Maria Hilas Louie

Maria Hilas Louie. Based in San Jose, US.

  • 30 awards won
  • 847 comments made
  • 11543 votes cast

Awards

  • editor pick 30

About Maria Hilas Louie

I am graphic designer living in the SF Bay Area. I love bold color and simplicity with a hand-made twist. I also like basketball, tennis, and binge watching tv shows.

favorite artists

  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Baumbirdy
  • 2birdstone
  • Griffinbell Paper Co.
  • Moglea

comments

Merian on Aug 13 2019
Merian
  • Minted Nov 3, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 152 Comments made
  • 2464 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thank you for the like on my Save the Date. I love your beautiful designs! Best to you!

Patricia Bacchus on Apr 20 2019
Patricia Bacchus
  • Minted Jan 1, 2018
  • 1 Award
  • 129 Comments made
  • 4748 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thank you for the like on my submission :) Good luck on all of yours!!!

Erin German Design on Mar 11 2019
Erin German Design
  • Minted May 17, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 243 Comments made
  • 12507 Votes cast

Thank you for your comment on my Flower Pop design! I appreciate your feedback. :)

amanda lawrence on Feb 01 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1476 Comments made
  • 28148 Votes cast

Hi Maria = - very best wishes and many thanks for your support - good luck in the challenges - your designs are lovely - Axx

frau brandt on Jan 10 2019
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 19 Awards
  • 2523 Comments made
  • 13172 Votes cast

Happy new year to you, too. Still happy, that I could meet you in person in LA. Have a great start in 2019!

frau brandt on Jan 10 2019
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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Thanks for the like on "Shine on". Your designs are so amazing!

Juliana Zimmermann on Aug 15 2018
Juliana Zimmermann
  • Minted Oct 8, 2015
  • 16 Awards
  • 187 Comments made
  • 1311 Votes cast

Hi Maria! Thank you very much for liking my designs...Best of luck in the challenges :)

amanda lawrence on Aug 03 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
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  • 28148 Votes cast

Thank you so much for liking "best friends" - take care and best wishes - Amanda

amanda lawrence on Aug 03 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
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  • 28148 Votes cast

Hi Maria - many thanks for your like on "globe" - it means a lot in this challenge - your portfolio of work is beautiful and good luck in the new challenge - best - Amanda

Summer Winkelman on Apr 27 2018
Summer Winkelman
  • Minted Jul 3, 2015
  • 33 Awards
  • 404 Comments made
  • 13228 Votes cast

Hi Maria, Thanks so much for your likes on my holiday challenge designs! I really appreciate the support, Just looking through all your beautiful designs :)

frau brandt on Mar 21 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 13172 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Maria for the like on flower baby. Wonderful to see your designs.

Bethania Lima on Mar 19 2018
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 41 Awards
  • 2124 Comments made
  • 15750 Votes cast

Hi, Maria. Thank you for the like on "Confetti a la Liberty", an entry I submitted to the Festive Holiday Fabric & Wrap Quickfire Challenge. Your like means a lot to me.

Susan Brown on Sep 26 2017
Susan Brown
  • Minted May 18, 2011
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  • 110971 Votes cast

Maria, You're the best. Thanks for taking the time to view and "like" some of my work.

Shannon on Nov 16 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 23 Awards
  • 2290 Comments made
  • 16996 Votes cast

I sure appreciate the like on my wedding entry :) Your watercolor backgrounds are heavenly!! Sure to be a big hit :)

Ana Sharpe on Nov 07 2016
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 100 Awards
  • 1112 Comments made
  • 14956 Votes cast

Thank you for your like and sweet comment on my Moonlit, Maria! You have some lovely entries in the wedding challenge! Best of luck! :)

Bethania Lima on Nov 06 2016
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
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  • 15750 Votes cast

Hi Maria. Thank uou very much for the like on "Union Vibe". Your portfolio is beautiful and I am glad I finally got to see it. Good luck in the challenge too!

Basil Design Studio on Apr 07 2016
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
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  • 25327 Votes cast

Hi Maria. Thanks so much for the likes! Best of luck int eh challenges!

