Kate Ahn

Kate Ahn. Based in Iowa City, IA, US.

  • 48 awards won
  • 322 comments made
  • 12170 votes cast
  • Minted on Dec 02 2015
  • www.kateahn.com
  • http://www.minted.com/creative/kateahn

Awards

  • winner 1
  • editor pick 47

About Kate Ahn

I'm Kate Ahn, an Iowa City-based designer and artist. Combining a love of the outdoors with a modern point of view, I paint forms inspired by nature. I love organic shapes, clean aesthetic, and the color turquoise.

favorite artists

  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • kelli hall
  • Carrie ONeal
  • Holly Whitcomb
  • Lea Delaveris

comments

Creo Study on Feb 12 2019
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 211 Awards
  • 1433 Comments made
  • 47548 Votes cast

thanks so much , Kate for leaving a sweet comment on 'a celebration'. Ive been toying with an idea of blush border instead for it. What do you think?? Lets see, i may just poll it up :) Love your work!!

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 19 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 3997 Comments made
  • 76813 Votes cast

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for the like on my Midnight Canyon submission in the New Perspective Challenge! Your "Calming Presence" entry is beautiful and indeed very calming! Hoping that you can make it to the Chicagoland meet up (I still have to fill in the form and finalize the details)! Good luck on all of your entries in all of the challenges and Best Wishes always! -Rebecca

Amy Hall on Nov 13 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 18 Awards
  • 769 Comments made
  • 6028 Votes cast

Hi Kate. Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best of luck:-)

Rebecca Rueth on Oct 08 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 3997 Comments made
  • 76813 Votes cast

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for your like and nice comment on my "Blue Dream" entry in the Walls that Wow Challenge! Love the mix between your washy abstracts and graphic cut paper styles, you have so many lovely entries! Good Luck & Best Wishes Always! -Rebecca

Amy Hall on Oct 05 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 18 Awards
  • 769 Comments made
  • 6028 Votes cast

Hi Kate! Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Your work is lovely.

Alison Jerry Designs on Aug 23 2018
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 57 Awards
  • 2057 Comments made
  • 3241 Votes cast

Hi Kate! Thank you so much for your recent likes on my art submissions. Means a lot to get a thumbs up. I love your work. Just beautiful! All the best, Alison

Jenny Partrite on Aug 15 2018
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 18 Awards
  • 581 Comments made
  • 5144 Votes cast

Thanks Kate! Your work is stunning. ox Jenny

Jan Shepherd on May 17 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 11 Awards
  • 2828 Comments made
  • 11025 Votes cast

Thanks Kate I appreciate your like on my champagne corks design. I spent a long time trying to perfect it and in the end just had to let go and say it’s done :)

frau brandt on May 15 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 19 Awards
  • 2542 Comments made
  • 13251 Votes cast

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my design "Winter birds". I finally decided to go without the frame, but it was pretty much 50:50.

Erin L. Wilson on Apr 18 2018
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 92 Awards
  • 1486 Comments made
  • 14797 Votes cast

whoops, one too many "agrees" in there ;)

Erin L. Wilson on Apr 18 2018
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 92 Awards
  • 1486 Comments made
  • 14797 Votes cast

Oh Kate, thanks for those kind words on my "Statement" design. I feel the same way about it, of course ;) I hope the voters and Minted agree both agree with us haha!

Three Kisses Studio on Mar 15 2018
Three Kisses Studio
  • Minted Nov 4, 2008
  • 43 Awards
  • 1405 Comments made
  • 18520 Votes cast

Thank you on the name discrepancy! I was playing around with names and made a change but forgot to do it in both places. That's what I get for designing late at night! :)

Susan Moyal on Oct 11 2017
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 217 Awards
  • 2358 Comments made
  • 20570 Votes cast

Hi Kate thank you very much for your nice comment! Made my day:) I am loving all of your beautiful entries! Your color palettes are always so gorgeous!

Everett Paper Goods on Sep 28 2017
Everett Paper Goods
  • Minted Jun 8, 2016
  • 144 Awards
  • 293 Comments made
  • 18456 Votes cast

Thanks for your comment, Kate! You have lovely save the date entries as well - and congrats on your holiday gifting picks!

