Votes cast

Hi Ellis, thank you so much for your helpful comments on my design Season's Blessings. I appreciate it very much! I decided star a new poll with the correct wording. Thanks again! :)

Erica Krystek on Mar 30 2016
Erica Krystek
  • Minted Mar 14, 2013
  • 282 Awards
  • 2180 Comments made
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YOU=GENIUS. Thank you so much for your help - I took your advice and it looks so much better! I owe you one ;) Always a fan of your work!

Grace Cobb on Mar 30 2016
Grace Cobb
  • Minted Sep 8, 2013
  • 7 Awards
  • 124 Comments made
  • 1232 Votes cast

Hi Jill! Thanks for your nice comment on my design "rejoice the season". I took your suggestion and would love to hear any further feedback you have! :)

curiouszhi design on Mar 29 2016
curiouszhi design
  • Minted Dec 17, 2013
  • 18 Awards
  • 1103 Comments made
  • 14685 Votes cast

Hi Jill! Thank you for your feedback on my Three Kings design. I've switched it over to a Non-Foil design submission based on overall feedback. Appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments! :)

Sarah McInroe on Mar 23 2016
Sarah McInroe
  • Minted Jan 11, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 73 Comments made
  • 1820 Votes cast

Aw Thank you so very much!!!

Alison Jerry Designs on Feb 21 2016
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 41 Awards
  • 1670 Comments made
  • 2090 Votes cast

hello! Thanks so much for the likes on my new work for the PB challenge. Much appreciated. All the best to you!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 10 2016
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 41 Awards
  • 5998 Comments made
  • 10834 Votes cast

Thank you Jill for your helpful feedback on my Tea Party art print :) Love your entries :)

Jan Shepherd on Feb 10 2016
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 7 Awards
  • 2181 Comments made
  • 8292 Votes cast

Hello Jill and thanks for your kind comments about the robot rug - it made my day!

Susanna Nousiainen on Feb 09 2016
Susanna Nousiainen
  • Minted Oct 17, 2013
  • 8 Awards
  • 189 Comments made
  • 23249 Votes cast

Thank you for liking my "Whale" best day for you :)

Amy Payne on Feb 08 2016
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
  • 76 Awards
  • 697 Comments made
  • 22549 Votes cast

Thanks for your feedback. I revised the poll a tad to include one with a blank background. I'd love for you to see it when you get a chance. Thanks!

Tina Kuczaj on Jun 07 2015
Tina Kuczaj
  • Minted Mar 16, 2015
  • 7 Awards
  • 43 Comments made
  • 3441 Votes cast

Thank you for liking my post! Good luck to you and all of your submissions!

Laura Hankins on Mar 09 2015
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 173 Awards
  • 2645 Comments made
  • 9750 Votes cast

Thanks for the spelling catch, Jill :)

Susan Moyal on Mar 02 2015
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 142 Awards
  • 2310 Comments made
  • 18103 Votes cast

Hi Jill thank you for the nice comment I really appreciate it!! Your work is great! I love your Circus Act illustration its so cute!!

Lori Wemple on Feb 11 2015
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 400 Awards
  • 4629 Comments made
  • 11464 Votes cast

aww thank you :) and I am OGLING your save the date in the email today!!!! So flippin cute and clever!

chocomocacino on Jan 24 2015
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 260 Awards
  • 3211 Comments made
  • 37614 Votes cast

Thanks Jill.. ! Your illos always adorable too! I didn't know you are the creator of those cute astronaut stickers.. they are my fav!

Simona Cavallaro on Dec 11 2014
Simona Cavallaro
  • Minted Oct 19, 2014
  • 116 Awards
  • 1666 Comments made
  • 15101 Votes cast

Thanks Jill for the sweet congrats on my Flamingo Love design! This is my first win and I'm so excited! Your designs are great - love your style!

Angela Thompson on Dec 10 2014
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
  • 89 Awards
  • 552 Comments made
  • 4298 Votes cast

Thanks Jill for your congrats it is very kind. I am so happy to have my first win !!