Marta Berk on Mar 22 2016
Marta Berk
  • Minted Oct 3, 2013
  • 12 Awards
  • 516 Comments made
  • 3002 Votes cast

Hi Maria, just saying thanks for liking my entry :)

Kanika Mathur on Mar 15 2016
Kanika Mathur
  • Minted Jan 15, 2014
  • 57 Awards
  • 2431 Comments made
  • 13635 Votes cast

Maria, thanks so much for your lovely comment and feedback on my 'Magical Dragon' invite. I went with the dark navy background and made some changes to the text after the feedback I got. Would love for you to have a second look please incase you feel it needs something more http://www.minted.com/design-rating/563324

Catherine Culvenor on Mar 13 2016
Catherine Culvenor
  • Minted Mar 21, 2014
  • 43 Awards
  • 405 Comments made
  • 24595 Votes cast

Thanks for your really encouraging comment on my invitation design Maria. I wasn't really sure about it so it's nice to hear someone else thinks it's working! Cheers :)

Erin Niehenke on Mar 13 2016
Erin Niehenke
  • Minted Oct 30, 2012
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  • 7228 Votes cast

Thanks for the comment on my Under the Sea entry! My daughter's birthday is soon and we're doing an underwater theme, too :) She's my inspiration!

Dawn Jasper on Mar 12 2016
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
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Thanks for the note :) Glad those larger preview sizes are working for you! I only mention the font sizes because in so many meetings it's something Mariam always brings up. I'm a huge fan of small fonts but customers not so much lol. It's a tricky balance. As always though, trust your gut! Your designs are lovely and thanks for taking my notes into consideration :)

Lawren Ussery on Mar 02 2016
Lawren Ussery
  • Minted Feb 23, 2012
  • 4 Awards
  • 68 Comments made
  • 835 Votes cast

Maria, thanks so much for the kind comment and like on my "Little Lady" baby shower invite design. You have some fantastic entries for this challenge, best of luck!

Debb W on Feb 27 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
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  • 104617 Votes cast

Hi Maria, love your baby shower submissions! All unique but express your amazing talent! Good luck!

jinseikou on Feb 23 2016
jinseikou
  • Minted Oct 18, 2014
  • 25 Awards
  • 69 Comments made
  • 15863 Votes cast

I really like "Warm July Night" on your Minted products. if possible, I would like to see more like that style of illustration. Great work~ (and thank you for likes on my works ;)

peetie design on Feb 22 2016
peetie design
  • Minted Nov 27, 2011
  • 95 Awards
  • 468 Comments made
  • 13163 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thank you so much for the really nice comment and likes! You have some beautiful entries and I just adore Warm July Night.

Susan Moyal on Feb 21 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 217 Awards
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  • 20570 Votes cast

Omg sorry Maria that was a total typo

Susan Moyal on Feb 21 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
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  • 20570 Votes cast

Hi Marie thank you sooo much for the likes!! :) Loving your entries also ..Day/Night is one of my favorites in the challenge!!

Lori Wemple on Feb 21 2016
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
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  • 16577 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the sweet comments :) I love your beautiful painterly style!

Amy Hall on Feb 10 2016
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 17 Awards
  • 716 Comments made
  • 5965 Votes cast

Maria, thank you for the like. I appreciate it. best of luck to you!

Tracy Ann on Feb 01 2016
Tracy Ann
  • Minted Apr 12, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 528 Comments made
  • 2868 Votes cast

Thank you, Maria. Your piece "Warm July Night" grabbed me and i just love it.

Kanika Mathur on Jan 30 2016
Kanika Mathur
  • Minted Jan 15, 2014
  • 57 Awards
  • 2431 Comments made
  • 13635 Votes cast

Hi Maria! A big thank you for the likes, helpful feedback and sweet commentson my designs! You are awesome, buddy :)

Michelee Scott on Jan 29 2016
Michelee Scott
  • Minted Dec 19, 2014
  • 12 Awards
  • 159 Comments made
  • 1106 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the likes! I love your work!

Bethania Lima on Jan 29 2016
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 41 Awards
  • 2124 Comments made
  • 15750 Votes cast

Thank you very much, Maria, for the like on "Graphic floral arrangement"! Had a look at your card submissions and they are impressive. You should have tried this challenge too! Don´t miss the next! Best.

