Jill Means

Jill Means. Based in Lodi, CA, US.

  • 122 awards won
  • 1740 comments made
  • 41795 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 16
  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 105

About Jill Means

Became a designer at age 5 when my mom commissioned me to draw a banana tree. Mother of 5 children. Graduated from BYU in Graphic Design. Obsessed with typography, natural light photography, and simplicity in design and life.

favorite artists

  • The Social Type
  • Cheer Up Press
  • Guess What Design Studio
  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Laura Hankins

comments

Leah Ragain on Apr 25 2018
Leah Ragain
  • Minted Jun 8, 2015
  • 7 Awards
  • 153 Comments made
  • 4212 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thanks so much for your comment on my Our Name in Lights design! Going to start playing around with this a bit more, could I get your clarification if you have a moment? Would you suggest changing the font or just filling out the space inside the wreath more? Thanks, love your work!

Little Words Design on Apr 24 2018
Little Words Design
  • Minted Sep 25, 2013
  • 26 Awards
  • 1465 Comments made
  • 20620 Votes cast

Thanks, Jill!!

Little Words Design on Apr 23 2018
Little Words Design
  • Minted Sep 25, 2013
  • 26 Awards
  • 1465 Comments made
  • 20620 Votes cast

Thanks for your help on "Festive Folk" Jill! You're amazing! If you have a minute, would you mind taking a look at the poll I have up for the shade of background peach? You have a great eye for color, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks again! https://www.minted.com/design-rating/994002

Lea Delaveris on Apr 23 2018
Lea Delaveris
  • Minted Jun 17, 2010
  • 100 Awards
  • 3232 Comments made
  • 59833 Votes cast

Thanks, Jill!! That suggestion to take out "our" was perfect. I still am undecided on color, but whenever I land on one, it'll look better thanks to you! :)

Mansi on Oct 29 2017
Mansi
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 60 Awards
  • 1824 Comments made
  • 8459 Votes cast

Dear Jill, Thanks you so much for your honest feedback on my design "Soulful". Really appreciate it. I so agree with your changes, and honestly think that after making it, the design looks better. So thank you once again. You have some beautiful work. Best of luck in the challenge :)

Kimberly Morgan on Oct 25 2017
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 71 Awards
  • 3128 Comments made
  • 75128 Votes cast

Thanks for the feedback on Transcendental, Jill! So helpful - I appreciated it a bunch!

Nazia Hyder on Sep 16 2017
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 62 Awards
  • 6017 Comments made
  • 10840 Votes cast

Thankyou Jill for your prompt feedback, I follow what you are saying. Feeling so rusty! I almost submitted the non-foil version and have the botanical as a watermark...ahhh,as I said, designing after 2.5 months! (insert shame face)

Creo Study on May 27 2017
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 134 Awards
  • 860 Comments made
  • 39935 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thanks for your comment on my 'midnight festivity' entry. i love your style so it means a lot coming from you. :)

Hooray Creative on Apr 28 2017
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
  • 509 Awards
  • 2446 Comments made
  • 22263 Votes cast

Thanks for the feedback on my 'Minimal Mod Joy' entry, Jill! I'll definitely consider your suggestion and play around with the letters some more. Loving all of your holiday entries so far. Thanks again! :)

Kevin Kern on Apr 28 2017
Kevin Kern
  • Minted Jun 18, 2013
  • 2 Awards
  • 9 Comments made
  • 2728 Votes cast

Hi Jill! Thanks so much for your note. No, your design was not what I envisioned--it is so very much better! Wow! I am really honored that your amazing design skill accompanies my humble copy. One little thing: it seems a small typo crept in. The text on the front should read "unimaginably large." I thought you'd want to know so you'd be able to fix it before the deadline. And yes, Kristie is my wife. She told me this morning that she is a huge fan of your work, and confirmed my impression that I was very lucky to have you choose my copy. Like you, I also love her and think she is freaking amazing.

