Kristie Kern

Kristie Kern. Based in Akron, OH, US.

  • 333 awards won
  • 407 comments made
  • 19998 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 75
  • 1st place winner 5
  • editor pick 253

About Kristie Kern

I'm a designer / art director with passions for bold colors, gorgeous typography, exquisite details and a design aesthetic that is classic with a modern twist. My studio is the renovated third floor of the 1919 Craftsman cottage I share with my husband and son in Akron, Ohio. Thanks for visiting!

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Nazia Hyder on Jun 03 2020
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou for the love on my work Kristie! As always your work is flawless!

Creo Study on May 26 2020
Creo Study
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you have put up an OUTSTANDING collection of holiday designs, Kristie! they're all perfect!

chocomocacino on May 24 2020
chocomocacino
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Kristie! Stunning and breathtaking Holiday collection! All the heart eyes!

Creo Study on Oct 10 2019
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Many congrats, Kristie, on your 300th milestone!!!! YAY!!! Cheers to many many more!!

Minty Fresh on Mar 20 2019
Minty Fresh
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Hi Kristie, your design is so beautiful and sophisticated! I really admire your stunning work. If possible, can you please give me feedbacks on how I can improve my designs? Any feedback is welcomed. Thank you so much in advance. Keep up the great work you do❤️

Kanika Mathur on Feb 20 2019
Kanika Mathur
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Hi Kristie, just popping in to say that I love love all your foil entries!! Simply gorgeous! x

AK Graphics on Jan 27 2019
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Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my design Kristie!! Means so much coming from you! Your wedding entries are so stunning (as usual ;)!! ~ xo

Laura Hankins on Jan 25 2019
Laura Hankins
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Kristie...your wedding entries knock my socks off- so fresh and gorgeous and lovely! Congrats on all of your impending file prep ;)

Lori Wemple on Oct 06 2018
Lori Wemple
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Congrats Kristie!!!!! Your work is always soo gorgeous!!! <3

AK Graphics on Jun 11 2018
AK Graphics
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Your Religious submissions are amazing Kristie!! SO so pretty! ~

Nazia Hyder on May 01 2018
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou so much Kristie for liking my "Brushed Elegance" and "Vibrance" entries. I'm truly honored. As always, your work is absolutely stunning! Thankyou once again.

Hooray Creative on May 01 2018
Hooray Creative
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Thanks for your nice comment on my 'Modern Trees' entry, Kristie!! So appreciated! I just got a chance see the rest of your holiday designs and they are stunning, as is all of your work!! You will definitely be busy with file prep this summer! :)

Ana Sharpe on Nov 10 2017
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Hi Kristie, I wanted to stop by and thank you for the recent likes on my wedding entries! I sincerely appreciate your support. Your entries are always absolutely gorgeous! I'm such a big fan :) All the best and have a great weekend!

frau brandt on Nov 06 2017
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Thank you so much for the like on my entry "Soft love". Love your elegant style!

Phrosne Ras on Nov 05 2017
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Thanks so much my friend, of course, same to you xxxx

Lori Wemple on Jun 26 2017
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Thank you so much for the sweet comment Kristie, your work is always so gorgeous!! Always a joy to see them :) x

Creo Study on May 18 2017
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Hi Kristie, your holiday designs are phenomenal !!!! all of them just WOW!

Carol Fazio on Nov 14 2016
Carol Fazio
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Hi Kristie, thanks so much for stopping by my wedding invitations and giving them some luv! I really appreciate it! I love all of your organic designs and i love all of your geometric designs! So hard to say which I love more! Good luck, my friend! xo, C

Phrosne Ras on Nov 14 2016
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omg you have no idea how amazing your holidays designs are O.O miss you x

Chris Griffith on Sep 30 2016
Chris Griffith
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Kristie big congrats on your big invite win. It is such an exquisite design. I can't even imagine how long it took you to make it. Really beautiful!

Chris Griffith on Jun 02 2016
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Aww thanks so much and best of luck to you. Holiday is always so nail biting. :) I love your Joyful Winter design the best although all are wonderful.

Chris Griffith on Jun 01 2016
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Hi Kristie, thanks for the great foil tip on my Holiday Explosion design. I changed it and I actually think it looks better with your recommendation. :) Thanks again and of course love your entries. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/622900

Erin Deegan on Apr 06 2016
Erin Deegan
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Thank you!!!! I always need a second set of eyes!!

curiouszhi design on Mar 18 2016
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Hi Kristie, thank you for the like on my Circus Unicycle Puppy design for the Children's birthday challenge. I love your work so it's such an encouragement to get that from you! Thanks! :))

Carol Fazio on Mar 07 2016
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Hi Kristie, thanks for stopping by to say congrats on my Two to Love design. big congrats to you on all your lovely wins! xo, Carol

Ana Sharpe on Mar 02 2016
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Hi Kristie, thanks so much for the like on my "Geo Floral". You truly made my day! I'm such a fan of your amazing work and style.

Magdalena Earnest on Sep 09 2015
Magdalena Earnest
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Congratulations on your 3rd place win. The card is truly stunning! I am big fan of your work, such an inspiration.

Chris Griffith on Sep 03 2015
Chris Griffith
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Kristie, thanks for the kind words. And big congrats back to you for all your wins!

A Real Peach Studio on Jun 19 2015
A Real Peach Studio
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Omg Kristie! I. love. them. all. The quantity, the QUALITY, aaaand diversity. Awe inspiring :) You're rocking this challenge!