Betty Hatchett on Jul 02 2014
Betty Hatchett
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 24 Awards
  • 484 Comments made
  • 9942 Votes cast

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an encouraging note, Jill! What an honor that you would want to include my work in your home... I love that I got to meet you in SF! It makes seeing your sweet smile on my wall even more fun.

Monica Tuazon on Dec 10 2013
Monica Tuazon
  • Minted Oct 28, 2010
  • 34 Awards
  • 1125 Comments made
  • 2831 Votes cast

Hi Jill! The Neighborly Narwhal print was recently retired. Email me at hello@monicatuazon.com if you're still interested in it. Thanks :)

Jennifer Wick on Nov 05 2013
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 374 Awards
  • 4112 Comments made
  • 20639 Votes cast

Ah, thank you so much, Jill! It didn't start as a chalkboard design, but I couldn't get colors in the flowers and type to work, so I threw in a chalkboard background as a last ditch effort to save the design. I'm officially a sell out ;)

Monica Schafer on Feb 21 2013
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 53 Awards
  • 2518 Comments made
  • 25107 Votes cast

Hey Jill! Thanks so much for your comment on my sail away design. I added some details to it and wondering what you think, if you have time. New version posted in the comments section http://www.minted.com/design-rating/82207 Thanks!

Monica Schafer on Nov 25 2012
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 53 Awards
  • 2518 Comments made
  • 25107 Votes cast

Hey Jill! Thanks so much for your nice comment on my big time save the date. Would you mind taking a quick peak at it and let me know if you prefer the square to the current version? Thanks!! If you don't have time, no worries at all :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/75953

Jennifer Wick on Sep 24 2012
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 374 Awards
  • 4112 Comments made
  • 20639 Votes cast

Hey Jill! It was wondeful getting to meet you at the SF Meet-up - you're so lovely and funny! I only wished we had more time to chat (and maybe a quieter place too!) Keep enjoying your little kiddos and I hope to meet you again one day either over there, or maybe you can come to the NSS! Take care! Jen

Monica Schafer on Sep 22 2012
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 53 Awards
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  • 25107 Votes cast

Hi Jill! So, so nice to meet you at the meet up. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs on here :).

Angela Marzuki on Jun 21 2012
Angela Marzuki
  • Minted May 24, 2011
  • 99 Awards
  • 1173 Comments made
  • 22007 Votes cast

Thank you Jill, you're so sweet. To be completely honest, I really have to pinch myself that it has been so well received. I'm so glad that "polka" made it through, its just so fun and festive!

Rebecca Bowen on Feb 18 2012
Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
  • 132 Awards
  • 985 Comments made
  • 17669 Votes cast

Thank you for taking the time to help me out! I posted again in the forum that i managed to delete the entry somehow.. Since i agree it needed some rework that will take a liittle time - and i have a crazy week ahead, i will resubmit it when/ if i get the time. But thanks so much for the help!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 13 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
  • 37383 Votes cast

Minties (without apostrophe) - gosh I write horribly online...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 13 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9397 Comments made
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I use CS3, too...don't worry lots of Mintie's use older versions! :) Good Luck!

Ellis on Jun 07 2011
Ellis
  • Minted Sep 27, 2009
  • 41 Awards
  • 1332 Comments made
  • 31991 Votes cast

Thanks, Meg! I've taken one class up in San Francisco a couple of years ago, and it was pure awesome. I have to get up there to take more soon. I appreciate your help! :)

Moglea on Jun 06 2011
Moglea
  • Minted Oct 6, 2009
  • 83 Awards
  • 1218 Comments made
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hi Jill! Love your work! I got started in letterpress by taking a few courses. I'm sure you will be able to find a workshop in your area. Once I felt a little more educated, I looked on briarpress.org to find a press. Briarpress is the biggest and probably best online resource for letterpress. I print on a Chandler and Price Platen press, but there are lots of options. Things to consider are: studio space, what kinds of things are you printing, transporting the press, budget etc. You can email me at hellomoglea@gmail.com if you have more questions! xx-meg