Katie Zimpel

based in Middleton, WI, US.

  • 27 awards won
  • 819 comments made
  • 12708 votes cast
  • Minted on Apr 11 2012
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/zimpeldesigns

Awards

  • winner 5
  • editor pick 22

About Katie Zimpel

Katie Zimpel is a freelance artist based in Middleton, WI. When she is not doing artwork, Katie enjoys baking and riding her motorcycle.

favorite artists

  • Oscar & Emma
  • Waui Design
  • Christina Oertel
  • Coco and Ellie Design
  • Anne Holmquist
  • Four Wet Feet Studio

comments

Heather Francisco on Apr 23 2017
Heather Francisco
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Thank you so much for your congrats on my "thumbprint" piece Katie! I really appreciate the support ^_^ And I am so excited to see your entries for the holiday and most of all the greeting card challenge. You always have the funnest well illustrated entries. keep em coming.

Ella Weaver on Apr 20 2017
Ella Weaver
  • Minted Apr 4, 2013
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Thanks for the feedback on my joy design. I have a new poll up to try to deal with some of the joy/jolly confusion. I would love to hear what you think if you have a second. https://www.minted.com/design-rating/776535

Paper Hideaway on Mar 27 2017
Paper Hideaway
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Thank you for the like on my Phone It In submission. Wishing you the best on your entries as well!

Corinne Aelbers on Mar 24 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
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Katie, thank you for your like of my 365 entry in the text greeting challenge. I am really having fun coming up with wording. Best of luck in all the challenges this year. - Corinne

Shelley Kommers on Mar 19 2017
Shelley Kommers
  • Minted Jan 20, 2016
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thank you so much for the "like", Katie! i love your work, it's so fun and witty :)

Jackie Crawford on Feb 27 2017
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
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Hi Katie, thank you for the comment on my llama design! I love your illustrations-- your little gingerbread in the cup of hot cocoa is still one of my all time favorites-- so your comment means so much to me! Thank you again! And sorry I am so late in responding, I've had two sick kiddos!

Neeta Sawhney on Feb 01 2017
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks for the Like Katie all the best to you as well. Your art work is so unique love it. Take care and all the best in the challenges as well.

Bethania Lima on Jan 29 2017
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
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Hi Katie. Thank you for liking "Possibillities", an entry at Minted x West Elm challenge. Good luck with your entries there too!

Playground Prints on Nov 08 2016
Playground Prints
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Hi Katie! Thank you so much for the like and your sweet comment! Love your funny illustrations! Best of luck to you!! :D

Lori Wemple on Nov 08 2016
Lori Wemple
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LOL, your comment totally cracked me up, thank you :) Your wedding designs are so cool an unique!!

Nazia Hyder on Nov 01 2016
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou so much Katie for your lovely words on my Far East Fantasy design. I really appreciate it. Although love what I came up with but I'm also stuck with it :)

Melissa Casey on Oct 18 2016
Melissa Casey
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Hey Katie! Thanks for the like on my lil Valentine design. I'm always in awe of your creative illustrations! You are such a fabulous artist and I appreciate you taking the time to check my design out!

Susan Brown on Oct 10 2016
Susan Brown
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Hey Congrats Katie! I know you placed in the top 20 recently. Keep up the good work.

Tatiana Nogueiras on Oct 05 2016
Tatiana Nogueiras
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Hi Katie! thank you so much for the like!

Erica Krystek on Sep 30 2016
Erica Krystek
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Thanks, friend! I always enjoy seeing you entries in the Valentine's contest too!

Benita Crandall on Aug 04 2016
Benita Crandall
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Katie, Thank you so much for the like! Your entries are so beautiful, and very inspiring!

AK Graphics on Aug 03 2016
AK Graphics
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I feel like a crazy stalker since I already commented on it, but I wanted to tell you that your Diamond Joy design is by far my favorite entry in this whole challenge! If it were up to me, 1st place <3 just stunning :) Have a wonderful day ~ good luck!

Jackie Crawford on May 25 2016
Jackie Crawford
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Hi Katie! Thank you for the like on my Year in Adventures entry. Your entries are always so creative and witty, I really hope the toasty gingerbread win! Best of luck!

Kanika Mathur on May 11 2016
Kanika Mathur
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Thanks so much for your feedback on my 'Greetings from San Francisco' design, Katie! Do you think that Santa and the presents should be in trolley instead of the taxi? I do like the idea. I plan to make this a series for all the big cities. Maybe Santa could be riding different modes of transportation in different cities...Would love to get some advise from you, you are such an incredible illustrator! love your work!