GeekInk Design on Jun 15 2015
GeekInk Design
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Wow Kristie, you have some really amazing holiday card submissions this year! I see some top ten wins in there for sure! ;)

Hooray Creative on Jun 10 2015
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So nice to hear you enjoyed my holiday card! Looking forward to sending and receiving cards again this year. :) And if I haven't said it enough, I'm a big fan of your work! Keep doing what you do so well!

Hooray Creative on Jun 09 2015
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Wow, all your holiday submissions are spectacular, Kristie! Amazing work! :)

Melanie Severin on May 26 2015
Melanie Severin
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Kristie - you are KILLING it in the holiday challenge... seriously in awe of every one of your submissions!!!

Chris Griffith on Mar 08 2015
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Kristie thanks so much for the sweet comments and congrats on your terrific wins. LOVE your designs always.

Nazia Hyder on Jan 20 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Congrats on your winning wedding design. Your florals are beautiful & so are your other designs,so inspiring :)

Ann Gardner on Sep 10 2014
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Congrats on your 100+ wins, Kristie! It's well deserved!

Lori Wemple on Jul 29 2014
Lori Wemple
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thank you - and congrats to you too! You are such an amazing designer!

Phrosne Ras on Apr 10 2014
Phrosne Ras
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really loving all three paper entries. I love your work so.

Jennifer Wick on Mar 24 2014
Jennifer Wick
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Hey Kristie, just wanted to say how much your kind compliment about my birthday designs meant to me - thank you!!

Phrosne Ras on Mar 19 2014
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Wow Kristie I always think this but i just want to stop by to say how i admire your work. It is always, always imPECcable. You have such a perfect talent for immaculate symmetry and constraint, I admire it so! You know exactly when the design is prefect and there is never any design input needed. At all. Ever.

Laura Bolter Design on Mar 17 2014
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Thank you SO much for your comment Kristie. You are a huge design idol of mine, so it means so much to me! Early Blooms and Rustic Charm are stunners as usual. Congrats back to you! And, many heartfelt thanks!

Stacey Meacham on Sep 24 2013
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my save the dates. You made my day. Let's hope you're right, lol. Fingers crossed. Your are lovely as always. I'm such a big fan :)

Stacey Meacham on Sep 24 2013
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my save the dates. You made my day. Let's hope you're right, lol. Fingers crossed. Your are lovely as always. I'm such a big fan :)

Jennifer Wick on Sep 20 2013
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Glad my comment made your day! Just when I think that florals can't get any better, you deliver that gem :) Your other STD's are stunning too!

Erica Krystek on Sep 13 2013
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Congrats on your top ten win, Kristie! So well-deserved!

Erin Deegan on Aug 24 2013
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Congratulations on your minibook wins! I really loved Vintage Vogue!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Aug 05 2013
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Hi Kristie, thanks for letting me know. They are similar to some extent but yours is absolutely adorable in it's own way. It wouldn't seem fair to ask you to remove yours, it's not rare for designers to have similar ideas. Yours is way cuter by the way, wish I had more time to work on my own. :)

Phrosne Ras on Aug 02 2013
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Thank you Kristie!! Just what i needed to hear re the Embellished entry! ;)

Guess What Design Studio on Jul 08 2013
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Aww, thanks, Kristie! You're so sweet!! :)

Guess What Design Studio on Jul 08 2013
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Yikes!! I just noticed I submitted a balloon design that's kind of similar to yours - with a child's birthdate in the balloons. I just saw yours for the first time today, and I was a little bummed because your design is way, waaaay cuter!! I wish I had seen it earlier because I definitely wouldn't have submitted mine. Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know I didn't copy your design. Love yours so much more!! :)

chocomocacino on Jul 02 2013
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THANK YOU kris tie !! I'm so happy =D.. congrats on ur win as well.. ur one of my fav designers!.. i always look up and wait for what u come up next.. they are always so sophisticated!

Lori Wemple on Jul 02 2013
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Congrats on your wins - I love love love them!! :)

Marabou Design on Jul 01 2013
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Congratulations Kristie!! xo

Snow and Ivy on Jun 24 2013
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Aw Kristie - that makes my day!!! That is so sweet - I hope he enjoys it!!!

Snow and Ivy on Jun 21 2013
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Hey Kristie!! Thanks for the super sweet comment - I have been feeling a bit down about my holiday submissions, lol - so it was really nice to hear - especially from you! You had a couple other designs that really stood out to me as big winners too, besides that peace design - I can't wait to see you knock this challenge out of the water! It was SO nice to finally meet you at NSS too - my fellow marching band geek!! :)

Paige Rothhaar on May 30 2013
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Hi Kristie!!! You're submissions are stunning as usual! :) So glad you made it to NSS. Looked like a wonderful time! As I side note, I just wanted to let you know that I've been working on a watercolor layout that may seem "inspired" by your peace on earth submission....so sorry!! BUT it's a poinsettia. If I still submit it, please, please don't think I was copying you. Pure coincidence, I promise. Heck, it probably won't be nearly as nice as yours but I still just wanted to give you the heads up. :)

Jennifer Wick on May 28 2013
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Hey there, I'm so glad my comment helped! As much as I love going to the NSS, I felt stressed coming home knowing the challenge was well underway. You are a tremendous designer, so I know you'll be pumping out more winners left and right over the next two weeks : ) And I haven't forgotten that you will be submitting designs with your illustrator friend, so you're a double threat! : )

Giselle Zimmerman on May 06 2013
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Congrats on your wins Kristie ! " Bookworm " is a work of art !

Heather Francisco on Mar 18 2013
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