Erin L. Wilson on Aug 24 2017
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 92 Awards
  • 1486 Comments made
  • 14797 Votes cast

Just flipping through some entries for the latest challenge and noticing how many of yours I was liking! haha. You have some great entries. I looove that bold leaves notebook.

Angela Garrick on Feb 07 2017
Angela Garrick
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
  • 88 Awards
  • 967 Comments made
  • 32359 Votes cast

thank you kate for your sweet comment on my page! love your trailing branches paintings. Good luck in the contests!

Hannah Lowe Corman on Feb 06 2017
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 278 Comments made
  • 1502 Votes cast

Hi Kate ~ Thank you for liking my West Elm submissions. So nice of you! Best of luck, Hannah

Mel P on Jan 25 2017
Mel P
  • Minted Jun 15, 2014
  • 79 Comments made
  • 2463 Votes cast

Kate, Thank you for your feedback on my photo "Winter Lake". I took your advice and rotated it slightly counter clockwise to get the horizon a bit closer to level! Thank you again!

Corinne Aelbers on Jan 22 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 932 Comments made
  • 3449 Votes cast

Kate, thanks for your like to my Two Eggs on Linen submission to the West Elm challenge. Your Winter Evergreen piece is lovely. Inspires me to try doing some drawings of pine cones . . . I know I have a whole series of photos of pine cones somewhere for reference. Best of luck with all your entries in the challenges this year. - Corinne

Karen Kardatzke on Jan 20 2017
Karen Kardatzke
  • Minted Nov 1, 2015
  • 7 Awards
  • 400 Comments made
  • 5689 Votes cast

Hi Kate, thanks for the like! Good luck to you with the cards!

Faith Dorn on Jan 20 2017
Faith Dorn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2014
  • 25 Awards
  • 1103 Comments made
  • 24561 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the like Kate! You also have really nice entries..best of luck to you! I love your Turquoise Thanks. :) Take care.

NSMARK on Jan 18 2017
NSMARK
  • Minted Dec 18, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 166 Comments made
  • 4109 Votes cast

Hi Kate, Thank you for your like!

Elky Ink on Jan 14 2017
Elky Ink
  • Minted Oct 30, 2016
  • 9 Awards
  • 1854 Comments made
  • 39345 Votes cast

Hi Kate, Would you be so kind as to tell me where I get the stock photos for this challenge? I am a newbie. I figured out on my own how do get to them with the last challenge but I can't remember what I did. Thank you! Ps...I really liked all four of your poll images. Tough decision! Linda

Olive and Me on Jul 21 2016
Olive and Me
  • Minted Jun 22, 2014
  • 17 Awards
  • 271 Comments made
  • 10008 Votes cast

Thanks so much for liking my work! It means a lot! Your submissions in the eat drink and be merry challenge are lovely. Best of luck to you. :)

Kamala Nahas on May 07 2016
Kamala Nahas
  • Minted Oct 30, 2011
  • 106 Awards
  • 1697 Comments made
  • 56150 Votes cast

Hey--just wanted to stop by and tell you I love Mother's Embrace. Figures embrace is also quite beautiful. Hope to see more from you in the future.

Sarah Luna on Jan 28 2016
Sarah Luna
  • Minted Dec 26, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 568 Comments made
  • 5193 Votes cast

PS. Welcome to Minted! :)

Sarah Luna on Jan 28 2016
Sarah Luna
  • Minted Dec 26, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 568 Comments made
  • 5193 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my work, Kate - I really appreciate your support! I love the fluid quality of your work. Best of luck in the challenge!

Michelee Scott on Jan 12 2016
Michelee Scott
  • Minted Dec 19, 2014
  • 12 Awards
  • 159 Comments made
  • 1106 Votes cast

You are welcome! I very much enjoy your style! Good luck!

Gwen Bedat on Jan 12 2016
Gwen Bedat
  • Minted Sep 1, 2014
  • 64 Awards
  • 847 Comments made
  • 153912 Votes cast

You're so welcome, Kate! You have beautiful submissions. Best of luck, and welcome to Minted!