Monique Soranno on Mar 30 2017
Monique Soranno
  • Minted Aug 3, 2013
  • 1 Award
  • 333 Comments made
  • 10027 Votes cast

Morning Jill! Thank you so much for the like, it means a lot! Happy Thursday!!

Paper Hideaway on Mar 27 2017
Paper Hideaway
  • Minted Nov 3, 2016
  • 14 Comments made
  • 1927 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on my greeting card submission Embrace It. Looks as though you have been quite successful on Minted over the years! Congrats!

Laura Hankins on Nov 07 2016
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 178 Awards
  • 2645 Comments made
  • 9767 Votes cast

Jill, thank you so much for the heads up on the foil edge- I had no idea! I guess I'll cross that bridge if I get to it, but that's definitely a guideline that I wish was mentioned in the submission kits...Oh well, thanks again for the info and best of luck, you have so many beautiful entries- I think it's going to be a great wedding challenge for you :)

Roxy Cervantes on Nov 04 2016
Roxy Cervantes
  • Minted Oct 28, 2010
  • 112 Awards
  • 156 Comments made
  • 13650 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thanks so much for sending that to me. I appreciate the heads up!

Chris Griffith on Oct 26 2016
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 138 Awards
  • 5211 Comments made
  • 41566 Votes cast

Thanks Jill that is a great tip about the Saturday. I will definitely make it smaller. I appreciate your feedback.

Laura Hankins on Oct 26 2016
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 178 Awards
  • 2645 Comments made
  • 9767 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your feedback on my 'Embellished' design, Jill- I really appreciate it! I love the elegant look but struggle so hard with not overdoing things when I try my hand at this style. Your entries are gorgeous- can't wait to see what else you come up with :) Thanks again- I'm off to keep tweaking it! xo, Laura

Nazia Hyder on Oct 17 2016
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 62 Awards
  • 6017 Comments made
  • 10840 Votes cast

Thankyou so much Jill for your helpful words on my Lush design. I really appreciate it coming from someone as talented as you. Thank you so much :)

Christy Platt on Aug 12 2016
Christy Platt
  • Minted Jul 8, 2016
  • 39 Comments made
  • 1191 Votes cast

Congratulations, Jill!! Such a pretty design!

Creo Study on Aug 12 2016
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 134 Awards
  • 860 Comments made
  • 39935 Votes cast

Many many congrats Jill!! So happy to see you win this!!

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Jul 10 2016
Griffinbell Paper Co.
  • Minted May 7, 2009
  • 183 Awards
  • 2611 Comments made
  • 28523 Votes cast

Thanks, Jill for noticing the "typo". I can't believe I made such a bone-headed mistake!!!

Deborah Chou on Jul 10 2016
Deborah Chou
  • Minted Dec 23, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 386 Comments made
  • 5504 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thank you for the like. Best of luck in the challenges!

Kathleen Ney on Jul 05 2016
Kathleen Ney
  • Minted Jan 4, 2016
  • 1 Award
  • 171 Comments made
  • 245 Votes cast

Hi Jill, Thanks for your helpful comments on my submissions, best of luck in the challenges! Your design work is very sophisticated!

Courtney Crane on Jun 30 2016
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 11 Awards
  • 2301 Comments made
  • 43949 Votes cast

Hi Jill, Thank you for the like on Wild Pacific! You have some gorgeous designs! Best of luck!

frau brandt on Jun 28 2016
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 12 Awards
  • 1863 Comments made
  • 8543 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your like on my San Francisco Souvenir bag. You have wonderful designs and I am inspired to discover your website.

Neeta Sawhney on May 03 2016
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 3134 Comments made
  • 17061 Votes cast

thanks for the like Jill. All the best to you as well.

Erin L. Wilson on May 03 2016
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 60 Awards
  • 1059 Comments made
  • 11556 Votes cast

Thanks for the like on my "Christmas Every Day" design. I love your work! Thanks for helping me with my frantic, last-minute, detail-agonizing :)

Dawn Jasper on Apr 05 2016
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
  • 51 Awards
  • 7958 Comments made
  • 149857 Votes cast

I'm no help at all either - totally torn :) Honestly I would replace the rejoice night sky with the red one and keep your original - I think it's the least strong of all your submissions - not that it isn't also gorgeous.

