Melissa Egan of Pistols

Melissa Egan. Based in .

  • 201 awards won
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  • 16177 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 50
  • 1st place winner 2
  • editor pick 149

About Melissa Egan of Pistols

Hello from Melissa! I currently live in Chicago, IL with my wonderful husband and our little pug. I try to add a bit of wit, whimsy, and an ode to times before in my work--I hope you enjoy! You can view more of my work at www.melissaegandesign.com

favorite artists

  • annie clark
  • Guess What Design Studio
  • Oscar and Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Emily Ranneby
  • kelli hall

comments

frau brandt on Jan 17 2019
frau brandt
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Thank you so much for the like on "Winter Love". So cool to see your website and the variety of wonderful work. Very inspiring!

amanda lawrence on Aug 29 2018
amanda lawrence
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Hi Melissa - best wishes and thank you for your like on "wedding cake" - good luck in these challenges with your lovely designs - Amanda

Francois Carrara on Aug 28 2018
Francois Carrara
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Hi Melissa, I found myself voting for your save the date designs one after the next =) I absolutely love your style. So clean and clever. Best of luck with the challenge.

Erin L. Wilson on May 17 2017
Erin L. Wilson
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Hey Melissa! Thanks so much for all the likes today! I so admire your work so I was thrilled to see them! Your entries are beautiful for holiday. Good luck in the challenge!!

Rega on Mar 02 2017
Rega
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Hi Melissa,Thank you so much for the like on Rain Forest :) You've made my day :) Your portfolio is so gorgeous ! So enjoy viewing them <3 Best of luck on baby shower :))

chocomocacino on Nov 11 2016
chocomocacino
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Melissa, you do know that it's always an honour to get comment from you! *.* your designs are always impeccable!

Debb W on May 09 2016
Debb W
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Congrats on your Baby Shower Award!

Debb W on May 05 2016
Debb W
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Hi Melissa, Awesome bank of submissions!

chocomocacino on Mar 07 2016
chocomocacino
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Thanks Melissa, you always a constant inspiration! I admire your work+creativity so much.. so getting any words from you always a thrill and honour for me =D

Debb W on Mar 03 2016
Debb W
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Hi Melissa, I am glad I had the chance to meet you too! Always love to see the fun illustrations you'll come up with, you're work brings a smile! : )

Joanne James on Mar 01 2016
Joanne James
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Hi Melissa, love your work and thank you for your like!!

Susan Brown on Jan 16 2016
Susan Brown
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Hi Melissa, Thanks for the like. Overtime I hear the winter weather report for the Chicago area I think of you and wonder how it's going. Hope all is well with all 3 of you. Sue

Alexandra Dzh on Sep 23 2015
Alexandra Dzh
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Thanks for the sweet note, Melissa! Your work is also great)

Amy on Aug 31 2015

Hi Melissa! We love your work, and would like to feature you in an upcoming edition of our new "What Inspires Me" blog post series on Julep. If you are interested in hearing more details, please email me at amy.schroeder@minted.com. Thank you! Amy Schroeder, Minted Community Content Manager

Ekaterina Romanova on Jun 25 2015
Ekaterina Romanova
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Thank you for the likes, Melissa! Your work is awesome!

Phrosne Ras on Jun 10 2015
Phrosne Ras
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really??? thank you!

Hooray Creative on Jun 09 2015
Hooray Creative
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Lots of super designs in the holiday challenge, Melissa!! Great work! Best of luck to you! :)

Susan Moyal on Mar 19 2015
Susan Moyal
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Hi Melissa Thank you very much for your nice comment! I am so excited!! Congratulations to you also!!

Lori Wemple on Mar 12 2015
Lori Wemple
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YYEAAAAAHHHHH! Congratulations on your Rustic Special Award - I knew when I saw that design, you had it! xx

Nazia Hyder on Jan 23 2015
Nazia Hyder
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And yes Congrats on your win in the Digital Challenge too, I'm just so ecstatic right now,that I'm just replying to all those who wished me...

Nazia Hyder on Jan 23 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou Melissa,your work is beautiful & so colorful, absolutely love your Bella Jar wedding invite,of course the list is endless,but that one distinctively stands out :)

fatfatin on Dec 15 2014
fatfatin
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hi melissa, my goodness this is such super late, late reply to the note you left me months ago! sorry..i was busy and was, am, still very forgetful and only saw it recently...again....anyways, thanks so much for letting me know...i hope you are having fantastic sales from all your wonderful designs on minted...i love them all...really! especially your whimsical illustrations....my fave is "rainy day"...and i'm a HUGE fan of your work :) cheers!

Eric Clegg on Oct 07 2014
Eric Clegg
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Thanks Melissa. Congrats on your wins as well!

Lori Wemple on Sep 14 2014
Lori Wemple
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I say the same thing about you, every time! thank you for the nice note. Congrats on your 100+ wins, you are so awesome! :) xx

Ann Gardner on Sep 10 2014
Ann Gardner
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Congratulations on your 100+ wins, Melissa! Love your work!

GeekInk Design on Sep 10 2014
GeekInk Design
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Congrats on passing 100 wins Melissa!! Whoo hoo!!!! :)

curiouszhi design on May 15 2014
curiouszhi design
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Hi Melissa, thank you for your sweet comment on my design! :) :)

Lori Wemple on May 06 2014
Lori Wemple
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oooooh! so excited!! just ordered Rainy Day for my daughter…. now I need you to make one for a little boy so I can order it for my son too :D

Debb W on May 04 2014
Debb W
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Hi Melissa, I could use some of you expertly expert feedback, too! On this design, if you have a minute: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/167581 Thanks!

shoshin studio on Apr 30 2014
shoshin studio
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Thanks for your ever expertly expert comments, will tinker a bit! ;)

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 30 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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It was really nice to relax with you and just enjoy the night. Please feel free to give me your polls any time. All the best for the challenges

Debb W on Apr 25 2014
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Hi Melissa!! So, so glad I finally got a chance to meet you! Hope you enjoyed your visit to San Francisco. As I mentioned, I LOVE your work and think you are coolest! : )

Phrosne Ras on Apr 18 2014
Phrosne Ras
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wow. i just went through your designs for sale, you are incredible.

