Kelly Schmidt

Kelly Schmidt. Based in Vancouver, Bc, CA.

  • 159 awards won
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Awards

  • winner 16
  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 142

About Kelly Schmidt

Kelly Schmidt is a Vancouver-based freelance designer with a focus on modern and unique stationery design. Her elegant and sophisticated style features minimal typography and unique color palettes, often layered with hand-painted textures and illustrations. She is so grateful to be a part of the Minted Community.

favorite artists

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  • Bonjour Paper
  • Jennifer Wick
  • Alethea and Ruth

comments

Phrosne Ras on Jul 11 2020
Phrosne Ras
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Yay! BIG congrats on your first place!

Creo Study on Jun 25 2020
Creo Study
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Totally enjoying your entries, Kelly! They’re all SO Good! A big thank you for your likes and support! Its such a morale boost xx

frau brandt on Dec 05 2019
frau brandt
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Thank you so much for all the encouraging likes. Your entries are so beautiful. I love the elegant touch and the way you used the foil. All the best!

Creo Study on Sep 14 2019
Creo Study
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Thanks so much Kelly :) :) you're just swell... your kind words and warmth always boost my confidence. Im looking at your picks and they're so beautiful! Wishing you tons of sales <3

Creo Study on Jul 24 2019
Creo Study
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Yes!!! I can hardly wait now!! I don't think I saw your name in the Camp Minted Attendee Directory so this is very very exciting!!!! See you soon!

Corinne Aelbers on Jun 13 2019
Corinne Aelbers
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Kelly congrats on your letterpress win.

Jessica Williams on Mar 02 2019
Jessica Williams
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You have some gorgeous wedding picks! Congratulations!

Karidy Walker on Sep 25 2018
Karidy Walker
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Hey friend! Thanks for the sweet comment you left me! I've been snooping through your holiday cards & I love them all! :)

Ana Sharpe on Aug 23 2018
Ana Sharpe
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Hi Kelly, thank you so much for all the likes! Much appreciated. Loving all your stunning save the date entries! All the best! :)

Creo Study on Aug 08 2018
Creo Study
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Hey Kelly, so happy to hear about that your file prep award!!!! saw it on the link. I soo wish i was there!!! anyways, woohoo for you!!!

Chris Griffith on Jun 11 2018
Chris Griffith
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Kelly it looks fine.....my eyes must be tricking me. At work now and a bigger screen and it is perfect!

Akweley Creative on May 15 2018
Akweley Creative
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Thanks for the feedback and insight on logo branding, Kelly!

Creo Study on May 03 2018
Creo Study
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Im completely in LOVE with your holiday designs, Kelly! they look so impeccably clean and aesthetically gorgeous. Your color combinations are killer too. its a complete visual treat :)))

Stacey Meacham on Apr 30 2018
Stacey Meacham
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Thanks for your comment Kelly on abstract joy! It was one of my favorite entries so I super appreciate it

Corinne Aelbers on Apr 28 2018
Corinne Aelbers
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Kelly, Saw you on the CMYK email minted sent out and thought I would message you. Nice to see someone from Vancouver doing so well with the challenges.

Carolyn Nicks on Apr 27 2018
Carolyn Nicks
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Oh shoot, I didn't realize that was one of the issues, but that makes sense that it's tough to find photos that match the colors in A! I just really love those colors and it looks so great as is. Don't forget that you'll be able to make numerous colorways so you could have more muted options to reach more consumers. Either direction you go, it's a great design, good luck!!

Akweley Creative on Apr 27 2018
Akweley Creative
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Thanks for the feedback, Kelly! I'm adjusting that font.

Erica Krystek on Apr 23 2018
Erica Krystek
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Thanks for your feedback! I added a new poll new poll with your suggestion :)

AK Graphics on Sep 27 2017
AK Graphics
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Loving all your save the date designs Kelly! Seriously, they are ALL so good! <3

Benita Crandall on Aug 16 2017
Benita Crandall
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Thank you so much Kelli for the like of my designs "A winter soiree" and "A glittering 2018" Your designs are lovely! :-)

Erin L. Wilson on Jun 05 2017
Erin L. Wilson
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Thanks for the likes today, Kelly! I love your designs. I think your Misty mountain range wedding invite is an all-time favorite for me! Good luck in all the holiday challenges!