Erin Niehenke on Apr 01 2016
Erin Niehenke
  • Minted Oct 30, 2012
  • 44 Awards
  • 832 Comments made
  • 6666 Votes cast

Thank you thank you for the comment on my Glory to God design - I switched it to an uppercase E! I appreciate the feedback!

Susan Brown on Feb 27 2016
Susan Brown
  • Minted May 18, 2011
  • 205 Awards
  • 2554 Comments made
  • 107425 Votes cast

Thanks for the good feedback on my book design Jill. I changed it up and made it faux foil. Better? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/546136

Debb W on Feb 25 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 7889 Comments made
  • 102404 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thank you for clever the suggestion on BIG REVEAL. I like it and will give a go. There are so many cute designs submitted I may just take it down, but thanks so much for the idea! Good luck to you!

Cat Wilcox on Feb 25 2016
Cat Wilcox
  • Minted Feb 23, 2016
  • 25 Comments made
  • 1010 Votes cast

Thank you for your feedback on my design! Honestly, I thought the balloons looked a little "off" too ;) Thank you again, it helps to hear someone else was thinking the same thing!

Bethany Anderson on Feb 23 2016
Bethany Anderson
  • Minted May 3, 2010
  • 106 Awards
  • 659 Comments made
  • 33853 Votes cast

Thanks for letting me know of my spelling error! I kept staring and staring at it trying to figure out what looked wrong!

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Nov 06 2015
Griffinbell Paper Co.
  • Minted May 7, 2009
  • 183 Awards
  • 2611 Comments made
  • 28523 Votes cast

Thanks so much, Jill!

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Nov 06 2015
Griffinbell Paper Co.
  • Minted May 7, 2009
  • 183 Awards
  • 2611 Comments made
  • 28523 Votes cast

Hi Jill, I hear from Tanya Lee that you started the Minted section on Pinterest? Can I possibly join this group? I couldn't figure out a way to message you on Pinterest. I'm hopelessly electronically challenged!

RedRedOrange on Jun 02 2015
RedRedOrange
  • Minted Jan 12, 2010
  • 14 Awards
  • 295 Comments made
  • 6546 Votes cast

Jill, Thank you so much for your constructive comments on my Berry Arrow design, I am on the hunt for the perfect ampersand :) I think I have looked at this particular design for way too long, so your honest opinion is so helpful! Thank you for taking the time to comment, you are one of my faves so I am honored. Cheers!

Chris Griffith on Apr 18 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 138 Awards
  • 5211 Comments made
  • 41566 Votes cast

Good call Jill! Thank you for the feedback. I changed it so if you get a chance see what you think. Thanks again. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/343242

Lori Wemple on Mar 03 2015
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
  • 426 Awards
  • 4738 Comments made
  • 11647 Votes cast

Hi Jill - I wanted to thank you for your lovely Valentine's card! Hope you will be at NSS this year, would love to see you again, best, L

Nazia Hyder on Jan 24 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 62 Awards
  • 6017 Comments made
  • 10840 Votes cast

Congrats on your wins Jill :) Thankyou for your keen eye & pointing out details in my Regal design, hadn't you noticed it,it wouldn't have won! Thanks again!

Penelope Poppy on Jan 12 2015
Penelope Poppy
  • Minted May 18, 2010
  • 22 Awards
  • 506 Comments made
  • 19207 Votes cast

saw* and won* - someone's tired ;)

Penelope Poppy on Jan 12 2015
Penelope Poppy
  • Minted May 18, 2010
  • 22 Awards
  • 506 Comments made
  • 19207 Votes cast

Jill, holy crap...Watercolor Florals is amazing! Just say that it one a special award. Congrats!!

