Summer Winkelman

Summer Winkelman. Based in San Diego, CA, US.

  • 8 awards won
  • 224 comments made
  • 8778 votes cast
  • Minted on Jul 03 2015
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/summerwinkelman

Awards

  • editor pick 8

About Summer Winkelman

I'm a freelance graphic designer & stay at home mother with a passion for beautiful lettering, textures, paint and illustration. I grew up on a farm in new york by the adirondacks, now residing in san diego with my husband and two adorable toddlers that inspire me every day to follow my dreams.

favorite artists

  • Design Lotus
  • Oscar & Emma
  • kelli hall
  • Baumbirdy
  • Moglea
  • Alethea and Ruth

comments

Jacki Loomis on Jun 11 2018
Jacki Loomis
  • Minted Apr 25, 2012
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Thanks so much for your feedback on my "Peaceful Dove" submission! I really admire your work. I went with option B and widened the clipping mask, as you suggested. Option A was the more popular (roughly 60%), however I kept coming back to the layout of B and couldn't resist using it as my final version. Thanks again and best of luck with everything!

Jenny Rajan Valiaveetil on May 19 2018
Jenny Rajan Valiaveetil
  • Minted Dec 5, 2017
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Hi Summer, Thank you very much for liking my design 'A Chirpy Holiday Greeting'. I really appreciate it! You have some really nice designs... Have a great weekend, Jenny

Jennifer Holbrook on May 17 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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Hi Summer, thank you for your like and for your sweet comment about my "Look at Santa" design! All the best in the challenges.

Debb W on May 16 2018
Debb W
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Thanks for the sweet note, Summer! You have so many wonderful submissions! Best of luck to you! :)

Jan Shepherd on May 16 2018
Jan Shepherd
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Thanks Summer, I appreciate your support! I just went and changed the color of the writing on Festive Icons as I thought the icons were fighting with the sentiment a bit. Good luck with your designs :)

Benita Crandall on May 10 2018
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
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Thank you so much summer for the like of my design "Joy in shimmering silver" :-)

Zhay Smith on May 10 2018
Zhay Smith
  • Minted Dec 12, 2015
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Hey Summer! Thank you for liking my entry "Hope Minimal". You have some beautiful entries!!!! I like so many of them but "rustic modern" is a fave. All the best in the challenges:)

Jennifer Holbrook on May 08 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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Hi Summer, thanks for your like on my Winter Dove design! I appreciate it so much. Best wishes in the challenges.

frau brandt on May 05 2018
frau brandt
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Thanks for the like on "Pool Fun". I really had fun designing it and thinking of warm weather, while it was still so cold here in Berlin.

Chris Griffith on Apr 30 2018
Chris Griffith
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Thanks so much Summer and best of luck!!!!

Melanie Kosuge on Apr 30 2018
Melanie Kosuge
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Aww Summer! Thanks so much for your nice comment! So sweet :)

Maria Hilas Louie on Apr 27 2018
Maria Hilas Louie
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I appreciate your support, Summer! Best of luck during this challenge!

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 27 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Summer, thanks so much for your like on my Bountiful Joy design! I love your wonderful entries.

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Apr 27 2018
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
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Summer, thanks so much for the like of my Joyeux Noel card. i love your work and feel quite excited you noticed my design. best of luck in the challenges ;-)

peony papeterie on Apr 17 2018
peony papeterie
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No problem! And thanks! :)

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 16 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Summer, thanks so much for your like on my "Berries and Blooms" design! Your support is wonderful. Best wishes with your entries.

frau brandt on Mar 20 2018
frau brandt
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Thanks for your advice and like on my Baby Shower entry. Very helpful.

Jennifer Holbrook on Mar 13 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Summer, thanks for your like on my Happy Birthday Hootenanny design! I appreciate it very much. Best wishes in the challenges.

frau brandt on Mar 04 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you for the like on „sweet one". All the best to you!

frau brandt on Feb 13 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you for the like on my ”German Christmas market." It has taken so much time, but had not enough time to make it really how I wanted it. Really appreciate that you took the time to take a look.

Jennifer Holbrook on Feb 10 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Summer, thanks so much for your like on my "Cheerful Abundance" design! I appreciate your support very much. Best wishes in the challenges with your wonderful submissions.

frau brandt on Feb 03 2018
frau brandt
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Thanks again for the likes on my baby announcement entries. It means so much to me. You have some beautiful designs and I wish you good luck in the challenge!

frau brandt on Dec 09 2017
frau brandt
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Thank you for your like on "cap &gown". Happy holiday season!

Esther Lane on Dec 04 2017
Esther Lane
  • Minted Feb 8, 2016
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Thank you Summer for your like of my photo image "Curiosity". Lots of luck with your art work. Beautifully done.

Hallie Fischer on Nov 21 2017
Hallie Fischer
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
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Hi Summer, thank you so much for the congratulations! and congratulations to you as well. You had some wonderful entries in the challenge!