Phrosne Ras on May 30 2017
Phrosne Ras
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Only a pleasure! Alll the best!

Susan Moyal on May 26 2017
Susan Moyal
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Hi Kelly I just wanted to say thank you very much for the likes! (Not sure if you got my message on FB). Have a great weekend:)

Lea Delaveris on Mar 29 2017
Lea Delaveris
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Kelly! You are so sweet! Thank you so much!

Susan Moyal on Mar 28 2017
Susan Moyal
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I know exactly what you mean..I'm not either, it feels like we were just there!! Thanks again Kelly and have a great night :)

Susan Moyal on Mar 28 2017
Susan Moyal
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Hi Kelly Thank you very much:) I love both of your beautiful entries! I guess you are busy preparing for holiday…can you believe its that time already?

Lehan Veenker on Jan 17 2017
Lehan Veenker
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Hi Kelly! Just wanted to pop in to say congrats on the Collection Award for Gilded Crest! Such a delicately beautiful design! :)

Carolyn Nicks on Jan 15 2017
Carolyn Nicks
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Hey Kelly!! Thank you so so much for the congrats! BIG CONGRATS to you too! Love all of your amazing wins!

Lea Delaveris on Jan 11 2017
Lea Delaveris
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I also probably said a HUGE congrats on all your wins!! I just looked at the list again - you KILLED it! I was going through my likes and clicked that and was stunned to see, but, yeah, I think you're doing OK ;) And thanks :)

Amy Kross on Dec 01 2016
Amy Kross
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Thanks so much, Kelly! Too kind of you. Congrats on your wins! That Marble Foil is just perfect.

Chris Griffith on Nov 08 2016
Chris Griffith
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Right back at you Kelly. :) And my very favorite is Coastal Nights. Love the depth. Very cool.

Susan Moyal on Nov 08 2016
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Yes I agree its worth looking into!! Maybe I will eventually love the iPad but have to spend the time learning ....and I'm still learning illustrator!! :) I so wish there was more time in a day:)

Susan Moyal on Nov 08 2016
Susan Moyal
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Yes we are a lot alike I do the same thing!!I think I would love the iPad if I could transfer my illustrator files back and forth!! But I don't think you can you should ask on FB I know some of the designers just love it! If I could go back I probably would have invested in a Wacom Cintiq!!

Susan Moyal on Nov 08 2016
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Omg I'm typing without my glasses lol sorry ;(

Susan Moyal on Nov 08 2016
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Hi Kelly your Gilded Ikat if one of my favorited also! I haven't finished looking through all you your gorgeous designs but the ones I have seen so far are just beautiful!1 As for the iPad and pencil I have one but I'm still not using it yet! i see other designers creating amazing thinks with it....but I think I take longer to learn new things haha!! I still just use my Wacom tablet and illustrator :) Thanks for the nice message!!

Hooray Creative on Nov 08 2016
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Thanks for the kind words, Kelly! Much appreciated! :) You have so many stunning wedding entries!! Incredible work! Wishing you luck in the challenge, but I know you have some winners in there!!

Sam Dubeau on Nov 07 2016
Sam Dubeau
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Thanks for all the helpful feedback Kelly! Changed my Parisian Storybook submission to a light grey colour and I feel like that did the trick. So happy now. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you! And good luck with all your submissions.

lena barakat on Nov 04 2016
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Thank you Kelly! ..and a BIG congratulations to you as well! So well deserved!!

Hooray Creative on Nov 04 2016
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Thanks for your helpful feedback on my Handdrawn Dots design! I'm into everything black and white too! Best of luck in the challenge and have nice weekend! :)

Sam Dubeau on Sep 08 2016
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Thanks for the kind words on my win Kelly! <3 Means so much from you.

Jackie Crawford on Jun 04 2016
Jackie Crawford
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Thank you for the likes Kelly! I appreciate your support! Best of luck!