Brynn Eenigenburg on Jan 11 2015
Brynn Eenigenburg
  • Minted Aug 18, 2014
  • 7 Comments made
  • 718 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your reply! That definitely makes sense! No wonder the watercolor looked so much like real watercolor. Thank you again!

Brynn Eenigenburg on Jan 09 2015
Brynn Eenigenburg
  • Minted Aug 18, 2014
  • 7 Comments made
  • 718 Votes cast

Hi Jill! I was looking back over winners from the "Just my type, valentines day" challenge, and I was wondering how you created the watercolor effect on the fish bowl design. It looks lovely, just wanting to learn in whatever way possible. Thank you!

Chris Griffith on Dec 10 2014
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 138 Awards
  • 5211 Comments made
  • 41566 Votes cast

Congrats on the Valentine's win Jill! Love the fish bowl.

Olivia Raufman on Nov 12 2014
Olivia Raufman
  • Minted Oct 9, 2010
  • 285 Awards
  • 2782 Comments made
  • 107120 Votes cast

You're so welcome Jill :) I don't know if you've seen your fabric in person, but it's so gorgeous! It looked great with the frame, too. I always love your work!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 11 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 60 Awards
  • 9412 Comments made
  • 37429 Votes cast

I had not read the special award details - thank you for the heads up! The design just doesn't work with two initials (I've tried because I know they sell better). I guess, maybe I should just delete it. Regardless, please know that your comments and suggestions are appreciated!!! I wasn't ignoring your advice, it just doesn't work with this design.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 11 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 60 Awards
  • 9412 Comments made
  • 37429 Votes cast

Hi, Jill! Thanks for your feedback on my design. I think double initials sell better, but, according to wedding etiquette I've read, a single initial (from the husband's last name) monogram is appropriate, but the couple's monogram (both first initials, with married last initial) is not. Minted actually has a couple of single initial monograms and couple's monograms for sale. I just assumed single sell better...either way that design concept really only works with the one initial and it scored well with consumers lat year, so I thought I'd give it one more try! Thanks for the advice, though!!!

Smeeta Sharma on Oct 14 2014
Smeeta Sharma
  • Minted Oct 28, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 1004 Comments made
  • 10897 Votes cast

Hi Jill, Thanks for your help with the Digital Invitation comp. I was in the middle of fixing it (and it looks a whole lot better) when I saw the email that voting had begun! Ooops. Anyway, thanks again. :)

Lea Delaveris on Oct 01 2014
Lea Delaveris
  • Minted Jun 17, 2010
  • 100 Awards
  • 3232 Comments made
  • 59833 Votes cast

Jill, thanks so much for your extra super constructive comment (I would mark that if I could) on my Potluck design. Much appreciated! I'm on the hunt to see if there's another c that will work better.

Chris Griffith on Sep 27 2014
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 138 Awards
  • 5211 Comments made
  • 41566 Votes cast

Thanks Jill. I will simplify the glyphs. :) I really appreciate the advice. Looking at it after your feedback; you are so right and it is way over flourished. Sometimes when working on something for a while you miss these important points. Thanks again.

Nazia Hyder on Sep 24 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 62 Awards
  • 6017 Comments made
  • 10840 Votes cast

Thankyou for your feedback on my "Regal" design :)

Monica Janes Fine Art on Sep 23 2014
Monica Janes Fine Art
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
  • 7 Awards
  • 827 Comments made
  • 8846 Votes cast

Hey, by the way your work is awesome. Monica:)

Monica Janes Fine Art on Sep 23 2014
Monica Janes Fine Art
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
  • 7 Awards
  • 827 Comments made
  • 8846 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thank you for your suggestion on my leaf design .Am having a hard time with the type and good legibility but am trying another version

Anna Elder on Sep 23 2014
Anna Elder
  • Minted Sep 29, 2011
  • 32 Awards
  • 1183 Comments made
  • 45853 Votes cast

Thanks for the comment, Jill. Funny that there was just talk about unique phrasing...I didn't even think about or realize that that might be unique. Yay. ;)

Kimberly Morgan on Sep 10 2014
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
  • 71 Awards
  • 3128 Comments made
  • 75128 Votes cast

I appreciate the great feedback, Jill. thanks a bunch!