Rega on Nov 16 2017
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
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Hi Summer,Thank you so much for the like on Carrot Bout You :) Your Valentines entries are beautiful ! and ... Letterpress "Branched" is gorgeous ! Wishing you the best of luck :)

Alison Jerry Designs on Nov 11 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
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Thank you for your kind words on PBarn Kids picks! Much appreciated. All the best to you!!! Alison

Rega on Nov 11 2017
Rega
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Hi Summer,Thank you so much for the Congrats note :) I'm so happy and appreciate it :) Your Night Train is awesome ! Congratulations on your well-deserved win !

Chris Griffith on Nov 04 2017
Chris Griffith
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Summer thank you and best of luck in the challenge.

Chasity Smith on Oct 30 2017
Chasity Smith
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Hi, I just noticed your most recent update. I was referring to version 3. In your newest version, the only thing I would change is SEPT and 2019. I feel like it needs more balance. Maybe go with version 3 or change the font. You could try the same font for the ampersand for the date :) Let me know if you need any more help :)

Benita Crandall on Oct 29 2017
Benita Crandall
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Thank you so much Summer for your like of my design "lovely foliage'! Your 'Giving Thanks Dinner' design is lovely!

frau brandt on Oct 19 2017
frau brandt
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Thanks for your comment. Yes, its 9 hours time difference to California. We can almost start our weekend in Germany.

frau brandt on Oct 19 2017
frau brandt
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Thank you so much, Summer, for the like on "Emerald love" I love your wedding stationary entries. All the best!

Jennifer Holbrook on Sep 27 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Summer, thanks so much for your congratulations! Your support means so much. Best wishes to you.

frau brandt on Sep 09 2017
frau brandt
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Thank you so much for your comment and the like on „Pine and Berry". I really appreciate it. All the best.

Corinne Aelbers on Aug 31 2017
Corinne Aelbers
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Summer, thank you for your like of my aspen submission in the fabric challenge.

Rega on Aug 29 2017
Rega
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Hi Summer,Thank you so much for the like on the Midnight Jungle :) Your work and pattern are very lovely ! Wishing you the best of luck on the challenges :)

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 22 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Summer, thanks so much for your likes on my fabric designs "Hello" and "Marine Mammal Medley"! I appreciate your encouragement. I love your work.

Benita Crandall on Aug 18 2017
Benita Crandall
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Thank you so much Summer for the like of my design "A festive soiree'! Love your designs Mountain Sky! :-)

Vani K Sobralske on Jul 28 2017
Vani K Sobralske
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Thank you for the likes and your sweet words, Summer! Best wishes to you.

Benita Crandall on Jul 20 2017
Benita Crandall
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Thank you so much Summer for the like of my design Timeless New years in gold! Your designs are lovely! :-)

Hallie Fischer on Jul 02 2017
Hallie Fischer
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
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Hi Summer, thank you for the congrats! obviously I love your work. it is so fresh and light. and I love the colors! good luck on your designs!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jun 03 2017
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Summer, thanks for the sweet comment . . . your holiday designs are really impressive and so beautifully unique. Don't ever hesitate to say hello! :)

Jennifer Holbrook on May 30 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Summer, thank you for the like! I love the palettes in your designs. Good luck to you in the challenges.-Best, Jennifer

Faith Dorn on Dec 05 2016
Faith Dorn
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Thank you for the like Summer! You have some really nice entries. Best of luck to you in the challenge!

Phrosne Ras on Nov 28 2016
Phrosne Ras
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Thank you so much Summer for your lovely note - it sure was nice waking up to that - Happy Holidays :)

Louise Anglicas on Nov 09 2016
Louise Anglicas
  • Minted Sep 6, 2016
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Hi Summer, What a gorgeous portfolio of designs you have! Such fantastic style :-) Thanks so much too for your lovely comment on my designs....wishing you all the best in the challenge! :-)

Chris Griffith on Nov 08 2016
Chris Griffith
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Summer thanks for the nice comments and best of luck in the challenge. You have some great entries. I love Mountain Sky!

Lori Wemple on Nov 05 2016
Lori Wemple
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Thank you for the nice comment Summer. Your designs are lovely! And that California holiday card is genius! :)

Dawn Jasper on Oct 07 2016
Dawn Jasper
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Thanks so much Summer - that was so sweet of you! I love helping and I'm so super excited for your holiday win. Wishing you lots and lots of holiday sales!

Ana Sharpe on May 01 2016
Ana Sharpe
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Thank your for you nice note, Summer! Your botanical entry is lovely! Best of luck to you! :)

Dawn Jasper on Apr 12 2016
Dawn Jasper
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my profile! Helping out and getting to know fellow artists is one of my favorite things about this community. It's like gaining a few hundred soul mates :) Best of luck in the holiday challenge! Your floral one looks pretty amazing!