Kate Ross on May 10 2016
Kate Ross
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Very good advice Katie. I will work in making the leaves more irregular. Thank you for the tip!! I so appreciate it! Your style is also wayyyy out of my comfort zone. You're an awesome illustrator. Thank you for taking the time to share some solid advice. Cheers!

Chris Griffith on Apr 22 2016
Chris Griffith
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Kate thanks for the multiple likes on my Holiday Stencil design. I started in non foil, then moved to foil, then back, then the other way again after doing a poll. Yikes this challenge is making me a basket case. :)

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 07 2016
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks so much Katie that really helps alot.

Rebecca Durflinger on Mar 29 2016
Rebecca Durflinger
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Hi Katie! I am late in sending my thank you's out - but thank you for the likes and nice comments on my designs "Old West" (loved the spurs help) and "under the stars". It means so much to have great feedback! Good luck to you! love your Grreat Lion! :)

Julie Hebert on Mar 23 2016
Julie Hebert
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Hi Katie, Thanks for the like on my "Let's Party" invite. Good luck on your submissions! Julie

Denise Cupoli on Mar 20 2016
Denise Cupoli
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Hi Katie, thanks for your comment on "Sheep Birthday Blast". I'm knew to this so really appreciate the feedback. Your designs are beautiful!

Anastasia Makarova on Mar 20 2016
Anastasia Makarova
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Hello Katie! Thanks a lot for your likes and sweet comments! I like your illustrations, so funny and cool.)) Best wishes for you!

Susan Moyal on Mar 20 2016
Susan Moyal
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Hi Katie thank you very much for the super nice comment:) I love you style, your creative illustrations are always among my favorites!

Tatiana Nogueiras on Mar 19 2016
Tatiana Nogueiras
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Thanks a lot for the like Katie!

Felix Grapes on Mar 19 2016
Felix Grapes
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Hi katie, thanks for your nice comment on my design! love your illustrations!

Christina Novak on Mar 19 2016
Christina Novak
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Thank you so much Katie! I love your work!

Rhiannon Davenport on Mar 19 2016
Rhiannon Davenport
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Thank you for your kind words! Made my day :)

Kampai Designs on Mar 19 2016
Kampai Designs
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Thanks so much for the lovely comment Katie. It means a lot :)

curiouszhi design on Mar 19 2016
curiouszhi design
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Hi Katie, thanks for your comment on my circus-themed design! Yes, you were right that I had the same design for the baby shower.. I felt it worked better for a child's birthday though so when the challenge came up, I decided to resubmit the design! :) Love your work and good luck in the challenge! :))

Susan Asbill on Mar 19 2016
Susan Asbill
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Thanks for the kind words! Made my day! <3

Shirley Lin Schneider on Mar 19 2016
Shirley Lin Schneider
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Thank you, Katie for your sweet comment on my design. I love your work and best of luck to you in the challenge!

Angela Thompson on Mar 19 2016
Angela Thompson
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Hi Katie thanks for your sweet comment. You have a such a great style and I've always loved your work, especially love your illustrations, thanks again I really appreciate it!

Chris Griffith on Mar 19 2016
Chris Griffith
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Thanks Katie for the nice comments on my critters. You are right, it took me so long to design them that I didn't have time for any other entries. :) I love all your entries, especially the great Lion! Best of luck.

Grace Cobb on Mar 16 2016
Grace Cobb
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Hi Katie! Thanks for the feedback on "striped Party". I changed the background color. Hopefully it is a little more playful looking now!

Marta Berk on Mar 16 2016
Marta Berk
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Thanks for liking my "Circus Seal" entry. Much appreciated.

Ilze Lucero on Mar 15 2016
Ilze Lucero
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Thank you for all your input for my designs, greatly appreciated

Cavell Ferguson on Mar 14 2016
Cavell Ferguson
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Thank you Katie for the like on High Seas, your illustrations (all your work!) is wonderful.

Tatiana Nogueiras on Mar 12 2016
Tatiana Nogueiras
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Hi Katie, thank you for your feedback! I did try to put the two two at the top like smoke, but I just couldn't fit everything else below it.

Kayla Penner on Mar 10 2016
Kayla Penner
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Thank you for your comment! I did try out the horizontal idea because that was my original plan but I'm just not familiar enough with Adobe illustrator that it didn't come out the way I had hoped. I appreciate your feedback!

Agi Szabo on Mar 06 2016
Agi Szabo
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Hi Katie. Thanks so much for your great and very helpful suggestion on my "mommy's shoes". I think you nailed it... I'm going to try it out. I really like your "grrrreat lion"!

Susan Moyal on Mar 06 2016
Susan Moyal
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Hi Katie thank you so much for your nice comment I've been struggling with it most of the day!! I love your Grrreat Lion!!