Lauren Elisabeth on Sep 08 2014
Lauren Elisabeth
  • Minted Sep 6, 2011
  • 2 Awards
  • 168 Comments made
  • 744 Votes cast

Thanks, Jill for your comment. A question, though if you don't mind! When you say the blue band is competing w/ the wreath, do you mean the little blue band at the top, or the whole blue part? With just a solid color background the card didn't have enough going on. If you meant the whole blue part/background, not just the little one at the top, do you have any suggestions for me what else I should do? Thanks!

Neeta Sawhney on Sep 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 3134 Comments made
  • 17061 Votes cast

Thanks Jill sometimes the most simple things is not what comes to mind and i thank you for that. I love your designs so much they are beautiful

Rebecca Weller on Sep 02 2014
Rebecca Weller
  • Minted Aug 28, 2014
  • 1 Award
  • 26 Comments made
  • 1086 Votes cast

Thank you so much Jill!

Stacy Kron on May 12 2014
Stacy Kron
  • Minted Jan 22, 2010
  • 38 Awards
  • 161 Comments made
  • 7731 Votes cast

Thanks for your great input on using the tag die-cut :)

Debb W on May 04 2014
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 7889 Comments made
  • 102404 Votes cast

Hi Jill, you are great with feedback. When you have a minute I would appreciate yours on this design: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/167581 Thanks!

Debra Pruskowski on May 02 2014
Debra Pruskowski
  • Minted Dec 19, 2012
  • 12 Awards
  • 904 Comments made
  • 11175 Votes cast

Jill, thank you so much for taking the time to make some suggestions about by design! I made some changes and have a poll started.

Debb W on Apr 25 2014
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
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  • 102404 Votes cast

Hi Jill, it was nice to visit with you at Barrique the other night. Hope you enjoyed your visit to SF.

lena barakat on Apr 24 2014
lena barakat
  • Minted Jun 29, 2010
  • 78 Awards
  • 1312 Comments made
  • 18379 Votes cast

thank you so much for your feedback on my submission, "bright." i've updated the design in hopes it looks stronger! thank you again Jill - i really appreciate it!

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 24 2014
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 3134 Comments made
  • 17061 Votes cast

Hi there Jill thanks for the critique work in progress. It is nice to get the feed back always. Send me your polls to.

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 24 2014
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 3134 Comments made
  • 17061 Votes cast

Hi there Jill thanks for the critique work in progress. It is nice to get the feed back always. Send me your polls to.

Kaydi Bishop on Apr 22 2014
Kaydi Bishop
  • Minted Jun 29, 2012
  • 143 Awards
  • 566 Comments made
  • 23804 Votes cast

Hi Jill!! Thank you so very much for the amazing super constructive critique! You have such a good eye and I really loved your suggestions. I have made a few adjustments and would love to know what you think if you have a second. Thank you so much again for taking the time to stop and give a little feedback on my design :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/170079

Karen Glenn on Apr 14 2014
Karen Glenn
  • Minted Jul 19, 2009
  • 52 Awards
  • 1961 Comments made
  • 30336 Votes cast

Hi. Jill--thanks so much for your suggestion on removing the second lamb from my nativity. I do think that helped! If you get a chance, stop by and let me know how you like it :)

Snow and Ivy on Nov 21 2013
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 213 Awards
  • 3113 Comments made
  • 20631 Votes cast

Jill, thanks so much for your feedback on my deer design,i really appreciate your advice..i was playing with that design all day trying to get it to feel right. I like your idea of making it two separate designs! I think that is a great idea...less is more will probably help a lot.

Jessica Williams on Nov 21 2013
Jessica Williams
  • Minted Mar 20, 2012
  • 206 Awards
  • 1005 Comments made
  • 35283 Votes cast

Thanks for your advice on my Neon Strokes design. I changed over to Futura and also tightened up the line spacing. I think it helped a bit!