Jessie Steury on Apr 17 2014
Jessie Steury
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Thanks Melissa! Your super nice message on my profile page just made my day. I've always been a fan of your work, I even think your name Pistols is awesome. :) Congrats on your kid's wins too!

Carrie ONeal on Apr 15 2014
Carrie ONeal
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http://www.minted.com/design-rating/167263 Check it out. i added a third to the mix as well...

Carrie ONeal on Apr 15 2014
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Thanks Melissa. I think I'm going to do a little poll and see what people think. It's pretty hysterical actually! Just not sure if it's too much. Thanks!

Carrie ONeal on Apr 15 2014
Carrie ONeal
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Hey Melissa, Thanks for you comment on my Maids a Milking design. I totally didn't see the boobies until I put the little dots in the "8". I typically don't do "funny" stuff like this. So I trust your opinion. Do you really think I should add the dots...or is that too much? I can post it so you can see if that helps. :)

Sarah Curry on Nov 25 2013
Sarah Curry
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You have so many amazing wedding designs, Melissa!! That bell jar is so awesome! Great work :)

Hooray Creative on Nov 22 2013
Hooray Creative
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LOVE your illustrations in the wedding challenge, Melissa!

The Fine Letter Co. on Oct 07 2013
The Fine Letter Co.
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Oh back atcha! That was truly a lovely thing for you to say, and I'm so happy to be here amongst such great talent :) x

The Fine Letter Co. on Oct 05 2013
The Fine Letter Co.
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You are one of my very favourite designers Melissa and so I'm delighted for your first place win! Well deserved and congratulations!!

Phrosne Ras on Oct 04 2013
Phrosne Ras
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I see this is your first first place! HUGE CONGRATS! (although i cant believe it)

Phrosne Ras on Sep 23 2013
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man! loving all you entries Melissa! all will be winners im sure, yay!

Alethea and Ruth on Sep 21 2013
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Melissa! I laughed SO hard at your comment, I'm so glad you shared! What a funny dream, I do wish I lived in a giant house by the ocean :-) I was really sad to miss out on the northwest meetup last year - if you ever find yourself up in Seattle, I hope you'll let me know, I'd love to meet up!

Laura Bolter Design on Sep 15 2013
Laura Bolter Design
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Thanks so much for the comment on my lettering Melissa! I love to do lettering, but I stopped to think about teaching it (after I stopped being blown away by what you said!) and could even think of a way to teach what I do. But I LOVE and so appreciate you saying it. I am also blown away by your fab skills and the impact they've made on Minted! Thank you!!

Lori Wemple on Aug 28 2013
Lori Wemple
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lol, thanks so much :) There are a lot of beautiful room decor sets I want for my room! not sure my hubby will let me ;)

Giselle Zimmerman on Jul 04 2013
Giselle Zimmerman
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Thank you so much Melissa!

chocomocacino on Jul 02 2013
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THANK YOU melissa)!! I'm so happy =D

Giselle Zimmerman on May 06 2013
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Congrats on your wins Melissa ! Your work really inspires, cheers !

chocomocacino on Apr 19 2013
chocomocacino
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Thanks for ur comments, melissa.. challenge without ur fun, creative illos seems empty.. i always looking forward to ur submissions!! congrats on teh late picks on bang bang meow..! cant believe they didn't pick that lol

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Apr 19 2013
Griffinbell Paper Co.
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What a sweet comment, Melissa! I'm such a fan of your work. Your illustrations are always to die for!!

Sara Hicks Malone on Mar 25 2013
Sara Hicks Malone
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Well- you know I am A HUGE fan of your work- everything you do is so fresh, original and inspired. So OF COURSE I wanted to throw up when I saw yours because it so awesome! And then I thought- she's going to think I ripped her off!!! I just posted an FB thread- I really kind of wish this whole thing was blind until the end and all of our designs just 'appeared'- it would be so interesting to see where the overlaps were even without seeing others work. Ugh! Time to get my brain off of Christmas and back to the rest of life!

hannahcloud DESIGN on Mar 24 2013
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Pretty consumed with love and coveting over every holiday card you've submitted.

Snow and Ivy on Nov 04 2012
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Aw, thanks Melissa for your super sweet comment! It means a lot! I'm so happy you joined the community - you've contributed such an inspiring energy. I know what you mean - I feel like I have grown so much b/c of Minted - and found a love for stationery I didn't realize I had. Not to mention a wealth of inspiration and the nicest designers on the planet ;) Congrats again!!!

Giselle Zimmerman on Oct 23 2012
Giselle Zimmerman
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Congrats on your win and picks Melissa ! Awesome stuff !

Four Wet Feet Studio on Oct 18 2012
Four Wet Feet Studio
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Thanks for your warm comment!

Debbie on Sep 29 2012

Love your work!

Marabou Design on Sep 14 2012
Marabou Design
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Major congratulations are in order for your amazing holiday win! You single handedly raised the bar on the snowflake. Sending you the highest of fives! x Brandy

Bob Daly on Aug 20 2012
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thanks for the nice note :)

Dreaming Inspirations on Jul 12 2012
Dreaming Inspirations
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Hey Melissa was wondering if you had any info on the freelance stuff you posted in the forum... is it still happening? just curious..