NSMARK on Jan 28 2016
NSMARK
  • Minted Dec 18, 2014
  • 2 Awards
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  • 4045 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thank you very much for your likes. Good luck to you in the challenge!

Susan Moyal on Jan 13 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 217 Awards
  • 2358 Comments made
  • 20570 Votes cast

Hi Maria thank you very much for taking my poll!! You have some beautiful entries and Love your Golden Sand so striking!!

Cindy Kim on Dec 30 2015
Cindy Kim
  • Minted Aug 20, 2013
  • 16 Comments made
  • 17 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thank you so much for your Like!

Rushmi on Dec 16 2015
Rushmi
  • Minted Nov 12, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 195 Comments made
  • 2156 Votes cast

Hi Maria! :) Thank you so much for giving me valuable feedback on my recent work 'Splatter'. Really helped me improvise the design. Thanks once again! :) Wish you the very best!

Cherry Tree on Nov 19 2015
Cherry Tree
  • Minted Jul 30, 2015
  • 194 Comments made
  • 9087 Votes cast

Thank you for the like, Maria! I really do appreciate the support. You have some awesome wedding submissions--good luck!

Tatiana Nogueiras on Nov 10 2015
Tatiana Nogueiras
  • Minted Jun 15, 2015
  • 10 Awards
  • 301 Comments made
  • 23752 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thank you so much for the like!

Monica Janes Fine Art on Oct 30 2015
Monica Janes Fine Art
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
  • 7 Awards
  • 792 Comments made
  • 9307 Votes cast

Hi Maria, i often feel like I shouldn't make suggestions because invites are not my area of expertise so am glad that you felt I was helpful. I really love your design with the blue and gold!

Monica Janes Fine Art on Oct 29 2015
Monica Janes Fine Art
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
  • 7 Awards
  • 792 Comments made
  • 9307 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thanks so much for your nice com meant and feedback on "painterly plaid"! Greatly appreciated! Good Luck in this challenge!

Leysan Shayakbirova on Sep 24 2015
Leysan Shayakbirova
  • Minted Oct 24, 2014
  • 728 Comments made
  • 2649 Votes cast

Hi Maria! Thank you so much for the like! Godd luck with your entries!

Susan Moyal on Sep 09 2015
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 217 Awards
  • 2358 Comments made
  • 20570 Votes cast

Hi Maria Thank you very much for the likes!! Your latest entries are great! Tropical save the date is gorgeous!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Aug 20 2015
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
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Thanks! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Aug 20 2015
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 63 Awards
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  • 37709 Votes cast

Loving your save the date entries so far - best of luck to you!

Chris Griffith on Jun 03 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 159 Awards
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  • 47630 Votes cast

You are welcome Maria! Best wishes for success in this challenge.

Kelly Schmidt on Jun 01 2015
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 141 Awards
  • 1597 Comments made
  • 6036 Votes cast

Thanks for your note, Maria! You've got some great entries in the holiday challenges! Best of luck to you! :)

Debb W on May 28 2015
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 8234 Comments made
  • 104617 Votes cast

Hi Maria, thank you for your design insights, I appreciate you taking the time, it means a lot!

Susan Moyal on Feb 26 2015
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 217 Awards
  • 2358 Comments made
  • 20570 Votes cast

Hi Maria thank you for taking a look! I will work on submitting another with the forest animals. You just made my day with your really nice comments thank you very much!

Susan Moyal on Feb 26 2015
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 217 Awards
  • 2358 Comments made
  • 20570 Votes cast

HI Maria thank you for your nice comment! I actually did enter the train in the Birthday contest I did changed it quite a bit. If you get a chance take a look I would love know what you think. Thanks again!

Simona Camp on Jan 31 2015
Simona Camp
  • Minted Oct 19, 2014
  • 135 Awards
  • 1649 Comments made
  • 15362 Votes cast

Maria, thank you so much for the sweet comment on my Morning Dew design! I love your cat photos!

Monica Schafer on Jan 06 2015
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 53 Awards
  • 2453 Comments made
  • 25545 Votes cast

Hi Maria, Thank you for the comment to my little sunshine design. I will work on it some more when I get a chance. :)