Stacey Meacham on Nov 20 2013
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 318 Awards
  • 4534 Comments made
  • 56274 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thanks so much for your thoughtful comment on my vintage mill invite. I really appreciate it. I lightened the green slightly and went with Penelope Poppies suggestion of making both elements gold. What do you think of the new green (better)? If you have a free moment. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/126127

Laura Hankins on Nov 14 2013
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 178 Awards
  • 2645 Comments made
  • 9767 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the feedback on my Gilt design, Jill- I really appreciate it!

Three Kisses Studio on Sep 16 2013
Three Kisses Studio
  • Minted Nov 4, 2008
  • 41 Awards
  • 1238 Comments made
  • 16673 Votes cast

Hi Jill! Love your Play Ball submission! Just wanted to let you know I am working on something along the same lines and didn't want you to think I'm copying! :) Just purchased a font (from my FB post) for this very idea. It may not come to fruition but wanted to give you a heads up. ;)

lena barakat on Sep 05 2013
lena barakat
  • Minted Jun 29, 2010
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  • 18379 Votes cast

Great suggestion on my "doubled love" submission. . I needed a fresh pair of eyes to review it. Appreciate your advice Jill, thanks!

Sandra Picco Design on Sep 05 2013
Sandra Picco Design
  • Minted Sep 16, 2010
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  • 26307 Votes cast

"understated genius" may be my best Minted compliment ever :) Thanks!

The Fine Letter Co. on Aug 29 2013
The Fine Letter Co.
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 7 Awards
  • 836 Comments made
  • 9550 Votes cast

Thanks Jill for coming back and I will definitely take your advice about the wording :)

The Fine Letter Co. on Aug 29 2013
The Fine Letter Co.
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  • 9550 Votes cast

Hey Jill! Thanks so much for your comment on my Sail Away design. I really value your opinion as I love your work. I've made some changes and would love to know what you think if you have a moment :)

Alston Wise on Jun 18 2013
Alston Wise
  • Minted Oct 17, 2008
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  • 14350 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your comment, Jill -- made my day!

Jennifer Wick on Jun 07 2013
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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I'm so glad you mentioned that! When I looked at that design again with fresh eyes, I felt that it needed some of the letters to break through the grid, so I'm glad you thought the same way. Not that you need it, with the beautiful selection of holiday designs you've submitted, but best of luck in this challenge!

Lehan Veenker on May 28 2013
Lehan Veenker
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  • 20982 Votes cast

Thanks for the note, Jill! Yes, I do feel the same way, but I still wanted to be sensitive to you and your design so I figured I'd check with you directly just to make sure.

Lehan Veenker on May 28 2013
Lehan Veenker
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Oops ... wanted to check in with you to make sure it didn't seem like I was copying.

Lehan Veenker on May 28 2013
Lehan Veenker
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Hi Jill! I just realized that I had a somewhat similar concept to your Naughty plus Nice design (my Calm And Bright design), but with a different saying/take on the photos and with a layout more similar to one of my existing graduation announcements. I just wanted to check in with you to make sure it didn't seem like I wasn't copying your concept or anything. I definitely don't want to be "that" designer. :)

Kampai Designs on May 04 2013
Kampai Designs
  • Minted Feb 25, 2012
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  • 28811 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thanks so much for your feedback on my invite. Would love your thoughts on the changes! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/90678?filter=all&sort=createat

Tais H on Apr 14 2013
Tais H
  • Minted Apr 12, 2013
  • 30 Comments made
  • 421 Votes cast

Hello Jill! Thank you so much for your feedback. I totally agree the ribbon should add a pop of color so I tested both suggestions and the blue option ended up great! Please let me know what you think now: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/88407 I have also made the decoration flags for it so if you want to take a look, here it is: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/88059 Best, Tais