Jackie Crawford on Jun 01 2016
Jackie Crawford
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Hi Kelly, thank you so much for your feedback on my O Night Divine entry. I went into a new direction and painted a background, but I kept the snow-- it's just foiled now. Thank you for taking the time to leave such valuable feedback. Best of luck in the challenge!

curiouszhi design on May 31 2016
curiouszhi design
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Hi Kelly, thanks so much for your feedback on my Three Kings design. I have switched it over to a foil submission based on feedback. Appreciate your help! :)

Monica Janes Fine Art on May 05 2016
Monica Janes Fine Art
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Hi Kelly, thanks so much for leaving me that really nice comment on my "peaceful greetings" holiday submission, I really appreciate it!!! Your work is just gorgeous! Thanks again! Monica :)

curiouszhi design on May 04 2016
curiouszhi design
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Hi Kelly! Thank you so so much for all your likes on my holiday photo card submissions. I love your work and it's such an encouragement to see that you like my designs! Thank you and best of luck to you! :)

Debb W on May 02 2016
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Hi Kelly, you have an impressive assortment of submissions! Looks like you are having fun! : )

Nazia Hyder on Apr 27 2016
Nazia Hyder
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Thank you so much Kelly for your help,I'm losing words on all the appreciation.Your work is amazing,really admire it! Please have a look at the changes I made to Festive Spirits,whenever you find time,thanks so much once again! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/594574

Marta Berk on Apr 26 2016
Marta Berk
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Thank you kelly for liking my entry :)

Erin Niehenke on Apr 25 2016
Erin Niehenke
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Thanks for your comments on my peppermint design! I was so torn about the background b/c I love the crisp white but I totally agree it feels disjointed from the photos. I'm still debating whether I should save this for a non-photo design :-/

Chris Griffith on Apr 24 2016
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Can't wait to see what you come up with. :)

Pine Street Creative on Apr 22 2016
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OK, I have the revised poll up - LMK what you think when you have time. Thanks!

Pine Street Creative on Apr 22 2016
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That's encouraging for sure! I was surprised it didn't place for wedding b/c it had so many likes, but whatever. It's good to know there's hope yet ;)

Pine Street Creative on Apr 22 2016
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Thanks, Kelly! Well the design didn't win wedding, and it didn't win in Birth, so who knows - maybe it will in Christmas with your tips for improvement ;) Working on that after dinner :)

Pine Street Creative on Apr 22 2016
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Hey Kelly! Thanks so much for the awesome feedback about the swirls design. That makes sense re: shifting and I'll adjust accordingly. All these little things, right?

Chris Griffith on Apr 22 2016
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Kelly thanks for the thoughtful comments about foil or no. I have already switched from one challenge to the other twice and just not sure it has enough foil to get a pick in that challenge so I love your idea of adding it in comments. Thanks again!

Seven Swans on Apr 19 2016
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Wowee, thanks so much for your likes on our designs! YAY! Best of luck to you too!

Olivia Raufman on Apr 12 2016
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Thank you for your sweet comment, Kelly! I worked really, really hard on that design so it means a lot :)

Bethan on Apr 07 2016
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Thank you for your kind comment :) your entries for the religious challenge are beautiful - can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the holiday challenges!

Pink House Press on Jan 29 2016
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Thanks for your insight, Kelly! Makes me glad I submitted two other colorways in faux foil now :)

Ella Weaver on Jan 21 2016
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Thanks so much Kelly for the congrats and for the help on the design. I'm so pumped!!!! Congrats on your win as well - love that one!

Guess What Design Studio on Jan 21 2016
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Thanks so much for the sweet note of congrats, Kelly! Congrats on your win, as well! I'm a big fan!! :)

Pine Street Creative on Jan 19 2016
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Thanks for the helpful suggestions, Kelly! I swapped the photo for the welcome heart one. LMK what you think. I was trying to spruce it up more with the lines to add interest, thinking it was too plain on it's own. I appreciate your input!

Courtney Crane on Jan 14 2016
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Hi Kelly, thank you for the likes! I appreciate the support. Your graphics are wonderful...I especially love the ones with an Art Deco flair!

Sam Dubeau on Jan 11 2016
Sam Dubeau
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Thanks as always for the super helpful feedback Kelly!

Chris Griffith on Jan 07 2016
Chris Griffith
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You will be very busy!!!! But it's a good busy. :)

Mansi Verma on Dec 17 2015
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Thanks Kelly! Happy Holidays to you too!

shoshin studio on Dec 15 2015
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Thanks for the likes, Kelly---all of your entries are super-amazing! Best of luck