Maria Hilas Louie on Mar 05 2016
Maria Hilas Louie
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Thanks for your feedback and my space explorer card, Katie! I was worried that an octopus on a planet was a little too HUH?! Lol. I'm glad you appreciate the weirdness.

Kampai Designs on Mar 04 2016
Kampai Designs
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Thanks for the wonderful complement Katie. I love your illustrations so I really value your opinion. Hopefully the slightly bigger cape does the trick :)

Kanika Mathur on Nov 09 2015
Kanika Mathur
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Hi Katie, thanks so much for you feedback on my 'Pastel canopy' wedding invite. Really appreciate it! Your work is lovely!!

Christina Novak on Oct 29 2015
Christina Novak
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Thank you so much for your comment on my work! I love your illustrations!

Julia Devine on Jun 16 2015
Julia Devine
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Thanks for the like, Katie! :)

Neeta Sawhney on Feb 03 2015
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks Katie for the like for the floral motif thanks and all the best in the challenges as well

Ria Sharon on Jan 01 2015
Ria Sharon
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Thanks for weighing in on my baby announcement poll. Really helpful! Happy New Year! Love your submissions -- simple and funny!

Leah Bisch on Oct 26 2014
Leah Bisch
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Thanks so much for your sweet note Katie! You totally made my day!! And yay for December baby girls - can you believe it's coming up on a year already?! I'm happy to take a look at your work and give feedback. Overall, I think you have a really fun illustrative style. I especially loved your Bloody Mary Brunch invitation and your Superhero kids party design is so awesome. That was one of the ones that really stood out to me from that challenge. Thanks for your feedback on my 'fill in the blank' design - I'll fix that 'xo'. Once you pointed it out, I could see where it's not clear. Anyways, thanks again for the kind note and I'm looking forward to helping each other in these challenges!

August and Oak on Sep 12 2014
August and Oak
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Thank you Katie!! I love your work - it's so fun :)

Iron Range Artery on Sep 11 2014
Iron Range Artery
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Hi Katie! Thank you for the great feedback on my entry! I tried it out with some photos. Take a look if you have a minute. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/234999

Carol Fazio on Sep 11 2014
Carol Fazio
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Katie, that is about THE NICEST compliment anyone's ever given me! Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that means to me. The canoe will be waiting any time you want to renew!

Catherine Culvenor on May 28 2014
Catherine Culvenor
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Just wanted to say that I absolutely love your cute illustrations! They make me happy :)

Melanie Pavao on Apr 12 2014
Melanie Pavao
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Thank you Katie! It was such a shock, turned my stressful friday right around and haha I TOTALLY picked up torchy's on the way home. You guessed it :)

Nazia Hyder on Mar 17 2014
Nazia Hyder
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Thank you for your prompt feedback on my Creative Minds... entry

Jordan Bariesheff on Jan 07 2014
Jordan Bariesheff
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Thanks for the vote and the feedback Katie - much appreciated! :)

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Dec 31 2013
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Congrats on your win Katie!

Erica Krystek on Nov 30 2013
Erica Krystek
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Doh! That was me! My sister in law is staying with us and she was logged in on my computer to vote.

Jaime on Nov 30 2013

Hahaha, me too Katie. The whole time I was designing it, it was stuck in my head and I HATE that song;) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Oct 10 2013
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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CONGRATS KATIE! A very well deserved win! Your hard work is paying off! Looking forward to seeing more wins from you.

Sarah Curry on Sep 13 2013
Sarah Curry
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Thank you so much, Katie!!

Erica Krystek on Sep 06 2013
Erica Krystek
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Katie, you are too funny... thank you! It's Pantone 7417;)

Lori Wemple on Sep 05 2013
Lori Wemple
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Just wanted to stop by and say I adore your illustrations!

Carol Fazio on Aug 03 2013
Carol Fazio
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Hi Katie, thanks for your sweet comment on my gotta crow design! Really made my day!

GeekInk Design on Jun 14 2013
GeekInk Design
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Hey Katie! I tried to email you a few times but didn't hear back. Is that email address correct? Let me know if you still have questions. :)

We Say Things on Jun 01 2013
We Say Things
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Hi Katie, If you open up the Character palette in Illustrator and click on the little carrot, there is an option for superscript. I hope that answers your question. There should be some form of that available also in InDesign. I tried to answer the question on the forum, but it wouldn't let me.

Amber Barkley on May 07 2013
Amber Barkley
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Thanks, Katie! :)

iamtanya on Apr 17 2013
iamtanya
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Hi Katie, you are so sweet! Thank you for the comment ;)