Melissa Kelman on Apr 14 2013
Melissa Kelman
  • Minted Sep 17, 2010
  • 26 Awards
  • 125 Comments made
  • 3459 Votes cast

Thanks for your comment and suggestion. I took your advice and modified the wording :)

Faiths Designs on Apr 14 2013
Faiths Designs
  • Minted Jun 6, 2012
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  • 3225 Votes cast

Jill, thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it. Faith

Smeeta Sharma on Apr 14 2013
Smeeta Sharma
  • Minted Oct 28, 2010
  • 6 Awards
  • 1004 Comments made
  • 10897 Votes cast

Hi Jill, thanks for all your feedback. Much appreciated from someone I admire a lot! I was wondering if you had some time to look at the Cupcake design again and let me know what you think. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/88255 Thanks again. Smeeta

Vanessa Wolfe on Apr 13 2013
Vanessa Wolfe
  • Minted Sep 11, 2011
  • 12 Comments made
  • 1181 Votes cast

Jeez…thanks so much for catching those mistakes and for your comments!

Erin Deegan on Apr 11 2013
Erin Deegan
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Thank you for catching my spelling error!!! I am notorious for spelling something wrong and not seeing it, even after proofreading :)

Kimberly Morgan on Jan 30 2013
Kimberly Morgan
  • Minted Aug 2, 2009
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  • 75128 Votes cast

Thanks so much, Jill - it has been such a big surprise, I have hardly been able to catch my breath! I'll probably be on cloud 9 for the next month :)

hannahcloud DESIGN on Jan 04 2013
hannahcloud DESIGN
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Thanks Jill! All great ideas. I've been hitting a wall this challenge. Hopefully will tune up the design before the deadline. Really really appreciate your very helpful feedback!

Monica Schafer on Nov 25 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hi Jill, I prefer the version with the save the date too... thanks for the suggestion. I worked on the type a bit and posted two more options... if you get a chance, please let me know which you prefer. Thanks! :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/76045

Monica Schafer on Nov 24 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hey Jill! Thanks so much for the feedback on my amelia floral design. I posted a couple more options based on your feedback. If you get a chance, let me know if you think either option is better than the one you commented on. Open to other suggestions as well. :) Thanks Jill! Monica http://www.minted.com/design-rating/76045

Jennifer Wick on Sep 25 2012
Jennifer Wick
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Jill, I really appreciate your feedback on my vintage ampersand! If you have a chance, can you check the design I uploaded below the main one to see if that is what you meant by centering the names with the ampersand? Thanks so much! ~ Jen

Stacey Meacham on Sep 12 2012
Stacey Meacham
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Hi Jill, Thanks for the feedback on my storybook design. I've posted two alternate monogram treatments. If you have time, I'd love your input. Thanks. S

Madeline on Aug 18 2012
Madeline
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Hi Jill! Thank you so, so much for your comment on my design "The Tree Line." I'm not sure exactly what you mean with your suggestion about the colors - would you mind elaborating?

24th and Dune on Jun 21 2012
24th and Dune
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Thanks for the sweet comment on "Orange You Glad It's Christmas". I was really happy with it - picked or not picked. But the fact that you took notice meant a lot, Jill!

Sara Hicks Malone on Jun 12 2012
Sara Hicks Malone
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you are so nice and no! I'm betting you don't either...love your entries. ready for this challenge to be over so life can return to normal. Just dropped a pot of boiling water on my legs and stomach so after I submit the next and last design I am done!!! yikes- obviously need some sleep.

Brenda Bird on Jun 12 2012
Brenda Bird
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thanks for your help with the spelling- that was embarrassing!

nocciola design on May 30 2012
nocciola design
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Thank you Jill for your help on "heart noel" - I will tinker with it tonight!

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 18 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks, Jill, for your feedback on my design. I enlarged the photo so, hopefully, it looks better! I appreciate your comments!

24th and Dune on Mar 12 2012
24th and Dune
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Hi Jill! Thanks for the suggestion on my t-shirt design. Do you think it would be too much info if I add the countries stat?