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Thoughts on Criticism

Although I’ve been preparing to be an artist my whole life, I’m still new to this. For those of you who are new followers, I’ll give you the quick version (if you read regularly, skip down after the break). I graduated college May of 2013 and I was certain I was going into advertising, I […]

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RAW Mpls

I am RAW! A quick update from the show. ::1:: Feeling very much like a fashion blogger outside of the venue. Such a cool graffiti wall…couldn’t pass it up! ::2:: My best friend surprised me at the show and stayed the whole time. The photo booth got a lot of love from me and my […]

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It’s Fine

I kid you not, I spent most of the day sitting in my studio doing a whole lot of nothing (it is my favorite place). I thought about what needed to be done, I wrote some lists, I moved things around and I stared at some drawings that were almost done. But, I didn’t accomplish […]

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A Quick Hello

Blogging is definitely going to take a back seat these next couple of months because I made a classic rookie mistake and took on too many projects to remain sane. So here is an incredibly quick update for you because I have a commission deadline tonight. I’ll try to fill in the missing parts later…and […]

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I’m Not Complaining

I’m writing this at 11:30 pm and I have been working for the last 5 days from 7am to midnight most days (7-4 nannying and 4-11pm illustrating) so please excuse me if this post is a little all over the place. I have bags under my eyes and I am tired, but I’m not complaining. […]

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ABOUT KATIE

At home near the sea. Ever-focused on beauty and the thrilling art of creation; found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

I’m Katie, the brand strategist, designer, dreamer, and entrepreneur behind Artful Brands. With a degree in marketing & journalism and a passion for art and design, building brands and telling business' stories... Dreamy typefaces, clean layouts, and soft color palettes are my love language— but more importantly designing strategic brands that book. I believe in creating a life and a business you love, creativity over competition, and designing with equal parts passion and purpose.

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